Campus & Community

DU at 150: Campus was affected by 9/11 attacks

DU at 150: Campus was affected by 9/11 attacks

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 leader with vision: Rebecca Chopp takes her place as the University’s 18th chancellor

A leader with vision: Rebecca Chopp takes her place as the University’s 18th chancellor

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 […]

Graduates urged to make a difference—small or large—at summer Commencement ceremony

Graduates urged to make a difference—small or large—at summer Commencement ceremony

Michael Keables, interim dean of the University of Denver’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, shared his top 10 tips for success as the featured speaker at the Summer 2014 Commencement ceremony Aug. 15 on Graduation Green in front of Margery Reed Hall. “My two favorite times of […]

DU Advancement gives back to community during Denver Days

DU Advancement gives back to community during Denver Days

Individuals from throughout the University of Denver participated in Denver Days, a citywide effort to engage neighborhoods through community service projects and neighborhood activities. About 50 members of the advancement team — from University Advancement and across campus — volunteered a total of 313 hours to paint the Washington Street […]

ASCEND campaign raises $490 million

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 […]

ASCEND campaign gift funds collaborative space for computer science

ASCEND campaign gift funds collaborative space for computer science

Now, with their new gift to the ASCEND campaign — one that bolsters the computer science program — the Newmans are hoping to further engage the minds and talents of University of Denver students. Their generous gift helps fund the construction of the computer science floor in the new home of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science.

DU at 150: Mary Reed was DU’s Lady Bountiful

DU at 150: Mary Reed was DU’s Lady Bountiful

The only thing most people know about Mary Reed is that her ghost is said to haunt the DU building that bears her name. But there is more to her story. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 1875, Mary Dean Johnson traveled to Colorado in the late 1800s, met […]

GSPP student wins AmeriCorps’ top honor

GSPP student wins AmeriCorps’ top honor

In recognition of her high-impact commitment to diversity and service, Jennifer Paz, a student in the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology, has been given the 2014 Mountain West Engagement Award for Excellence in AmeriCorps Service. Paz was selected out of 3,500 other students in the program to […]

DU at 150: Evans Chapel celebrates 54 years on campus

DU at 150: Evans Chapel celebrates 54 years on campus

The chapel—completed in 1878 in downtown Denver—was the initiative of DU founder John Evans in honor of his daughter, Josephine, who had died a decade earlier. DU bought the historic building in 1958 as part of a land purchase.