Newsroom University of Denver (Chancellor)
2017
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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June
11,
2017
It was early in Jim Lentz’s career that he was faced with a difficult decision. He was working at Toyota and his boss told him he needed to change the way he managed people, and if he didn’t, they would fire him. Lentz spent the weekend soul searchin...
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June
10,
2017
Be purposeful. That was the theme at the University of Denver’s graduate Commencement on Friday evening. In his speech, Robert Smith encouraged the departing graduate students not to be observers or followers, but instead be thinkers and doers. ...
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June
05,
2017
The University of Denver has signed a commitment to the international community to endorse actions being taken at local and state levels to address climate change in support of the Paris Agreement. The open letter — titled “We Are Still In” — call...
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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
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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April
20,
2017
The University of Denver today announced a partnership with 2U Inc. to launch two online degree programs and thus extend access to the University’s high-quality offerings beyond the immediate Denver market. The new MBA@Denver will offer an onl...
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April
11,
2017
“You have made this city so very proud this weekend, so very proud.” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock delivering that message to the University of Denver hockey team on Tuesday night as the community came together to celebrate a national championship....
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April
11,
2017
The University of Denver is increasing funding for veteran students through the Yellow Ribbon Program. The University announced that beginning this fall it will offer a $5,000 match for eligible Post- 9/11 GI Bill undergraduate and graduate students....
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April
04,
2017
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among college students, and the stigma associated with mental health concerns is one reason many don’t get the help they need. The University of Denver is committed to raising awareness around mental ...
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March
23,
2017
Next week, DU Chancellor Rebecca Chopp will conclude her national Leadership Insights Tour, on which she and other members of the DU community are connecting with alumni on current issues facing our country. The final stop is on Wednesday, March 29, ...
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February
23,
2017
The University of Denver kicks off its 153rd Founders Celebration on Wednesday, March 1 and concludes with the Founders Gala on Thursday, March 2. The celebration — whose theme this year is Finding our Founders — will include faculty forums and p...
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February
22,
2017
The University of Denver will honor two visionary leaders, Ralph and Trish Nagel, at the 2017 Founders Gala, Thursday, March 2. The Nagels will be awarded the Founders Medal – the University’s highest honor – presented to those whose transform...
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January
31,
2017
In response to the executive order issued by President Donald Trump regarding refugees from seven countries, University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp shared this message with students, faculty and staff: ...
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January
26,
2017
At more than 1,200 strong, students, faculty and staff helped shatter attendance expectations. The record setting number represents the commitment by the DU community to build a more diverse and inclusive campus — a OneDU. Doubling the attendance ...
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January
24,
2017
The University of Denver announced today that it will adopt a formal policy related to climate change and sustainable development that leverages the University’s partnerships as well as its academic efforts in research, teaching and service. The d...
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2016
December
16,
2016
“Find what moves you.” That’s Brian Gearity’s message to anyone trying to build a fitness routine. On Thursday morning Gearity, who also goes by Coach G, hosted a pre-holiday workout in DU’s Pat Bowlen Training Center at Magness Arena. More than t...
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December
12,
2016
Want to see how your workout stacks up against Chancellor Rebecca Chopp’s fitness routine? How about learning some new moves to improve your core? Thursday, Dec. 15, offers a chance to do both. “I don’t want to be known as the coach who took d...
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December
02,
2016
“When you’re leaning in, you’re leaning away from something.” Or, to put it another way, risk-taking is key to finding success, but remember to be smart and hold your values nearby. That’s University of Denver alumna Carol Tomé’s take on Fa...
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November
17,
2016
The University of Denver’s new Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise sets its vision in motion today with the announcement of a $10 million naming gift from Laura Barton and her family in honor of the late Peter Barton. This transformative...
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November
15,
2016
On the same day the nation paused to honor veterans of the armed forces, the University of Denver announced plans to increase its financial commitment to those who have served the country through the Yellow Ribbon Program. “We need our veteran...
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October
19,
2016
Billy J. Stratton, associate professor of English, has been named special advisor on Native American Community Partnerships and Programs by DU Chancellor Rebecca Chopp. Stratton is one of the first 30 people in the world to be awarded a PhD in Ame...
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October
17,
2016
It was a day more than two years in the making. On Friday, Oct. 14, the DU community marked the grand opening of the new home for the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. The five-floor, 130,000-square-foot facility fe...
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October
05,
2016
Chancellor Rebecca Chopp’s message to the DU community during this year’s State of the University address was simple: Through ethical leadership we all can build a community where people thrive. Chopp addressed over 700 faculty and staff inside Ha...
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October
05,
2016
Frederic C. Hamilton, whose generosity helped transform the University of Denver campus, died on Sept. 30 at the age of 89. Along with his wife, honorary life trustee Jane Hamilton, Hamilton did much to transform Denver and DU. In fact, there are ...
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September
29,
2016
The University of Denver ranks No. 89—best in the state of Colorado—in the inaugural list of U.S. colleges and universities from the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE). The ranking is based on 15 factors across four categ...
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September
23,
2016
The University of Denver took time this week to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Campus Life and the Center for Multicultural Excellence hosted a variety of events around campus, including: an interfaith ceremony, an interfaith breakfast...
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September
16,
2016
More than 700 people helped celebrate on Thursday night the 19th annual Korbel Dinner. The event, hosted by the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, benefits the school’s programs, scholarships and centers, which are d...
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September
13,
2016
The University of Denver has once again been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 100 institutions of higher education in the country. The University is ranked 86 on the magazine’s list of national universities. The rankings are...
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August
30,
2016
Once again, the University of Denver has received high marks in the Princeton Review’s Annual College Rankings Guide. For the guide’s 2017 edition, DU is among the top 20 colleges in four categories, up from only two categories in 2016. DU’s h...
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