Newsroom University of Denver (Quick Hits)
2017
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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September
08,
2017
Monday, Sept. 11, marks 16 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon. University of Denver professor Philip Beaver was in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Last year, on the 15th anniversary of the tragi...
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September
07,
2017
We are taking a comprehensive approach to supporting our incoming and current students who may be impacted by Hurricane Irma. Staff in the Division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence are serving as the central hub to get students connected to th...
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September
06,
2017
For the first time since arriving on campus, first-year students gathered together on Tuesday morning as the class of 2021. Before the more than 1,500 students — decked out in red shirts — formed a large “DU” at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, they to...
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September
05,
2017
In response to the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program as announced this morning by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp shared the following message with students, faculty and staff. To ...
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September
04,
2017
First-year students, and their parents, crowded the DU campus on Monday for move-in day. Approximately 1,500 students, representing 49 states and 36 different countries, will start classes at the University of Denver next week. A majority of the i...
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September
01,
2017
Monday, Sept. 4, is move-in day for first-year students at the University of Denver. The approximately 1,500 students who make up the class of 2021 will represent the most diverse class of first-year students to attend DU. Nearly a quarter of the...
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August
31,
2017
Melanie Harris, founding director of African American and Africana Studies and professor of religion and ethics at Texas Christian University, recently began a year-long American Council of Education (ACE) Fellowship at the University of Denver. “...
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August
29,
2017
We are taking a comprehensive approach to supporting our incoming and current students who may be impacted by Hurricane Harvey, as outlined in the action plan below. Student Outreach & Support (SOS) staff in the Division of Campus Life and Inclusive ...
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August
29,
2017
The latest Colorado Marijuana Market Report finds the total number of active Colorado marijuana business licenses is at a record high of 3,038. The quarterly Market Report is produced by the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business Assistan...
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August
28,
2017
For a lot of us, summer is synonymous with relaxation and leisure. But for most students at the Sturm College of Law, summer provides an opportunity for valuable work experience through a legal externship. Joaquin Gallegos, an incoming second-year at...
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August
25,
2017
The University of Iowa Press has awarded PhD creative writing student Alicia Mountain its 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize for her book of poetry High Ground Coward. Since 1987, the prize has been awarded annually for an unpublished poetry collection. Only poe...
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August
24,
2017
Near the end of her 14th annual divisional address on Wednesday, University of Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes announced a shift in roles in her division, appointing long-time DU administrator Ron Grahame to...
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August
23,
2017
When you are coming off back-to-back undefeated regular seasons and an appearance in the final four, it’s difficult not to be considered one of the best teams in the country. That’s where the University of Denver men’s soccer team finds itself. The P...
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August
22,
2017
On Monday, the buildings on the University of Denver campus emptied out as students, faculty and staff stepped outside to check out the solar eclipse. It was the first total eclipse visible in the United States since 1991 and the first total ecli...
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August
21,
2017
Today, all eyes will be on the skies for a rare experience that few have ever witnessed. “Solar and lunar eclipses happen about every six months somewhere on earth, but they are more rare where we happen to live,” says Robert Stencel, the Will...
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August
19,
2017
A perfect Colorado day provided a picture-perfect backdrop for the 2017 summer Commencement. With blue skies and temperatures in the 70s, the University of Denver celebrated the hard work and accomplishments of 600 graduates. Chancellor Rebecca Ch...
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August
18,
2017
Some college students reward themselves for graduation, whether it be a car, trip or some well-deserved time off. But if you’re Ann Obermann (PhD ’17), you keep it simple by getting a cat. Obermann, who is earning her doctorate in social work ...
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August
17,
2017
Growing up, it’s important for children to have a mentor and support system in place to be a positive influence on their life. For some kids it might be a parent, a teacher, or even a coach. However, for many kids in Denver’s public housing neighborh...
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August
15,
2017
This year, the University of Denver athletics program celebrates its 150th anniversary. To mark the occasion, DU is unveiling “A Legacy in the Making: a Decade in Review,” a chronicle highlighting the Pioneers’ success in the last 10 years. “A...
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August
14,
2017
The engineering community is beginning to take note of the University of Denver in ways that were hard to imagine just five years ago. Nowhere was this more evident than at the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit, sponsored by the U.S. National A...
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August
11,
2017
The 1970 Beatles love song “The Long and Winding Road” speaks of just that — a twisting, sometimes arduous journey that seems to have no end. But for Josh Burg, a love affair with people and helping them with life’s problems has at long last brou...
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August
10,
2017
Morgan Smith has seen the truth firsthand: Local policy making is the best way to enact social change. Growing up in Colorado Springs, Smith first became politically engaged through participation in his high school’s speech and debate team. At the...
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August
08,
2017
“Working together to serve Colorado veterans.” That was the message last Friday on the University of Denver campus as it played host to the seventh annual Veterans in Higher Education Summit. The event was organized by the Colorado Advisory Council o...
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