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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.

ASCEND: Modern learning chair supports innovations in legal education

What is the value of a law degree? In recent years, that question has been top of mind for every aspiring attorney. An ASCEND gift is ensuring that students at the Sturm College of Law are earning degrees that not only will give them legal knowledge, but also the practical […]

ASCEND: Pre-med students gain research experience through fellowship program

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, fewer than 42 percent of applicants were accepted into U.S. medical schools in 2013. In Colorado, the competition is much tougher: The 2013 acceptance rate at the University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine, Colorado’s only not-for-profit medical school, was less than 3 […]

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 […]

ASCEND: More than 5,000 donors built a catalyst for campus connection

ASCEND: More than 5,000 donors built a catalyst for campus connection

Since it opened in spring 2013, the Anderson Academic Commons has become the hub of intellectual life at the University of Denver. The University spent 10 years conducting surveys and planning an updated library, and the new building reflects current trends in learning and education. Rather than functioning solely 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 […]