“When I became interim dean in 2009, I thought it would be good if everyone was on the same page. And if that page was heavily informed by high-quality data and feedback from our stakeholders, all the better,” Katz says. “A lot of people at that time talked about the importance of a dean’s vision. But to me, it seemed silly to talk about a vision if that vision wasn’t in line with the goals and aspirations of the key stakeholders — particularly the faculty, who are the people who get things done at a law school.”
Academics & Research
Kayley Carson, a second-year student in the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), has been passionate about social work since she was an undergraduate. While studying psychology at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., she was inspired to pursue social work after completing an internship in palliative care with the […]
Dubbed Project X-ITE, the initiative looks to position DU as a global leader in entrepreneurship-related higher education, and to increase the University’s visibility in Denver’s startup scene. The University-wide initiative will be kicked off in December by the Daniels College of Business, the Sturm College of Law and the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science; eventually it will grow to include expertise and contributions from across campus.
In an era of polarized politics, finger-pointing and gridlock, U.S. citizens are becoming increasingly frustrated with the performance of their legislatures, both at the federal and state levels — and many people feel powerless to hold these institutions accountable. It is this troubling trend — declining public trust in a […]
Pianist Steven Mayer, an associate professor at the Lamont School of Music, was smitten at the tender age of 3. “My first loves,” he says, “were Broadway musicals and Stravinski.” The son of composer William Mayer, Steven grew up listening to classical, jazz, opera and pop music. After studying at […]
Lawrence Conyers knows just how challenging and rewarding field research can be. The University of Denver anthropology professor has crisscrossed the globe — from El Salvador to Australia — exploring and mapping ancient burial sites using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) technology. Conyers’ latest project returned him to the rugged Australian outback, […]
The award-winning class was born in 2012, when Cheri Young, an associate professor in the Knoebel School, established a relationship with Denver’s African Community Center (ACC). The ACC helps refugees who have fled to America after suffering persecution in their home countries. The Knoebel students work directly with refugees through ACC’s Commercial Food Safety and Service Training Program, a 90-hour course that provides hands-on education about food service sanitation, customer service and American work culture.
Arriving in Brazil in July as a Global Fellow with education-based nonprofit US-Brazil Connect, University of Denver junior Jake Sigmond was faced with a huge challenge. He was in the country to teach English to a group of public high school students, none of whom spoke a word of English. […]
For $100 per term, students can take classes in subjects including history, science and economics. They are taught by facilitators, not professors. Eighty percent of the facilitators are students themselves.
On campus, Anne DePrince is a professor and chair in the psychology department and serves as director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, which coordinates the University’s public-good work. But her work with the community doesn’t stop there. DePrince works with a number of local victim service […]