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2017
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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July
24,
2017
“Star Trek” had Kirk, Picard and Spock. Now, NASA has Robb Kulin (BS ’04), a University of Denver alumnus who is one of 12 out of more than 18,000 applicants to be selected for the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Program. While his future missions ma...
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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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May
25,
2017
Two members of the University of Denver family are being recognized by ColoradoBiz magazine. The current issue includes a ranking of Colorado’s 25 most powerful people. Making the list are Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie and Erik Mitisek, executi...
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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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January
31,
2017
Sustainability, reliability, security and cost effectiveness — all are important factors when considering how to best approach and solve the issue of how we get our electricity. Thanks in part to two research grants from the U.S. Department of En...
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2016
December
07,
2016
For nearly two decades, the University of Denver's gift to the community has been the annual Holiday Carillon Recital. On Sunday, Dec. 11, the gift that keeps on giving returns. The 18th annual recital will take place starting at 3 p.m. The free perf...
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October
17,
2016
It was a day more than two years in the making. On Friday, Oct. 14, the DU community marked the grand opening of the new home for the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. The five-floor, 130,000-square-foot facility fe...
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September
09,
2016
As many as 15,000 participants representing small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs will gather Sept. 12–16 for Denver Startup Week, an annual summit of entrepreneurial energy, innovation and connection. Now in its fifth year, the event was ...
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August
25,
2016
Students returning to the University of Denver this fall will soon notice the addition of dining and housing options, as well as a few renovations within some student residences. Lynn Marie Apartments, which was formerly a mixed-use building h...
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August
04,
2016
Thousands of miles from home, a group of Egyptian Fulbright Scholars has arrived on the University of Denver campus as part of the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program. The group of six, who are all faculty members at various universities...
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June
23,
2016
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Colorado this September for the annual Korbel Dinner. He will deliver the keynote address to a crowd of more than 750 people. “We are honored, and absolutely thrilled, to welcome Vice President Biden to DU and ...
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June
21,
2016
One of the most popular athletic shoe companies in the world is partnering with the University of Denver. “Nike has a high regard for innovation and we strive to be the most innovative company period,” says Bryan Conrad, senior researcher for Nike ba...
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