Articles written by: Greg Glasgow

Founders Day expanded to two-day celebration of all things DU

It is a year of transformation at the University of Denver. Chancellor Rebecca Chopp’s new strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025, lays out a bold vision for the future of the institution, and Founders Day, traditionally a one-night celebration honoring the University’s founding in 1864, has been transformed into a two-day […]

DU grads Ben Deda and Erik Mitisek are the minds behind Denver Startup Week, the country’s largest free entrepreneurial event

DU grads Ben Deda and Erik Mitisek are the minds behind Denver Startup Week, the country’s largest free entrepreneurial event

When Artifact Uprising co-founder Jenna Walker attended her first Denver Startup Week in 2013, she had no idea the event would change her life. “We had been operating for close to a year, but when we attended Denver Startup Week, we started to realize how many resources were in Denver […]

Jazzman Steve Wiest leads a learning revolution at the Lamont School of Music

Jazzman Steve Wiest leads a learning revolution at the Lamont School of Music

Two years ago, multiple Grammy-nominated jazz composer and trombonist Steve Wiest did something completely unexpected. He left one of the world’s best large jazz ensembles — located at the University of North Texas — to teach at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. Why Lamont? With its world-class […]

Alums’ granola success lands them on Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Alums’ granola success lands them on Forbes 30 Under 30 list

The pair’s Love Grown Foods granola is on the shelves at more than 1,300 Kroger and Vitamin Cottage locations around the country, with the promise of more stores to come. In November 2009, foodie website Chowhound.com named Love Grown’s Sweet Cranberry Pecan flavor No. 1 in a granola taste test that included well-known brands such as Udi’s, Back to Nature and Bear Naked. Love Grown’s Apple Walnut Delight came in at No. 6.

Alumnus Andrew Rosenthal pens New York Times editorial on gun violence

Alumnus Andrew Rosenthal pens New York Times editorial on gun violence

As editorial page editor of the New York Times, University of Denver alumnus Andrew Rosenthal (BA ’78) was instrumental in the newspaper’s controversial decision to run a front-page editorial on the topic of gun violence — the first time an editorial has appeared on the New York Times’ front page […]

Biomechanic Lab works to improve treatment of cardiovascular diseases

Biomechanic Lab works to improve treatment of cardiovascular diseases

Ali Azadani, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, has spent the last two years building one of the most state-of-the-art labs in the country to improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Azadani is head of DU’s Cardiac Biomechanic Lab, which is working to […]

DU to launch interdisciplinary center for entrepreneurship and innovation

DU to launch interdisciplinary center for entrepreneurship and innovation

Dubbed Project X-ITE, the initiative looks to position DU as a global leader in entrepreneurship-related higher education, and to increase the University’s visibility in Denver’s startup scene. The University-wide initiative will be kicked off in December by the Daniels College of Business, the Sturm College of Law and the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science; eventually it will grow to include expertise and contributions from across campus.

Letter to students

The University of Missouri has been making headlines this week, raising important questions and concerns about racial tension on college campuses. Over the last 48 hours, in the wake of the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe, multiple occurrences of racially-charged hatred — including significant and serious threats […]

Senior lacrosse player honored for academic success

Senior lacrosse player honored for academic success

Senior lacrosse midfielder Jack Pruitt is finding success both on and off the lacrosse field. A business information and analytics major with minors in mechanical engineering, medical physics and mathematics, Pruitt has a full workload. But even with his busy schedule, he has maintained a 3.946 GPA—a major factor in […]

Alumna receives $30,000 creative writing award

Alumna receives $30,000 creative writing award

When Amanda Rea came to the University of Denver as a freshman, it was only the second time she had ever seen a city. “I came to Denver once, when I was 14, for the state spelling bee,” she says. “My English teacher brought me, and that was the first […]