2015

Mar 26
2015
Forbes magazine

Forbes has ranked Jonathan Silverstein '89 as a to 25 Life Science Investor, Silverstein is General Partner and Co-Head of Private Equity with OrbiMed Advisors.

Mar 26
2015
New York Times

The New York Times credits much of the success of the University of Kentucky's men's basketball program to John Robic '86. Robic is the assistant coach to the Wildcats, which are seeded high in the NCAA playoffs. “What makes Robic especially rare is his combination of experience, talent and competence and the inconspicuous way in which he blends the three.”

Mar 25
2015
Newark Advocate

Upcoming events at Denison include poet Anne Barngrover '08 and author Ted Conover, the Books 2 Eat Festival and two Philosophy events.

Mar 20
2015
The Atlantic

Jack Shuler, associate professor of English asks “Can Executions Be More Humane?” in an article in The Atlantic magazine. In it he explores the viability of an untested procedure as an alternative to lethal injection.

Mar 18
2015
Newark Advocate

Denison University junior Wallace Branche leaped into history Saturday afternoon, placing seventh in the triple jump at the NCAA Division III indoor national meet. Branche became the first Big Red field event All-American in nearly 25 years, and first in the triple jump in almost 40 years.

Mar 17
2015
Newswise

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) welcomes Ceara N. Flake as its Director of Legal Affairs, a new position within the organization, which represents the U.S. cleaning products industry.

Mar 15
2015
El Paso Times

Denison faculty Susan Garcia comments on The Siglo do Oro Drama Festival, which presents plays from the Golden Age of Spanish Theatre. “The Siglo de Oro Drama Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial is a source of enormous pride,” Garcia said. “There are other festivals all over the world that claim to celebrate a particular classical theater, but the Chamizal festival is unique in its dedication to the Siglo de Oro, unadulterated and undiluted.”

Mar 12
2015
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Granville Inn, under the ownership of Denison University is undergoing a $9 million makeover. The 1924 complex of arches and awnings will reopen to guests on May 8.

Mar 8
2015
Columbus Dispatch

“Recollections: Jazz Photographs by Herman Leonard,” through May 16 at Denison Museum in Granville, provides a primer in the photographer’s work with 15 sparkling gelatin silver prints. During his illustrious career, Leonard repeatedly turned his camera on jazz musicians. • His subjects included leading lights of the form such as Chet Baker, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.

Mar 6
2015
Inside Higher Education

Denison University’s newly tenured faculty include Annabel Edwards, chemistry; Erin Henshaw, psychology; Rebecca Kennedy, classics; Erik Klemetti, geosciences; Diana Mafe, English; Cheryl McFarren, theater; and Heather Rhodes, biology.

Mar 4
2015
Newark Advocate

The newly tenured faculty members at Denison University are Annabel Edwards, Erin Henshaw, Rebecca Kennedy, Erik Klemetti, Diana Mafe, Cheryl McFarren and Heather Rhodes.

Mar 4
2015
Dallas News

Every year, Edelman, the huge public relations firm based in New York, does a survey to gauge how much confidence people have in government, businesses, the media and non-government organizations such as charity groups and world health organizations. Matt Harrington '84, the company’s global chief operating officer is alarmed by this year’s findings.

Mar 3
2015
Newark Advocate

As part of a organizational studies class, Denison students analyzed the potential for downtown Newark businesses to attract more college students.

Mar 3
2015
Newark Advocate

Sarah Kosling '14 will live and work at the community level working to improve food security for rural families in Nepal during her service with Peace Corps. Her possible projects include establishing and maintaining soil and water conservation structures and practices, fruit tree production, fish cultivation, raising trees in small nurseries, apiculture and honey production, livestock health, meat and wool production, range management, vegetable gardening and nutrition education.

Feb 26
2015
Wall Street Journal

With 95% of graduates reporting within the first six months, Denison young alumni report full and part time employment above national averages. Recent graduates respond that 57.2 percent are working full time positions, about 8.5 percent and in part-time positions, just over 15 percent are in graduate school and just over 9 percent are in service opportunities such as Teach for America and Peace Corps.

Feb 25
2015
Newark Advocate

Marcia McNutt, current editor-in-chief of the journal “Science,” will present a lecture, “Geoscience Problem Solving for Sustainability: Focus on Energy;” author and actor Dinah Lenney will speak; and Sevan G. Terzian, a professor of education with the University of Florida, will present “Science Education and Citizenship.”

Feb 24
2015
Salon

In this Salon article, “Lynching epidemic’s reign of terror: A reminder that white lives matter — and black lives do not,” Jack Shuler, associate professor of English, reveals a century-old incident that has echoes in today's headlines about the worth of black lives.

