Newsroom University of Denver (Features)
2017
August
18,
2017
Some college students reward themselves for graduation, whether it be a car, trip or some well-deserved time off. But if you’re Ann Obermann (PhD ’17), you keep it simple by getting a cat. Obermann, who is earning her doctorate in social work ...
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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
14,
2017
The engineering community is beginning to take note of the University of Denver in ways that were hard to imagine just five years ago. Nowhere was this more evident than at the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit, sponsored by the U.S. National A...
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August
11,
2017
The 1970 Beatles love song “The Long and Winding Road” speaks of just that — a twisting, sometimes arduous journey that seems to have no end. But for Josh Burg, a love affair with people and helping them with life’s problems has at long last brou...
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August
10,
2017
Morgan Smith has seen the truth firsthand: Local policy making is the best way to enact social change. Growing up in Colorado Springs, Smith first became politically engaged through participation in his high school’s speech and debate team. At the...
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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
07,
2017
If you’ve been to Nashville recently, you know the city has a lot to offer, including a booming nightlife and restaurant scene that has managed to stay modern while adapting to the tastes of its residents and visitors. Part of that change can ...
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August
04,
2017
It’s a stealthy specter capable of throwing a person’s life into disarray, even as one is simply going about one’s business. But a new program at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science — a master’s in cybersecurity — aims to help t...
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August
02,
2017
The University of Denver received high marks from The Princeton Review in its annual Best 382 Colleges list. For the guide’s 2018 edition, DU improved its ranking in two categories where it placed among the country’s top universities. Once aga...
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July
27,
2017
The University of Denver Board of Trustees has endorsed a resolution encouraging new actions and backing continued efforts at embracing sustainability and addressing climate change on campus. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be the focus of...
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July
24,
2017
“Star Trek” had Kirk, Picard and Spock. Now, NASA has Robb Kulin (BS ’04), a University of Denver alumnus who is one of 12 out of more than 18,000 applicants to be selected for the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Program. While his future missions ma...
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July
03,
2017
New research from a team of DU physicists has the potential to serve as the foundation for next-generation computer technology. In the quest to make computers faster and more efficient, researchers have been exploring the field of spintronics ...
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June
19,
2017
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne today announced the launch of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (CEAL), an innovative government-research partnership that will be housed at the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterpr...
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DU
June
19,
2017
For about two dozen students in DU’s Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, the summer will be spent directly applying what they have learned in the classroom in an unusual way. They will endure the hot weather as they c...
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June
16,
2017
“DU is very special to me, because it’s the best thing I ever did in my life.” That’s truly saying something for a man who won two NCAA championships, two Stanley Cups and two Olympic medals. However, Craig Patrick (BSBA ’69) nearly did not com...
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June
12,
2017
From dinners to barbecues and award ceremonies to dances, the past month has been a time of celebration around the University of Denver. Over the weekend, more than 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students celebrated Commencement. In the weeks le...
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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
09,
2017
For most students, the idea of learning and mastering one area of math and science might be challenging enough. However, for senior Celia Smits, it was all about absorbing as much as possible during her time at the University of Denver. Smits is g...
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NSM
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
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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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
02,
2017
As students across the country prepare for commencement, many will be faced with the important question of “now what?” Whether it’s continuing with their education, entertaining job offers or taking time to see the world, many are relying on a firm p...
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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
31,
2017
Graduate student Molly Haugen, who is pursuing a PhD in DU's Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, got an in-depth look at the intersection of science and policy on a trip to Washington, D.C., in May. Haugen and five other students from around the ...
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NSM
May
30,
2017
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández and Robin Walker Sterling, both professors at the Sturm College of Law, have received Fulbright Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. “For roughly 70 years, the Fulbright Scholarship Program has recognized truly ou...
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May
27,
2017
With only 15 seconds remaining in the game, junior Connor Donahue took off for the goal, ran past his defender and scored on a dive shot. It appeared that the Pioneers had battled back and tied the game against top-seeded Maryland. However, the g...
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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
26,
2017
Four years ago, Paige Murray came to the University of Denver an avid reader. She graduates in June — with a bachelor’s degree in gender and women’s studies — just as passionate about reading as ever but equally as keen about writing. So keen, in ...
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