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2017
December
14,
2017
It’s not an easy undertaking, bringing the androids from the Star Wars movies to life. However, for DU alumna Darby Vernon, it’s difficult for her to imagine doing anything else. It’s her job to make sure the droids your kids want this holiday season...
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December
12,
2017
Old editions of the Kynewisbok yearbook sat on a coffee table, put there, perhaps, to jog the memory of a special visitor. As soon as she walked through the front door of the Leo Block Alumni Center, it was apparent recall wouldn’t be a problem. ...
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November
21,
2017
Three years after launching the Denver Cat Company, Sana Hamelin (JD ’12) still has all nine of her “crazy cat lady” lives. That’s no small feat. After all, opening the Mile High City’s first and only cat café — where customers can nab a java ...
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November
15,
2017
Considered among the most influential writers in South Africa, University of Denver alumnus Njabulo S. Ndebele has used literature as a tool for social change while leading, through higher education, in the recovery of South Africa. Ndebele (P...
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November
09,
2017
Capt. Avery (Denney) Crisp (BSBA ’12) always dreamed of flying planes, but she never imagined DU would put her on a path to making that dream a reality. She was raised in western Colorado, where she skied with her family and played volleyball, ba...
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October
04,
2017
Open since 2014 in Broomfield, Colo., 4 Noses Brewing won big at last year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF), taking home a gold medal for its Pump Action imperial pumpkin ale. That’s quite an accomplishment at a festival that draws nearly 800 br...
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September
29,
2017
A longtime Colorado homebrewer and avid beer fan, Douglas Garrison (MA ’12) has attended the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) many times in the past. And though he won’t be at this year’s event — which runs Oct. 5–7 at the Colorado Conventi...
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July
14,
2017
University of Denver alumna Amanda Mountain (MPS ’15) has been quite busy since graduating. Not only did she become a first-time mom, but she has risen to the top of the corporate world by becoming president and CEO of Rocky Mountain PBS. If a...
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June
16,
2017
“DU is very special to me, because it’s the best thing I ever did in my life.” That’s truly saying something for a man who won two NCAA championships, two Stanley Cups and two Olympic medals. However, Craig Patrick (BSBA ’69) nearly did not com...
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April
11,
2017
Portland, Ore., has long been renowned for having a great music scene. But on Saturday night a "new" song could be heard coming out of The Fields Bar and Grill near the Willamette River: “Denver, our Denver, we sing to thee.” After time expired...
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2016
August
12,
2016
It’s hard to picture a more perfect day for Commencement than the one that greeted hundreds of students and their families this morning. With blue skies and temperatures in the 60s, the University of Denver celebrated the accomplishments of nearl...
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August
08,
2016
In the spirit of the University of Denver's commitment to the public good, DU’s regional networks recently hosted a nationwide day of service for alumni, families and friends. One day can make a world of difference. Alumni living in Denver and Aur...
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August
08,
2016
For most Coloradans, Sundays in the fall are synonymous with one thing — Broncos football. But for DU alumnus Conor McGahey (BA ’07), Denver home games take on an extra significance. Beginning this fall, McGahey will be the public address announc...
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June
23,
2016
  As fraternity brothers and students at the Daniels College of Business, Brian Stern (BSBA ’07) and Webb Lawrence (BSBA ’07) already knew that they would make great business partners one day. All they needed to do was find the right opportuni...
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June
09,
2016
A new exhibit at the Anderson Academic Commons — “Rising Stars: Denver Civic Ballet and Ballet Guild” — chronicles the compelling story of the Mile High City’s first professional ballet company. The exhibit is drawn from the University’s Carson Br...
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