A new framework plan imagines the DU campus as ‘a great college town in the heart of the city’ Longer term, the campus framework plan envisions the DU campus and neighborhood as a “vibrant college town in the heart of the city,” with more retail and restaurant options, affordable housing, and even a hotel on the north side of campus. Rendering courtesy of DU architect's office
A life of luxury for alum Jason Dorfman, GM of new Cherry Creek hotel "You get to meet people from all different walks of life, and you still get to operate a business," Jason Dorfman says of hotel management. "For me, it’s perfect." Photo: Anthony Camera
Former DU basketball player reinvents herself on the football field Former Pioneers basketball player Tyesha Lowery is a a quarterback and wide receiver on the Mile High Blaze women’s football team. Photo: Wayne Armstrong
Photography professor’s book connects lives on either side of a century Nina Weiste, the woman whose photograph album changed Roddy MacInnes' life. Photo courtesy of Roddy MacInnes

Fall 2018 issue

Longer term, the campus framework plan envisions the DU campus and neighborhood as a “vibrant college town in the heart of the city,” with more retail and restaurant options, affordable housing, and even a hotel on the north side of campus. Rendering courtesy of DU architect's office

A new framework plan imagines the DU campus as ‘a great college town in the heart of the city’

Picture it. You’re an alum returning to DU for the big homecoming hockey game. But instead of staying in Cherry Creek or along Colorado Boulevard, you’re in a hotel on campus, just steps from Magness Arena. When dinnertime rolls around, you head not to the nearest chain steakhouse, but to […]

This is how we serve: A suite of DU programs supports veterans on campus and in the community

This is how we serve: A suite of DU programs supports veterans on campus and in the community

In December, some 30 rowing teams from around the world will descend on tiny La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, to take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, an annual 3,000-mile boat race from La Gomera to Antigua. It’s a grueling endur­ance challenge that is a badge of honor […]

Q&A with DU’s new provost

Q&A with DU’s new provost

New provost Jeremy Haefner comes to DU from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), 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 about his first impressions of DU.   Q: What […]

"You get to meet people from all different walks of life, and you still get to operate a business," Jason Dorfman says of hotel management. "For me, it’s perfect." Photo: Anthony Camera

A life of luxury for alum Jason Dorfman, GM of new Cherry Creek hotel

Jason Dorfman’s career has been on the rise since he graduated from what is now DU’s Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management. After his first job with Marriott, Dorfman (BA ’05) was recruited by Denver-based Stonebridge Companies (founded by DU alumnus and trustee Navin Dimond), where he has worked for […]

Writing Center wields power of words for social good

Writing Center wields power of words for social good

Nearly 800 individuals experiencing homelessness or poverty visit Denver’s St. Francis Center each day. At the daytime shelter, many visitors rinse off in showers, charge their cell phones, enjoy a hot meal — and fine-tune the latest chapter of their novel. Taking the time to work on writing is not […]

Former Trustee and board chair Doug Scrivner and his wife, Mary Scrivner, donated $14 million to the University in September. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

$14 million gift will enhance study of public policy

To further develop the study of public policy and the cultivation of leadership at DU, former Trustee and board chair Doug Scrivner (JD ’77) and his wife, Mary Scrivner, donated $14 million to the University in September. DU’s Scrivner Institute of Public Policy, named in the couple’s honor, will combine […]

Former Pioneers basketball player Tyesha Lowery is a a quarterback and wide receiver on the Mile High Blaze women’s football team. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Former DU basketball player reinvents herself on the football field

The knees don’t bend like they used to. The aches and pains are pretty much a constant now. Still, Tyesha Lowery’s gold-cleated feet dance nimbly around the cones on the grass. The way they used to on the basketball court. “They call me ‘Smooth’ now,” says Lowery (BSBA ’06, MA […]

Nina Weiste, the woman whose photograph album changed Roddy MacInnes' life. Photo courtesy of Roddy MacInnes

Photography professor’s book connects lives on either side of a century

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 photos taken around 1917 by a woman in […]

Recovery center to help in substance-abuse battle

DU is getting real about substance abuse among students. In a move to provide more support for students recovering from substance-use disorders, the University opened a Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at the start of fall quarter. The new center, located at 1931 S. York St., serves as a home base […]

Karlton Creech was introduced in February as DU’s new vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center operations. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

New VC of athletics shares his career journey

Introduced in February as DU’s new vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center operations, Karlton Creech has had a long career in college athletics, much of it in his home state of North Carolina. We sat down with the new VC to talk about his career journey and how […]

Shelf Discovery: Great reading from the DU community

Whether you read for pleasure or edification or both; whether you thumb through a hardcover or swipe through a device, you’re no doubt in the market for new titles to enjoy. The University of Denver’s community of writers is happy to oblige, producing good reads that raise questions and change […]

Trevor Kilpatrick is an engineering manager at Denver's United Launch Alliance. Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance

MBA grad shoots for the stars at United Launch Alliance

  As an engineering 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 Department of Defense and other government and commercial organizations. […]

Studying the relationship between dementia and money management

Studying the relationship between dementia and money management

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 (KIHA). “We know through research that the first clinical markers of cognitive decline are found […]