Academics & Research

Communications students provide PR guidance for Denver nonprofit

For 10 weeks this spring, the head PR office for local nonprofit Slow Food Denver (SFD) was located in a classroom in DU’s Media, Film and Journalism Studies Building. As part of a spring quarter seminar, undergraduate and graduate students in the strategic communications program partnered with the nonprofit organization, […]

For junior Brian Ketterman, to serve is to lead

For junior Brian Ketterman, to serve is to lead

Brian Ketterman got an early introduction to the spirit of community service that is so important at the University of Denver. A member of the University’s Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP), Ketterman spent his first year on campus immersed in the idea that “to serve is to lead.” The program requires […]

Profile of photography prof Roddy MacInnes among student documentaries screening Thursday

Profile of photography prof Roddy MacInnes among student documentaries screening Thursday

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Documentary Film and Video Production II class in the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies have spent the spring quarter conceiving, pitching, filming and editing short documentaries on a variety of topics. The teams present their final products Thursday, June 4, in Davis […]

An interdisciplinary faculty-student-robot research team based out of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science is conducting a pilot study exploring whether humanoid robots like NAO can improve social and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Tech-savvy research team aims to help kids with autism disorders

NAO is the remote-controlled star of an interdisciplinary faculty-student-robot research team based out of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. Led by Mohammad Mahoor, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, the team is conducting a pilot study exploring whether humanoid robots like NAO can improve social and communication skills in children with ASD.

Morgridge College of Education researchers receive $3.5 million to study learning trajectories in mathematics

Doug Clements and Julie Sarama, Kennedy Endowed Chairs at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education (MCE), have been awarded a $3.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The grant allows the University of Denver, in partnership with Denver’s Cherry Creek School District […]

Senior theater major says ‘yes’ to career in performing arts

Nicole Campbell, a senior graduating with a double major in theater and gender and women’s studies, credits her career success to her willingness to pursue and say “yes” to opportunities outside of her comfort zone. Campbell’s tenacity and openness to trying out new ventures has enabled her to maintain continuous […]

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of DU engineering school

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of DU engineering school

University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp announced Tuesday that noted entrepreneur and scale-up CEO JB Holston will assume the helm of the University’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science on July 1. Holston brings more than 25 years as a senior executive at Fortune 500 companies, as […]

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 […]