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Four-year scholarship fosters socially responsible citizens

Engagement. Leadership. Drive. The Puksta Scholars Program at the University of Denver requires its scholars to focus on three core concepts: building public relationships, embodying civic leadership, and devoting themselves to public work. The Puksta Scholars Program is a four-year developmental civic program that awards scholarships to first-year students who […]

Men’s hoopster Chris Udofia selected by Houston Rockets summer team

Men’s hoopster Chris Udofia selected by Houston Rockets summer team

University of Denver men’s basketball standout Chris Udofia will have an opportunity to continue his playing career at the next level. The 6-foot-6 Udofia has accepted an offer to join the Houston Rockets Summer League team, which will begin play on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. The Rockets Summer League team […]

ASCEND campaign gift funds collaborative space for computer science

ASCEND campaign gift funds collaborative space for computer science

Now, with their new gift to the ASCEND campaign — one that bolsters the computer science program — the Newmans are hoping to further engage the minds and talents of University of Denver students. Their generous gift helps fund the construction of the computer science floor in the new home of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science.

DU at 150: Mary Reed was DU’s Lady Bountiful

DU at 150: Mary Reed was DU’s Lady Bountiful

The only thing most people know about Mary Reed is that her ghost is said to haunt the DU building that bears her name. But there is more to her story. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 1875, Mary Dean Johnson traveled to Colorado in the late 1800s, met […]

Gymnastics team achieves sixth best finish in program history

Gymnastics team achieves sixth best finish in program history

The No. 18 University of Denver gymnastics team rallied at the end of the year, posting two of its best meets in the final weeks of the season. The Pioneers finished with a regional qualifying score of 196.205, the sixth highest in program history. Denver won the inaugural Mountain Rim […]

Varsity successes earn sixth Directors’ Cup for DU

The University of Denver has claimed the Learfield Sports Division I AAA Directors’ Cup for the sixth time in seven years, finishing ahead of all non-football schools in the 2013–14 standings. The University placed a record-high 43rd among all AAA schools, breaking the previous record of 47th set in 2008. […]

GSPP student wins AmeriCorps’ top honor

GSPP student wins AmeriCorps’ top honor

In recognition of her high-impact commitment to diversity and service, Jennifer Paz, a student in the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology, has been given the 2014 Mountain West Engagement Award for Excellence in AmeriCorps Service. Paz was selected out of 3,500 other students in the program to […]

DU at 150: Evans Chapel celebrates 54 years on campus

DU at 150: Evans Chapel celebrates 54 years on campus

The chapel—completed in 1878 in downtown Denver—was the initiative of DU founder John Evans in honor of his daughter, Josephine, who had died a decade earlier. DU bought the historic building in 1958 as part of a land purchase.

New admissions strategy results in strong first-year class for fall 2014

In a time when higher-education institutions across the country are experiencing myriad challenges, the University of Denver is set to admit one of the most geographically and ethnically diverse first-year classes in recent history this fall, says Tom Willoughby, vice chancellor for enrollment. The University had nearly 19,000 applications for […]

University of Denver names Rebecca Chopp, president of Swarthmore, as 18th chancellor

University of Denver names Rebecca Chopp, president of Swarthmore, as 18th chancellor

The University of Denver Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Rebecca Chopp as the institution’s 18th chancellor. Chopp, 62, brings to the post more than 20 years of experience in higher education leadership, most recently as president of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Chopp succeeds Robert Coombe, whose 33 […]