Newsroom University of Denver (Student Life)

2018
June
10,
2018
Far from the expected Commencement sentiments of following dreams, soaking up experiences and never giving up, Tim Schultz offered one very specific piece of advice for DU’s Class of 2018: volunteer. Go beyond hammering nails for a housing initiat...
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June
09,
2018
With all eyes on the capped and gowned students below, University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp urged the University’s new graduates to stand, turn and reciprocate the attention. Sitting in the crowd, she said, are the people who made your prese...
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June
08,
2018
At this year’s Black Male Initiative Summit, Gianni Di Cioccio witnessed a moment he will carry with him when he graduates with his MA from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies later today. It was the talent show portion of the day. A kid...
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June
01,
2018
It’s hard for Diana Estrada to imagine her life without the University of Denver, but it’s something she’ll be doing in just a few days after she walks across the stage at commencement. The Pueblo native has been on campus for a while—after receiv...
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May
25,
2018
There are two things Fryda Faugier is not. She is not a U.S. citizen. And she is not afraid to tell you so. “I’m an activist; I share my story,” she says. “I’m sure that had I been born a citizen, I would not be facing the same struggles I face...
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May
18,
2018
When they call Linda Kornfeld’s name at DU’s June 9 Commencement ceremonies, she will proudly walk across the stage erected in Magness Arena. She will collect her diploma, and she will wear that “I did it” smile that complements a graduation cap and ...
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May
14,
2018
“It’s a giant, time-sucking nightmare.” That’s how Steven McDonald, associate professor and technical director/production manager in DU’s Department of Theatre, describes the annual Senior Short Play Festival. He’s speaking affectionately, of ...
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May
11,
2018
When senior Morgan Smith comes to a fork in the road, he doesn’t choose either the path least or most traveled. Instead, he zigzags among the options, stitching together his own route to personal and professional development. It’s a great way to w...
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May
10,
2018
For the first time since 2014, both the women’s and men’s lacrosse teams are headed to the NCAA Tournament in the same season. The men’s team will open the tournament with a trip to seventh-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday, May 13. After posting a 12-...
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May
08,
2018
Students of a certain age can't help it: The lens through which they see Kenya is tinted with the colors of Walt Disney's palette. The east African nation that inspired “The Lion King” has gained notoriety and attracted tourists with its national par...
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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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April
30,
2018
Whitney Peterson is passionate about bringing to light stories that were once silent. The graduate student in the department of anthropology is using donated photo albums from former sites of World War II Japanese American internment to understand, i...
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April
27,
2018
For many people, the word “trial” conjures up an open courtroom, an imposing judge looking down on a defendant, and perhaps a few serious lawyers in fancy suits. If we were given the chance to look into the courtroom of Cynthia Thompson, who will gra...
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April
25,
2018
What is it like to teach Generation Z to use a disposable camera? With a smile, Vanessa Molina, a Community-Engaged Fellow, will tell you that it’s enough to make you feel old. You might be curious about what the modern function of a disposable camer...
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April
20,
2018
“I just got my first smart phone a couple of months ago,” says University of Denver senior Aristotle Johns. “It’s way too much for me.” Come again? It’s hard to imagine that anything could be too much for a student who answers to Aristotle,...
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April
13,
2018
He can tell you about the hybridization of chemical bond structures. Or explain the stability of aromatic compounds. But for Charlie Wallace, ordering coffee in Perugia, Italy, made him feel like an idiot. His notoriously brutal organic chemist...
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April
09,
2018
Ask 27-year-old Chinese violinist Quanshuai Li whose career he would most like to emulate, and he answers not with the name of a rock musician or a classical phenom, but with that of Ivry Gitlis, a 95-year-old Israeli virtuoso violinist who has perfo...
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April
04,
2018
The University of Denver gymnastics team, ranked 13th in the country, is prepared to make another run to the NCAA National Championships this weekend. The team will be in Minneapolis competing at NCAA Regionals, to which it has advanced for the 2...
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March
30,
2018
For Nikole Addison, gymnastics is more than just a sport. It has been more than just a passion for the last 15 years. It has served as more than just a way of life. For Nikole Addison, gymnastics has created a path that otherwise might not have been ...
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March
28,
2018
The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation’s Pioneer Health and Performance has opened a brand new nutrition station in the Pat Bowlen Training Center inside the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, Associate Athletic ...
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March
26,
2018
The defending national champion University of Denver hockey team fell short of a chance to repeat, losing to Ohio State University Sunday. The Buckeyes topped the Pioneers 5-1 to advance to the Frozen Four, ending DU’s season. “I thought we...
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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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March
22,
2018
The road to repeating as national champions started in the fall, but now the University of Denver hockey program is four wins away from making it a reality. It’s been a season full of ups and downs as the Pioneers have struggled with consistency, but...
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March
21,
2018
When you set foot inside the Gates Fieldhouse, it’s hard not to sense the confidence and determination that exists within the gym. With that also comes a feeling of lack of respect. “We definitely do have a chip on our shoulder,” says Maddie Karr,...
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March
19,
2018
The University of Denver is playing its best hockey when it matters most. The Pioneers put together their longest winning streak of the season on the way to claiming the 2018 National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Frozen Faceoff championshi...
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March
19,
2018
“It was almost surreal. That’s the moment you realize this is it, I’m here.” That moment for Tyler Dabrowski was when he walked out with Team USA for the opening ceremony of the 2018 winter Olympic Games with more than 28 million American hous...
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March
16,
2018
In the interests of preparing students to be impactful leaders in their workplaces and communities, the University of Denver has made it a goal to transform the student experience by providing high-impact experiential learning and focused small class...
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March
14,
2018
When the slight, baby-faced girl in class stood up to present her idea, Audrey Legate didn’t think too much of it. Maybe she just looked young for her age in the freshman-level Gateway to Business course. She clearly had the brains to pitch an...
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March
12,
2018
It took three games, but after a dominating performance on Sunday night, the DU men’s hockey team is advancing to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff next weekend in Saint Paul, Minn. The Pioneers were home this weekend for the first-round series against ...
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March
11,
2018
For the 24th time in program history, the University of Denver ski team has captured the NCAA National Championship. Denver has now won at least one national championship in each of the last five athletic seasons, joining only Stanford to accompl...
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