Academics & Research

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 […]

Quick questions: the Korbel School’s Heather Roff Perkins on lethal autonomous weapons systems

Heather Roff Perkins, a visiting professor
 at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, in April to attend the United Nations meeting of member states under the Convention on Conventional Weapons. There, she will speak as an invited expert on lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWs). […]

Faculty member developing advanced imaging techniques to study viruses at molecular level

“My research focus has always been to do things that nobody else can do, see things that nobody else can see. I like to pick really challenging topics and push the limits,” says Schuyler van Engelenburg, an assistant professor in the University of Denver’s Department of Biological Sciences since fall […]

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 […]