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Pioneer Rodney Billups returns to campus as men’s basketball coach

Pioneer Rodney Billups returns to campus as men’s basketball coach

Rodney Billups never expected his career to turn out the way it did. He dreamed about playing professional basketball. He wanted to be a business owner. Retire early. Follow in the footsteps of his brother Chauncey Billups — the former NBA star and arguably the best player to ever come […]

Art and tech intersect in DU’s Emergent Digital Practices program

Art and tech intersect in DU’s Emergent Digital Practices program

He has become a familiar sight around campus — a lanky guy in sunglasses and cap who waits until dark, rides his giant tricycle up to a building, busts out a projector and starts blasting colorful, eye-catching 3-D images onto the existing architecture. Travis Powell, 23, a student in DU’s […]

Students and faculty find innovative ways to combat homelessness

Students and faculty find innovative ways to combat homelessness

Projects include a nonprofit thrift store, a law-school report on the human cost of camping bans, and a photo project that helps homeless youth tell their stories.

"Most people do not know, nor do they care, who the athletics director is," says Peg Bradley-Doppes. "All that matters is that I do my job." Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Q&A with DU Athletics Director Peg Bradley-Doppes on the Pioneers’ ongoing success

Bradley-Doppes guided the Pioneers to their fourth-straight Learfield Sports DI-AAA Directors’ Cup in July 2016. The award is given each year to the top NCAA Division I non-football school.

Emergent Digital Practices student uses art to explore her MS diagnosis

In April 2009, Denver native Sarah Richter’s world was turned upside down. After experiencing bouts of severe vertigo, triple vision and fatigue for months, Richter was finally diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). “Getting MS was a catalyst,” says Richter, a graduate student in DU’s emergent digital practices (EDP) program, a […]

Social sciences background enhances alumna’s career in geophysics

Tiffany Tchakirides (MA ’02) digs deeply into her work. Literally, and digitally. She works as an exploration and geophysics workflow advisor at Shell, one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies. Previously, she was a seismic processing geophysicist for Shell’s deepwater exploration imaging team in the Gulf of Mexico […]

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 […]

Alumna Jenna Bainbridge returns to campus in Phamaly production of  ‘Evita’

Alumna Jenna Bainbridge returns to campus in Phamaly production of ‘Evita’

It’s been two years since Jenna Bainbridge (BA ’14) graduated from DU and ventured into the world to fulfill her dream of acting and singing on stage. For her, it was more than just being underneath the bright lights in front of big crowds — it was about her passion for […]

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 […]