Newsroom University of Denver (Features)

2018
April
25,
2018
For the first time in a long while, Beverly Gooden has donned rose-colored glasses. “Me being optimistic is new, because I haven’t been in years. But #MeToo did something for me,” she said, citing a hashtag created in fall 2017 to show just ho...
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April
24,
2018
The setting: a modest gym. Concrete walls and a boxing ring emerge from dim lighting. Weight machines loom on the horizon. The protagonist: a petite, but powerful dynamo, her feet bouncing off the mat as if it were a trampoline. She beats up o...
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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
20,
2018
“I just got my first smart phone a couple of months ago,” says University of Denver senior Aristotle Johns. “It’s way too much for me.” Come again? It’s hard to imagine that anything could be too much for a student who answers to Aristotle,...
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April
19,
2018
“Nothing else is quite like marijuana,” says Sam Kamin, Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. “We have this multibillion-dollar industry that’s really built on quicksand, and i...
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April
19,
2018
Easter Sunday at Carnegie Hall was something of a family reunion for three alumni from DU’s Lamont School of Music. Composer Kevin Padworski’s “Reflections on a Mexican Garden,” a piece for choir and orchestra, received its world premiere at the famo...
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April
19,
2018
On April 13, education professionals interested in study abroad and academic programs serving international constituencies gathered at the University of Denver’s fifth annual Internationalization Summit for a full day of programming. The day’s events...
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April
18,
2018
At the University of Denver’s International House, members of the community filed in, ready to begin a two-hour dive into Swedish language and music. The course was free and open to the public, with only one prerequisite. “You will have to ...
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April
17,
2018
Conventional wisdom suggests that if a person doesn’t have a job, a place to live or know where the next meal is coming from, a smartphone and social media are afterthoughts. But in a technology-driven world, assistant professor Anamika Barman-Adh...
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April
16,
2018
Dear Friends, I am very pleased to welcome Nancy Nicely to the University of Denver community in the role of Chief of Staff and Vice Chancellor, effective August 1. Nancy comes to DU from Swarthmore College and brings over two decades’ experience ...
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April
16,
2018
In the Driscoll Underground, students and faculty huddled around notebooks. At a community gathering space in downtown Denver, a cohort of strangers met over coffee. In a café across town, members of the community sipped wine. On April 11, as ...
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April
13,
2018
He can tell you about the hybridization of chemical bond structures. Or explain the stability of aromatic compounds. But for Charlie Wallace, ordering coffee in Perugia, Italy, made him feel like an idiot. His notoriously brutal organic chemist...
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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
11,
2018
One day into college, and Tyler Michael could already tell. He didn’t like Tommy Crosby. He was smug, always wearing sunglasses. Confident. Cool. “You know we didn’t hit it off great at first,” Michael says with a laugh. “I think because I ...
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April
10,
2018
Daniel McIntosh, dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Denver, has announced that Keith Ward will become the director of the Lamont School of Music this summer. The seventh director since Florence Lamont Hinman founded the s...
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April
10,
2018
In the shadows of the Sturm College of Law building sits a small two-story house whose occupants are working to bring big changes to the American legal system. “We are a think tank dedicated to improving the American legal system,” says Rebecc...
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April
09,
2018
Ask 27-year-old Chinese violinist Quanshuai Li whose career he would most like to emulate, and he answers not with the name of a rock musician or a classical phenom, but with that of Ivry Gitlis, a 95-year-old Israeli virtuoso violinist who has perfo...
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April
09,
2018
When asked to explain how higher education will stay strong, University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp insists that no one leader can go it alone. A flourishing future will require cooperation and partnership. Chopp shared that insight wit...
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April
05,
2018
The happiest moment of Katie Brown’s life came in an Arapahoe County courtroom in March. A judge had just validated that her 100 hours of work and tedious, intensive preparation were worthwhile. The third-year student in the Sturm College o...
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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
Tax Day is still a couple of weeks away, but even thinking about the looming deadline sends many down the path of procrastination. While most of us just have to worry about filing our tax returns, some are not so lucky. For those who owe the Internal...
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April
02,
2018
In early 2017, Morehshin Allahyari had been living and working as a permanent resident in the United States when she found herself trapped in Germany after the Trump administration issued an executive order banning entry for citizens from seven Musli...
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March
30,
2018
For Nikole Addison, gymnastics is more than just a sport. It has been more than just a passion for the last 15 years. It has served as more than just a way of life. For Nikole Addison, gymnastics has created a path that otherwise might not have been ...
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March
29,
2018
A few days before Christmas we reached out to Robin Colombin over a Facebook messenger phone call. Colombin, who graduated in 2016 with a degree in international business and a minor in fine art, is stationed with the Peace Corps in rural Benin and t...
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March
28,
2018
The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation’s Pioneer Health and Performance has opened a brand new nutrition station in the Pat Bowlen Training Center inside the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, Associate Athletic ...
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March
28,
2018
Could you blame Conor Orr for feeling intimidated, shy and a little nervous? It was a first date, after all, and he was going in blind, slightly hesitant to put himself out there. But he took the microphone anyway and broke the ice. “I’m an art st...
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March
27,
2018
Of all the things K.K. DuVivier could hang on her refrigerator, that little piece of paper from Xcel Energy may tell her story best. It’s the energy bill that the Sturm College of Law professor and her husband, Lance Wright, are so proud of. F...
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March
26,
2018
The defending national champion University of Denver hockey team fell short of a chance to repeat, losing to Ohio State University Sunday. The Buckeyes topped the Pioneers 5-1 to advance to the Frozen Four, ending DU’s season. “I thought we...
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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
23,
2018
This was not what Julia Farrell had envisioned for the summer before senior year. She was supposed to be spending those few months nurturing and accelerating her startup, not stuck in an office. But when her business partner left suddenly for ...
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