Newsroom University of Denver (Quick Hits)

2018
July
12,
2018
Katelin Batten never thought she would complete a graduate degree. As the associate head coach of DU’s volleyball team, her days are filled with practice, recruiting trips and player meetings. Adding more projects to tackle seemed unfathomable. ...
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July
11,
2018
Roddy MacInnes’ new life began in 1993 with a trip to a Denver antique store. Struggling with substance abuse and longing for a greater sense of community, MacInnes — now a DU photography professor — happened upon a family album filled with ph...
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July
10,
2018
A low, slow note oozes out of the cello onstage. It’s almost “Jaws”-like in its effect, drawing the listener in closer, within reach of the jarringly off-key interjections from the horns and woodwinds. Then, silence takes over. The audience waits...
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July
09,
2018
Beginning today, the University of Denver is the first in Colorado to pilot a new service provided by Chariot shuttles. Subsidized for all students, faculty and staff by DU IMPACT 2025 funding, Chariot will provide rides along two designated rout...
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July
05,
2018
When Ethel Swartley, associate professor in the University of Denver’s English Language Center, was called on by the U.S. Department of State to teach in Iraq, she didn’t hesitate. She was eager to put her skills to work in a country that had lon...
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July
03,
2018
JJ Khan is using a unique sense of purpose to not only make the DU community a better place, but to spark a greater change in the world. The third-year psychology and socio-legal studies major navigates his many commitments by never forgetting his dr...
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July
02,
2018
In 75 years on this earth, Richard Quine will say he’s only really been one thing. His teenage years in a TV repair shop, his college degree, the pair of patents he holds all show the 40-year University of Denver professor is an electrical engine...
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June
30,
2018
For the sixth consecutive year and the 10th time in 11 years, the University of Denver has been awarded the Learfield Sports DI-AAA Directors’ Cup. The Pioneers finished ahead of all non-football schools in the 2017–18 Division I standings. “Once ...
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June
28,
2018
The University of Denver is welcoming three new members to its Board of Trustees, as a new chair begins her term July 1. Ryan Heckman, Nancy Phillips and Dan Caruso have been elected to four-year terms, as Denise O’Leary ascends to the Board’s lea...
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DU
June
27,
2018
As the city of Denver continues to evolve and grow, new construction further buries our past. However, before DU IMPACT 2025 transforms the University of Denver campus, a group of students had the opportunity to unearth some history. “The main thi...
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June
26,
2018
Cathy Grieve — known campus-wide for her inexhaustible service to DU — has separation issues. She says she plans to retire. At the end of July. Or maybe a couple of weeks after that. Certainly not until she conscientiously dots and crosses ever...
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June
25,
2018
The University of Denver today announced that it will lease space in the new Catalyst Healthcare Technology Initiative (Catalyst HTI) located in Denver’s RiNo district. A cross-disciplinary consortium of five DU schools will use the space: the Daniel...
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June
21,
2018
All eyes in Colorado’s political sphere gazed upon the University of Denver this week, as the institution’s Center on American Politics hosted Republicans and Democrats vying to become the state’s next governor. On June 18, Democrats Mike John...
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June
19,
2018
Over 350,000 people converged on downtown Denver this last weekend to celebrate PrideFest. The weekend-long event was an opportunity for Colorado’s LGBTQ community to come together and overshadow a recent court ruling. It was just two weeks ago t...
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June
19,
2018
Founded five years ago with the mission of increasing appreciation of dance as an art form, nonprofit organization Presenting Denver always knew a dance festival would be the perfect expression of its raison d’etre. It just took some patience and...
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June
18,
2018
Heather Drake’s brain overflows with knowledge about famed surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Her enthusiasm colors her words, and what seems like a simple question — “What is your favorite piece by Dalí?” — turns into a guided tour through the DU...
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June
14,
2018
Matt Sauve was bored. Simple as that. As the snow piled up outside his loft off University Boulevard, the sophomore needed a way to entertain his friends. Within the next two hours, he would produce something that would go on to grace game roo...
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June
13,
2018
The University of Denver’s Project X-ITE announced today it is teaming with the Gates Family Foundation, the Boston Consulting Group and community leaders to develop a business plan and prototype for a sustainable, scalable independent statewide ...
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June
10,
2018
Far from the expected Commencement sentiments of following dreams, soaking up experiences and never giving up, Tim Schultz offered one very specific piece of advice for DU’s Class of 2018: volunteer. Go beyond hammering nails for a housing initiat...
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June
09,
2018
With all eyes on the capped and gowned students below, University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp urged the University’s new graduates to stand, turn and reciprocate the attention. Sitting in the crowd, she said, are the people who made your prese...
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June
08,
2018
At this year’s Black Male Initiative Summit, Gianni Di Cioccio witnessed a moment he will carry with him when he graduates with his MA from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies later today. It was the talent show portion of the day. A kid...
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June
07,
2018
For most people, college graduation is a fleeting experience. Years of work build into one day, and all at once, it’s over. But, work your way into the position of chief marshal, and the excitement can be yours three times every year. That’s the c...
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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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