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2018
July
30,
2018
As a fresh graduate with her master’s in advanced digital media studies from the University of Denver, Erin Pheil looked around her mountain town and checked out her competition. She wasn’t impressed. She could do better. So she did. Pheil founded...
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July
25,
2018
After 30-plus years in filmmaking, Sheila Schroeder knows how hard it can be for students to get a foot in the door without experience or connections. To bridge that gap, Schroeder created Project DU F.I.L.M. (Film Initiative Linking Mentors) to brin...
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July
11,
2018
Roddy MacInnes’ new life began in 1993 with a trip to a Denver antique store. Struggling with substance abuse and longing for a greater sense of community, MacInnes — now a DU photography professor — happened upon a family album filled with ph...
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July
09,
2018
Jeanne Abrams is a professor at the University Libraries and Center for Judiac Studies at the University of Denver. She is also director of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives. Abrams is the author of a number of acclaimed ...
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July
03,
2018
JJ Khan is using a unique sense of purpose to not only make the DU community a better place, but to spark a greater change in the world. The third-year psychology and socio-legal studies major navigates his many commitments by never forgetting his dr...
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June
27,
2018
As the city of Denver continues to evolve and grow, new construction further buries our past. However, before DU IMPACT 2025 transforms the University of Denver campus, a group of students had the opportunity to unearth some history. “The main thi...
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June
26,
2018
Seth Masket is director of the Center on American Politics and a professor in the Department of Political Science. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2004. Masket's areas of research and expertise focuses on American political parties at...
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June
18,
2018
Heather Drake’s brain overflows with knowledge about famed surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Her enthusiasm colors her words, and what seems like a simple question — “What is your favorite piece by Dalí?” — turns into a guided tour through the DU...
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May
29,
2018
Since coming to the University of Denver more than three decades ago, Gregg Kvistad has taught classes, conducted research, chaired committees and served in myriad leadership roles: as chair of the political science department, as dean of the Divisio...
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May
23,
2018
Seth Masket is director of the Center on American Politics and a professor in the Department of Political Science. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2004. Masket's areas of research and expertise focuses on American political parties at...
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May
14,
2018
“It’s a giant, time-sucking nightmare.” That’s how Steven McDonald, associate professor and technical director/production manager in DU’s Department of Theatre, describes the annual Senior Short Play Festival. He’s speaking affectionately, of ...
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May
11,
2018
When senior Morgan Smith comes to a fork in the road, he doesn’t choose either the path least or most traveled. Instead, he zigzags among the options, stitching together his own route to personal and professional development. It’s a great way to w...
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May
09,
2018
Arthur C. Jones, after a collective 27 years in the Psychology Department, Women's College and Lamont School of Music, announced his retirement this year. The psychologist, award-winning author, former associate dean of the Women's College and Fa...
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May
01,
2018
It’s been said that a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes. With the advent of the Internet and social media, so has come the rise of fake news overshadowing the work of mainstream media. Last Frida...
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April
30,
2018
Whitney Peterson is passionate about bringing to light stories that were once silent. The graduate student in the department of anthropology is using donated photo albums from former sites of World War II Japanese American internment to understand, i...
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April
26,
2018
For many people, giving birth is one of the most joyful times of life, but also one of the most terrifying. One day they are responsible for only themselves, the next day there’s another life to care for. Having a baby not only changes the life of th...
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April
20,
2018
“I just got my first smart phone a couple of months ago,” says University of Denver senior Aristotle Johns. “It’s way too much for me.” Come again? It’s hard to imagine that anything could be too much for a student who answers to Aristotle,...
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April
19,
2018
Easter Sunday at Carnegie Hall was something of a family reunion for three alumni from DU’s Lamont School of Music. Composer Kevin Padworski’s “Reflections on a Mexican Garden,” a piece for choir and orchestra, received its world premiere at the famo...
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April
10,
2018
Daniel McIntosh, dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Denver, has announced that Keith Ward will become the director of the Lamont School of Music this summer. The seventh director since Florence Lamont Hinman founded the s...
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April
09,
2018
Ask 27-year-old Chinese violinist Quanshuai Li whose career he would most like to emulate, and he answers not with the name of a rock musician or a classical phenom, but with that of Ivry Gitlis, a 95-year-old Israeli virtuoso violinist who has perfo...
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April
02,
2018
In early 2017, Morehshin Allahyari had been living and working as a permanent resident in the United States when she found herself trapped in Germany after the Trump administration issued an executive order banning entry for citizens from seven Musli...
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March
22,
2018
Four graduate schools at the University of Denver are ranked among the top 100 in the nation. U.S. News & World Report released today its 2019 Best Graduate School Rankings. The Daniels College of Business, Sturm College of Law, Graduate School o...
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March
16,
2018
In the interests of preparing students to be impactful leaders in their workplaces and communities, the University of Denver has made it a goal to transform the student experience by providing high-impact experiential learning and focused small class...
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March
08,
2018
Performances of Hamilton began in Denver last week, and it opened to rave reviews from critics and audience members alike. The musical tells the life story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, from his arrival in the American colonies as a young ad...
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March
05,
2018
With every mass shooting in the U.S., the gun control debate takes center stage. Gun control groups talk about the type of violence — from school shootings to urban crime — while gun rights organizations focus on guns as self-protection and a constit...
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February
21,
2018
Seth Masket is director of the Center on American Politics and a professor in the Department of Political Science. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2004. Masket's areas of research and expertise focuses on American political parties at...
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February
15,
2018
In January 2018, the University of Denver launched the Campus Archaeology Project. Led by Anthropology professors Larry Conyers and Bonnie Clark, the project aims to use prospective construction sites in and around campus as a tool for community-enga...
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February
14,
2018
China's rise in the global economy over the past four decades has also given rise to an environmental crisis that has critical implications for the global economy, according to Chiara Piovani, associate professor of economics. Piovani studies the...
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February
05,
2018
Joshua Wilson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Denver. He is the author of The New States of Abortion Politics and The Street Politics of Abortion: Speech, Violence, and America's Culture Wars. Wil...
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January
31,
2018
Seth Masket is director of the Center on American Politics and a professor in the Department of Political Science. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2004. Masket's areas of research and expertise focuses on American political parties at...
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