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2017
August
17,
2017
Growing up, it’s important for children to have a mentor and support system in place to be a positive influence on their life. For some kids it might be a parent, a teacher, or even a coach. However, for many kids in Denver’s public housing neighborh...
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August
15,
2017
This year, the University of Denver athletics program celebrates its 150th anniversary. To mark the occasion, DU is unveiling “A Legacy in the Making: a Decade in Review,” a chronicle highlighting the Pioneers’ success in the last 10 years. “A...
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August
08,
2017
“Working together to serve Colorado veterans.” That was the message last Friday on the University of Denver campus as it played host to the seventh annual Veterans in Higher Education Summit. The event was organized by the Colorado Advisory Council o...
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August
03,
2017
Forbes has released its list of top colleges in America. In addition to making the overall list, the University of Denver ranked high in two separate categories. DU finished No. 18 in the category of “colleges that dominate academically and at...
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July
18,
2017
The University of Denver today announces the election of four new members to the Board of Trustees, effective July 1. The Board elected Denise O’Leary as chair-elect, who will succeed Doug Scrivner as board chair on July 1, 2018, and elected Catherin...
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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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July
10,
2017
Megan Lane (BA ’13, MA ’14) and Kaela Martins (BS ’16) are proponents of sustainability. While studying at the University of Denver, the two worked in DU’s Center for Sustainability, assisting with the University’s sustainability efforts. The cen...
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July
06,
2017
Morgridge College of Education alumna Kendra Carpenter (ELPS ’16) has been selected by the Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals (CAESP) and the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) to be the 2017 recipient of the Reba Ferg...
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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
27,
2017
For college students, Friday nights are often reserved for socializing. But on the evening of May 5, dozens of University of Denver students spent their Friday trying to solve the problem of homelessness. They were participants in the Universi...
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June
26,
2017
Twelve stories, 12 personal and unique perspectives. That’s what readers will discover within the new book “Many Voices, One DU.” A compilation of nonfiction stories from University of Denver alumni, faculty and students, the book is part of O...
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June
23,
2017
Next week, 16 high school students from Denver and Aurora will arrive at on campus for a week-long immersion into health-related professions. They will meet with faculty, students and professionals, visit a local hospital, undertake short research pr...
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June
15,
2017
At an elementary school in Denver’s Ruby Hill neighborhood, several DU students are helping schoolchildren build positive social skills that counteract bullying behaviors. Both groups of students — the little kids and the big kids — are having a lot ...
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June
07,
2017
It’s been 45 years, but it’s a day Robert Smith remembers well. He was only 9 years old when his father received his doctoral degree in education from the University of Denver. “It was a cause for celebration for the entire neighborhood,” says the...
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June
06,
2017
Peg Bradley-Doppes, vice chancellor for athletics and recreation and RC operations at the University of Denver, was selected as the recipient of the DI-AAA ADA 2017 Builders’ Award. “It is an incredible honor to receive this award from an orga...
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June
05,
2017
On Saturday, June 10, friends and family of Alex Teves will honor him and others who were killed or wounded during the Aurora Theater Shooting. The sixth annual “A Night to Remember” beer festival is organized by Copper Kettle Brewing Co., where Teve...
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June
01,
2017
When Jim Lentz sits down for an interview, he already knows at least one question to expect: What was your first car? “That’s the first question I usually get in interviews,” he says. His answer is guaranteed to disappoint anyone expecting a soupe...
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May
26,
2017
The results are in and the University of Denver’s 24-hour crowdfunding initiative known as One Day for DU is officially a success. Thanks to approximately 2,200 donors, including DU students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and other supporter...
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May
25,
2017
Two members of the University of Denver family are being recognized by ColoradoBiz magazine. The current issue includes a ranking of Colorado’s 25 most powerful people. Making the list are Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie and Erik Mitisek, executi...
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May
24,
2017
The impact of One Day for DU goes well beyond the numbers. The 24-hour crowdfunding initiative — taking place today — is an opportunity for students, faculty, alumni, parents and other supporters of DU to make contributions to various projects. ...
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May
17,
2017
For the third consecutive year, the University of Denver will host One Day for DU, a 24-hour crowdfunding initiative in which students, faculty, alumni, parents and other supporters of DU can make contributions to various projects. The event is s...
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May
17,
2017
With two students and two alumni nominated in a total of three different categories, the University of Denver is a major player in the 2017 Colorado Book Awards. When prizes are announced on May 21, chances are good that at least one DU-affiliated au...
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May
16,
2017
The University of Denver has announced a transformative commitment to the future of the University, geared at directly improving the student experience and success. Over the next three years, more than $140 million will be invested to address pre...
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May
11,
2017
The University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology received its largest-ever gift, a $1.5 million bequest from an anonymous donor to support the Center for Oncology Psychology Excellence (COPE). COPE is the first psychology program...
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May
10,
2017
“This is 100 percent experiential learning. It’s the real world, and you can’t make it more experiential than what we are doing.” Taking lessons learned in the classroom and applying them to an actual situation. That’s the experience Eric Holt, an...
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May
10,
2017
Liliana Rodriguez is the Vice Chancellor for Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence. She came to the University of Denver in 2015 after serving as the associate dean of diversity, inclusion and community development at Swarthmore College. Rodriguez rec...
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May
09,
2017
Several dozen girls from 20 schools across the Denver metro area will gather at DU's Colorado Women's College on May 13 for a fun-filled day of science learning and exploration. The event, called Femme in STEM, is the brainchild of a group of ...
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May
09,
2017
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the DU community has stepped up to help survivors of domestic abuse. During the month of April, more than a dozen collection bins were set up across campus to collect items for Mother’s Day baskets. Some of the items co...
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May
08,
2017
The University of Denver community came together on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the New Beginnings Pow Wow. The seventh annual event provided an opportunity for Native Americans to join in dancing, singing and creating new friendships. For the Univ...
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May
03,
2017
Housing, transportation and workforce development. These are the three big challenges Denver is focusing on to ensure future growth and development. Last week, the city of Denver and the Daniels College of Business partnered in an effort to find ...
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