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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 […]

Reaching the summit: The most successful fundraising campaign in University history comes to a close

June 30, 2014, marked the end of the most successful fundraising effort in University of Denver history: ASCEND: The Campaign for the University of Denver. Each year of the eight-year campaign was among the University’s top 10 fundraising years, with the final year of ASCEND surpassing all previous annual fundraising […]

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 […]

$17 million gift helps build new facility for international studies school

$17 million gift helps build new facility for international studies school

The University of Denver in March announced a $17 million gift from philanthropists Anna and John J. Sie to support a new building for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The donation is the largest single private gift in the Josef Korbel School’s 50-year history. “Anna and I are […]

Engineering researchers team with student-athletes for injury study

Engineering researchers team with student-athletes for injury study

Researchers from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the University of Denver’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science have been spending a lot of their time in the Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness lately, helping DU swimmers avoid injury and improve performance. Recognizing that […]

Senior finance major learns to ‘work smart’

Senior finance major learns to ‘work smart’

Every student has his or her own secret to success, but for senior finance major Kara Brown — who works full time in addition to taking a full schedule of classes — working smart has become a mantra to live by. “One of the biggest traits that I’ve had to […]

University names new dean for Morgridge College of Education

University names new dean for Morgridge College of Education

University of Denver Associate Professor Karen Riley has been named dean of the Morgridge College of Education effective immediately. Riley, a Morgridge College faculty member who works in the area of child, family and school psychology, has served as interim dean since June 2013. A search committee formed this spring […]

Monica Kumar: Lessons from India

Monica Kumar: Lessons from India

My undergraduate time at the University of Denver challenged me and forced me to learn and grow in unique ways. It was four years of pure joy, whether it was making lifelong friends on campus or around the globe. I was fortunate enough to study abroad twice while at DU, […]