Campus & Community

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 […]

Campus summit explores the challenges of affordable housing

The University of Denver and the city of Denver always have had a deep connection. Through the last 151 years, since the University’s founding, resilience and vision have propelled both institutions through many challenges. One of the city’s and the University’s greatest shared challenges is affordable housing throughout Denver, and […]

University community wins two major awards for community service

The University of Denver has been recognized twice in the past month for its dedication to community service. DU is one of 63 private universities nationwide selected in 2015 for the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation, and the University also was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education […]

Making connections in a world of difference: 5 students who are changing the face of DU

Making connections in a world of difference: 5 students who are changing the face of DU

In the years to come, says Frank Tuitt, the University of Denver’s associate provost for inclusive excellence and associate professor of higher education, “everybody will need to navigate and be successful in a diverse society.” After all, the composition of society is changing dramatically. Consider: The U.S. Bureau of the […]

Native artists respond to tragedy of the Sand Creek Massacre in DU exhibit

Native artists respond to tragedy of the Sand Creek Massacre in DU exhibit

An expansion of a pop-up exhibit that was on display at the Denver Art Museum in November and December, “One November Morning,” running Jan. 5–March 6 at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, is a collection of works by five Cheyenne-Arapaho artists who are descendants of victims of the […]

The Diversity Summit: Celebrating Inclusive Excellence

In the years to come, says Frank Tuitt, the University of Denver’s associate provost for inclusive excellence and associate professor of higher education, “everybody will need to navigate and be successful in a diverse society.” With that in mind, the University’s Center for Multicultural Excellence, which Tuitt directs, sponsors an […]