Articles written by: Tamara Chapman

Former trustee Carl Williams dies at 87

Cable television innovator Carl Williams, who served as a University of Denver trustee from 1997 until 2004, has died. He was 87. A Korean War veteran, a former Colorado state senator and the co-founder, along with cable pioneer Bill Daniels, of TelEvents, Williams is regarded as one of the cable […]

Photography major distills her talents into top slot at Hangar 1

Photography major distills her talents into top slot at Hangar 1

Since January 2014, Caley Shoemaker (BFA ’09) has been head distiller at California-based Hangar 1 Vodka, headquartered at an old airplane shelter at the Alameda Naval Air Station near San Francisco. She’s one of the few female distillers in the country, and she’s making a name for herself — and her product — in the Bay Area’s bustling artisanal beverage and cocktail scene.

DU archives home to rare photo collection of Native American life

DU archives home to rare photo collection of Native American life

  At the University of Denver, even the archives have impact. That’s particularly true of a set of photographs by Edward Curtis, the 19th-century artist and ethnographer known as the “Shadow Catcher,” a moniker he was given by the Native Americans whose visages and culture he captured in his internationally […]

Former University College dean Peter Warren dies at 77

Peter Warren — who served the University of Denver as a visionary dean of University College, as vice provost for global development and as an associate professor of mathematics — died on Oct. 15 at his home in Lower Downtown Denver. He was 77. Born in 1938 in New York, […]

Alumna furthers passion for science with a STEM teaching fellowship

Faven Habte (BS ’10) stepped into her science classroom at Chicago’s Bronzeville Scholastic Institute earlier this fall with hopes to ignite a passion for her discipline among her students — much the same way her own passion was sparked and stoked by her high school and college mentors. “My goal […]

Sociology professor’s new book explores torture debate

Sociology professor’s new book explores torture debate

“We do not torture.” In the years before Sept. 11, 2001, most Americans could read that statement, bypass the box marked “False” and check the one labeled “True.” And then came Abu Ghraib. “Abu Ghraib disrupted everything,” says Jared Del Rosso, assistant professor of sociology and author of the recently […]

Class of 2019 is one of University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse

Class of 2019 is one of University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse

Selected from a pool of 15,000 applicants and numbering 1,430 students, the class represents one of the University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse to date. It also is one of the most academically accomplished classes in DU history.

Chopp introduces draft of strategic plan at inauguration ceremony

Chopp introduces draft of strategic plan at inauguration ceremony

In an address capping ceremonies installing her as the University of Denver’s 18th chancellor, Rebecca Chopp called on Coloradans to imagine a renewed relationship between higher education and democracy and previewed DU Impact 2025, the institution’s ambitious strategic plan, scheduled for a formal release in early 2016. “There is a […]

Quick Questions: Middle East expert Nader Hashemi on the Iran nuclear deal

With the U.S. Congress scheduled to vote on the Iran nuclear deal by Sept. 17, proponents and opponents are squaring off over the deal’s merits and shortcomings, mostly from a geopolitical perspective. But what does the deal mean for the people of Iran? What does it mean for the country’s […]

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of engineering school

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of engineering school

Noted Denver entrepreneur and scale-up CEO JB Holston took the helm of the University’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science on July 1. Holston brings more than 25 years as a senior executive at Fortune 500 companies, as a venture capital-backed CEO, and as a startup entrepreneur […]