Newsroom University of Denver (Quick Hits)

2018
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
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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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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