Newsroom University of Denver (Quick Hits)

2018
January
16,
2018
The University of Denver’s annual Diversity Summit is expanding its scope this year, shifting its focus from issues of inclusivity on campus to the intersection of diversity, sustainability and social justice. As the recent Flint water crisis and...
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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
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
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has appointed a University of Denver Sturm College of Law professor to a board responsible for protecting investors and the public interest. J. Robert Brown Jr. will begin a five-year term on t...
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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
18,
2017
When Dayna Reggero was younger, she was a talker. The University of Denver alumna took every opportunity to put her face on TV or get her name in the newspaper as she fought to protect the environment. Now, at age 37, she’s figured out it’s eve...
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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
29,
2017
Eight Colorado dance companies will debut new works at the Presenting Denver Dance Festival, taking place June 23–24, 2018, at DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Co-presented by new local dance production company Presenting Denver and...
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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
27,
2017
The charitable season of giving unofficially kicks off Nov. 28 with #GivingTuesday. Now entering its sixth year, the global day of giving encourages people to give your time, a gift, or a donation to help their local communities. The University o...
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November
22,
2017
Lowell Valencia-Miller is a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Daniels College of Business. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2016. Valencia-Miller spent over 30 years in business in a variety of leaders...
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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
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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November
13,
2017
For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Denver ranks in the top five in the country for undergraduate participation in a study abroad program. According to Open Doors and based on the 2015–16 academic year, DU ranks fourth in the nation...
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