Full of vivid colors, geometric whimsy, classic American iconography and often nearly indecipherable lettering, the San Francisco rock posters of the 1960s were the visual equivalent of the exploratory sounds of bands like the Grateful Dead, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother and the Holding Company. “Visual Trips: The […]
Campus & Community
University Advancement celebrated the successful close of ASCEND: the Campaign for the University of Denver in June. The eight-year fundraising effort generated nearly $490 million in gifts from more than 48,000 members of the University of Denver community (including more than 26,000 donors who had never before given to DU). […]
A passionate advocate of equity and inclusion, Debbie Mixon Mitchell is a constant example of what it means to be caring, responsive, courteous and accountable to others. Mitchell currently serves as director of diversity recruiting in the Center for Multicultural Excellence, where her work encouraging transparent and inclusive hiring practices […]
The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies began a new era Tuesday with the ceremonial groundbreaking on the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex — a new campus building made possible by a $17 million donation from the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation. “We […]
Rube Goldberg construction competitions, human-powered snow cone and pancake machines, and demonstrations of underwater robotics all are part of the fun at STEMosphere, a free hands-on science and technology expo open to students, families and the community. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Daniel […]
With the start of fall quarter in early September, the University of Denver welcomed the 1,436-member Class of 2018 to campus. “This is one of the most diverse classes we’ve had, so we’re pretty excited about it,” says Tom Willoughby, vice chancellor for enrollment. Twenty percent of first-year students identify […]
Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, PhD ’81) will take part Tuesday in a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new building for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The ceremony begins at 8 a.m. on the new building site behind Cherrington Hall. Denver philanthropists Anna and John J. Sie […]
On Sept. 11, 2001, DU lost three of its own in the deadliest terrorist attack ever on American soil: Kathryn (LaBorie) Yancey-Salazar (attd. ’77) was a flight attendant on United Flight 175, which hit the south tower of the World Trade Center; Robert Ploger III (BA ’65) and Mari-Rae Sopper (JD ’96) were passengers on American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon.
A new chapter in the University of Denver’s 150-year history opened Sept. 1, when Rebecca Chopp began her tenure as the institution’s 18th chancellor. The first woman to hold the University’s top position, Chopp succeeds Robert Coombe, whose 33 years at DU culminated in his chancellorship from 2005–14.
Reaching the summit: The most successful fundraising campaign in University history comes to a close
June 30, 2014, marked the end of the most successful fundraising effort in University of Denver history: ASCEND: The Campaign for the University of Denver. Each year of the eight-year campaign was among the University’s top 10 fundraising years, with the final year of ASCEND surpassing all previous annual fundraising […]