Academics & Research

ASCEND gift funds pre-med research

ASCEND gift funds pre-med research

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, fewer than 42 percent of applicants were accepted into U.S. medical schools in 2013. In Colorado, the competition is much tougher: the 2013 acceptance rate at the University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine, Colorado’s only not-for-profit medical school, was less than 3 […]

Summer Commencement scheduled for Aug. 15

Summer 2014 Commencement will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 15, on Graduation Green. The speaker will be Michael Keables, interim dean of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver. For those unable to attend, live video of the ceremony will be […]

Daniels College instructor creates scholarship for business students

Ed Fronapfel helps shape the lives of University of Denver students both as an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business and as a donor to scholarship funds that help Daniels students succeed. Fronapfel, a licensed engineer in more than 25 states, has been engaged in design and construction […]

DU at 150: The birth of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

DU at 150: The birth of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Few would have chastised Korbel had he chosen to focus on what might have been. As a rising star in the Czechoslovakian government in the 1930s and 1940s, Korbel likely would have had an exemplary diplomatic career but for the Nazi invasion that forced him to flee to London in 1939 and the Communist coup three years after his return that led to his immigration to the United States in 1948.

Ritchie’s $1 million gift to Lamont is matched by DU

A $1 million commitment to the University of Denver from Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie will be matched by the University to provide a total of $2 million in scholarship support for graduate students in the Lamont School of Music. The Jessie Dee Ritchie Endowed Graduate Scholarship Fund for Music is […]

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 […]

Four-year scholarship fosters socially responsible citizens

Engagement. Leadership. Drive. The Puksta Scholars Program at the University of Denver requires its scholars to focus on three core concepts: building public relationships, embodying civic leadership, and devoting themselves to public work. The Puksta Scholars Program is a four-year developmental civic program that awards scholarships to first-year students who […]

New admissions strategy results in strong first-year class for fall 2014

In a time when higher-education institutions across the country are experiencing myriad challenges, the University of Denver is set to admit one of the most geographically and ethnically diverse first-year classes in recent history this fall, says Tom Willoughby, vice chancellor for enrollment. The University had nearly 19,000 applications for […]

DU computer science team a finalist in E3 college video game competition

DU computer science team a finalist in E3 college video game competition

Hardcore video gamers and those in the video game industry know that the annual E3 expo in Los Angeles is where the big games of tomorrow are demonstrated and discovered. Five students from the University of Denver’s computer science department will be in the mix this year, as they bring […]

Matthew Watwood is a Boettcher Scholar who also has received the Robison Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship, the Edgar Everhart Endowed Scholarship and the David C. and Betty S. Hess Endowed Scholarship. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Senior Matthew Watwood balances triple major demands with ease

When he’s not doing homework for his triple major in physics, math and computer science, University of Denver senior Matthew Watwood is pursuing his passion for magic, performing at Colorado Avalanche games and at Elitch Gardens, where he also leads physics presentations for high school students. “Magic is a hobby […]