Newsroom University of Denver (Features)

2018
September
19,
2018
If Kayla Knopp had her dream job, she’d be penning advice columns for the newspaper. If the University of Denver doctorate student's research is any indication, she would never be short on material. After all, her recently released study, “Onc...
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September
18,
2018
The University of Denver is committed to living our values of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that our community and institutional success is dependent on how well we engage and embrace the rich diversity of our faculty, staff, administrators, ...
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September
17,
2018
For faculty members, designing a new course is easy, right? Just a pick a textbook, write up a syllabus that follows the chapters, and call it a day. Not so fast, says Virginia Pitts, director of university teaching with DU’s Office of Teachin...
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OTL
September
14,
2018
A recent $687,000 gift from the Arnold & Porter Foundation to the University of Denver will create two new endowed scholarships at the Sturm College of Law to support outstanding students with a demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and civi...
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September
14,
2018
No way was Nicole Good coming to the University of Denver. There was just nothing new and exciting about it. For one thing, it was too close to Greenwood Village, where she had grown up. The gymnastics meets she had once watched with her mom, ...
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September
13,
2018
Deep in the grumbling belly of a gold mine, one professor, an orientation leader, 18 students, two staff members and an old miner huddled shoulder to shoulder straining to catch a glint of sparkling gold by flashlight. This is the University of Denve...
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September
12,
2018
Three outstanding staff members and one department have been named as winners of the 2018 Staff Awards. The winners embody the dedication and forward-looking spirit that drive DU to be its very best. On Oct. 17, the winners will be recognized at DU’s...
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September
12,
2018
The University of Denver’s Student Foundation has received a prestigious national award recognizing its efforts to build a culture of philanthropy and giving among DU’s more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The 2018 CASE Affiliated...
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September
11,
2018
Never forget. That’s the only wish Patrick Mills, a retired navy captain, has of everyone today. “I hope that we don’t forget. A lot of people were killed on 9/11, and they had nothing to do with anything. They were just going to work, includi...
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September
10,
2018
The University of Denver is numbered among the country’s top 100 institutions of higher education. U.S. News & World Report ranks DU 96th in its list of best national universities. This year, U.S. News & World Report adjusted the criteria that...
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September
07,
2018
New provost Jeremy Haefner comes to DU from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he served for 10 years as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Haefner, who also worked at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, talks ...
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September
06,
2018
This week, the University of Denver’s Class of 2022 began the first chapter of its college experience. Through move-in, Pioneer Passage and Discoveries Week, each of the 1,500 first-year students is starting to fill the pages with a personal tale...
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September
05,
2018
More than 1,500 new University of Denver students and their families gathered Tuesday morning in Magness Arena for Pioneer Passage, an event that serves as an official welcome into the DU community. A highlight of orientation week, it represents the ...
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September
03,
2018
First-year students, and their parents, descended upon the University of Denver campus on Monday for move-in day. Approximately 1,500 students representing 48 states and 24 countries will start classes at DU next week. The only states not represented...
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August
31,
2018
Monday, Sept. 3, is move-in day for first-year students at the University of Denver. Nearly a quarter of the roughly 1,500 students identify themselves as a member of an ethnic group other than white, making the Class of 2022 the most diverse eve...
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August
30,
2018
Carbon nanotubes may be strangers to most, but for University of Denver alumna and physics pioneer Azure Avery, they hold the magic of a pink, feather-light sugar nest disappearing on a child’s tongue for the first time. “When raw, [carbon nan...
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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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August
28,
2018
The first question is always: “Why?” As in, “Why would you ever want to row across the Atlantic Ocean?” The answer, for Alex Evans, belies the 50-foot waves, violent storms and long nights that will push a team of never-before rowers to the...
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August
27,
2018
So engrained in American culture is Harry Potter that Hermione is now an acceptable name for a child. Butterbeer is an item on Starbucks’ secret menu, and most everyone knows which Hogwarts house they’d be sorted into. For so many, a time before phra...
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August
23,
2018
The story of Colorado’s military sacrifice is largely written on two-foot slabs of ghostly, milky marble, standing at attention in southwest Denver. Fort Logan National Cemetery is as good as a history book: a 214-acre volume stretching back to 1...
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August
22,
2018
In literature and in life, a toolbox signifies problem solving and resourcefulness. At the building housing the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, a vintage red toolbox, displayed on the lower level, also calls to mi...
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August
22,
2018
As a project manager at Denver-based United Launch Alliance (ULA), Trevor Kilpatrick shoots for the stars—or, more accurately, the planets—every day. A joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, ULA helps launch rockets for NASA, the Departmen...
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August
21,
2018
Following the call of a microphone, 30 University of Denver students flock to the front of the room, huddling around a figure who could easily be mistaken for a proud mother. “Congratulations!” says a beaming Nina Sharma. “It’s over!” For t...
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August
19,
2018
At the University of Denver’s summer Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 18, a sea of family and friends came together in Hamilton Gymnasium to celebrate the accomplishments of 620 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students ready to embark on ...
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August
16,
2018
Two members of the University of Denver community have been recognized by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) for their work within student affairs. Honored by NASPA’s Region IV-West, Liliana Rodriguez, vice ch...
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August
16,
2018
The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law is charting a new course with the launch of a refreshed part-time JD program. Beginning this fall, students admitted into the Professional Part-Time JD Program can complete all of their required cour...
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August
15,
2018
Sitting atop the desk in the University of Denver’s new Video Creation Studio is a button just begging to be pushed. It’s shiny, comically large and framed in a ring of blue light. Enticing though the button may be, the real fun comes post push. T...
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August
14,
2018
In a move to provide more support for students recovering from substance use disorders, the University of Denver will open a Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at the start of the fall quarter during Discoveries Orientation and Welcome Week. The...
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August
13,
2018
Like most good ideas, this one came out of nowhere. When Grant Gravitt (BSBA '18) was 14 and riding in a car with his dad in his hometown of Las Vegas, he spotted a car wrapped with a company logo. “I thought it looked cool, and I asked my dad...
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August
09,
2018
A new entry in Arcadia Publishing’s campus history series offers a 127-page jog down Memory Lane. Via the hundreds of photos in “University of Denver,” nostalgia buffs can stop by professor Herbert Alonzo Howe’s 1889 algebra class, scope out t...
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