Academics & Research

DU crowdfunding effort leads to additional summer internship grant

Incoming junior Darby Pappas was studying for finals at the Anderson Academic Commons when she saw a missed call and voice mail from a campus extension. On the other end, career advisor Rebecca Damas had left Pappas a message offering her an internship award that had just been funded through One […]

Biology professor named one of 10 Boettcher Investigators

Biology professor named one of 10 Boettcher Investigators

University of Denver Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Schuyler van Engelenburg has been awarded a $235,000 Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award. He is the first University of Denver researcher to receive this honor, which was granted to only 10 Colorado scientists this year. “We are proud to continue the Webb-Waring […]

Countdown to Commencement: New MBA grads help businesses become B Corps

Jacklyn Ward and Betsy Fischer believe businesses can be much more than a profit source for their owners or shareholders. The two have a passion for aligning companies’ vision, values and purpose with their internal practices. It’s a passion Ward and Fischer realized during their full-time MBA program at the […]

Film students showcase their narrative work

Film students showcase their narrative work

On June 2, students in the filmmaking program in the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies (MFJS) will showcase narrative films they have been working on over the past two quarters. At he beginning of winter quarter, students submitted scripts to Rodney Buxton, associate professor in MFJS. The scripts […]

Project X-ITE partners with Arrow Electronics to host Ideation Challenge

Project X-ITE partners with Arrow Electronics to host Ideation Challenge

On a snowy afternoon in April, 75 students from DU’s business, engineering and computer science and emergent digital practices programs gathered with Arrow Electronics senior officials to compete in the Ideation Challenge. Cross-functional teams of DU students showcased their collaborative design skills by tackling a real business challenge Arrow is […]

Michael Levine-Clark named dean of University Libraries

The University of Denver has appointed Professor Michael Levine-Clark dean and director of the University Libraries, effective June 1. Levine-Clark most recently served as interim dean and director of University Libraries. Between July 2012 and August 2015, he was associate dean for scholarly communication and collections services. He replaces Nancy […]

Social work conference makes the case for increased human-animal interaction

The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work hosted its second biennial conference for social work practitioners on May 12. Titled “Animals on the Mind: Social Neurobiology of Human-Animal Interactions in Research and Practice,” the conference featured presentations by experts in the […]

Jazzman Steve Wiest leads a learning revolution at the Lamont School of Music

Jazzman Steve Wiest leads a learning revolution at the Lamont School of Music

Two years ago, multiple Grammy-nominated jazz composer and trombonist Steve Wiest did something completely unexpected. He left one of the world’s best large jazz ensembles — located at the University of North Texas — to teach at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. Why Lamont? With its world-class […]

Daniels team places 2nd in Aspen Institute’s International MBA Case Competition

Four MBA students from DU’s Daniels College of Business took second place in the prestigious Aspen Institute’s 2016 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition. The Daniels team included four full-time MBA students: Jim Gordon, Patrick Brennan, Brian Hartman and Shirin Porbanderwala. Gordon is also pursuing a master’s in international […]

Latin America Center inaugural event features alumnus Heraldo Muñoz, foreign minister of Chile

Latin America Center inaugural event features alumnus Heraldo Muñoz, foreign minister of Chile

“Foreign policy is all about the balance between principles and national interest,” said Chilean Foreign Minister and University of Denver alumnus Heraldo Muñoz at Thursday’s inaugural ceremony for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies’ new Latin America Center (LAC). The LAC will facilitate professional and scholarly exchange between the […]