Academics & Research

Professor draws on literature, gender and performance studies for classes that challenge

Professor draws on literature, gender and performance studies for classes that challenge

Few English professors weave dance and other performance arts into a course syllabus, but Tayana Hardin enjoys integrating American literature with performance studies in her classes and scholarly work. Hardin specializes in 19th- and 20th-century African-American literature, gender studies and performance studies. In spring 2015, she taught an advanced seminar […]

Exchange program gives Korbel students better understanding of Japan

In March, 23 graduate and undergraduate students from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies had the opportunity to visit Japan as participants in the Kakehashi Project. Sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the fully-funded student exchange program between Japan and the U.S. aims to promote deeper mutual understanding […]

Professor examines human behavior through visual perception

Human perception is keen. We can appraise an individual in the blink of an eye and discern details about a group or a crowd at a glance. Our visual perception often guides our behavior, whether we know it or not. Timothy Sweeny, assistant professor of psychology at DU, studies visual […]

DU crowdfunding effort leads to additional summer internship grant

Incoming junior Darby Pappas was studying for finals at the Anderson Academic Commons when she saw a missed call and voice mail from a campus extension. On the other end, career advisor Rebecca Damas had left Pappas a message offering her an internship award that had just been funded through One […]

Biology professor named one of 10 Boettcher Investigators

Biology professor named one of 10 Boettcher Investigators

University of Denver Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Schuyler van Engelenburg has been awarded a $235,000 Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award. He is the first University of Denver researcher to receive this honor, which was granted to only 10 Colorado scientists this year. “We are proud to continue the Webb-Waring […]

Countdown to Commencement: New MBA grads help businesses become B Corps

Jacklyn Ward and Betsy Fischer believe businesses can be much more than a profit source for their owners or shareholders. The two have a passion for aligning companies’ vision, values and purpose with their internal practices. It’s a passion Ward and Fischer realized during their full-time MBA program at the […]

Film students showcase their narrative work

Film students showcase their narrative work

On June 2, students in the filmmaking program in the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies (MFJS) will showcase narrative films they have been working on over the past two quarters. At he beginning of winter quarter, students submitted scripts to Rodney Buxton, associate professor in MFJS. The scripts […]

Project X-ITE partners with Arrow Electronics to host Ideation Challenge

Project X-ITE partners with Arrow Electronics to host Ideation Challenge

On a snowy afternoon in April, 75 students from DU’s business, engineering and computer science and emergent digital practices programs gathered with Arrow Electronics senior officials to compete in the Ideation Challenge. Cross-functional teams of DU students showcased their collaborative design skills by tackling a real business challenge Arrow is […]

Michael Levine-Clark named dean of University Libraries

The University of Denver has appointed Professor Michael Levine-Clark dean and director of the University Libraries, effective June 1. Levine-Clark most recently served as interim dean and director of University Libraries. Between July 2012 and August 2015, he was associate dean for scholarly communication and collections services. He replaces Nancy […]

Social work conference makes the case for increased human-animal interaction

The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work hosted its second biennial conference for social work practitioners on May 12. Titled “Animals on the Mind: Social Neurobiology of Human-Animal Interactions in Research and Practice,” the conference featured presentations by experts in the […]