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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.

Good old days: Alumni remember their time at the University of Denver

Good old days: Alumni remember their time at the University of Denver

What does the University of Denver mean to you? We asked that question of our readers as part of our 150th anniversary celebration, and we got a wide range of responses. To novelist Sandra Dallas (BA ’60), the University of Denver was a place to hone her writing skills as […]

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 […]

Fall sports preview: Directors’ Cup win kicks off a new season

Fall sports preview: Directors’ Cup win kicks off a new season

The University of Denver again claimed the top spot among NCAA Division I non-football schools in June, earning its record sixth Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup over the last seven years. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) awards Directors’ Cups each year to the top schools in NCAA […]

$17 million gift helps build new facility for international studies school

$17 million gift helps build new facility for international studies school

The University of Denver in March announced a $17 million gift from philanthropists Anna and John J. Sie to support a new building for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The donation is the largest single private gift in the Josef Korbel School’s 50-year history. “Anna and I are […]

Engineering researchers team with student-athletes for injury study

Engineering researchers team with student-athletes for injury study

Researchers from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the University of Denver’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science have been spending a lot of their time in the Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness lately, helping DU swimmers avoid injury and improve performance. Recognizing that […]

New York Times editor Andy Rosenthal will talk business at 2014 Pioneer Symposium

New York Times editor Andy Rosenthal will talk business at 2014 Pioneer Symposium

For the 2014 Homecoming & Family Weekend, the traditional Alumni Symposium has expanded its reach. Now called Pioneer Symposium, the two-day event features interactive class sessions led by accomplished alumni and distinguished professors. Andy Rosenthal (BA ’78), editorial page editor of the New York Times, will take part in a […]

Lamont Opera looks for another hit with fall show ‘South Pacific’

Lamont Opera looks for another hit with fall show ‘South Pacific’

Ticket sales at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music increased 123 percent between 2012–13 and 2013–14, largely due to the huge success of the Lamont Opera Theatre’s first-ever fall musical, “Oklahoma!,” which sold out three of its four performances last October. Lamont Opera director Kenneth Cox is hoping […]

Alumni couple crafts brewery with a social mission

Alumni couple crafts brewery with a social mission

What’s the story behind the name of Two22 Brew? It’s not the address of the brewery in Centennial, Colo. — nor does it have anything to do with the alcohol content of any of Two22’s offerings. Here’s the story: The brewery’s owners — University of Denver grads Paige Schuster (BS […]

Alumnus turns his lens on sexual slavery in award-winning documentary

Alumnus turns his lens on sexual slavery in award-winning documentary

Grant Knisely fell in love with Nepal in 2001, when he traveled there as part of a service-learning project at the University of Denver. It was during that trip that Knisely made his first documentary film, “Project Nepal: A Time to Learn,” which was about the DU students on the journey and their experiences volunteering with nongovernmental organizations in Kathmandu.