Newsroom University of Denver (Features)

2018
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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August
08,
2018
What’s the difference between a ponderosa pine tree and a Home Depot two-by-four? These days, Michael Kerwin says, it’s not much. Both are so dry they’re like matchsticks: “happy,” in the DU geography professor’s words, to burn when a fire rolls t...
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August
06,
2018
The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) is working toward addressing educational disparities in rural and underserved communities by implementing ECHO DU, a revolutionary distance education program originally developed by the University of New M...
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August
03,
2018
“Tony!” comes a shout from offstage. “Where’s the vomit bucket?” Director Tony Ryan chuckles and cracks a broad grin before a rehearsal of #BESTYOU. He glances at the startled writer sitting in. “You didn’t know what kind of show you were gett...
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August
02,
2018
The University of Denver’s Center for Professional Development, in collaboration with Colorado Women’s College and University College, will launch a 24-week Women’s Coding Boot Camp on Sept. 10. This is the first time the program has been offered...
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August
02,
2018
For theater students around the country, summer is the time to intern on professional productions, building valuable experience and connections for future careers. DU theater students, however, have a tougher time finding summer work as many p...
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July
31,
2018
In a country full of red and blue, Americans somehow still have a difficult time making purple. In fact, these are some of the most partisan times in the history of the U.S., says Jennifer Greenfield, assistant professor in DU’s Graduate School of So...
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July
30,
2018
As a fresh graduate with her master’s in advanced digital media studies from the University of Denver, Erin Pheil looked around her mountain town and checked out her competition. She wasn’t impressed. She could do better. So she did. Pheil founded...
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July
30,
2018
Michelle Baird (BS ’14) was so engaged in coaching DU students in app development at Mentor for a Moment that she stayed with them far beyond the official end of the event. A product manager at Twitter’s Boulder campus, she relished the opportuni...
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July
26,
2018
Photos of Central American children splashed the front pages of newspapers. On cable TV, pundits relentlessly argued about what to do with families that illegally crossed the border into the United States. The world was watching, but Katie Weisema...
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July
25,
2018
After 30-plus years in filmmaking, Sheila Schroeder knows how hard it can be for students to get a foot in the door without experience or connections. To bridge that gap, Schroeder created Project DU F.I.L.M. (Film Initiative Linking Mentors) to brin...
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July
24,
2018
To detect heart disease, doctors test cholesterol. To catch diabetes, they examine blood sugar. But uncovering Alzheimer’s? An accountant may have the edge, according to research under way at DU’s Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging. “We know ...
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July
23,
2018
It was raining. It took until October, but finally, it was raining. Chris Klein (MBA ’08) could exhale as he walked his dog that morning. As far as the weather was concerned, 2012 had been a nightmare to date. A parching winter had rolled i...
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July
19,
2018
It’s been more than a decade since the University of Denver received an 11-ton gift from the Lloyd Shaw Foundation. For years, flashy jackets, frilly dresses and shiny belt buckles have filled the archives of DU’s Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Libr...
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July
18,
2018
With a bachelor’s degree in biology and several years spent teaching science, DU alumna Courtney Dauwalter is no stranger to experimentation. But, instead of dissecting frogs or studying insects, her interests have gotten a bit more personal. Dau...
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July
17,
2018
Seven faculty members have been chosen as recipients of DU’s faculty awards, including the new Distinguished University Professor Award. Faculty were selected based on their impressive work and the recommendations of colleagues and students. The foll...
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July
16,
2018
Thanks to the generosity of more than 19,500 supporters, the University of Denver celebrated one of the most successful years of fundraising and engagement in its 154-year history as alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends contribut...
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July
16,
2018
Students living or studying in China this summer will have a new opportunity to shadow alumni through an expansion of an already-successful Daniels College of Business program. In its inaugural year, the Global Job Shadow Program has matched a...
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July
12,
2018
Katelin Batten never thought she would complete a graduate degree. As the associate head coach of DU’s volleyball team, her days are filled with practice, recruiting trips and player meetings. Adding more projects to tackle seemed unfathomable. ...
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July
11,
2018
Roddy MacInnes’ new life began in 1993 with a trip to a Denver antique store. Struggling with substance abuse and longing for a greater sense of community, MacInnes — now a DU photography professor — happened upon a family album filled with ph...
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July
10,
2018
A low, slow note oozes out of the cello onstage. It’s almost “Jaws”-like in its effect, drawing the listener in closer, within reach of the jarringly off-key interjections from the horns and woodwinds. Then, silence takes over. The audience waits...
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July
09,
2018
Beginning today, the University of Denver is the first in Colorado to pilot a new service provided by Chariot shuttles. Subsidized for all students, faculty and staff by DU IMPACT 2025 funding, Chariot will provide rides along two designated rout...
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July
05,
2018
When Ethel Swartley, associate professor in the University of Denver’s English Language Center, was called on by the U.S. Department of State to teach in Iraq, she didn’t hesitate. She was eager to put her skills to work in a country that had lon...
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July
03,
2018
JJ Khan is using a unique sense of purpose to not only make the DU community a better place, but to spark a greater change in the world. The third-year psychology and socio-legal studies major navigates his many commitments by never forgetting his dr...
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