Newsroom University of Denver (Campus Community)

2018
April
23,
2018
There are many reasons Madeleine Albright decided to write her sixth book, “Fascism: A Warning.” But in examining the history of oppressive, power-hungry regimes, it was impossible to ignore her own history — as the first female secretary of state an...
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April
12,
2018
The University of Denver has announced the speakers for its Spring 2018 Commencement ceremonies.   Tim Schultz will deliver the undergraduate commencement address on Saturday, June 9. Schultz most recently served as the President and Executive ...
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April
04,
2018
The University of Denver gymnastics team, ranked 13th in the country, is prepared to make another run to the NCAA National Championships this weekend. The team will be in Minneapolis competing at NCAA Regionals, to which it has advanced for the 2...
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April
03,
2018
On April 2, the University of Denver honored and recognized the sovereign political status of the Northern Cheyenne, Northern Arapaho and Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations. Their tribal flags were raised in a ceremony on the Driscoll Bridge and w...
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March
30,
2018
The Denver Business Journal's annual 40 Under 40 list shines a spotlight on the Mile High City’s young movers and shakers. DU, as usual, was well represented on the list, with eight alumni and one staffer making the cut to account for more than 20 pe...
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March
29,
2018
Dear Friends, I write to share that University Chaplain Gary Brower has announced that he will be leaving DU at the end of June in order to move to the next phase of his career. For over a decade, Dr. Brower has supported members of the Univers...
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March
29,
2018
Campus Safety is sponsoring Food Truck Mondays during Spring Quarter. Every Monday from 11 - 2 p.m. on Asbury Avenue next to the Schwayder Art Building. Come try some new lunch options and meet colleagues and friends from across campus. The curren...
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March
26,
2018
Every year, Kari Shafenberg calls the local domestic violence shelter, hoping to hear she won’t be needed. “And that never happens, obviously,” says Shafenberg, the assistant director of registration and records at the Sturm College of Law. “For m...
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March
20,
2018
For its 2018–19 season, DU’s Newman Center Presents Series is calling all jazz fans, dance aficionados and armchair travelers. Along with healthy doses of dance and jazz, the season — which kicks off Sept. 15 with a special downtown Denver per...
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March
15,
2018
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations has announced a $100,000 grant to the Univerisity of Denver to support DU Grand Challenges. Launched in October 2017, DU Grand Challenges brings together students, faculty, and community change-makers to address...
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March
13,
2018
On an unseasonably warm evening in December, DU grad student and staffer Tanya Salih stands backstage at a Denver bar, wearing a shimmering gold headdress. Henna climbs her arm like a vine. Confident, poised, proud. The crowd knows her as Zanib. A...
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March
13,
2018
Lauren Abman admits that an exhibit on social practice art isn’t the easiest thing to install in a traditional gallery. The form relies so much on human dynamics and community participation, she explains, that sometimes the best a gallery can do ...
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March
06,
2018
In May of 1981, the 76-year-old Vance Kirkland lay dying in a Denver hospital. Knowing his days were dwindling, the city’s most famous modern artist wanted nothing more than to paint. Enter his longtime friend Hugh Grant (Hon. PhD, 2003), who ...
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March
01,
2018
One of DU’s most treasured traditions, the Founders Celebration, recognizes the individuals throughout the decades — from our founding in 1864 to the present day — whose dedication has made an indelible impact on the University of Denver. We cele...
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February
28,
2018
The setting seemed academic, but the discussion struck a distinctly and intentionally different tone. Three voices of a popular podcast — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor, all former staffers in the Obama White House — sat at the fro...
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February
27,
2018
Patrick Kennedy very easily could not have been on the History Colorado Center stage last week. Had things gone slightly differently on a fateful night in 2006, he wouldn’t be leading the charge to improve mental health and substance abuse care. ...
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February
20,
2018
When you take over a program that has 32 national championships to its credit, that is recognized year after year as the most successful Division I program without football and that graduates 93 percent of its student-athletes, you have big shoes to ...
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February
19,
2018
The University of Denver today announced Karlton Creech as the new vice chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations, effective May 1, 2018. Creech comes to DU from the University of Maine, where he has served as Director of ...
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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
13,
2018
The Faculty Senate at the University of Denver codified the University’s long-standing commitment to free and open dialogue with the creation of the Statement of Policy and Procedures on Freedom of Expression last May. This formalized policy defen...
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February
01,
2018
Building tomorrow’s university for tomorrow’s world. That was the message delivered by Chancellor Rebecca Chopp during this year’s State of the University address. Nearly 800 faculty and staff listened to Chopp’s remarks inside Hamilton Gymnasium ...
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January
29,
2018
After hours of listening to powerful keynote addresses and insightful panels, it was time to start talking. Seated at round tables in the Cable Center, attendees of DU’s annual Diversity Summit shared both lunch and ideas, trying to tackle the big...
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January
23,
2018
Following the recent wave of protests in Iran, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies hosted a forum featuring Pardis Mahdavi, acting dean of the school, and Nader Hashemi, professor of Middle Eastern politics and director of Korbel’s Cente...
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January
23,
2018
It was nearly impossible to find a seat for a recent discussion on the intersection of diversity and sustainability. Mostly because there weren’t any chairs in the room. The idea is that moving the needle on society’s most pressing issues requ...
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January
18,
2018
Dear Friends, I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Jeremy Haefner will join the University of Denver community as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor effective July 15. Jeremy has served as a leader in higher education for nearly three decades....
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January
18,
2018
Did you know that during the 2017 academic year faculty members produced 929 distinct pieces of published research, including books, articles, book chapters, scholarly monographs, pieces of music and artwork? Or that we signed an open letter pled...
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January
16,
2018
The University of Denver’s annual Diversity Summit is expanding its scope this year, shifting its focus from issues of inclusivity on campus to the intersection of diversity, sustainability and social justice. As the recent Flint water crisis and...
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January
15,
2018
More than 20 books bear his name; he speaks across the country on stages and cable TV screens. He’s made a name for himself as a prime provocateur, demanding the country take note of its flaws and fix them. (And yes, that was him in “The Matrix.”...
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January
11,
2018
The University of Denver Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams will soon have a new home at the Denver Tennis Park, a new $14 million public indoor/outdoor tennis facility which will be built in part thanks to two 1-million dollar gifts from Catherine “...
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January
09,
2018
As Denver continues to grow, parking lots have been vanishing across the city. While many observers are concerned about the buildings being erected in place of their former parking spots, the University of Denver’s Department of Anthropology is m...
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