Academics & Research

Project X-ITE partners with Arrow Electronics to host Ideation Challenge

Project X-ITE partners with Arrow Electronics to host Ideation Challenge

On a snowy afternoon in April, 75 students from DU’s business, engineering and computer science and emergent digital practices programs gathered with Arrow Electronics senior officials to compete in the Ideation Challenge. Cross-functional teams of DU students showcased their collaborative design skills by tackling a real business challenge Arrow is […]

Michael Levine-Clark named dean of University Libraries

The University of Denver has appointed Professor Michael Levine-Clark dean and director of the University Libraries, effective June 1. Levine-Clark most recently served as interim dean and director of University Libraries. Between July 2012 and August 2015, he was associate dean for scholarly communication and collections services. He replaces Nancy […]

Social work conference makes the case for increased human-animal interaction

The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work hosted its second biennial conference for social work practitioners on May 12. Titled “Animals on the Mind: Social Neurobiology of Human-Animal Interactions in Research and Practice,” the conference featured presentations by experts in the […]

Jazzman Steve Wiest leads a learning revolution at the Lamont School of Music

Jazzman Steve Wiest leads a learning revolution at the Lamont School of Music

Two years ago, multiple Grammy-nominated jazz composer and trombonist Steve Wiest did something completely unexpected. He left one of the world’s best large jazz ensembles — located at the University of North Texas — to teach at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. Why Lamont? With its world-class […]

Daniels team places 2nd in Aspen Institute’s International MBA Case Competition

Four MBA students from DU’s Daniels College of Business took second place in the prestigious Aspen Institute’s 2016 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition. The Daniels team included four full-time MBA students: Jim Gordon, Patrick Brennan, Brian Hartman and Shirin Porbanderwala. Gordon is also pursuing a master’s in international […]

Latin America Center inaugural event features alumnus Heraldo Muñoz, foreign minister of Chile

Latin America Center inaugural event features alumnus Heraldo Muñoz, foreign minister of Chile

“Foreign policy is all about the balance between principles and national interest,” said Chilean Foreign Minister and University of Denver alumnus Heraldo Muñoz at Thursday’s inaugural ceremony for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies’ new Latin America Center (LAC). The LAC will facilitate professional and scholarly exchange between the […]

Temple Grandin a featured speaker at conference on human-animal connection

Temple Grandin a featured speaker at conference on human-animal connection

The study of the relationships between humans and animals is becoming increasingly popular. The University of Denver is paving the way in this growing field by offering an academic certificate for social work graduate students interested in focusing on the human-animal-environmental connection. This unique specialization, the Animal-Assisted Social Work Certificate […]

Fashion Bar history preserved at DU’s Beck Archives

Fashion Bar history preserved at DU’s Beck Archives

In a fast-paced, future-focused metropolis like Denver, history has a way of moseying into the footnotes and settling in for a long hibernation. But at the Beck Memorial Archives of Rocky Mountain Jewish History, history has lessons to share and connections to make. Under the direction of Jeanne Abrams, a […]

Quick Questions: Ethics expert Donald Mayer on the Panama Papers

Donald Mayer is a clinical professor in the business ethics and legal studies department of the Daniels College of Business. He is the co-editor of “Good Business: Exercising Effective and Ethical Leadership” (Taylor & Francis Inc., 2010).   Q: What are the Panama Papers? A: The Panama Papers are a […]

Social work professor helps implement restorative justice in Denver public schools

Social work professor helps implement restorative justice in Denver public schools

Intentionally or not, public school disciplinary systems tend to unfairly target students of color, says Yolanda Anyon, assistant professor at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. According to civil rights data, more than half of students involved in school-related arrests are Latino and African-American. “Once someone is […]