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2018
July
17,
2018
Seven faculty members have been chosen as recipients of DU’s faculty awards, including the new Distinguished University Professor Award. Faculty were selected based on their impressive work and the recommendations of colleagues and students. The foll...
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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
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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May
16,
2018
The question came to JB Holston early in the day, at an event to create safe, sustainable and accessible campuses and cities: “If you build it, will they come?” Students, faculty and major players in the community and tech industry leaned in to he...
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May
03,
2018
Behind the hum of the 3-D printers, obscured by students and their computer monitors, sits Austin Armstrong’s little herb garden. Alongside the parsley and rosemary, technology sprouts. Tiny sensors monitor the temperature, soil moisture a...
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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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January
31,
2018
The University of Denver has a commitment to graduating global leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset and the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science is helping lead the charge. The Ritchie School is one of the latest partners in the ...
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2017
December
14,
2017
It’s not an easy undertaking, bringing the androids from the Star Wars movies to life. However, for DU alumna Darby Vernon, it’s difficult for her to imagine doing anything else. It’s her job to make sure the droids your kids want this holiday season...
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November
16,
2017
From power plants to water supply networks and transportation systems to waste management methods, the nation’s infrastructure is aging. However, research focusing on smart cities is helping communities replace infrastructure and move into the 21st c...
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November
14,
2017
JB Holston, dean of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, participated last month in a weeklong trade mission to India led by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. In addition to encouraging Indian companies to invest in...
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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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September
25,
2017
Courtney Owen began thinking about how robots could help humans when she was a student in high school. While working a summer job in a research lab in Fort Worth, Texas, she met Zeno, a robot that helps children with autism improve their social c...
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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
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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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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May
18,
2017
For many students, summer break is an opportunity to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to an internship. For Maddy Drosendahl and Racheal Erhard, that means moving to Virginia for the summer to intern with NASA. “NASA has...
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April
28,
2017
As a high school senior in Highlands Ranch, Kendall Weistroffer had a love for video games. So it was only natural that when she came to the University of Denver, she’d major in something that reflected that interest. Now, as a college senior ...
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April
27,
2017
Will Alverson and Julia Farrell aren’t artists. In fact, the DU undergraduates are studying analytics, computer science, business, physics and math. Yet, it was their passion for local art that brought them together to launch a business called Ar...
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April
26,
2017
​ Nathan Sturtevant, associate professor in the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, was recently elected as a Senior Member of ­­­the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). “Sturtevant’s ...
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April
25,
2017
Since it opened in fall 2016, the new home of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science has fostered a culture of experimentation and creativity. That’s especially true on the building’s Innovation Floor, the entry-le...
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April
19,
2017
Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette visited the University of Denver campus Wednesday morning to discuss immigration reform. The event was organized by FWD.us, a bipartisan group started by leaders in the tech and business communities to promote...
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April
06,
2017
Hunger, poverty, crumbling infrastructure and inadequate clean water and sanitation are all serious issues facing millions of people around the world. In 2015, the United Nations established 17 goals — known as the sustainable development goals —...
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March
27,
2017
In 2015, the United Nations set 17 goals — known as the sustainable development goals (SDG) — for ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for everyone. The challenge now is to implement them within 15 years. With that in mind...
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March
09,
2017
It’s not your typical backdrop for a classroom, but for students from three Denver High Schools, the movie theater at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center provided an important lesson about engineering and computer science. Students from South High S...
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