Newsroom University of Denver (Campus Community)

2018
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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January
08,
2018
Most seventh-graders haven’t even begun to think about college, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to plant the seed. Geri Schlecht (BA ’82) is doing just that, and he’s making sure that the University of Denver is one of the first schools his ...
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January
05,
2018
Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the annual Marade in downtown Denver, the University of Denver Newsroom is profiling students who are “achieving the dream.” This is the theme for the DU students, faculty and staff marching behind the Universi...
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2017
December
21,
2017
Most of us would say that we live pretty busy lives. Between work, family, friends and other activities, there is rarely extra time in a day. Saying that Molly Smith has a busy schedule might be a big understatement. She works with adjunct facult...
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December
19,
2017
A 4 percent chance of anything is extremely low, but it’s still a chance. No one knows that better than Doug Booth (MS ’16), a department manager in DU’s Department of Political Science. According to DKMS — a nonprofit organization that is ded...
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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
30,
2017
A new interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Denver is tackling an issue that is impacting cities, states and countries all over the world, including Colorado. The Colorado Resilience Collaborative (CRC), which began as a concept in...
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November
29,
2017
Eight Colorado dance companies will debut new works at the Presenting Denver Dance Festival, taking place June 23–24, 2018, at DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Co-presented by new local dance production company Presenting Denver and...
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November
27,
2017
The charitable season of giving unofficially kicks off Nov. 28 with #GivingTuesday. Now entering its sixth year, the global day of giving encourages people to give your time, a gift, or a donation to help their local communities. The University o...
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November
01,
2017
Theologian and philosopher Albert Schweitzer said, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” For Nickolas Dawkins (EDD ’10), happiness comes in educating others...
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October
25,
2017
Several faculty members and students from the University of Denver’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics were among those who took part in the American Physical Society’s (APS) Oct. 19 dedicatio...
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October
24,
2017
With a national hockey championship to celebrate, more than 1,200 alumni and parents were on campus last weekend to participate in Homecoming and Family Weekend at the University of Denver. The weekend started with Hocktoberfest, a festive opportunit...
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October
13,
2017
The international solar decathlon competition is not only a learning experience for the 11 student-teams who spent more than two years building the homes; the 10-day competition has also been an opportunity for middle school students from around the ...
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October
12,
2017
You could say winning back-to-back national championships for the hockey program at the University of Denver has become a habit of sorts. Three times the Pioneers have won the title and repeated as champions the next year. Now entering the 2017-18 se...
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October
06,
2017
Their style is distinctive and their sound is unmatched, and for one hour last week, “Black Violin” put on an unforgettable show for kids from around the Denver metro area. Nearly 1,000 students from Denver and Aurora public schools were treated to a...
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October
02,
2017
The 2017 fall season is under way at the Lamont School of Music. This season includes opera scenes, a Leonard Bernstein Centennial salute, a wide variety of guest and faculty artists, and virtuoso soloists with the symphony. Guest artists from...
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September
26,
2017
The University has announced an exciting step for DU’s IMPACT 2025 working group on Collaboration for the Public Good. For the past year the group has been engaged in a deliberative process to identify a theme for the DU Grand Challenges initiative. ...
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September
22,
2017
With sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, a beautiful late-summer day provided a fantastic backdrop for the fifth annual Crimson Classic. 527 people registered to participate in Wednesday’s 5K run and 1.5 mile walk. More than half of the students...
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