Feb 18
2015
Granville Sentinel

Upcoming events at Denison include former Ohio Attorney General and Chancellor of Education, Jim Petro and his wife Nancy Petro, both members of the Denison class of 1970, will present an issues discussion of their book “False Justice,” and James Carville, political analyst.

Feb 18
2015
Crain's Chicago Business

Susan Whiting '78, a retired Nielsen vice president living in Chicago, has been named chair of the National Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C. “There are families all over the United States who have stories about how women and their families have contributed to American History,” says Whiting.

Feb 15
2015
Crain's Cleveland Business

Chris Quinn '87 wants Step2 Co. to become a recognizable brand name outside Ohio. The toy making company has done a great job making a name for itself in its backyard, the toymaker's new president and CEO says, but it's going to have to expand beyond state borders if it wants to grow.

 

Feb 15
2015
SwimSwam

Denison University claimed the victory on both the men’s and women’s side of the NCAC championship title for 2015. Their success in the pool – and on the diving boards – garnered them several “of the Year” awards, including both NCAC Newcomer of the Year awards.

Feb 15
2015
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Never mind the five Emmys, the Tony, the Oscar nomination and the small mountain of honorary degrees bestowed on him. On the eve of his 90th birthday, Holbrook reshaping and fine-tuning that granddaddy of one-man shows, “Mark Twain Tonight!

Feb 15
2015
Newark Advocate

Denison is presenting a week of music, dance, poetry, fine arts, theater and even a little "Creative Destruction" in its semi-annual TUTTI Original Works Festival.

Feb 11
2015
USA Today

In a list of “Top Ten Dynamite Day Trips,” USA Today tapped Granville, Ohio, home to Denison, as a place to find “unexpected travel treasures in many small cities near major urban centers.”

Feb 11
2015
Granville Sentinel

The 91-year-old Granville Inn closed early last August for a $9 million renovation, after Denison purchased it in the fall of 2013. The Inn is adding nine new rooms, an elevator, two new kitchens and a new banquet facility, among other items.

Feb 10
2015
Columbus Dispatch

Denison men's basketball coach Bob Ghiloni has breakfast with his team captains once a week. He wants to do a check on them and where they are. According to the Columbus Dispatch: “I want to hear what they’re saying and to know where their heads are at,” Ghiloni said. “When we run a motion offense or flex, well, that’s my call. But I’ve given a lot of autonomy to the players. We allow them to coach one another. This isn’t about any one player, but the team.”

Feb 10
2015
Newark Advocate

A Philosophy Coffee, titled “Why Do We Have a Responsibility for the Environment?,” will explore questions surrounding this topic. In addition, an original student production, “The Genital Monologues,” will take place in the coming weeks at the college.

Feb 9
2015
Noozhawk

In his understated, humble way, Steve Carell '84 wowed a sold-out crowd at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre as the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented him with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award.

Feb 8
2015
Columbus Dispatch

Former basketball player and captain Kevin Arway '01 is fighting an aggressive brain tumor. The high school basketball coach is working hard to come back to his team, even while he continues to inspire.

Feb 6
2015
Truthout

Denison faculty Jack Shuler writes of the importance of investigating a decades-old massacre. In discussing the Orangeburg massacre of 1968, Shuler writes:

“I found that, no matter whether it was a guardsman or patrolman, a student activist or citizen who was alive then, near to or far from the massacre, they were all touched by those bullets in some way. And when I spoke with archivists, historians, journalists, pastors, community leaders and young college students, those shots were still reverberating for them, too.”

Feb 6
2015
New York Times

Denison's sustainability programs, including its Green Hill Fund, which treats green projects as investments and reinvests the funds in further green projects, were highlighted in a New York Times article by David Bornstein, a thought leader in social innovation and sustainability efforts.

Feb 6
2015
Delgazette.com

In an public letter of thanks for his service, Judge Duncan Whitney '64 is lauded for his mentorship, legal advice, and fair treatment in the courtroom.

Feb 5
2015
Newark Advocate

The Ruhks, featuring Don Rigsby, Kenny Smith and Ronnie Bowman, will headline Denison's 11th annual Bluegrass Festival, directed by Andy Carlson and Casey Cook.

Feb 5
2015
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

At 6' 1”, last year's NCAA Newcomer of the Year Jordan Holmes '17, is second in blocks (270), 67 away from the school record, and fourth in rebounds (671), 251 from the record and only 61 away from third place.

Feb 5
2015
Santa Barbera Independent

Oscar nominee Steve Carell '84 opens up in an interview about his chilling portrayal of John Du Pont in 'Foxcatcher,” his career and his future.

