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2018
June
07,
2018
For most people, college graduation is a fleeting experience. Years of work build into one day, and all at once, it’s over. But, work your way into the position of chief marshal, and the excitement can be yours three times every year. That’s the c...
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June
04,
2018
His words have faded with time, but Carol Tomé (MBA ’81) can still see the man who spoke at her high school graduation in small-town Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “He was like a father figure but very statesmanlike and very impressive,” Tomé recalls. “I ...
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May
30,
2018
The University of Denver and Chancellor Rebecca Chopp unveiled on Wednesday The Denver Advantage Campus Framework Plan. The Framework Plan is a long-term, flexible framework that explores ways DU can evolve over the years and decades ahead. It is...
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May
30,
2018
Ask David Carle what he thinks about being the youngest active head coach in college hockey and he’ll tell you age is just a number. On Tuesday, the 28-year-old was introduced as the Richard and Kitzia Goodman Head Coach of the DU hockey team. He ...
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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
21,
2018
“I hope the student body isn’t disappointed,” Tim Schultz muses. “I think of commencement speakers as astronauts that have gone to the moon. I don't think I’m worthy.” Schultz, who will deliver the Commencement address at the June 9 undergraduate ...
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May
15,
2018
It’s 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. You’re stuck in traffic on I-25. Traffic for days. There are hundreds — nay, thousands — of cars between you and that cold glass of I-made-it-through-another-day-of-work Pinot Grigio. You look over to the driver in th...
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May
08,
2018
Students of a certain age can't help it: The lens through which they see Kenya is tinted with the colors of Walt Disney's palette. The east African nation that inspired “The Lion King” has gained notoriety and attracted tourists with its national par...
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May
07,
2018
In December of 2017, a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed that Colorado’s homeless population had risen nearly 4 percent since the same time in the previous year. While it’s clear that homelessness is a real issue...
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May
04,
2018
Richard and Kitzia Goodman Head Hockey Coach Jim Montgomery has been named head coach of the Dallas Stars, the NHL team announced on Friday. The Pioneers will begin a national search for a new head coach immediately. Montgomery leaves the Univ...
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May
03,
2018
Behind the hum of the 3-D printers, obscured by students and their computer monitors, sits Austin Armstrong’s little herb garden. Alongside the parsley and rosemary, technology sprouts. Tiny sensors monitor the temperature, soil moisture a...
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May
01,
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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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
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
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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