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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.

Pioneers men’s tennis: year in review

The University of Denver men’s tennis team finished its season with a 12-11 overall record, touting a 5-0 record in Summit League Play and collecting both the regular season and conference championship titles. The No. 1 seed team made it a dual championship season as it battled to a 4-1 […]

Ritchie’s $1 million gift to Lamont is matched by DU

A $1 million commitment to the University of Denver from Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie will be matched by the University to provide a total of $2 million in scholarship support for graduate students in the Lamont School of Music. The Jessie Dee Ritchie Endowed Graduate Scholarship Fund for Music is […]

Engineering team develops landing platform for unmanned vehicles

Engineering team develops landing platform for unmanned vehicles

Steve Conyers is in search of a snappy acronym. When he comes up with just the right blend of initials, it will provide the finishing touch — a memorable moniker — for an ambitious project that has occupied his time as a master’s student in the University of Denver’s Daniel […]

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. […]