Newsroom University of Denver (Quick Hits)

2018
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
17,
2018
Conventional wisdom suggests that if a person doesn’t have a job, a place to live or know where the next meal is coming from, a smartphone and social media are afterthoughts. But in a technology-driven world, assistant professor Anamika Barman-Adh...
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April
16,
2018
Dear Friends, I am very pleased to welcome Nancy Nicely to the University of Denver community in the role of Chief of Staff and Vice Chancellor, effective August 1. Nancy comes to DU from Swarthmore College and brings over two decades’ experience ...
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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
13,
2018
He can tell you about the hybridization of chemical bond structures. Or explain the stability of aromatic compounds. But for Charlie Wallace, ordering coffee in Perugia, Italy, made him feel like an idiot. His notoriously brutal organic chemist...
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April
12,
2018
The University of Denver has announced the speakers for its Spring 2018 Commencement ceremonies.   Tim Schultz will deliver the undergraduate commencement address on Saturday, June 9. Schultz most recently served as the President and Executive ...
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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
Daniel McIntosh, dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Denver, has announced that Keith Ward will become the director of the Lamont School of Music this summer. The seventh director since Florence Lamont Hinman founded the s...
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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
09,
2018
Ask 27-year-old Chinese violinist Quanshuai Li whose career he would most like to emulate, and he answers not with the name of a rock musician or a classical phenom, but with that of Ivry Gitlis, a 95-year-old Israeli virtuoso violinist who has perfo...
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April
09,
2018
When asked to explain how higher education will stay strong, University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp insists that no one leader can go it alone. A flourishing future will require cooperation and partnership. Chopp shared that insight wit...
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April
05,
2018
The happiest moment of Katie Brown’s life came in an Arapahoe County courtroom in March. A judge had just validated that her 100 hours of work and tedious, intensive preparation were worthwhile. The third-year student in the Sturm College o...
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April
04,
2018
The University of Denver gymnastics team, ranked 13th in the country, is prepared to make another run to the NCAA National Championships this weekend. The team will be in Minneapolis competing at NCAA Regionals, to which it has advanced for the 2...
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April
03,
2018
Tax Day is still a couple of weeks away, but even thinking about the looming deadline sends many down the path of procrastination. While most of us just have to worry about filing our tax returns, some are not so lucky. For those who owe the Internal...
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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
28,
2018
The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation’s Pioneer Health and Performance has opened a brand new nutrition station in the Pat Bowlen Training Center inside the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, Associate Athletic ...
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March
28,
2018
Could you blame Conor Orr for feeling intimidated, shy and a little nervous? It was a first date, after all, and he was going in blind, slightly hesitant to put himself out there. But he took the microphone anyway and broke the ice. “I’m an art st...
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March
27,
2018
Of all the things K.K. DuVivier could hang on her refrigerator, that little piece of paper from Xcel Energy may tell her story best. It’s the energy bill that the Sturm College of Law professor and her husband, Lance Wright, are so proud of. F...
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March
26,
2018
The defending national champion University of Denver hockey team fell short of a chance to repeat, losing to Ohio State University Sunday. The Buckeyes topped the Pioneers 5-1 to advance to the Frozen Four, ending DU’s season. “I thought we...
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March
26,
2018
Every year, Kari Shafenberg calls the local domestic violence shelter, hoping to hear she won’t be needed. “And that never happens, obviously,” says Shafenberg, the assistant director of registration and records at the Sturm College of Law. “For m...
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March
23,
2018
This was not what Julia Farrell had envisioned for the summer before senior year. She was supposed to be spending those few months nurturing and accelerating her startup, not stuck in an office. But when her business partner left suddenly for ...
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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
22,
2018
The road to repeating as national champions started in the fall, but now the University of Denver hockey program is four wins away from making it a reality. It’s been a season full of ups and downs as the Pioneers have struggled with consistency, but...
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March
21,
2018
When you set foot inside the Gates Fieldhouse, it’s hard not to sense the confidence and determination that exists within the gym. With that also comes a feeling of lack of respect. “We definitely do have a chip on our shoulder,” says Maddie Karr,...
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March
20,
2018
For its 2018–19 season, DU’s Newman Center Presents Series is calling all jazz fans, dance aficionados and armchair travelers. Along with healthy doses of dance and jazz, the season — which kicks off Sept. 15 with a special downtown Denver per...
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March
19,
2018
The University of Denver is playing its best hockey when it matters most. The Pioneers put together their longest winning streak of the season on the way to claiming the 2018 National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Frozen Faceoff championshi...
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March
19,
2018
“It was almost surreal. That’s the moment you realize this is it, I’m here.” That moment for Tyler Dabrowski was when he walked out with Team USA for the opening ceremony of the 2018 winter Olympic Games with more than 28 million American hous...
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March
16,
2018
In the interests of preparing students to be impactful leaders in their workplaces and communities, the University of Denver has made it a goal to transform the student experience by providing high-impact experiential learning and focused small class...
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