Newsroom University of Denver (NSM)

2017
September
18,
2017
DU faculty were in the media this week discussing Hyperloop transportation, how to embrace aging and the FBI's involvement in an animal cruelty case. Read on for more from Andrew Goetz, Leslie K. Hasche and Justin Marceau. Hyperloop One has announ...
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August
21,
2017
Today, all eyes will be on the skies for a rare experience that few have ever witnessed. “Solar and lunar eclipses happen about every six months somewhere on earth, but they are more rare where we happen to live,” says Robert Stencel, the Will...
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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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July
17,
2017
Denver residents often are unaware that the city once boasted a world-class public transportation system in the form of streetcars. In fact, many of our buzzing commercial strips and distinctive neighborhoods — Colfax, Broadway, South Pearl, Gayl...
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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
23,
2017
Next week, 16 high school students from Denver and Aurora will arrive at on campus for a week-long immersion into health-related professions. They will meet with faculty, students and professionals, visit a local hospital, undertake short research pr...
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June
15,
2017
At an elementary school in Denver’s Ruby Hill neighborhood, several DU students are helping schoolchildren build positive social skills that counteract bullying behaviors. Both groups of students — the little kids and the big kids — are having a lot ...
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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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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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May
09,
2017
Several dozen girls from 20 schools across the Denver metro area will gather at DU's Colorado Women's College on May 13 for a fun-filled day of science learning and exploration. The event, called Femme in STEM, is the brainchild of a group of ...
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April
26,
2017
“I’ve always been fascinated with the mechanics of the body — how your muscles and bones move together to allow you to be active,” says Yashar Behnam, a student in DU’s professional science master’s (PSM) degree program in biomedicine. Behnam,...
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April
13,
2017
Diego Pons just might have it all. He gets to undertake fieldwork on remote mountaintops in Guatemala, give back to his country, mentor the next generation of students, and — not to be overlooked — drink some of the world’s finest coffee in the p...
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April
03,
2017
“Our mission is to ensure that all children understand mathematics.” University of Denver Alumnus Aditya Nagrath (BS ’01, PhD ’08) believes his latest creation can help accomplish that mission. Nagrath, who studied mathematics and computer science...
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March
22,
2017
What can sharks and rays teach us about human hormones and stress response? Quite a lot, according to Robert Dores, a professor in DU’s Department of Biological Sciences. In April, Dores will attend the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Or...
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March
16,
2017
One of the oldest universities in the world, al-Azhar, was founded in the tenth century and still exists today in what present-day capital city located near the Eastern Desert? The correct answer is Cairo. On March 31, 100 of Colorado's top geogra...
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March
10,
2017
From pickles to 3D printing, DU students, faculty, staff and community members had the opportunity to show off their homemade goods at the first-ever Maker's Market. The Feb. 28 event was presented by the Center for Sustainability. First-year stud...
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March
08,
2017
Paul Sutton is a professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment. He has taught at the University of Denver since 1999. Sutton's research focuses on applied issues associated with the human-environment-sustainability problematic. He has ...
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March
01,
2017
Professor Robin Tinghitella in DU’s Department of Biological Sciences is accustomed to the fact that her research attracts a lot of curiosity. After all, who isn't interested in hearing about the courtship rituals of crickets? Especially when they in...
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February
13,
2017
In a lab at the University of Denver, sophomore Cassidy Anderson is busy experimenting with pyrroloquinoline quinone, a compound found in green tea, peppers, and certain fermented foods. PQQ, as it is known, has the potential to protect brain cel...
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February
06,
2017
“There lies so much beneath the beauty of South Africa,” says senior Anna Walsh. “Travelling to such a place was like walking through a dichotomy of sublime acacia trees touching the sky and destitution just below their roots.” Walsh, a journa...
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January
30,
2017
Hundreds of local middle school students will soon converge at DU to test their mathematics prowess against their peers. A lucky handful will advance to the MATHCOUNTS National Championship, scheduled for May in Orlando, Fla. DU has been hosti...
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January
24,
2017
More than 200 schoolchildren and their families from Denver Public Schools convened at the University of Denver’s Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness on Jan 21 for the district’s annual Science Fair. They displayed projects on everything from ba...
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DPS
2016
November
22,
2016
At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., DU alumna Mariel Price experiments with lignin, an organic substance that is a by-product of biofuel production. Her goal is to help transform lignin into polymer precursors that can be ma...
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September
27,
2016
In a chemistry lab at the University of Denver, a team of researchers has been steadily tweaking what looks like a miniature MRI machine designed for a mouse. The instrument is part of a decades-long project in which technology invented at DU is ...
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