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2017
August
14,
2017
The engineering community is beginning to take note of the University of Denver in ways that were hard to imagine just five years ago. Nowhere was this more evident than at the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit, sponsored by the U.S. National A...
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August
10,
2017
Morgan Smith has seen the truth firsthand: Local policy making is the best way to enact social change. Growing up in Colorado Springs, Smith first became politically engaged through participation in his high school’s speech and debate team. At the...
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July
18,
2017
The University of Denver today announced a new center that will help fulfill the University’s strategic goals as outlined in DU IMPACT 2025. The American political system has long been studied and dissected – and American politics is quite possibly m...
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July
13,
2017
DU graduate Katie Bokenkamp recently accomplished an impressive feat — completing an honors thesis in history and another thesis entirely in Italian. In both cases, Bokenkamp’s stellar academic achievements were enhanced by University-sponsored inter...
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June
30,
2017
Candi CdeBaca (BS ’09, sociology; MSW ’09, social work) is co-founder and executive director of Project VOYCE, a nonprofit that mobilizes and trains Denver youth to work on problems in their schools and communities. Her goal is to prepare kids from D...
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June
08,
2017
Bonnie Clark, associate professor of anthropology, took a new approach to her “Artifacts, Texts and Meanings” class this spring thanks to the availability of 3D printers at the Innovation Floor, housed in the Ritchie School of Engineering and Compute...
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June
01,
2017
This is not your typical Hollywood vampire love story. Bernadette Calafell and Shadee Abdi were captivated by the story of an Iranian vampire in “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” and how the film flips the script on the Middle East, feminism and wha...
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May
31,
2017
Seth Masket is professor and chair of 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 the local, state and national level. Ma...
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May
26,
2017
Four years ago, Paige Murray came to the University of Denver an avid reader. She graduates in June — with a bachelor’s degree in gender and women’s studies — just as passionate about reading as ever but equally as keen about writing. So keen, in ...
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May
02,
2017
Had you told Ben Jacobs when he was a first-year student at the University of Denver that one day he would own two successful restaurants, he never would have believed you. Jacobs, who is Native American, came to DU in 2001 to pursue his true pass...
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May
01,
2017
When University of Denver assistant professor of Political Science Elizabeth Sperber set out to teach her political inquiry class last quarter, she never thought she would be sitting in a room full of students and former felons with tears in their ey...
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April
19,
2017
More than 400 students from 70 universities across the country came to the University of Denver to participate in the U.S. University Debate Championship. The three-day competition ended on Monday, April 17, with Harvard winning the championship....
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February
09,
2017
Nearly 500 audience members enjoyed a night of Balinese music and dance performances on Feb. 2. The program featured a traditional Balinese dance-drama in which a mythical lion-like creature fended off a meddling monkey, a processional gamelan balaga...
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2016
November
03,
2016
It’s been nine months of listening to debates, campaign speeches and political pundits. But once the votes are counted and the winners announced, what does it all mean? Two campus events will bring together DU faculty members and community leaders to...
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October
27,
2016
Trent Steidley, assistant professor of sociology and criminology, has been studying the way the media frames the gun control debate. He has found that opposing sides of the argument use different ways of framing to not only attract media attention, b...
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October
25,
2016
Today it’s absolutely normal to not only own pets but to treat them like members of the family. But as Ingrid Tague, professor and associate dean for Arts, Humanities and Social Science, explains in her book, “Animal Companions: Pets and Social C...
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October
20,
2016
Last night, Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump faced off in their final debate of the election season. With the election less than three weeks away, it was one of the final opportunities for each of them to sway undecided voters. Cody Walizer...
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October
19,
2016
Billy J. Stratton, associate professor of English, has been named special advisor on Native American Community Partnerships and Programs by DU Chancellor Rebecca Chopp. Stratton is one of the first 30 people in the world to be awarded a PhD in Ame...
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September
07,
2016
Twenty years ago today, rapper Tupac Shakur (2Pac) was the victim of a drive-by shooting. He died six days later. Since then, his life has been mythologized in popular culture. “Tupac Shakur has become a figure who we have a limited, incomplete cu...
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August
31,
2016
We all know there are countless reasons that make Denver and the Rocky Mountain region the best place to live: 300 days of sunshine; the outdoorsy lifestyle; great sports; Red Rocks; and the fact that we have more 14ers than all other states combined...
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Art
August
26,
2016
While we often take voting for granted, it hasn’t always been a right for everyone. Women have only had the right to vote in the U.S. for about 100 years. Since that right was given with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, gender equality h...
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July
06,
2016
Time is running out for permanent residents to apply for U.S. citizenship. That’s what some groups would like you to believe with only four months until the presidential election. They’re peddling the fear that, if elected, Donald Trump, the Republic...
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