Academics & Research

Chancellor Rebecca Chopp to spotlight educational access at September inauguration

Chancellor Rebecca Chopp to spotlight educational access at September inauguration

Chopp and Miriam Tapia Salinas (MA ’12), DU’s executive director for diversity enrollment and community partnerships, sat down with the University of Denver Magazine to discuss that issue, reflect on their own experiences as first-generation college students, and examine the role of higher education in our rapidly changing economy.

Livng and Learning Community fuels undergrad’s passion for social justice

Kristen Powell knows firsthand the lasting impact that leadership and community involvement can have on one’s worldview. It was through her various leadership activities and participation in the DU community that the junior sociology major discovered her passion for social justice. “Leadership is important because it demands individuals to look […]

Creative writing professor garners global acclaim for most recent novel

Creative writing professor garners global acclaim for most recent novel

For more than 20 years, University of Denver English professor and award-winning author Laird Hunt has shared his short stories, mock parables and historical narratives with audiences in Europe, Asia and the United States. He has explored varied themes and important issues through his many contributions to the postmodern literary […]

A new DU center takes a multifaceted approach to the study of aging

A new DU center takes a multifaceted approach to the study of aging

A new center at the University of Denver is encouraging faculty and students from across campus to come together to study an issue that will directly affect millions of Americans over the coming decades. Funded in part by a $10 million naming gift from Betty Knoebel, widow of Denver food-service […]

Theater department production travels to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Theater department production travels to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

When the curtain descended on the DU theater department’s fall 2014 run of “The Nina Variations,” director Anne Penner made an unscripted remark. “I sort of half jokingly said, ‘We should take this to Edinburgh,’” Penner recalls. Responsive to every cue, the cast and crew gave that idea an immediate […]

Fulbright scholar from Afghanistan brings different perspective to international studies

Fulbright scholar from Afghanistan brings different perspective to international studies

Habib Zahori has countless stories to tell — about his native Afghanistan, his hometown of Kabul, his family history and his experiences as a student in the United States. Zahori, a 31-year-old Fulbright scholar at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, told one of his stories […]

Unique business case competition puts focus on diversity

Great minds think alike! Or maybe they did once, but certainly not any more. Savvy business leaders have retired that adage — along with the three-martini lunch and the gents-only boardroom. They know that in today’s global marketplace, thinking alike is a prescription for obsolescence and that different perspectives, experiences […]

Engineering lecturer honored for work with Native American students

In the 1980s, when Bob Whitman was pursuing his master’s degree in engineering at Colorado State University, he was one of only two Native American students in the entire school. “I decided I needed to do something about this and try to influence young Native Americans to pursue science and […]

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 […]