Newsroom University of Denver (Quick Hits)

2018
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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June
04,
2018
His words have faded with time, but Carol Tomé (MBA ’81) can still see the man who spoke at her high school graduation in small-town Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “He was like a father figure but very statesmanlike and very impressive,” Tomé recalls. “I ...
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June
01,
2018
It’s hard for Diana Estrada to imagine her life without the University of Denver, but it’s something she’ll be doing in just a few days after she walks across the stage at commencement. The Pueblo native has been on campus for a while—after receiv...
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May
31,
2018
When you look in the mirror, the face you see may appear the same as always, but in truth, it is made of completely new material from what it was less than a month ago. That’s more than a fun fact — it’s a crucial lens through which we view and tr...
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May
30,
2018
The University of Denver and Chancellor Rebecca Chopp unveiled on Wednesday The Denver Advantage Campus Framework Plan. The Framework Plan is a long-term, flexible framework that explores ways DU can evolve over the years and decades ahead. It is...
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May
30,
2018
Ask David Carle what he thinks about being the youngest active head coach in college hockey and he’ll tell you age is just a number. On Tuesday, the 28-year-old was introduced as the Richard and Kitzia Goodman Head Coach of the DU hockey team. He ...
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May
29,
2018
Since coming to the University of Denver more than three decades ago, Gregg Kvistad has taught classes, conducted research, chaired committees and served in myriad leadership roles: as chair of the political science department, as dean of the Divisio...
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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
25,
2018
There are two things Fryda Faugier is not. She is not a U.S. citizen. And she is not afraid to tell you so. “I’m an activist; I share my story,” she says. “I’m sure that had I been born a citizen, I would not be facing the same struggles I face...
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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
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
21,
2018
“I hope the student body isn’t disappointed,” Tim Schultz muses. “I think of commencement speakers as astronauts that have gone to the moon. I don't think I’m worthy.” Schultz, who will deliver the Commencement address at the June 9 undergraduate ...
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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
18,
2018
When they call Linda Kornfeld’s name at DU’s June 9 Commencement ceremonies, she will proudly walk across the stage erected in Magness Arena. She will collect her diploma, and she will wear that “I did it” smile that complements a graduation cap and ...
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May
17,
2018
DU undergraduates have a lot on their minds. Do spatial associations of gender matter? How can we measure the complete phase structure of twisted light? Why have male threespine sticklebacks made a switch from a red throat coloration to a full-bo...
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May
16,
2018
The question came to JB Holston early in the day, at an event to create safe, sustainable and accessible campuses and cities: “If you build it, will they come?” Students, faculty and major players in the community and tech industry leaned in to he...
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May
15,
2018
When Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the state’s 2018 budget into law on April 30, it included $800,000 for the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) Center for Effective Interventions (CEI) to help expand Multi-Systemic T...
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May
15,
2018
It’s 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. You’re stuck in traffic on I-25. Traffic for days. There are hundreds — nay, thousands — of cars between you and that cold glass of I-made-it-through-another-day-of-work Pinot Grigio. You look over to the driver in th...
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May
14,
2018
“It’s a giant, time-sucking nightmare.” That’s how Steven McDonald, associate professor and technical director/production manager in DU’s Department of Theatre, describes the annual Senior Short Play Festival. He’s speaking affectionately, of ...
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May
11,
2018
When senior Morgan Smith comes to a fork in the road, he doesn’t choose either the path least or most traveled. Instead, he zigzags among the options, stitching together his own route to personal and professional development. It’s a great way to w...
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May
10,
2018
For the first time since 2014, both the women’s and men’s lacrosse teams are headed to the NCAA Tournament in the same season. The men’s team will open the tournament with a trip to seventh-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday, May 13. After posting a 12-...
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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
08,
2018
Students of a certain age can't help it: The lens through which they see Kenya is tinted with the colors of Walt Disney's palette. The east African nation that inspired “The Lion King” has gained notoriety and attracted tourists with its national par...
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May
07,
2018
In December of 2017, a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed that Colorado’s homeless population had risen nearly 4 percent since the same time in the previous year. While it’s clear that homelessness is a real issue...
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May
04,
2018
Richard and Kitzia Goodman Head Hockey Coach Jim Montgomery has been named head coach of the Dallas Stars, the NHL team announced on Friday. The Pioneers will begin a national search for a new head coach immediately. Montgomery leaves the Univ...
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May
04,
2018
If you ask soon-to-be graduate Jessi Lee how she ended up at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), she’ll give you a brief answer: “It was kismet!” A few years ago, the former New Yorker decided she had had eno...
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May
03,
2018
Behind the hum of the 3-D printers, obscured by students and their computer monitors, sits Austin Armstrong’s little herb garden. Alongside the parsley and rosemary, technology sprouts. Tiny sensors monitor the temperature, soil moisture a...
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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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