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2017
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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May
26,
2017
Four years ago, Paige Murray came to the University of Denver an avid reader. She graduates in June — with a bachelor’s degree in gender and women’s studies — just as passionate about reading as ever but equally as keen about writing. So keen, in ...
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May
25,
2017
For DU Pioneer Connor Cannizzaro, this Saturday’s semifinal game against Maryland has added meaning. In order for the senior lacrosse captain to help his current team advance to the NCAA championship game, he must first get past his old team. “It’...
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May
24,
2017
With only three weeks remaining before the class of 2017 graduates from the University of Denver, members of the class of 2021 are preparing to take their place on campus. The incoming group of first-year students is expected to be the most diverse i...
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May
23,
2017
“Each of us has a role to play to promote and protect the positive relationship between justice and law.” That was the message to the 2017 graduates of the Sturm College of Law by Commencement speaker Brenda J. Hollis. On Saturday, May 20, approxi...
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May
21,
2017
Domination. That is the best way to describe the performance on Saturday by the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team. The fifth-seeded Pioneers defeated fourth-seeded Notre Dame 16-4 in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament. Junior...
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May
19,
2017
As a first-generation student, the daughter of immigrants and an immigrant herself, Yesenia Arreola didn’t have many preconceived notions about how higher education could influence her own life, let alone the lives of others. Arreola, who will gradua...
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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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May
14,
2017
If the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team ends the season as national champions, they might look back to halftime of Saturday’s game against Air Force as a big reason why. The Pioneers dominated every statistical category in the first half ...
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May
12,
2017
After spending 12 years in the U.S. Army, Josh Francis decided he was ready for a change. His responsibilities during his military career were diverse. He had studied at an Arabic language-immersion school, written policy papers for senior military a...
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May
11,
2017
The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team is hoping to take a page from the hockey team. DU hockey lost in the quarterfinal round of its conference tournament before winning the rest of its games on the way to a national championship. Two weeks ag...
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May
08,
2017
The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will host the Air Force Academy in the first round of the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament. Faceoff is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPNU. ...
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May
05,
2017
For Kayla Blomquist, her four years at the University of Denver have allowed her to combine her two greatest passions — figure skating and international studies. They were the driving factors in her decision to leave the small town in Wisconsin where...
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