Articles written by: Tamara Chapman

Korbel Professor Haider Khan to receive University’s highest award at Convocation

Korbel Professor Haider Khan to receive University’s highest award at Convocation

Editor’s note:  Read profiles of the other faculty honorees at Convocation here.   Although he has made his name and reputation in what wags call the “dismal science,” Professor Haider Khan of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies is downright exuberant about human potential. “I am, on the whole, […]

Diverse and high-achieving: the Class of 2018

With the start of fall quarter in early September, the University of Denver welcomed the 1,436-member Class of 2018 to campus. “This is one of the most diverse classes we’ve had, so we’re pretty excited about it,” says Tom Willoughby, vice chancellor for enrollment. Twenty percent of first-year students identify […]

Junior public policy major back from Fulbright institute in Scotland

Junior public policy major back from Fulbright institute in Scotland

Ryan Carson, a junior majoring in public policy and international studies, recently joined nine other American students for the five-week Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute, hosted by Dundee and Strathclyde universities. A 2012 Boettcher Scholar, Carson is campaign coordinator for DU’s chapter of GlobeMed and a member of the Pioneer Leadership […]

Quick Questions: Middle East expert Nader Hashemi on ISIS

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 […]

A leader with vision: Rebecca Chopp takes her place as the University’s 18th chancellor

A leader with vision: Rebecca Chopp takes her place as the University’s 18th chancellor

A new chapter in the University of Denver’s 150-year history opened Sept. 1, when Rebecca Chopp began her tenure as the institution’s 18th chancellor. The first woman to hold the University’s top position, Chopp succeeds Robert Coombe, whose 33 years at DU culminated in his chancellorship from 2005–14.

Engineering team develops landing platform for unmanned vehicles

Engineering team develops landing platform for unmanned vehicles

Steve Conyers is in search of a snappy acronym. When he comes up with just the right blend of initials, it will provide the finishing touch — a memorable moniker — for an ambitious project that has occupied his time as a master’s student in the University of Denver’s Daniel […]

University of Denver names Rebecca Chopp, president of Swarthmore, as 18th chancellor

University of Denver names Rebecca Chopp, president of Swarthmore, as 18th chancellor

The University of Denver Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Rebecca Chopp as the institution’s 18th chancellor. Chopp, 62, brings to the post more than 20 years of experience in higher education leadership, most recently as president of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Chopp succeeds Robert Coombe, whose 33 […]

Vice Chancellor David Greenberg receives Bonfils Stanton Community Service Award

In honor of his transformative role in education reform, David Ethan Greenberg, vice chancellor of institutional partnerships at the University of Denver, has received the Bonfils Stanton Foundation’s 2014 Community Service Award. The recognition is part of a trio of foundation accolades given annually and known throughout the state as […]

"I think it’s an incredibly exciting time, and I see DU entering an entirely new phase, where we have a real chance to become one of the truly extraordinary universities in the nation," says departing Chancellor Robert Coombe. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Departing Chancellor Robert Coombe reflects on his 33 years at the University

In January 2014, Robert Coombe, the University’s 17th chancellor, announced he will retire at the end of June, along with his wife, Julanna Gilbert, executive director of the Office of Teaching and Learning and a member of the chemistry and biochemistry faculty. Coombe assumed the chancellorship in 2005, after serving […]

DU reaffirms its zero tolerance policy toward sexual harassment in response to federal inquiry

The University of Denver announced May 1 that it has reaffirmed its longstanding zero tolerance policy toward sexual harassment and violence on and off campus. The announcement comes in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) release of a list of 55 institutions nationwide — […]