Newsroom University of Denver (Features)

2018
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
18,
2018
Not many people can say they have achieved their life’s dream by the time they are in their mid-20s. Typically it takes years of hard work, and even then, the dream might not be achievable. DU alumnus George Arvidson says realizing his dream came wit...
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January
17,
2018
Judy Marquez Kiyama, a professor in the Morgridge College of Education, was a first-generation college student whose introductory exposure to her alma mater, the University of Arizona, was through a six-week summer bridge program for first-generation...
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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
12,
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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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
09,
2018
Ahead of the University of Denver’s 17th annual Diversity Summit, scheduled for Jan. 25-26, the DU Newsroom asked Dean Saitta, director of the urban studies program and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, to share his perspective on the th...
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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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January
03,
2018
For Troy Terry, 2017 was a remarkable year. Last January, the junior DU hockey player helped lead the Americans to a gold medal in the World Junior Championships. Three months later he was on the ice in Chicago, as the Pioneers celebrated a natio...
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January
02,
2018
It was in existence for less than a year, but the Family Dog rock club — located just down the street from DU, near Evans and Santa Fe — was the epicenter of ’60s cool in Denver. Opened in 1967, the venue — an offshoot of concert promoter Chet He...
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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
14,
2017
It’s not an easy undertaking, bringing the androids from the Star Wars movies to life. However, for DU alumna Darby Vernon, it’s difficult for her to imagine doing anything else. It’s her job to make sure the droids your kids want this holiday season...
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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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December
11,
2017
When Keegan Kienzle learned he was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Berlin, Germany, he had one month to pack his bags and part with family and friends before moving to a country where he’d never been, communicating in a language he’d ha...
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December
07,
2017
Over a decade ago during a backcountry camping trip, Sarah Gjertson happened upon the remains of one of Colorado’s early mining settlements. Standing among the handcrafted wooden structures that had been there for more than a hundred years, she wonde...
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December
07,
2017
The University of Denver is being recognized by Military Advanced Education and Transition magazine (MAE&T) as a top college and university for 2018. MAE&T was the first publication to launch a reference tool specifically for service members, vete...
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December
05,
2017
The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business is ranked No. 52 in the nation for best undergraduate business schools in 2017 by Poets & Quants. The online graduate and undergraduate business education news publication announced its 2017 rank...
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December
05,
2017
The University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education has received two significant accreditations for programs operated by the school. The Teacher Education Program (TEP) has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Pre...
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December
04,
2017
As a first-generation college student, Sherlock Crockett was uneasy about higher education and the related costs. Now into his third year at DU, and after receiving several scholarships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) for outstanding a...
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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
28,
2017
Alison Schofield is truly living her childhood dream. An associate professor of religious and Judaic studies, she works with some of the most intriguing ancient manuscripts in Judaism and Christianity. “I was always a fan of Indiana Jones, and I w...
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November
21,
2017
Three years after launching the Denver Cat Company, Sana Hamelin (JD ’12) still has all nine of her “crazy cat lady” lives. That’s no small feat. After all, opening the Mile High City’s first and only cat café — where customers can nab a java ...
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November
20,
2017
Nov. 21 marks the official end of the fall quarter for the University of Denver, but campus won’t be completely empty. Three varsity teams have games, and the Newman Center for the Performing Arts will be abuzz with holiday concerts by national and l...
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November
16,
2017
From power plants to water supply networks and transportation systems to waste management methods, the nation’s infrastructure is aging. However, research focusing on smart cities is helping communities replace infrastructure and move into the 21st c...
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November
15,
2017
Considered among the most influential writers in South Africa, University of Denver alumnus Njabulo S. Ndebele has used literature as a tool for social change while leading, through higher education, in the recovery of South Africa. Ndebele (P...
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November
14,
2017
JB Holston, dean of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, participated last month in a weeklong trade mission to India led by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. In addition to encouraging Indian companies to invest in...
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