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Retooling school: DU revamps the student experience to reflect a diverse and fast-changing world

Retooling school: DU revamps the student experience to reflect a diverse and fast-changing world

The past five years have seen a tremendous amount of change in higher education, and the next 10 years promise to bring even more. By the year 2025, college students will be just as likely to be first-generation college students as not, and chances are, they’ll need skills for jobs that haven’t even been invented yet.

Retooling school: DU revamps the student experience to reflect a diverse and fast-changing world

Retooling school: DU revamps the student experience to reflect a diverse and fast-changing world

The past five years have seen a tremendous amount of change in higher education, and the next 10 years promise to bring even more. By the year 2025, college students will be just as likely to be first-generation college students as not, and chances are, they’ll need skills for jobs […]

Psychology professor recognized for her work with domestic violence victims

Psychology professor recognized for her work with domestic violence victims

On campus, Anne DePrince is a professor and chair in the psychology department and serves as director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, which coordinates the University’s public-good work. But her work with the community doesn’t stop there. DePrince and her psychology students work with a number […]

Social work student inspired by health care internship

Social work student inspired by health care internship

Kayley Carson, a second-year student in the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), has been passionate about social work since she was an undergraduate. While studying psychology at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., she was inspired to pursue social work after completing an internship in palliative care with the […]

Iranian exile and DU alum recognized as a ‘great immigrant’ by Carnegie Foundation

Iranian exile and DU alum recognized as a ‘great immigrant’ by Carnegie Foundation

In the winter of 1979, with Iran in the throes of a revolution that would transform the nation from a pro-Western, one-party state into an Islamic theocracy, Ali Malekzadeh was far from his home country in more ways than one. The previous year, Malekzadeh (BSBA ’77, MBA ’78) had finished […]

DU offers first-generation student a path to success

Private colleges may seem like daunting institutions with unattainable standards and a price tag that is too large to even consider for most students. But, according to research done by the Council of Independent Colleges, a higher proportion of first-generation and low-income students enroll at private colleges than at public […]

Senior plans event to inspire young black women in Denver

Senior plans event to inspire young black women in Denver

Senior Brooklyn Batey, a defender on the University of Denver women’s lacrosse team, is more than just a Division I athlete. Over the last year, Batey has been working hard to organize a new summit at DU for young African-American women in Denver. The summit, Black Women Lead, Empower, Aspire […]

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 […]