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2018
July
18,
2018
With a bachelor’s degree in biology and several years spent teaching science, DU alumna Courtney Dauwalter is no stranger to experimentation. But, instead of dissecting frogs or studying insects, her interests have gotten a bit more personal. Dau...
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July
12,
2018
Katelin Batten never thought she would complete a graduate degree. As the associate head coach of DU’s volleyball team, her days are filled with practice, recruiting trips and player meetings. Adding more projects to tackle seemed unfathomable. ...
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July
10,
2018
A low, slow note oozes out of the cello onstage. It’s almost “Jaws”-like in its effect, drawing the listener in closer, within reach of the jarringly off-key interjections from the horns and woodwinds. Then, silence takes over. The audience waits...
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July
05,
2018
When Ethel Swartley, associate professor in the University of Denver’s English Language Center, was called on by the U.S. Department of State to teach in Iraq, she didn’t hesitate. She was eager to put her skills to work in a country that had lon...
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June
30,
2018
For the sixth consecutive year and the 10th time in 11 years, the University of Denver has been awarded the Learfield Sports DI-AAA Directors’ Cup. The Pioneers finished ahead of all non-football schools in the 2017–18 Division I standings. “Once ...
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June
18,
2018
Heather Drake’s brain overflows with knowledge about famed surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Her enthusiasm colors her words, and what seems like a simple question — “What is your favorite piece by Dalí?” — turns into a guided tour through the DU...
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June
14,
2018
Matt Sauve was bored. Simple as that. As the snow piled up outside his loft off University Boulevard, the sophomore needed a way to entertain his friends. Within the next two hours, he would produce something that would go on to grace game roo...
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June
13,
2018
The University of Denver’s Project X-ITE announced today it is teaming with the Gates Family Foundation, the Boston Consulting Group and community leaders to develop a business plan and prototype for a sustainable, scalable independent statewide ...
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June
06,
2018
The other night, Jon Schlegel had two students over for dinner at his home. He had to kick them out when it got too late so he could get some rest before class the next day. Back in November, Jon took two students to Piedmont, Italy, on a wine-ta...
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May
25,
2018
David Carle has been named Richard and Kitzia Goodman Head Coach of the University of Denver Pioneers, Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Karlton Creech announced on Friday. Carle becomes the ninth head coach ...
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May
24,
2018
For 24 hours this week, the DU community came together to make a significant impact for the University. One Day for DU, the annual initiative to support and build awareness for meaningful causes spanning the entire institution, far surpassed its ...
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May
24,
2018
Some 47 years after their publication, the yellowing pages of an archived Denver Clarion show their age with every crinkling turn. But the smile on the face of the sexagenarian flipping through them looks like it came fresh off the morning presse...
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May
23,
2018
It’s amazing to see the impact that just a few dollars can have on the lives of so many. Victims of gender-based violence have been helped by the CAPE Survivor Fund. DU students have conducted research and contributed to humanitarian efforts in C...
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May
22,
2018
She had two Olympic medals, five world championships and the adoration of an entire generation. But in May 2009, Michelle Kwan did not have a job — or any idea of how she was going to find one. The most decorated American figure skater in hist...
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May
18,
2018
The University of Denver and Chancellor Rebecca Chopp today announced the establishment of The Saunders Leadership Academy. Former University of Denver Trustee and Former Chairman and CEO of Visa Inc., Joseph (Hon. Ph.D. ’09, MBA ’68, BSBA ’67) and h...
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May
09,
2018
Arthur C. Jones, after a collective 27 years in the Psychology Department, Women's College and Lamont School of Music, announced his retirement this year. The psychologist, award-winning author, former associate dean of the Women's College and Fa...
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May
02,
2018
The knees don’t bend like they used to. The aches and pains are pretty much a constant now. Still, Tyesha Lowery’s gold-cleated feet dance nimbly around the cones on the grass. The way they used to on the basketball court. “They call me Smo...
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May
01,
2018
It’s been said that a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes. With the advent of the Internet and social media, so has come the rise of fake news overshadowing the work of mainstream media. Last Frida...
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
22,
2018
Four graduate schools at the University of Denver are ranked among the top 100 in the nation. U.S. News & World Report released today its 2019 Best Graduate School Rankings. The Daniels College of Business, Sturm College of Law, Graduate School o...
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March
12,
2018
Getting ahead in life meant getting out of the community. At least that’s what everyone told Susana Cordova when they urged her to leave her Latino Denver neighborhood behind. An education was her chance to rise up, they said. To be more than ...
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