Campus & Community

DU extends welcome mat for veterans

DU extends welcome mat for veterans

After Joshua Oakley finished his service as a captain in the U.S. Army in 2015, he headed straight for the University of Denver. “I grew up in the area and always knew DU was a premier school,” says Oakley, who served three tours of duty in Iraq and is now […]

Land-use group makes recommendations for future of DU neighborhood

Land-use group makes recommendations for future of DU neighborhood

Like it or not, 20 years from now, the streets and neighborhoods in and around the University of Denver are going to look dramatically different. In hopes of fostering changes for the better, the University commissioned the Washington-based Urban Land Institute to help determine how to best improve its physical […]

Summer events on campus: music, theater and more

Though there will be fewer students on campus and fewer classes in session this summer, the University of Denver will present a number of events open to students, staff, faculty and the general public. The Newman Center for the Performing Arts hosts performances from local organizations throughout the summer, including […]

Commencement speaker reminds graduate students to take note of the mile markers on the way to the milestones

Commencement speaker reminds graduate students to take note of the mile markers on the way to the milestones

In her speech at the University of Denver’s graduate Commencement on June 3, DU alumna Susana Cordova encouraged departing graduate students to celebrate not only the milestones in their lives, but also the mile markers, which she described as “the signs that tell us where we are in the journey […]

Albright challenges Class of 2016 to ‘heal, help and teach’

Albright challenges Class of 2016 to ‘heal, help and teach’

In a wide-ranging address covering everything from her years in Denver to her concerns about growing isolationism in the United States, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called on the members of DU’s Class of 2016 to put their education to work in service of the country’s values and well-being. […]

DU alumnae share spotlight in ballet exhibit

DU alumnae share spotlight in ballet exhibit

A new exhibit at the Anderson Academic Commons — “Rising Stars: Denver Civic Ballet and Ballet Guild” — chronicles the compelling story of the Mile High City’s first professional ballet company. The exhibit is drawn from the University’s Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library, which contains an extensive collection of materials […]

Countdown to Commencement: Accounting major’s internship turns into full-time job

Senior Rodney Castillo is set up for success after his graduation in June. The accounting major has landed a job with Ernst & Young, a large accounting firm he has been interning with for the past two years. “My parents migrated to this country when they were really young,” Castillo […]

"The mental health needs of individuals in developing countries are not being met," says Mingwei Song. "International work is my passion. I care about people’s mental health through a global lens." Photo courtesy of Mingwei Song

Countdown to Commencement: Graduate student aims to pursue her passion for international work

A native of China, Mingwei (Ophelia) Song came to DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) after earning a BA in psychology from Juniata College in Pennsylvania. She will receive an MA in international disaster psychology from GSPP at Commencement ceremonies in June.   Q: Why did you choose to come to DU? A: I […]

Countdown to Commencement: Neda Kikhia graduates as CLA Student Leader of the Year

Countdown to Commencement: Neda Kikhia graduates as CLA Student Leader of the Year

On Jan. 30, 2016, DU senior Neda Kikhia was excited but nervous. Kikhia was about to step into her most important interview to date: the one that would result in her being named the Colorado Leadership Alliance 2016 Student Leader of the Year. “I was really surprised I was chosen,” […]

Countdown to Commencement: Ecology degree provides the antidote to a desk job

Countdown to Commencement: Ecology degree provides the antidote to a desk job

A fan of all things outdoors, Angus Kitchell came to DU from his hometown of Seattle. He received a BS in ecology and biodiversity through the Department of Biological Sciences, where he was a lab assistant for assistant professor Robin Tinghitella. His minors are geography and Spanish. In addition to his […]