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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. A gift made to the recently ended ASCEND campaign is ensuring that students at the Sturm College of Law are earning degrees that not only will give them […]

Women’s tennis team collects regular season and championship titles

The University of Denver women’s tennis team finished its season with a 14-9 overall record, touting a 6-0 record in Summit League Play and collecting both the regular season and conference championship titles. The No. 1 seed Pioneers made it a dual championship season as they handed No. 3 seed […]

DU names 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

DU names 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

On July 16, the University of Denver announced its 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame class. The new inductees include John MacMillan (hockey 1958–60), Jim Shea (skiing 1958–61), Jim Elliott (baseball 1988–90), Jessica Lopez (gymnastics 2006–09), Lorna Lyles (volleyball 1990–93), Milton Kurth (general maintenance foreman 1955–85), Kurt Smitz (skiing coach 1992–2006), and […]

ASCEND campaign raises $490 million

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 […]

ASCEND gift funds pre-med research

ASCEND gift funds pre-med research

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 […]

Swimming and diving teams turn in championship seasons

Swimming and diving teams turn in championship seasons

The University of Denver swimming and diving teams finished the 2013–14 season on a high note: as Summit League Champions and with two All-Americans. As a testament to the success of the season, two Pioneer swimmers made it to the NCAA Championships. Junior Samantha Corea finished seventh in the finals of […]

Alumnus turns his lens on sexual slavery in award-winning documentary

Alumnus turns his lens on sexual slavery in award-winning documentary

Grant Knisely fell in love with Nepal in 2001, when he traveled there as part of a service learning project at the University of Denver. It was during that trip that Knisely made his first documentary film, “Project Nepal: A Time to Learn,” which was about the DU students on the journey and their experiences volunteering with nongovernmental organizations in Kathmandu.

Summer Commencement scheduled for Aug. 15

Summer 2014 Commencement will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 15, on Graduation Green. The speaker will be Michael Keables, interim dean of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver. For those unable to attend, live video of the ceremony will be […]

Daniels College instructor creates scholarship for business students

Ed Fronapfel helps shape the lives of University of Denver students both as an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business and as a donor to scholarship funds that help Daniels students succeed. Fronapfel, a licensed engineer in more than 25 states, has been engaged in design and construction […]

DU at 150: The birth of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

DU at 150: The birth of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Few would have chastised Korbel had he chosen to focus on what might have been. As a rising star in the Czechoslovakian government in the 1930s and 1940s, Korbel likely would have had an exemplary diplomatic career but for the Nazi invasion that forced him to flee to London in 1939 and the Communist coup three years after his return that led to his immigration to the United States in 1948.