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Alumni connections helped build fast-casual eatery Chop Shop

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 job at Beverage […]

DU at 150: Campus was affected by 9/11 attacks

DU at 150: Campus was affected by 9/11 attacks

On Sept. 11, 2001, DU lost three of its own in the deadliest terrorist attack ever on American soil: Kathryn (LaBorie) Yancey-Salazar (attd. ’77) was a flight attendant on United Flight 175, which hit the south tower of the World Trade Center; Robert Ploger III (BA ’65) and Mari-Rae Sopper (JD ’96) were passengers on American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon.

U.S. News ranks DU among country’s top 100 colleges

The University of Denver has maintained its strong ranking as one of the top 100 national universities included on the U.S. News and World Report list of “Best Colleges 2015.”  The University is ranked 88th on the list of national universities, up from 91st last year. “The rise in the […]

Skiing accident becomes formative moment for ACT Award winner

Skiing accident becomes formative moment for ACT Award winner

Incoming first-year student Alisa Braun seemingly had high school on lock as a member of the National Honor Society, student council and Bozeman High marching band, but after a skiing accident nearly took it all away, she was left with a new outlook on life. Braun was cross-country skiing in […]

Fall sports preview: Directors’ Cup win kicks off a new season

Fall sports preview: Directors’ Cup win kicks off a new season

The University of Denver again claimed the top spot among NCAA Division I non-football schools in June, earning its record sixth Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup over the last seven years. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) awards Directors’ Cups each year to the top schools in NCAA […]

Quick Questions: Biology Professor Phillip Danielson on Ebola

Editor’s note: As part of the University of Denver’s focus on serving the public good, faculty members from across the disciplines routinely share their expertise with the community. They answer questions from reporters, host lectures on trending topics and write op-ed columns for local, national and international publications. They also […]

First-year seminars set stage for college learning

Before students begin declaring majors, setting sail to scenic study-abroad destinations or collecting their diplomas, they all participate in the University of Denver’s distinctive first-year seminar (FSEM), which helps to set the stage for academic and social success throughout the undergraduate years. Each seminar, typically capped at 18 students, first […]

ASCEND: Modern learning chair supports innovations in legal education

What is the value of a law degree? In recent years, that question has been top of mind for every aspiring attorney. An ASCEND gift is ensuring that students at the Sturm College of Law are earning degrees that not only will give them legal knowledge, but also the practical […]

ASCEND: Pre-med students gain research experience through fellowship program

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, fewer than 42 percent of applicants were accepted into U.S. medical schools in 2013. In Colorado, the competition is much tougher: The 2013 acceptance rate at the University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine, Colorado’s only not-for-profit medical school, was less than 3 […]

ASCEND: More than 5,000 donors built a catalyst for campus connection

ASCEND: More than 5,000 donors built a catalyst for campus connection

Since it opened in spring 2013, the Anderson Academic Commons has become the hub of intellectual life at the University of Denver. The University spent 10 years conducting surveys and planning an updated library, and the new building reflects current trends in learning and education. Rather than functioning solely as […]