DU law professor Erik Bluemel dies inbicycle accident
DU’s Sturm College o Law communityis mourning the loss o Assistant Proessor Erik Bluemel, who died May 6 rom injuries suered ina bicycle accident.Bluemel came to DU last all or the 2008–09academic year. He taught courses in administrative,environmental and indigenous peoples law.His research interests included environmental ederalism, climate governance, internationaladministrative law, and environmental rights.Bluemel held a law degree rom New York University, a master’s o law rom GeorgetownUniversity Law Center, and a bachelor’s degree inpolitical economy rom the University o Caliornia-Berkeley. Beore coming to DU, he clerked or Judge Bareoot Sanders in the Northern District o Texas and Judge Kermit Edward Bye in the EighthCircuit Court o Appeals. He also served as asta attorney and teaching ellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute or PublicRepresentation.“We have all lost a wonderul colleague, teacher and riend,” says Law Dean José (Beto) Juárez Jr. “I know that the College o Law community will continue to show their support or Erik’s amily as we go through this unimaginable period. Please keep Erik’s amily in your thoughtsand prayers. Erik’s amily and parents have drawn rom the great support and love o the Collegeo Law community.”The Denver Police Department reports that Bluemel was involved in a bicycle accidentshortly ater midnight on Tuesday, May 5, along 15th Street in Denver’s Lower Downtowndistrict. A memorial service or Bluemel was held May 30 in Arcadia, Cali. Donations in hismemory can be made to Rails To Trails Conservatory (www.railstotrails.org) or KeystoneConservation (www.keystoneconservation.us/keystone_conservation/).
Korbel School ranked 12th in the world, survey says
A DU master’s program in the Jose Korbel School o International Studies was recentlyranked 12th in the world.
magazine released a survey in its March–April issue that ranked Korbel’sproessional master’s program among the top 20 PhD, master’s and undergraduate programs.“While I am pleased to have the Jose Korbel School ranked among the world’s top 15 andamong the top our west o the Boston-New York-D.C. corridor, I will never be satised until we are number one,” says Tom Farer, dean o the Korbel School.In the master’s listing, the Korbel School tied or 12th with Yale University, the MassachusettsInstitute o Technology and University o Caliornia-San Diego.The Korbel School ranked ahead o schools such as Stanord University and the Universityo Pittsburgh.“For the rst time, the
survey asked respondents to rank all o the internationalstudies master’s programs in the world. Previously, only U.S. schools had been ranked,” saysFarer. “Moreover, I am convinced that in terms o the intrinsic quality o the proessional education we provide, an education intensely responsive to individual needs and passions, and in terms o the competitiveness o our graduates, we have ew equals.”The biennial survey was conducted by researchers at the College o William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
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