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2017
October
19,
2017
Insects — whether its crickets, locusts or ants — can be quite the pest. But for University of Denver alumna Wendy Lu McGill (MA ’12), they present an opportunity to cater to adventurous eaters looking to shake up their palette with an unusual bu...
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October
13,
2017
The international solar decathlon competition is not only a learning experience for the 11 student-teams who spent more than two years building the homes; the 10-day competition has also been an opportunity for middle school students from around the ...
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October
12,
2017
Nancy Cochran, director of the University of Denver’s nationally-recognized Lamont School of Music, announced her retirement in a recent faculty meeting. Beginning in September 2018, Cochran will fulfill her wish to spend more time with her three...
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October
10,
2017
Dr. Pardis Mahdavi will become acting dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies starting Jan. 1, 2018. She took some time recently to answer questions about academic freedom, diversity, interdisciplinarity and the strategic direction o...
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October
10,
2017
“Being able to interact with this many people in one festival is something you can’t find anywhere else.” This is why the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is an important event for Wyatt Patterson (MBA ’13) and more than 800 of his fellow craft...
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October
09,
2017
It’s not every day that the work of college students catches the attention of our elected leaders. However, after more than two years of hard work, they’re paying attention now. Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competitio...
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October
06,
2017
Their style is distinctive and their sound is unmatched, and for one hour last week, “Black Violin” put on an unforgettable show for kids from around the Denver metro area. Nearly 1,000 students from Denver and Aurora public schools were treated to a...
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October
05,
2017
Countertops made from recycled materials; a water system that recycles shower water; fiber optic cable that helps with interior lighting. After two years of planning, designing and building, a collaborative effort between the University of California...
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October
04,
2017
Open since 2014 in Broomfield, Colo., 4 Noses Brewing won big at last year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF), taking home a gold medal for its Pump Action imperial pumpkin ale. That’s quite an accomplishment at a festival that draws nearly 800 br...
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October
03,
2017
University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp announced today that the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, will assume a new role with the University as Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global ...
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October
03,
2017
The Health Services and Resources Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) a $1.9 million grant to train social workers to meet the behavioral ...
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October
02,
2017
The 2017 fall season is under way at the Lamont School of Music. This season includes opera scenes, a Leonard Bernstein Centennial salute, a wide variety of guest and faculty artists, and virtuoso soloists with the symphony. Guest artists from...
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September
29,
2017
A longtime Colorado homebrewer and avid beer fan, Douglas Garrison (MA ’12) has attended the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) many times in the past. And though he won’t be at this year’s event — which runs Oct. 5–7 at the Colorado Conventi...
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September
28,
2017
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking ranks the University of Denver as a top 100 school that focuses on student success and learning. DU claimed the 96 spot, beating out Colorado College, CU Boulder, Colorado State Unive...
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September
27,
2017
Not many people can say they’ve worked at the same job for over 50 years, or that they’ve made an indelible mark on their chosen field and inspired many. But Ved Nanda, Evans University Professor and Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law at the Stur...
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September
26,
2017
The University has announced an exciting step for DU’s IMPACT 2025 working group on Collaboration for the Public Good. For the past year the group has been engaged in a deliberative process to identify a theme for the DU Grand Challenges initiative. ...
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September
25,
2017
Courtney Owen began thinking about how robots could help humans when she was a student in high school. While working a summer job in a research lab in Fort Worth, Texas, she met Zeno, a robot that helps children with autism improve their social c...
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September
22,
2017
The following message was sent to DU community members regarding today's announcement from the Department of Education. To read this message in Spanish, click here. ...
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September
22,
2017
With sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, a beautiful late-summer day provided a fantastic backdrop for the fifth annual Crimson Classic. 527 people registered to participate in Wednesday’s 5K run and 1.5 mile walk. More than half of the students...
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September
21,
2017
Over the past few years, the push for more sustainable, local food has become a movement in America. From organic vegetables to fair trade coffee, consumers’ demand for better food has been on the rise. The movement also has put local farmers bac...
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September
20,
2017
Lamont senior Guillermo Ramasasa did not start out his musical career by choice. "My dad put me into music by force," he says with a smile, adding that he was expected to carry on the legacy of his saxophone-playing grandfather, who shares his name. ...
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September
19,
2017
A new partnership between the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise at the University of Denver and Quarterly Forum (QF) will give 12 graduate students the opportunity to apply their skills and talents to challenging problems in...
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September
18,
2017
The one thing we all expect after a day of hard work is to be paid for the job done. This may seem a reasonable expectation, but for thousands of Colorado workers, wage theft is a growing concern. Since 2015, the DU Just Wages Project in the J...
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September
15,
2017
It’s been more than 100 years since approximately two dozen miners, including women and children, were killed in what is known as the Ludlow Massacre (or the Colorado Coal Field War). The tent colony in Ludlow, Colo., was inhabited by some 1,200 ...
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September
14,
2017
Rebecca Chopp, chancellor and Gregg Kvistad, provost and executive vice chancellor, made the following announcement today welcoming the new Colorado Women's College dean. We are extremely pleased to announce that Ann Ayers will join the University...
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September
14,
2017
“This is something that started as a dream and now it has become a reality, and I wanted to make sure it was permanent.” That dream and that reality belongs to John J. Sié, a former DU trustee and the founder of Starz Encore Group. He’s the vision...
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September
13,
2017
You could say things have come full circle for Eric Holt. In 2011, as a PhD candidate in the construction management program at Purdue, he was part of the student team that participated in the international Solar Decathlon competition. Fast forwa...
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September
12,
2017
The University of Denver has again been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the country’s top 100 institutions of higher education. The publication ranks DU 87th in its list of national universities. In determining its rankings,...
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September
11,
2017
The new academic year is kicking off with what has quickly become a popular tradition. Next Wednesday, the University of Denver will celebrate the fifth annual Crimson Classic. The 5K run and 1.5-mile walk is designed to bring together students, ...
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September
08,
2017
In response to the remarks made by Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, University of Denver Chancellor Chopp shared the following message with the DU community. To read the message in Spanish, click here. ...
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