Campus & Community

Student co-chair helps Sustainability Council work toward a greener DU

Student co-chair helps Sustainability Council work toward a greener DU

Mollie Doerner’s interest in green issues was first stoked when, as a first-year student, she joined the University’s Environmental Sustainability Living and Learning Community (ESLLC). That meant she shared living space with other students who were passionate about sustainability and joined them in a weekly class dedicated to local and […]

University community exceeds service goals in sesquicentennial challenge

The University of Denver’s 1864 Service Challenge came to a close in March 2015 with nearly 400,000 hours of community service from the DU community — more than double the original goal. One of many facets of the University’s 150th anniversary celebration throughout 2014, the initiative urged students, alumni, faculty […]

Anderson Academic Commons celebrates LEED Silver certification

The Anderson Academic Commons (AAC) building on the University of Denver campus has received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification. The major renovation of Penrose Library into the Anderson Academic Commons was completed in 2013. Chancellor Rebecca Chopp will join Nancy Allen, dean and director of […]

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 […]