Campus & Community

DU ranks No. 1 for Peace Corps service

For the second year in a row, the University of Denver is ranked No. 1 on the Peace Corps’ list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the graduate school category, with 18 students currently volunteering worldwide. The ranking is due in large part to the Josef Korbel School of […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month at DU focuses on education, support and prevention

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is nationally recognized in the U.S. Every April, college campuses across the country host events with the goal of educating university communities about sexual violence and how to prevent it. DU’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming is presented by the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment […]

Newman Center Presents announces 2015-16 season

Newman Center Presents announces 2015-16 season

Further cementing its reputation as Denver’s primary presenter of modern dance, the Newman Center Presents series welcomes four dance companies to campus in its 2015–16 season, including the world premiere of a new dance co-commissioned from Paul Taylor. The season also features musicians ranging in style from classical and jazz […]

Head of Denver Foundation to start new institute for philanthropy at University of Denver

Head of Denver Foundation to start new institute for philanthropy at University of Denver

After 19 years as president and CEO of the Denver Foundation, David Miller has announced he will depart his position at the end of 2015 to start the new Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise, which is scheduled to open at the University of Denver in 2016. Miller will leave […]

Dan Ritchie urges DU community to reimagine its future

Dan Ritchie urges DU community to reimagine its future

As the University of Denver begins to imagine its near future via a strategic planning process named Imagine DU, Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie stood on stage at this year’s Founders Day gala and looked back at another period of reinvention. During a “fireside chat” with Chancellor Rebecca Chopp at the […]

DU’s Sistah Network empowers black women to negotiate graduate programs

When Nicole Joseph read an article describing some of the factors that negatively influence black women pursuing graduate degrees on predominately white campuses, she immediately knew she wanted to do what she could to help prevent the problem at the University of Denver. Joseph, an assistant professor at DU’s Morgridge […]

University names speakers for spring Commencement ceremonies

The University of Denver has announced speakers for the spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies in May and June. Michael Bennet, United States senator for Colorado, will deliver the spring undergraduate Commencement address on Saturday, June 6, and Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, will deliver […]

DU reduces carbon footprint by 27 percent

Thanks to a number of sustainability efforts, the University of Denver has reached the first of its carbon-reduction milestones six years ahead of schedule. Along the way, it has shaved more than $850,000 from annual operating expenses, says Chad King, the University’s sustainability coordinator. Since 2006, King says, DU has […]

Spirituals Project concert brings music back to the protest movement

Spirituals Project concert brings music back to the protest movement

On Feb. 22, the same night the civil rights-themed “Selma” vies for best picture at the Academy Awards, the Spirituals Project Choir – part of the nonprofit Spirituals Project organization based at the University of Denver — will be paying tribute to the era in its own way. In the […]

Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie will receive the John Evans Award at the 2015 Founders Day Gala in March.

University honors outstanding contributions at Founders Day

The University of Denver has announced the recipients of the 2015 Founders Day Awards, which for the first time will recognize an outstanding graduate student and an outstanding undergraduate student, in addition to celebrating the accomplishments of notable alumni, donors, faculty and staff. The 2015 awards will be handed out […]