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Sculptor and alumna Gail Folwell goes pro

Sculptor and alumna Gail Folwell goes pro

For six months, renowned artist Gail Folwell (BFA ’83) worked tirelessly on her newest project: a 7-foot-tall sculpture for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s parade route in downtown Canton, Ohio. On Aug 7, 2015, the city of Canton, in conjunction with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, unveiled “The […]

Alumna brings her talents and skills to prominent foundation

Alumna brings her talents and skills to prominent foundation

Katy Anderson Craig has had a long, fruitful relationship with the University of Denver, first as an undergraduate student (BA ’09, French, creative writing and communications), and then as a graduate student (MA ’04, literary criticism) and assistant director of the DU Honors Program (2000–05). All of these experiences have […]

Social work grads help change lives through horsemanship

Social work grads help change lives through horsemanship

Those who grew up with horses know the therapeutic benefits the animals can provide. They teach us to communicate without words. They react to our body language and our demeanor in ways that force us into heightened self-awareness. At Aspen Hollow Young Ranchers near Morrison, Colo., at-risk and troubled youth […]

Black Lives Matter a hot topic at Diversity Summit

During an afternoon session at DU’s 15th annual Diversity Summit today, Frank Tuitt, senior advisor to the chancellor and provost on diversity and inclusion at DU, moderated a panel featuring faculty from DU and CU Boulder. Panelists included Armond Towns, assistant professor of culture and communication at DU, Bianca Williams, […]

Community members challenged to question their implicit bias at Diversity Summit

At a morning session during DU’s 15th annual Diversity Summit today, Dian Squire, Maria Islas-Lopez and Jennifer-Grace Ewa presented a workshop titled “I’m not racist but . . .’: Exploring the Implicit Bias on DU’s campus.” All three presenters are postdoctoral fellows affiliated with the University’s Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for […]

Diversity Summit workshop offers advice on being a good ally to minority voices

An eye-opening workshop called “White Bodies and Racial Justice Work: Understanding Ally Identities in the Black Lives Matter Movement” was led by Kristen Powell today at the University of Denver’s 15th annual Diversity Summit. Powell, a senior majoring in sociology with minors in intercultural and global studies and communication studies, […]

2016 Diversity Summit to focus on individual bias

In 2001, DU students founded the Diversity Summit with the goal of creating an accepting, supportive and inclusive environment for the University’s diverse population. That commitment continues with the University’s 15th annual Diversity Summit, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21–22. (Due to overwhelming interest, registration for the event is […]

Quick Questions: DNA expert Phil Danielson on his involvement in Denver rape trial

Quick Questions: DNA expert Phil Danielson on his involvement in Denver rape trial

Biology professor Phil Danielson recently served as an expert witness on DNA evidence in a high-profile Denver court case, in which defendant, Clarence Moses-EL, convicted of sexual assault in 1987, was released from prison and granted a new trial after his sentence was vacated by a Denver District Court judge. […]

A 1967 Clarion article describes Martin Luther King's visit to campus.

Martin Luther King visited DU in 1964 and 1967

Martin Luther King Jr. visited the DU campus twice, first in 1964 and later in 1967. In 1964 he spoke before a crowd of 600 in the old Student Union Building (now the south end of the Driscoll Student Center) in an appearance sponsored by the local Shorter Community AME […]

New Myhren Gallery exhibit brings collaboration with Colorado Symphony, Clyfford Still Museum

New Myhren Gallery exhibit brings collaboration with Colorado Symphony, Clyfford Still Museum

The study of color is vast. The last half-century has brought fundamental changes in the ways we perceive and think about color, raising questions like: “Does color exist, or is it just an artifact of our perception? Is color the same everywhere and for everyone? Can we hear color?” “Learning […]