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College of Education alumnus improves education for Denver students

Alumnus Nickolas Dawkins transformed his passion into purpose as principal of Denver’s Hamilton Middle School. Once one of the lowest-ranking middle schools in Denver, Hamilton climbed the list to become one of the highest ranking during the three years Dawkins served as principal. When Dawkins arrived at Hamilton in 2013, […]

Letter to students

The University of Missouri has been making headlines this week, raising important questions and concerns about racial tension on college campuses. Over the last 48 hours, in the wake of the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe, multiple occurrences of racially-charged hatred — including significant and serious threats […]

Senior history and Spanish major is first-ever Founders Day Outstanding Student

Senior history and Spanish major is first-ever Founders Day Outstanding Student

Richard Maez (’15) was determined to go down a different path when he arrived at the University of Denver. “In high school I wasn’t super involved, and I didn’t want to do the same thing coming into DU,” he explains. Maez, who is the first person in his family to […]

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 […]

Jason Crow was named one of Denver’s 40 Under Forty by the Denver Business Journal in 2013 and a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 and 2014.

Founders Day: Law school grad Jason Crow honored for achievements in career, service

Even after graduating from DU’s Sturm College of Law in 2009, Jason Crow has not stopped his quest for learning. “I think education is not a short period of time where you graduate and leave and do other things. Education is something that lasts a lifetime,” says the recipient of […]

Founders Day: Bill Stolfus receives Randolph P. McDonough Award for Service to Alumni

Founders Day: Bill Stolfus receives Randolph P. McDonough Award for Service to Alumni

Bill Stolfus (BSBA ’56, MBA ’64) credits his wife, Ann Richardson Stolfus (BA ’56), for reconnecting him with the University of Denver. And he credits the University of Denver for reconnecting him with Ann. It was at his 40th reunion in 1996 that he bumped into Ann Richardson, whom he […]

Founders Day: Toyota CEO James Lentz receives Professional Achievement Award

Founders Day: Toyota CEO James Lentz receives Professional Achievement Award

For James Lentz (BA ’77, MBA ’78), success and core values go hand in hand. It’s a lesson he’s been learning — and following — from his childhood to his years at the University of Denver to his corporate career at Toyota North America. “The structure of my values started […]