Academics & Research

DU offers first-generation student a path to success

Private colleges may seem like daunting institutions with unattainable standards and a price tag that is too large to even consider for most students. But, according to research done by the Council of Independent Colleges, a higher proportion of first-generation and low-income students enroll at private colleges than at public […]

$2 million gift endows international professorship at Daniels College of Business

In recognition of Ron Rizzuto’s 40 years of teaching and research at Daniels College of Business, the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation today provided a $2 million gift to establish an endowed chair in his name. The Ron Rizzuto Chair for Excellence in International Executive Education will support Rizzuto’s […]

Business professor’s research backs full-strength beer in grocery stores

Business professor’s research backs full-strength beer in grocery stores

According to Jack Strauss, Miller Chair of Applied Economics at the Daniels College of Business, allowing Colorado grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer and wine would create 22,000 jobs and save the average household $750 on beer and wine costs over three years. Under current state law, large […]

DU undergraduate named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars

University of Denver senior Cameron Hickert, a double major in physics and international studies, has been named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Hickert, who also serves as president of DU’s Undergraduate Student Government, is one of 111 recipients selected from a pool of 3,000 applicants worldwide and the […]

Quick Questions: DNA expert Phil Danielson on his involvement in Denver rape trial

Quick Questions: DNA expert Phil Danielson on his involvement in Denver rape trial

Biology professor Phil Danielson recently served as an expert witness on DNA evidence in a high-profile Denver court case, in which defendant, Clarence Moses-EL, convicted of sexual assault in 1987, was released from prison and granted a new trial after his sentence was vacated by a Denver District Court judge. […]

Psychology students uncover prevalence of brain injuries among prisoners

A student-led service-learning project at DU gives graduate psychology students experience conducting traumatic brain injury screenings and accruing supervised clinical hours with Denver County Jail inmates.

Professor studies impact of mountain films on post-World War I Germany

You won’t find a Weimar mountain film in theaters any time soon. The once popular German films haven’t been on the silver screen in 80 years. Yet they once bolstered the psyche of a defeated nation. Wilfried Wilms, associate professor of German, studies the impact of defeat in World War […]

Biomechanic Lab works to improve treatment of cardiovascular diseases

Biomechanic Lab works to improve treatment of cardiovascular diseases

Ali Azadani, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, has spent the last two years building one of the most state-of-the-art labs in the country to improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Azadani is head of DU’s Cardiac Biomechanic Lab, which is working to […]

Korbel School receives major grants from NSF, Carnegie Foundation

The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies has been awarded significant research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation, building on the school’s upward trajectory in securing sponsored research. The Josef Korbel School is one of 16 institutions to receive a National Science Foundation […]

Former English professor’s influential novel celebrates 50th anniversary

Former English professor’s influential novel celebrates 50th anniversary

Initially, the book sold barely 2,000 copies. But, through a series of reviews in publications ranging from The New Yorker to Time and The Guardian, “Stoner” found new fans and emerged as a cult classic, leading to rereleases and additional printings domestically and internationally. On Nov. 3, New York Review Books released a special 50th-anniversary hardback edition, complete with previously unpublished correspondence between Williams and his agent about the book’s writing and publication