Articles written by: Tamara Chapman

In Kenya, students discover how the lives of humans and animals intersect

In Kenya, students discover how the lives of humans and animals intersect

While classroom presentations and assigned readings gave students an overview of the myriad challenges facing Kenya, it took the trip to the East African country to reveal their full scope and scale. To fill in the big picture, students visited national parks and urban slums, tribal cultural centers and sanctuaries for rescued animals. They learned about the devastating effects of the ivory trade on elephants and the demand for bush meat on zebras and antelopes.

Alumna pursues passion for food justice with Denver nonprofit

Alumna pursues passion for food justice with Denver nonprofit

During her sophomore year at the University of Denver, Nyabweza Itaagi embarked on a lifestyle experiment that would launch her on a soul-sustaining, nutrient-dense journey. “I decided to become vegan — just to see the health effects, if I would feel better, more energized,” says Itaagi, who double majored in […]

Ed Estlow was named honorary life trustee on Jan. 16.

Honorary Life Trustee Ed Estlow dies at age 95

Ed Estlow — a 1942 graduate of the University of Denver who was recognized by the institution as an honorary life trustee in 2014 — has died at age 95. A standout athlete and scholar during his time at DU, Estlow went on to a long and successful career in […]

Student co-chair helps Sustainability Council work toward a greener DU

Student co-chair helps Sustainability Council work toward a greener DU

Mollie Doerner’s interest in green issues was first stoked when, as a first-year student, she joined the University’s Environmental Sustainability Living and Learning Community (ESLLC). That meant she shared living space with other students who were passionate about sustainability and joined them in a weekly class dedicated to local and […]

Theater students cast and direct their own shows for annual Capstone Festival

Theater students cast and direct their own shows for annual Capstone Festival

As the curtain sets on their final year at the University of Denver, theater majors channel all their dramatic know-how into the Department of Theatre’s annual Senior Capstone Festival, a 14-day whirlwind of short productions selected and directed by graduating thespians. This year’s Capstone Festival showcases the work of seven […]

DU reduces carbon footprint by 27 percent

Thanks to a number of sustainability efforts, the University of Denver has reached the first of its carbon-reduction milestones six years ahead of schedule. Along the way, it has shaved more than $850,000 from annual operating expenses, says Chad King, the University’s sustainability coordinator. Since 2006, King says, DU has […]

Alumna’s poem inspires spirituals-focused stage show

Alumna’s poem inspires spirituals-focused stage show

“You’re still famous in New Jersey.” That unexpected news popped up in her email inbox one day last summer. So naturally, University of Denver alumna Dee Galloway clicked on the message. A professional poet, an enthusiastic songstress and the program administrator at the DU-based Spirituals Project, Galloway (BA ’04) was […]

Gates Foundation grant supports innovations in childhood learning

Preschoolers may not be able to calculate the circumference of a circle or ponder the delights of pi, but they’re more than ready to enjoy a standing play date with patterns, shapes and numbers. In fact, says Professor Douglas Clements of the Morgridge College of Education and the Marsico Institute […]

DU-affiliated authors behind a crop of new titles

DU-affiliated authors behind a crop of new titles

In a host of books just off the press, members of the University of Denver community share their research passions, storytelling skills and memories. Here’s a roundup of several new titles well worth reading. “Ugo Foscolo’s Tragic Vision in Italy and England” (University of Toronto Press, October 2014), by Rachel […]

Making connections in a world of difference: 5 students who are changing the face of DU

Making connections in a world of difference: 5 students who are changing the face of DU

In the years to come, says Frank Tuitt, the University of Denver’s associate provost for inclusive excellence and associate professor of higher education, “everybody will need to navigate and be successful in a diverse society.” After all, the composition of society is changing dramatically. Consider: The U.S. Bureau of the […]