Campus & Community

Provost’s conference highlights intersection of sustainability and social justice

Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University, opened his keynote address at the April 25 DU Provost’s Conference with a challenge to attendees: “I want you to think about the often forgotten or implicit part of sustainability — its social justice aspect,” he said. […]

Chemistry Professor Donald Stedman dies of lung cancer

Professor Emeritus Donald Stedman — known worldwide for developing trail-blazing technology to gauge vehicle emissions — died of lung cancer in Oregon on April 16. Stedman taught in DU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for more than three decades, and his work earned him a range of honors. In 1995 […]

DU’s own Daniel Ritchie to receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie is one of more than 90 American citizens who will be honored May 7 with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations’ Ellis Island Medals of Honor. According to the organization, the awards are “presented each year on historic Ellis Island to a select group of individuals […]

University celebrated very first Earth Day in 1970

Sen. Gaylord Nelson started Earth Day in 1970 during the height of protest against the Vietnam War. Earth Day demonstrations of the time were as much about the environment as they were about political activism.

Executives discuss ethical leadership at Daniels conference

Ethics play a vital role in business today, and ethics — or a lack thereof — often are what make a business thrive or fail. So said a group of Denver executives during a panel discussion at the Elevate Ethics event April 12 at the University of Denver. The event […]

Students pursue the green life in sustainability-focused Living & Learning Community

Students pursue the green life in sustainability-focused Living & Learning Community

The ESLLC not only gave her an instant social circle — one populated by people who relish a dinnertime discussion of, say, composting — it allowed her to dive into a meaningful topic her very first weeks on campus. What’s more, through field trips, classroom work and community service, she learned how to make a difference.

Experts talk cybersecurity at DU-hosted summit

Everything is hackable. That’s just one of the sentiments brought forth during today’s Cybersecurity Summit hosted by the University of Denver and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). The international summit connected approximately 250 attendees from academia, government and business while examining critical topics on cybersecurity, from policy to […]

Senior Jess Davidson named White House ‘Champion of Change’

Senior Jess Davidson named White House ‘Champion of Change’

University of Denver senior Jess Davidson was one of 10 students recognized by the White House last week as an “It’s On Us White House Champion of Change.” The “It’s On Us” campaign, which seeks to engage college students and other members of campus communities in preventing sexual assault, has […]

DU students help fight food waste on campus

It was in a writing class during the spring of his first year at DU that Paul Sherman was first exposed to the idea of food justice. His instructor showed her students a documentary on the Food Recovery Network (FRN), a nationwide organization dedicated to fighting food waste and hunger […]

DU’s student-powered Day of Action introduces elementary schoolers to college life

First held in May 2013, the annual DU Day of Action is the brainchild of DU alumnus Julio Alas (BA ’08, MA ’11). Alas worked at the time as a kindergarten teacher at a school with a large population of students of color and many future first-generation college students. He […]