Newsroom University of Denver (Student Life)
2017
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
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
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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September
20,
2017
Lamont senior Guillermo Ramasasa did not start out his musical career by choice. "My dad put me into music by force," he says with a smile, adding that he was expected to carry on the legacy of his saxophone-playing grandfather, who shares his name. ...
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September
08,
2017
In response to the remarks made by Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, University of Denver Chancellor Chopp shared the following message with the DU community. To read the message in Spanish, click here. ...
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September
06,
2017
For the first time since arriving on campus, first-year students gathered together on Tuesday morning as the class of 2021. Before the more than 1,500 students — decked out in red shirts — formed a large “DU” at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, they to...
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September
04,
2017
First-year students, and their parents, crowded the DU campus on Monday for move-in day. Approximately 1,500 students, representing 49 states and 36 different countries, will start classes at the University of Denver next week. A majority of the i...
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September
01,
2017
Monday, Sept. 4, is move-in day for first-year students at the University of Denver. The approximately 1,500 students who make up the class of 2021 will represent the most diverse class of first-year students to attend DU. Nearly a quarter of the...
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August
28,
2017
For a lot of us, summer is synonymous with relaxation and leisure. But for most students at the Sturm College of Law, summer provides an opportunity for valuable work experience through a legal externship. Joaquin Gallegos, an incoming second-year at...
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August
25,
2017
The University of Iowa Press has awarded PhD creative writing student Alicia Mountain its 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize for her book of poetry High Ground Coward. Since 1987, the prize has been awarded annually for an unpublished poetry collection. Only poe...
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August
23,
2017
When you are coming off back-to-back undefeated regular seasons and an appearance in the final four, it’s difficult not to be considered one of the best teams in the country. That’s where the University of Denver men’s soccer team finds itself. The P...
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August
19,
2017
A perfect Colorado day provided a picture-perfect backdrop for the 2017 summer Commencement. With blue skies and temperatures in the 70s, the University of Denver celebrated the hard work and accomplishments of 600 graduates. Chancellor Rebecca Ch...
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August
18,
2017
Some college students reward themselves for graduation, whether it be a car, trip or some well-deserved time off. But if you’re Ann Obermann (PhD ’17), you keep it simple by getting a cat. Obermann, who is earning her doctorate in social work ...
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August
11,
2017
The 1970 Beatles love song “The Long and Winding Road” speaks of just that — a twisting, sometimes arduous journey that seems to have no end. But for Josh Burg, a love affair with people and helping them with life’s problems has at long last brou...
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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
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
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
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
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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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
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
12,
2017
From dinners to barbecues and award ceremonies to dances, the past month has been a time of celebration around the University of Denver. Over the weekend, more than 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students celebrated Commencement. In the weeks le...
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June
11,
2017
It was early in Jim Lentz’s career that he was faced with a difficult decision. He was working at Toyota and his boss told him he needed to change the way he managed people, and if he didn’t, they would fire him. Lentz spent the weekend soul searchin...
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June
10,
2017
Be purposeful. That was the theme at the University of Denver’s graduate Commencement on Friday evening. In his speech, Robert Smith encouraged the departing graduate students not to be observers or followers, but instead be thinkers and doers. ...
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June
09,
2017
For most students, the idea of learning and mastering one area of math and science might be challenging enough. However, for senior Celia Smits, it was all about absorbing as much as possible during her time at the University of Denver. Smits is g...
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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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June
02,
2017
As students across the country prepare for commencement, many will be faced with the important question of “now what?” Whether it’s continuing with their education, entertaining job offers or taking time to see the world, many are relying on a firm p...
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May
31,
2017
Graduate student Molly Haugen, who is pursuing a PhD in DU's Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, got an in-depth look at the intersection of science and policy on a trip to Washington, D.C., in May. Haugen and five other students from around the ...
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NSM
May
27,
2017
With only 15 seconds remaining in the game, junior Connor Donahue took off for the goal, ran past his defender and scored on a dive shot. It appeared that the Pioneers had battled back and tied the game against top-seeded Maryland. However, the g...
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