Academics & Research

Junior public policy major back from Fulbright institute in Scotland

Junior public policy major back from Fulbright institute in Scotland

Ryan Carson, a junior majoring in public policy and international studies, recently joined nine other American students for the five-week Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute, hosted by Dundee and Strathclyde universities. A 2012 Boettcher Scholar, Carson is campaign coordinator for DU’s chapter of GlobeMed and a member of the Pioneer Leadership […]

University College’s Joseph Hutchison named Colorado’s new poet laureate

University College’s Joseph Hutchison named Colorado’s new poet laureate

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today introduced Joseph Hutchison of Indian Hills, Colo., as the state’s eighth poet laureate. Hutchison is faculty and interim director for arts and culture and global affairs at University College at the University of Denver. “This feels fantastic,” Hutchison said. “I grew up in Colorado, and […]

U.S. News ranks DU among country’s top 100 colleges

The University of Denver has maintained its strong ranking as one of the top 100 national universities included on the U.S. News and World Report list of “Best Colleges 2015.”  The University is ranked 88th on the list of national universities, up from 91st last year. “The rise in the […]

Skiing accident becomes formative moment for ACT Award winner

Skiing accident becomes formative moment for ACT Award winner

Incoming first-year student Alisa Braun seemingly had high school on lock as a member of the National Honor Society, student council and Bozeman High marching band, but after a skiing accident nearly took it all away, she was left with a new outlook on life. Braun was cross-country skiing in […]

Quick Questions: Biology Professor Phillip Danielson on Ebola

Editor’s note: As part of the University of Denver’s focus on serving the public good, faculty members from across the disciplines routinely share their expertise with the community. They answer questions from reporters, host lectures on trending topics and write op-ed columns for local, national and international publications. They also […]

First-year seminars set stage for college learning

Before students begin declaring majors, setting sail to scenic study-abroad destinations or collecting their diplomas, they all participate in the University of Denver’s distinctive first-year seminar (FSEM), which helps to set the stage for academic and social success throughout the undergraduate years. Each seminar, typically capped at 18 students, first […]

Quick Questions: Middle East expert Nader Hashemi on ISIS

Editor’s note: As part of the University of Denver’s focus on serving the public good, faculty members from across the disciplines routinely share their expertise with the community. They answer questions from reporters, host lectures on trending topics and write op-ed columns for local, national and international publications. They also […]

University names new dean for Morgridge College of Education

University names new dean for Morgridge College of Education

University of Denver Associate Professor Karen Riley has been named dean of the Morgridge College of Education effective immediately. Riley, a Morgridge College faculty member who works in the area of child, family and school psychology, has served as interim dean since June 2013. A search committee formed this spring […]

Student research project examines fishing practices in the Caribbean

Student research project examines fishing practices in the Caribbean

While most students were home enjoying their summer vacations and unwinding before the school year kicks into gear, University of Denver senior Jill Hamilton was below the Caribbean Sea, hanging out with fish and seeking solutions to their declining numbers. The environmental science and strategic communications major was one of […]

Modern Learning chair supports innovations in legal education

What is the value of a law degree? In recent years, that question has been top of mind for every aspiring attorney. A gift made to the recently ended ASCEND campaign is ensuring that students at the Sturm College of Law are earning degrees that not only will give them […]