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In Kenya, students discover how the lives of humans and animals intersect

In Kenya, students discover how the lives of humans and animals intersect

While classroom presentations and assigned readings gave students an overview of the myriad challenges facing Kenya, it took the trip to the East African country to reveal their full scope and scale. To fill in the big picture, students visited national parks and urban slums, tribal cultural centers and sanctuaries for rescued animals. They learned about the devastating effects of the ivory trade on elephants and the demand for bush meat on zebras and antelopes.

Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie leads the crop of 2015 Founders Day honorees

Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie leads the crop of 2015 Founders Day honorees

The 2015 Founders Day Gala in March celebrated the accomplishments of notable alumni, donors, faculty, staff and students. The John Evans Award — the University’s highest honor — this year went to Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie, who transformed the University during his time at the helm. DU was struggling financially […]

In Gateway to Business, a Daniels core class for first-year students, fundamentals of business are taught as students go through the process of designing, testing and marketing a mobile phone or tablet application. Photo: Daniel Go

A challenge at the Daniels College of Business gives students a crash course in entrepreneurship

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver is giving first-year students a crash course in entrepreneurship, requiring them to split into teams to design a mobile app — and then giving them the chance to present their final product to a panel of potential investors. In Gateway […]

Newman Center Presents announces 2015–16 season

Newman Center Presents announces 2015–16 season

Further cementing its reputation as Denver’s primary presenter of modern dance, the Newman Center Presents series welcomes four dance companies to campus in its 2015–16 season, which includes the world premiere of a new dance co-commissioned from Paul Taylor. The season also features musicians ranging in style from classical and […]

Alumna pursues passion for food justice with Denver nonprofit

Alumna pursues passion for food justice with Denver nonprofit

During her sophomore year at the University of Denver, Nyabweza Itaagi embarked on a lifestyle experiment that would launch her on a soul-sustaining, nutrient-dense journey. “I decided to become vegan — just to see the health effects, if I would feel better, more energized,” says Itaagi, who double majored in […]

The University envisions its future with a new planning initiative

From inclusive excellence to the student experience, sustainability to local engagement, Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and Provost Gregg Kvistad are asking the DU community to help plan the future of the University. Via an initiative called Imagine DU, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and students are being asked to contribute to the […]

Lamont alumna advances to Metropolitan Opera semifinal auditions

Lamont alumna advances to Metropolitan Opera semifinal auditions

For an aspiring opera singer, it’s the ultimate showcase: a chance to sing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and get noticed by the industry’s best. Sarah Cambidge, a graduate of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, was part of a select group of […]

Alumnus demonstrates passion for STEM through scholarship gift

Alumnus demonstrates passion for STEM through scholarship gift

The University of Denver’s intensified focus on science and technology makes perfect sense to Robby Robb, a DU alumnus and former engineer who was the founding chairman of the board of the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST). Robb (BS ’60, MBA ’61) knew all about the importance of […]

For junior Brian Ketterman, to serve is to lead

For junior Brian Ketterman, to serve is to lead

Brian Ketterman got an early introduction to the spirit of community service that is so important at the University of Denver. A member of the University’s Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP), Ketterman spent his first year on campus immersed in the idea that “to serve is to lead.” The program requires […]

Founders Day: James Griesemer honored for service to the University

Founders Day: James Griesemer honored for service to the University

James Griesemer remembers a much different University of Denver than the one we know today. “I came to DU when the University was struggling, quite seriously, with financial problems and other issues,” says the professor and dean emeritus, whose first post at DU was chief financial officer under Chancellor Dan […]