Newsroom University of Denver (Quick Hits)
2017
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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August
07,
2017
If you’ve been to Nashville recently, you know the city has a lot to offer, including a booming nightlife and restaurant scene that has managed to stay modern while adapting to the tastes of its residents and visitors. Part of that change can ...
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August
04,
2017
It’s a stealthy specter capable of throwing a person’s life into disarray, even as one is simply going about one’s business. But a new program at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science — a master’s in cybersecurity — aims to help t...
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August
03,
2017
Forbes has released its list of top colleges in America. In addition to making the overall list, the University of Denver ranked high in two separate categories. DU finished No. 18 in the category of “colleges that dominate academically and at...
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August
02,
2017
The University of Denver received high marks from The Princeton Review in its annual Best 382 Colleges list. For the guide’s 2018 edition, DU improved its ranking in two categories where it placed among the country’s top universities. Once aga...
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July
31,
2017
Imagine walking on the University of Denver campus and seeing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) carrying multiple packages for delivery. Or perhaps strolling through downtown Denver and seeing that same UAV as part of a Hollywood movie shoot. Research...
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UAV
July
27,
2017
The University of Denver Board of Trustees has endorsed a resolution encouraging new actions and backing continued efforts at embracing sustainability and addressing climate change on campus. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be the focus of...
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July
25,
2017
The Denver Hospice plans to recognize Peter Van Arsdale for his work as its co-founder and for his efforts to raise funds for its partner hospice in Arusha, Tanzania. Van Arsdale is director of DU’s African Initiatives project and an adjunct profe...
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July
20,
2017
While students from the University of Denver and University of California at Berkeley are working through 90-degree heat to build a house, you can track their progress from the comfort of your air-conditioned home or office. Last week, with the he...
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July
18,
2017
The University of Denver today announces the election of four new members to the Board of Trustees, effective July 1. The Board elected Denise O’Leary as chair-elect, who will succeed Doug Scrivner as board chair on July 1, 2018, and elected Catherin...
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July
18,
2017
The University of Denver today announced a new center that will help fulfill the University’s strategic goals as outlined in DU IMPACT 2025. The American political system has long been studied and dissected – and American politics is quite possibly m...
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July
17,
2017
Denver residents often are unaware that the city once boasted a world-class public transportation system in the form of streetcars. In fact, many of our buzzing commercial strips and distinctive neighborhoods — Colfax, Broadway, South Pearl, Gayl...
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NSM
July
14,
2017
University of Denver alumna Amanda Mountain (MPS ’15) has been quite busy since graduating. Not only did she become a first-time mom, but she has risen to the top of the corporate world by becoming president and CEO of Rocky Mountain PBS. If a...
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July
13,
2017
DU graduate Katie Bokenkamp recently accomplished an impressive feat — completing an honors thesis in history and another thesis entirely in Italian. In both cases, Bokenkamp’s stellar academic achievements were enhanced by University-sponsored inter...
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July
12,
2017
Preventing and treating global health problems. Addressing social issues to improve people’s lives. Advancing efforts around creating environmentally sustainable cities. These are all challenges facing our local and global communities. Kicking...
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July
11,
2017
The Colorado Consortium of Residency Educators (CO-CORE), a unique group of partners across higher education and non-profit organizations in Colorado, has received a $400,000 federal grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to study what ...
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July
10,
2017
Megan Lane (BA ’13, MA ’14) and Kaela Martins (BS ’16) are proponents of sustainability. While studying at the University of Denver, the two worked in DU’s Center for Sustainability, assisting with the University’s sustainability efforts. The cen...
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July
07,
2017
When the 1,400-plus members of DU’s Class of 2021 report to new-student orientation in early September, they’ll have at least one thing in common: J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy.” The bestselling book, a memoir chronicling what the author calls “a ...
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July
06,
2017
Morgridge College of Education alumna Kendra Carpenter (ELPS ’16) has been selected by the Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals (CAESP) and the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) to be the 2017 recipient of the Reba Ferg...
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July
05,
2017
As the lyrics in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "OKLAHOMA!" say, “He’s gone about as fur as he c’n go.” Lamont 2014 vocal performance graduate George Arvidson starred as Curly in the 2014 Lamont Opera Theatre production of "OKLAHOMA!". This summer, a ...
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June
30,
2017
Candi CdeBaca (BS ’09, sociology; MSW ’09, social work) is co-founder and executive director of Project VOYCE, a nonprofit that mobilizes and trains Denver youth to work on problems in their schools and communities. Her goal is to prepare kids from D...
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June
29,
2017
For the fifth consecutive year and the ninth time in 10 years, the University of Denver has been awarded the Learfield Sports DI-AAA Directors' Cup. The Pioneers' 35th place national finish in the overall Division I standings is the best finish in sc...
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June
28,
2017
Melissa Shambach realizes the importance of an internship. But for many students like her, it is nearly impossible to take advantage of unless it is paid. Fortunately for Shambach — a freshman majoring in international studies at the University of De...
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June
27,
2017
For college students, Friday nights are often reserved for socializing. But on the evening of May 5, dozens of University of Denver students spent their Friday trying to solve the problem of homelessness. They were participants in the Universi...
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June
26,
2017
Twelve stories, 12 personal and unique perspectives. That’s what readers will discover within the new book “Many Voices, One DU.” A compilation of nonfiction stories from University of Denver alumni, faculty and students, the book is part of O...
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June
23,
2017
Next week, 16 high school students from Denver and Aurora will arrive at on campus for a week-long immersion into health-related professions. They will meet with faculty, students and professionals, visit a local hospital, undertake short research pr...
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June
21,
2017
University of Denver women’s tennis team captain Maureen Slattery and Julia O’Loughlin made history this season, becoming the first All-Americans in program history. Head coach Christian Thompson said this year both players “blossomed into mat...
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June
15,
2017
At an elementary school in Denver’s Ruby Hill neighborhood, several DU students are helping schoolchildren build positive social skills that counteract bullying behaviors. Both groups of students — the little kids and the big kids — are having a lot ...
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NSM
June
08,
2017
Bonnie Clark, associate professor of anthropology, took a new approach to her “Artifacts, Texts and Meanings” class this spring thanks to the availability of 3D printers at the Innovation Floor, housed in the Ritchie School of Engineering and Compute...
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