Academics & Research

DU scientists contributed to Orion space project

DU scientists contributed to Orion space project

Teddy Long (MS ’13) says the rocket was about three miles away as he sat with his wife in the Kennedy Space Center in December to watch the first test launch of the Orion space capsule — NASA’s effort to put humans on Mars. “We were sitting next to coworkers […]

Gates Foundation grant supports innovations in childhood learning

Preschoolers may not be able to calculate the circumference of a circle or ponder the delights of pi, but they’re more than ready to enjoy a standing play date with patterns, shapes and numbers. In fact, says Professor Douglas Clements of the Morgridge College of Education and the Marsico Institute […]

Class matches hospitality students with refugees for a lesson in managing human capital

Class matches hospitality students with refugees for a lesson in managing human capital

One of the most meaningful relationships of University of Denver senior Emily Proctor’s college career was not with a professor or fellow student, but with an African refugee named Jeanine whom she mentored in winter 2014 as part of the Managing Human Capital in Hospitality course at DU’s Fritz Knoebel […]

DU-affiliated authors behind a crop of new titles

DU-affiliated authors behind a crop of new titles

In a host of books just off the press, members of the University of Denver community share their research passions, storytelling skills and memories. Here’s a roundup of several new titles well worth reading. “Ugo Foscolo’s Tragic Vision in Italy and England” (University of Toronto Press, October 2014), by Rachel […]

Award-winning program trains leaders for education’s challenges

The principal preparation program that Doris Candelarie went through 14 years ago was an early iteration of a program in the Morgridge College of Education known today as the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) Program. The program features two cohort options for principal preparation: the Ritchie Program for School […]

Former U.N. staffer leads social work school in ‘One Health’ initiative

Former U.N. staffer leads social work school in ‘One Health’ initiative

The world is a far different place than it was even 10 years ago, and nowhere is that more clear than in the area of social work, where practitioners now find themselves regularly working with clients impacted by climate change, natural disasters, disease epidemics and political unrest. Helping students at […]

New Korbel center dedicated to public opinion research

For diplomats seeking to make sense of events in their host country, for public officials attempting to make policy and for anyone needing data to inform business decisions, understanding the public’s mindset is essential. That’s the thinking behind the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research, a new institute at the […]

Quick Questions: Political scientist Peter Hanson on the U.S. Senate and budget bills

Peter Hanson is an assistant professor of political science and a former staff member in the office of Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D. His new book, “Too Weak To Govern. Majority Party Power and Appropriations in the U.S. Senate,” was recently released by Cambridge University Press.   Question: The news at […]

Retired scientist’s influential work earns international recognition

Aaron Goldman, professor emeritus in the physics department at the University of Denver, was recognized on Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” Goldman was one of 187 scientists in the engineering field worldwide to be recognized for writing papers between 2002 and 2012 that were […]

Practice-ready DU law grads are building Colorado’s legal community

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is exceptionally well represented in Denver and the metro area: There’s hardly a law firm or corporate agency that doesn’t have a Denver Law graduate among its ranks. And in many offices, DU is the No. 1 alma mater. On average, about […]