Academics & Research

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.

Psychology student capitalizes on internships, volunteer opportunities for career insight

Kendra Weed watched intently as a mother told her daughter she was pregnant with another little girl. “It was a really emotional moment because the daughter broke down in tears fearing that her mother would love the new baby more and forget about her,” says Weed, a junior psychology major […]

Professor’s work sheds light on Islam, past and present

While most Americans catch news updates of crisis in the Middle East sporadically, Andrea Stanton has her finger on the pulse of the region. The assistant professor of Islamic studies regularly has a browser page opened to Al Jazeera’s live stream. Her interest in the region runs from its history […]

Working for justice: Denver Law students assist with asylum cases on the border

Students at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law have stepped forward to assist Central American women and children who have fled devastating violence in their home countries to seek asylum in the United States. In late 2014, Sturm students Sean Ays and Jessica Rehms put their legal education […]

Fulbright scholar heads to Turkey to teach English

Tanner Mastaw hopes to expand his understanding of international development, and receiving a Fulbright Scholarship is helping to pave the way. Mastaw, a senior in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, will leave for Turkey this fall and spend nine months in the country teaching English as part of […]

University of Denver student Cameron Hickert named 2015 Truman Scholar

University of Denver junior Cameron Hickert has been named a 2015 Truman Scholar. Hickert is one of 58 students selected from nearly 700 nominees across the nation and the only student from a Colorado university to receive the award. Hickert is majoring in physics and international studies, with experience in […]

Alumnus Gen. George Casey Jr. shares experience and savvy with graduate students

Alumnus Gen. George Casey Jr. shares experience and savvy with graduate students

In what has become a springtime tradition at DU, retired Army Gen. George Casey Jr. returned to campus in March and April to teach a two-week class at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Casey, who received his master’s from the Korbel School (then the Graduate School of International […]

Sie fellowship allows Korbel student to pursue passion for international security

After leaving St. John’s, Briese became interested in conflict and post-conflict societies. He completed an internship with the United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia-Herzegovina and volunteered for 10 months with the Benedictine Volunteer Corps in Israel. “In Israel,” Briese explains, “I lived and worked with a group of Benedictine monks on a grass-roots peace-building program which brought together Israelis and Palestinians to work through a process of dialogue and mutual understanding.”

Theater students cast and direct their own shows for annual Capstone Festival

Theater students cast and direct their own shows for annual Capstone Festival

As the curtain sets on their final year at the University of Denver, theater majors channel all their dramatic know-how into the Department of Theatre’s annual Senior Capstone Festival, a 14-day whirlwind of short productions selected and directed by graduating thespians. This year’s Capstone Festival showcases the work of seven […]

EMBA students venture to Africa for business insights

Each year, executive MBA students from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business travel overseas to experience business opportunities unlike any they have seen in the U.S. This international education adventure pushes students to interact intimately with an emerging economy. Because sub-Saharan Africa harbors six of the world’s 10 […]