Newsroom University of Denver (Quick Hits)

2017
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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November
10,
2017
As a former Marine, Daniel Janosko is a firm believer in the power of teamwork. That’s why the senior geography major was glad to find a work-study position as equipment manager for the DU men’s hockey team. “Being in a team atmosphere is really b...
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November
09,
2017
Capt. Avery (Denney) Crisp (BSBA ’12) always dreamed of flying planes, but she never imagined DU would put her on a path to making that dream a reality. She was raised in western Colorado, where she skied with her family and played volleyball, ba...
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November
08,
2017
Back-to-back seasons with 16 wins is not good enough. Just ask head coach Rodney Billups, now in his second year with the Denver men’s basketball team. “For us to expect the crowds that hockey gets, we have to win,” he says. “We struggled with acc...
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November
07,
2017
When you are coming off a season with only six wins, it’s easy for expectations for the upcoming season to be low. However, that’s not the case for the University of Denver women’s basketball team and new head coach Jim Turgeon. “We are going to c...
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November
06,
2017
Michael Brent has designed and taught several DU philosophy courses at beginner and advanced levels covering a wide range of topics. His classes include first-year students to graduating seniors. Now with a grant from the DU Center for Community ...
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November
02,
2017
Jaime Guzmán has seen the effects of gentrification first-hand. The 4th year PhD student in communication studies is examining the impact of gentrification on lower-income communities of color, starting with his hometown of East Los Angeles, a Latinx...
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November
02,
2017
The Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise at the University of Denver announced today that Dr. Lydia Prado will be joining the Institute on January 1, 2018 as Director of Community Partnerships. Dr. Prado, a psychologist who earn...
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November
01,
2017
Theologian and philosopher Albert Schweitzer said, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” For Nickolas Dawkins (EDD ’10), happiness comes in educating others...
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October
31,
2017
On Monday, Oct. 30, the University of Denver hosted its annual Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon at Magness Arena. The ceremony honored nine faculty and staff members and one department for their contributions to the University, the community and...
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October
31,
2017
Dear friends, I am pleased to announce that after conducting a national search with a diverse pool of candidates, I have appointed Todd Rinehart as DU’s next vice chancellor for Enrollment Management. Todd has served as interim vice chancellor sin...
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October
30,
2017
A recent economic impact study by the Butler Institute for Families at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) found that Colorado's early childhood education (ECE) industry serves more than 100,000 children, generates $1...
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October
30,
2017
The University of Denver’s Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence is partnering with the office of Housing and Residential Education to host an off-campus housing fair. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Dris...
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October
26,
2017
As Americans live longer, the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia continues to increase. A serious problem these patients face is a shortage of caregivers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in the next five years, mor...
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October
25,
2017
Several faculty members and students from the University of Denver’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics were among those who took part in the American Physical Society’s (APS) Oct. 19 dedicatio...
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October
24,
2017
With a national hockey championship to celebrate, more than 1,200 alumni and parents were on campus last weekend to participate in Homecoming and Family Weekend at the University of Denver. The weekend started with Hocktoberfest, a festive opportunit...
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October
23,
2017
The University of Denver today announced the establishment of the innovative and transformational Joseph and Loretta Law Institute of Arts and Technology, made possible through a $20 million gift from Dr. Dennis Law and his mother, Loretta Law. This ...
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October
19,
2017
Insects — whether it's 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 b...
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October
17,
2017
There were times they doubted the design. There were times they doubted they would meet deadlines. There were times they doubted whether they would ever complete construction. However, after more than two years, the hard work and perseverance by stud...
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October
16,
2017
University of Denver alumna Ashlyn Stewart (BA ’17) has been named one of four national winners of the 2017 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Portz Scholars Thesis Contest. Stewart, who graduated in June and majored in English and history...
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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
You could say winning back-to-back national championships for the hockey program at the University of Denver has become a habit of sorts. Three times the Pioneers have won the title and repeated as champions the next year. Now entering the 2017-18 se...
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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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