Feb 4
2015
VICE News

“The sulfur is what causes most of the respiratory issues,” Erik Klemetti, a geoscientist at Denison University in Ohio, told VICE News. “When you mix it with water you can get acid rain and burning in your eyes and throat even if you’re fairly far away.”

Feb 2
2015
Webwire

Actor/advocate Jennifer Garner '94 and journalist Nicholas Kristof explore a low-cost home-visiting program in the new PBS documentary “A Path Appears” is showing dramatic results in many of the nation’s poorest communities.

Jan 31
2015
Newark Advocate

One of the greatest softball players ever spearheaded a six-hour event at Denison University on Saturday and struck a passionate chord for Jennie Finch and her sport with nearly 300 players from all over Ohio and five surrounding states. Finch taught them that throwing like a girl is a powerful thing.

Jan 30
2015
Newark Advocate

Adam Weinberg, Denison president, appreciates life in Licking County. As he looks back over his first year here, he talks about the people, quality of life, the opportunities, the schools, the workforce and the challenges of life in Central Ohio.

Jan 30
2015
Newark Advocate

“Licking County offered a great opportunity: the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, and to become part of the community's fabric. It was also clear that the community was changing and growing,” says Steve Layman '73 in a Newark Advocate OpEd.

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

At Denison's MLK Day convocation, author James Loewen discussed what he termed as the “nadir” period in U.S. history from 1890 to 1940, when he said race relations were at their worst. It was a time when confederate monuments to “The War Between the States” sprang up, the most lynchings of black Americans occurred, and when the second incarnation of the Ku Klux Klan occurred.

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

Denison University is a partner in a $2 million grant awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand options for language study. The grant is a response to the rising interest by undergraduate students in an increasing number of world languages such as Mandarin and Arabic, as well as Hebrew, African and Latin American indigenous languages.

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

The Association of Physical Plant Administrators announces that Arthur Chonko, director of facilities services at Denison University, has received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional credential.

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

Billy Collins, a former United States Poet Laureate, will perform Thursday at Denison University. Collins has published 10 collections of poetry, including “Questions About Angels,” “The Art of Drowning,” “The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems,” “Ballistics, Horoscopes for the Dead and Picnic” and “Lightning.”

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

In a Newark Advocate article, historian Laura Evans profiled Ralph Weeks Allan, a Denison student and member of the Pawnee. According to Evans, “In the 1920s, Ralph Weeks Allen, or Kuruks Pahetu in Pawnee, played football for Denison University and studied voice. He was a fine tenor who followed his Denison experience with study at Julliard.

“Ralph Allen left Denison one semester short of his degree. He worked as a singer, actor and model, making his home in New York City. His work most often had a Native American direction. Ralph was born in a tepee on the tribe’s Oklahoma reservation. He learned his people’s songs and dances from his mother.

“In 1931, Denison theater professor Richard Woellhaf wrote a play to feature Ralph Allen. The professor spent spring vacation in Oklahoma visiting Ralph’s tribe, whose chief was Ralph’s father. They were treated to feasts and the pipe ceremony. The play’s title is 'The Living Mist.'

“In 1930 Ralph Allen was featured in a Paramount film, 'The Silent Enemy.' The enemy is starvation. In 1936 he appeared on Broadway in Lynn Riggs’ play, 'Russet Mantle.' He played an American Indian.

“The Department of the Interior named Ralph Allen 'one of the outstanding Indians of today' in 1933. He appeared in various radio and television productions.”

Jan 28
2015
Newark Advocate

The two-time Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet will present an early valentine to the community with a Vail Series performance at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. They also will appear at two non-ticketed events on Feb. 11, and 12.

Jan 27
2015
Columbus Dispatch

Denison University received a citation for its work by the The Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle. The citation noted Denison University Theatre and Standing Room Only Theatre Company for their fruitful collaboration in the assured area premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Next to Normal,” a complex rock musical, poignant family drama and revelatory memory play about bipolar disorder.

Jan 25
2015
Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor asked ten college presidents what's on their reading list. Denison President Adam Weinberg is reading "Heed Your Call: Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality, and Business" by David Howitt '90, among others.

Jan 24
2015
Post and Courier

Don Seymour '67 keeps his son's memory alive with a nonprofit, “Clint Seymour Play Ball Fund.” Pittsburgh Pirates player, Neil Walker, is onboard as well.

Jan 24
2015
Oregon Artswatch

Hal Holbrook turns 90 on February 17, and he’s been portraying the great American writer, humorist, and social critic Mark Twain for more than 60 of those years. His one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight!” has become an American institution, a roving, garrulous, and sometimes sharply satirical entertainment that shifts with the times and somehow always seems to link the pitfalls and ridiculosities of Twain’s 19th and early 20th century world to our own.