Academics & Research

Doctoral chemistry dissertation earns prestigious prize

Doctoral chemistry dissertation earns prestigious prize

When Joshua Biller, then a clinical chemist at the Mayo Clinic, was deciding where to pursue his doctorate in chemistry, he was intrigued by the biomedical imaging research of Sandra and Gareth Eaton, professors in the University of Denver’s Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Biller’s research on electron paramagnetic […]

DU law school ranks in country’s top 75

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law ranks 67th on the U.S. News & World Report annual list of law schools and programs, with six of the school’s specialized programs ranked among the top 25 in the nation. The publication’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranking lists the Sturm College […]

Biology alum seeks to continue high-caliber research

The University of Denver’s biology department is home to state-of-the-art labs filled with graduate and undergraduate students who join their professors in performing high-caliber research. Biology is the largest undergraduate major at the University — 518 students as of fall 2014 — and every biology major has the opportunity to […]

Land Use Institute continues conversation on affordable housing

When Denver Mayor Michael Hancock hosted a Feb. 6 summit on the University of Denver campus to discuss affordable housing in Denver, he was joining a campus conversation that has been ongoing since 1991. “Our population is growing throughout the region,” Hancock said in his opening remarks at the summit. […]

Journalism professor to speak on the portrayal of women in post-communist countries

Nadia Kaneva, associate professor in the University of Denver’s Media, Film and Journalism Studies program, studies the ways in which communication media act as collective storytellers and influence the cultures and societies we live in, including how media in post-communist countries portray women. “This is an important area to study […]

In Gateway to Business, a Daniels core class for first-year students, fundamentals of business are taught as students go through the process of designing, testing and marketing a mobile phone or tablet application. Photo: Daniel Go

Daniels’ app challenge promotes entrepreneurial ecosystem

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver is giving first-year students a crash course in entrepreneurship, requiring them to split into teams to design a mobile app — and then giving them the chance to present their final product to a panel of potential investors. In Gateway […]

DU scientists contributed to Orion space project

DU scientists contributed to Orion space project

Teddy Long (MS ’13) says the rocket was about three miles away as he sat with his wife in the Kennedy Space Center in December to watch the first test launch of the Orion space capsule — NASA’s effort to put humans on Mars. “We were sitting next to coworkers […]

Gates Foundation grant supports innovations in childhood learning

Preschoolers may not be able to calculate the circumference of a circle or ponder the delights of pi, but they’re more than ready to enjoy a standing play date with patterns, shapes and numbers. In fact, says Professor Douglas Clements of the Morgridge College of Education and the Marsico Institute […]

Class matches hospitality students with refugees for a lesson in managing human capital

Class matches hospitality students with refugees for a lesson in managing human capital

One of the most meaningful relationships of University of Denver senior Emily Proctor’s college career was not with a professor or fellow student, but with an African refugee named Jeanine whom she mentored in winter 2014 as part of the Managing Human Capital in Hospitality course at DU’s Fritz Knoebel […]

DU-affiliated authors behind a crop of new titles

DU-affiliated authors behind a crop of new titles

In a host of books just off the press, members of the University of Denver community share their research passions, storytelling skills and memories. Here’s a roundup of several new titles well worth reading. “Ugo Foscolo’s Tragic Vision in Italy and England” (University of Toronto Press, October 2014), by Rachel […]