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Coaches Bill Tierney and Liza Kelly are turning the Pioneers lacrosse program into one of the best in the country

Coaches Bill Tierney and Liza Kelly are turning the Pioneers lacrosse program into one of the best in the country

“It’s too quiet out here! Let’s go!” University of Denver men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney stands in the middle of the field at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on campus. It’s a beautiful late summer afternoon, the first day of practice for the 2015 season, and Tierney’s 47 players are quietly […]

Student research project examines fishing practices in the Caribbean

Student research project examines fishing practices in the Caribbean

While most students were home enjoying their summer vacations, University of Denver senior Jill Hamilton was below the Caribbean Sea, hanging out with fish and seeking solutions to their declining numbers. The environmental science and strategic communications major was one of 44 undergraduate students to receive a DU grant to […]

Christian Anderson is co-owner of the Denver-based fast-casual restaurant Chop Shop. Photo by Wayne Armstrong

Alumni connections helped build fast-casual eatery Chop Shop

After an intense four years at the University of Denver earning a degree in international business while playing men’s lacrosse, Christian Anderson (BSBA ’05) chose to travel instead of jumping into a job. He visited Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand before returning to Denver, where he landed a post at Beverage […]

Four new deans take the reins at DU

The University of Denver wraps up its sesquicentennial and heads into 2015 with a number of new deans leading programs across campus. Three were promoted from within, while one—Daniels College of Business Dean Elrie LaBrent Chrite—came to Denver from another university.

DU ranks No. 1 in the nation for the percentage of undergraduates who study abroad

DU ranks No. 1 in the nation for the percentage of undergraduates who study abroad

From Argentina to Australia, Bolivia to Belgium, the University of Denver sends its students around the world each year to take part in study-abroad programs that help shape their lives and careers. According to the 2014 Open Doors report released in November by the Institute of International Education (IIE), DU […]

Paralympic skier and DU junior Jamie Stanton is making a name for himself on and off the slopes

Paralympic skier and DU junior Jamie Stanton is making a name for himself on and off the slopes

Skiing has been a big deal at the University of Denver since 1964, when Willy Schaeffler and the Pioneer ski team won their first NCAA national championship. The program’s tradition of success brings competitive athletes to the mountains every winter to take to the slopes. Sixty years after that first […]

University community wins two major awards for community service

The University of Denver has been recognized twice in the past month for its dedication to community service. DU is one of 63 private universities nationwide selected in 2015 for the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation, and the University also was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education […]

Poetry by Joseph Hutchison

Joseph Hutchison, interim academic director of arts and culture and global affairs at DU’s University College, in September 2014 was named Colorado’s poet laureate. He is author of 15 poetry collections, including “The Rain at Midnight” (2000) and “Thread of the Real” (2012). Here is a sample of his work. […]

The legacy of skiing coach Willy Schaeffler

The legacy of skiing coach Willy Schaeffler

My father, Willy Schaeffler, was head coach of the ski team at the University of Denver for 22 years, from 1948–70. During his tenure, he and his DU ski teams won 13 of the 18 NCAA skiing championships that were held. Many say that is a legacy that will never […]

Alum’s book aims to help children face psychotherapy

Alum’s book aims to help children face psychotherapy

For many people, the idea of psychotherapy seems relatively benign, especially as mental health awareness continues to grow in the public eye. But for a child who has never experienced anything like it, therapy can be a terrifying prospect. Meeting a strange person in a strange place, being asked to […]