Articles written by: Tamara Chapman

DU’s Publishing Institute kicks off 40th year July 12

In recent years, the once-stately book trade has reeled from one dramatic change to another — from the rise of powerful online retailers to the emergence of digital books and the downsizing of venerated publishing houses. But one thing hasn’t changed. Hundreds of impassioned book lovers want to be part […]

Quick Questions: Catherine Smith of the Sturm College of Law on the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

Quick Questions: Catherine Smith of the Sturm College of Law on the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

Catherine Smith is a Sturm College of Law professor and co-author of an amicus brief cited by the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, the decision last week that made same-sex marriage a constitutional right. Her current scholarship explores the equal protection claims of children of same-sex parents. That scholarship […]

Newman Center hosts Brazilian dance troupe’s Biennial appearances

Newman Center hosts Brazilian dance troupe’s Biennial appearances

Denver’s dance aficionados have come to rely on the Newman Center Presents performing arts series for periodic infusions of thought-provoking fare. They’ll get their summer fix with a July 19 performance by Brazil’s upstart, street-smart Companhia Urbana de Dança (CUD). The CUD show — to be staged at the Newman […]

Alumnus, historian Peter Gay dies at age 91

Renowned intellectual historian Peter Gay — author of more than 25 books, including a much-heralded history of the Enlightenment and a bestselling biography of Sigmund Freud — died on May 12, 2015, at the age of 91. A 1946 graduate of the University of Denver, Gay was born as Peter […]

Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award goes to founder of Africa’s International Peace Initiatives

Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award goes to founder of Africa’s International Peace Initiatives

Even before she claimed her PhD in human communication studies in 2007, Karambu Ringera began using her University of Denver education to help the people of her native village, Meru, and her home country, Kenya, contend with the challenges arising from the HIV/AIDS epidemic. While still a doctoral student, Ringera […]

Program sends DU students into Denver high schools to develop community organizing skills

Today’s high school students know they face a world challenged by daunting problems. What they don’t always know is that they have the power to address — perhaps even solve — some of these problems. That’s where the University of Denver’s Public Achievement team comes in. Throughout the academic year, […]

An interdisciplinary faculty-student-robot research team based out of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science is conducting a pilot study exploring whether humanoid robots like NAO can improve social and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Tech-savvy research team aims to help kids with autism disorders

NAO is the remote-controlled star of an interdisciplinary faculty-student-robot research team based out of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. Led by Mohammad Mahoor, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, the team is conducting a pilot study exploring whether humanoid robots like NAO can improve social and communication skills in children with ASD.

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of DU engineering school

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of DU engineering school

University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp announced Tuesday that noted entrepreneur and scale-up CEO JB Holston will assume 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 […]

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 […]