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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 […]

Coaches Bill Tierney and Liza Kelly are turning the Pioneers lacrosse program into one of the best in the country

Coaches Bill Tierney and Liza Kelly are turning the Pioneers lacrosse program into one of the best in the country

“It’s too quiet out here! Let’s go!” University of Denver men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney stands in the middle of the field at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on campus. It’s a beautiful late summer afternoon, the first day of practice for the 2015 season, and Tierney’s 47 players are quietly […]

The Korbel School’s Haider Khan is thinking about how to make the world a better place

The Korbel School’s Haider Khan is thinking about how to make the world a better place

Although he has made his name and reputation in what wags call the “dismal science,” Professor Haider Khan, of the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, is downright exuberant about human potential. “I am, on the whole, a very optimistic person. Realistic, but also optimistic,” he explains. […]

Student research project examines fishing practices in the Caribbean

Student research project examines fishing practices in the Caribbean

While most students were home enjoying their summer vacations, University of Denver senior Jill Hamilton was below the Caribbean Sea, hanging out with fish and seeking solutions to their declining numbers. The environmental science and strategic communications major was one of 44 undergraduate students to receive a DU grant to […]

University welcomes diverse, high-achieving Class of 2018

University welcomes diverse, high-achieving Class of 2018

With the start of fall quarter in early September, the University of Denver welcomed the 1,436-member Class of 2018 to campus. “This is one of the most diverse classes we’ve had, so we’re pretty excited about it,” says Tom Willoughby, vice chancellor for enrollment. Twenty percent of first-year students identify […]

Alumna promotes peace through education in Pakistan

Alumna promotes peace through education in Pakistan

While she was a graduate student at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Jodi Fischer traveled to Bolivia, where she combined her previous experience in education and her interest in global health by working for three months on a child-labor reduction process. Today, Fischer’s passion for […]

Christian Anderson is co-owner of the Denver-based fast-casual restaurant Chop Shop. Photo by Wayne Armstrong

Alumni connections helped build fast-casual eatery Chop Shop

After an intense four years at the University of Denver earning a degree in international business while playing men’s lacrosse, Christian Anderson (BSBA ’05) chose to travel instead of jumping into a job. He visited Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand before returning to Denver, where he landed a post at Beverage […]

Four new deans take the reins at DU

The University of Denver wraps up its sesquicentennial and heads into 2015 with a number of new deans leading programs across campus. Three were promoted from within, while one—Daniels College of Business Dean Elrie LaBrent Chrite—came to Denver from another university.

DU ranks No. 1 in the nation for the percentage of undergraduates who study abroad

DU ranks No. 1 in the nation for the percentage of undergraduates who study abroad

From Argentina to Australia, Bolivia to Belgium, the University of Denver sends its students around the world each year to take part in study-abroad programs that help shape their lives and careers. According to the 2014 Open Doors report released in November by the Institute of International Education (IIE), DU […]

Paralympic skier and DU junior Jamie Stanton is making a name for himself on and off the slopes

Paralympic skier and DU junior Jamie Stanton is making a name for himself on and off the slopes

Skiing has been a big deal at the University of Denver since 1964, when Willy Schaeffler and the Pioneer ski team won their first NCAA national championship. The program’s tradition of success brings competitive athletes to the mountains every winter to take to the slopes. Sixty years after that first […]