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2018
August
29,
2018
There is a paradox in Colorado, Morgridge College of Education Dean Karen Riley told a crowd in Denver’s Speer neighborhood. The state’s housing market, business climate and economy are all surging, she said, “and yet we're not seeing some of those d...
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June
28,
2018
The University of Denver is welcoming three new members to its Board of Trustees, as a new chair begins her term July 1. Ryan Heckman, Nancy Phillips and Dan Caruso have been elected to four-year terms, as Denise O’Leary ascends to the Board’s lea...
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June
21,
2018
All eyes in Colorado’s political sphere gazed upon the University of Denver this week, as the institution’s Center on American Politics hosted Republicans and Democrats vying to become the state’s next governor. On June 18, Democrats Mike John...
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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
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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2017
June
19,
2017
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne today announced the launch of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (CEAL), an innovative government-research partnership that will be housed at the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterpr...
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2016
August
08,
2016
The practice of a great lawyer begins in the classroom. So says Bruce Smith, the Sturm College of Law’s (Denver Law) new dean, who began his official duties July 1. Arriving from the University of Illinois College of Law, Smith comes ready to embrace...
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June
21,
2016
Tens of thousands Coloradans are preparing to ditch their cars in favor of a bike. Wednesday, June 22, is Bike to Work Day in Colorado. Last year, more than 30,000 people participated in Bike to Work Day across the state. In Denver alone, more th...
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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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June
20,
2016
380,000 people packed downtown Denver this last weekend for PrideFest. It was an opportunity for members of Colorado’s LGBT community to stand together and celebrate. This weekend also served as an opportunity to remember the 49 lives lost a week...
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June
20,
2016
The June 24 edition of Newsweek magazine will feature the work of DU professor Kim Gorgens. As a clinical associate professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Gorgens has been studying the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on j...
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June
20,
2016
What a busy month of May at DU to wrap-up the 2015-16 academic year. Our students and faculty making headlines for their work inside and outside the classroom. Here's your chance to look back at some of the highlights. ...
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June
20,
2016
A week ago, the U.S. suffered the worst mass shooting in modern history. 49 people died and more than 50 were hurt when a gunman opened fire inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. This tragedy is part of an upsurge in the frequency of mass s...
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June
20,
2016
It’s one of the most recognizable sights in all of downtown Denver. Everyone has seen the giant blue bear peeking into the Colorado Convention Center. Since 2005, The 40-foot-high bear has become a can’t-miss photo op for tourists and locals. Whi...
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June
17,
2016
Like it or not, 20 years from now, the streets and neighborhoods in and around the University of Denver are going to look dramatically different. In hopes of fostering changes for the better, the University commissioned the Washington-based Ur...
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June
16,
2016
For the 10th consecutive year, the University of Denver will help celebrate PrideFest this weekend (June 18–19). DU will have a booth set up along 14th Street, beside the Denver Art Museum. DU’s presence at PrideFest aims to show support for the ...
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June
16,
2016
Sue Hinkin, executive director of Career Services, will leave her role effective June 27. Hinkin has been with the University of Denver for five years. In that time, she has built a more collaborative and interconnected network among the career cente...
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June
15,
2016
What will it take to make DU an anchor institution in Denver, meeting the vision of DU IMPACT 2025? The University of Denver is sponsoring a five-day Urban Land Institute (ULI) advisory panel to study the campus and surrounding neighborhoods. The...
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June
15,
2016
The FBI continues to investigate what motivated an American Muslim to open fire inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people. Authorities have confirmed that 29-year-old Omar Mateen had pledged allegiance to ISIS, but there is no evidence he ...
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June
14,
2016
William Cross, Morgridge College of Education: Named the 2015–16 University Lecturer. Based solely upon creative contributions and scholarly work, this is one of the University’s most distinguished honors. ...
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June
14,
2016
At the undergraduate Commencement ceremony in early June, Jaser Alsharhan walked the stage to receive his bachelor of arts degree, graduating with distinction in political science and with University honors. Alsharhan was one of 42 Colorado stude...
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June
14,
2016
University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp announced today that Renell Wynn will serve as the University’s next vice chancellor for Communications and Marketing, effective August 15. Wynn is currently vice president for communications and marke...
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June
13,
2016
Roughly 150 people came together on the University of Denver campus Monday to show solidarity following the June 12 massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando. It was an opportunity to reflect, remember and commit to moving forward and making our communi...
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June
13,
2016
Following the tragic events on Sunday at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, a moment of silence will be held on the University of Denver campus. The moment of silence will be followed by a shout of anger and determination. “It’s important that we as a DU...
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June
10,
2016
Katherine Archuleta – Began her career as a school teacher in Denver and worked in local government for Denver Mayors Federico Pena and John Hickenlooper. She worked for the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy in the Clinton Administration ...
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June
09,
2016
A new exhibit at the Anderson Academic Commons — “Rising Stars: Denver Civic Ballet and Ballet Guild” — chronicles the compelling story of the Mile High City’s first professional ballet company. The exhibit is drawn from the University’s Carson Br...
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June
09,
2016
Adam Rovner, professor of English and Jewish literature, has been asked to authenticate archival documents that will hopefully shed light on a part of Colorado history. Rovner’s research surrounding an immigrant settlement in the early 19th century c...
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June
09,
2016
In a wide-ranging address covering everything from her years in Denver to her concerns about growing isolationism in the United States, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called on the members of DU’s Class of 2016 to put their educatio...
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June
09,
2016
At 1/1,000th the width of a human hair, it’s light, flexible and the giga-star of Associate Professor Barry Zink’s recent thermoelectrics research. Known for its unique electrical properties, Zink says, this allotrope of carbon might just help us...
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June
09,
2016
In her speech at the University of Denver’s graduate Commencement on June 3, DU alumna Susana Cordova encouraged departing graduate students to celebrate not only the milestones in their lives, but also the mile markers, which she described as “t...
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