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Business student’s summer internship pays off with a job after graduation

Business student’s summer internship pays off with a job after graduation

University of Denver undergraduates know that internships pay off in ways large and small — gaining skills, building a network, getting real-world experience — but every once in a while an internship pays off in a really big way: with a job offer after graduation. Recent graduate Carly Westerfield, who […]

University College alumna honored as ‘unsung heroine’ of Denver Latino community

University College alumna honored as ‘unsung heroine’ of Denver Latino community

Olga Garcia has found a second home at Museo de las Americas, the Denver-based museum and community center dedicated to Latino art and culture. Sitting in the museum’s gallery, surrounded by the colorful, geometrically precise paintings of Mexican artist Gunther Gerzso, she talks about the importance of the museum to […]

Art, dance and music make up DU’s contribution to Denver’s Biennial of the Americas

Art, dance and music make up DU’s contribution to Denver’s Biennial of the Americas

Since its launch in 2010, Denver’s Biennial of the Americas has sought to forge ties — via art and ideas — among the dozens of countries and two continents that make up the Western Hemisphere. The Biennial’s 2015 edition — held July 14–19 — offered a full menu of exhibits, […]

Emergent Digital Practices degree sets the stage for Ello co-founder’s creative success

Emergent Digital Practices degree sets the stage for Ello co-founder’s creative success

Justin Gitlin is all about community. As one of seven founders of Denver-based social-media network Ello, Gitlin and his company — creative computation studio Mode Set — are making headlines as the team behind the latest and greatest online community. The site’s claim to fame is that it’s ad-free and […]

Livng and Learning Community fuels undergrad’s passion for social justice

Kristen Powell knows firsthand the lasting impact that leadership and community involvement can have on one’s worldview. It was through her various leadership activities and participation in the DU community that the junior sociology major discovered her passion for social justice. “Leadership is important because it demands individuals to look […]

Creative writing professor garners global acclaim for most recent novel

Creative writing professor garners global acclaim for most recent novel

For more than 20 years, University of Denver English professor and award-winning author Laird Hunt has shared his short stories, mock parables and historical narratives with audiences in Europe, Asia and the United States. He has explored varied themes and important issues through his many contributions to the postmodern literary […]

Alumna paves way for early childhood development

Ninety percent of human brain development occurs by age 5. Children’s vocabulary at age 3 is strongly correlated with their literacy skills in third grade, as well as future academic and life success. Yet programs to support early childhood development are underfunded relative to other state initiatives in Colorado. Jennifer […]

A new DU center takes a multifaceted approach to the study of aging

A new DU center takes a multifaceted approach to the study of aging

A new center at the University of Denver is encouraging faculty and students from across campus to come together to study an issue that will directly affect millions of Americans over the coming decades. Funded in part by a $10 million naming gift from Betty Knoebel, widow of Denver food-service […]

Theater department production travels to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Theater department production travels to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

When the curtain descended on the DU theater department’s fall 2014 run of “The Nina Variations,” director Anne Penner made an unscripted remark. “I sort of half jokingly said, ‘We should take this to Edinburgh,’” Penner recalls. Responsive to every cue, the cast and crew gave that idea an immediate […]

Fulbright scholar from Afghanistan brings different perspective to international studies

Fulbright scholar from Afghanistan brings different perspective to international studies

Habib Zahori has countless stories to tell — about his native Afghanistan, his hometown of Kabul, his family history and his experiences as a student in the United States. Zahori, a 31-year-old Fulbright scholar at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, told one of his stories […]