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Practice-ready DU law grads are building Colorado’s legal community

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is exceptionally well represented in Denver and the metro area: There’s hardly a law firm or corporate agency that doesn’t have a Denver Law graduate among its ranks. And in many offices, DU is the No. 1 alma mater. On average, about […]

Alumnus Richard Lapchick to speak at DU conference on human trafficking

Alumnus Richard Lapchick to speak at DU conference on human trafficking

When he was a young boy, Richard Lapchick wanted to be a famous basketball player. He had every reason to believe it was possible: His dad was Joe Lapchick, the NBA basketball player and Hall of Fame coach of the New York Knickerbockers. But something else kept turning Lapchick’s head: […]

Quick Questions: Doctoral student Katie Weiss on holiday stress

Katie Weiss, a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, is in her third year as a student therapist and clinic assistant in the school’s Professional Psychology Clinic, which is staffed by doctoral students and serves the Denver community. The clinic’s services are in high demand during the […]

DU community participates in Sand Creek memorial event

DU community participates in Sand Creek memorial event

Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and Nancy Wadsworth, chair of the University of Denver’s John Evans Study Committee, were among nearly 20 members of the University of Denver community who were present Wednesday at a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made an official […]

Interterm class explores ‘Denver Dynamics’

While many U.S. cities struggle to stay afloat, others — Denver among them — are vibrant hubs of collaboration, innovation and creativity. What distinguishes a thriving city like Denver from its flailing counterparts? That’s just one of the questions that will be explored by students in Denver Dynamics, a weeklong […]

Senior finance major learns to ‘work smart’

Senior finance major learns to ‘work smart’

Every student has his or her own secret to success, but for senior finance major Kara Brown — who works full time in addition to taking a full schedule of classes — working smart has become a mantra to live by. “One of the biggest traits that I’ve had to […]

The holidays bring music, dance and sports to campus

The holidays bring music, dance and sports to campus

Although students leave for winter break in late November, the University of Denver remains abuzz with holiday activities and athletics events between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Eleven local and national groups will perform holiday shows at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts throughout November and December, and four Pioneers varsity […]

Alumna promotes peace through education in Pakistan

Alumna promotes peace through education in Pakistan

While she was a graduate student at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Jodi Fischer traveled to Bolivia, where she combined her previous experience in education and her interest in global health by working for three months on a child-labor reduction process. Today, Fischer’s passion for […]

DU ranks No. 1 for undergraduates studying abroad

DU ranks No. 1 for undergraduates studying abroad

From Argentina to Australia, Bolivia to Belgium, the University of Denver sends its students around the world each year to take part in study-abroad programs that help shape their lives and careers. According to the 2014 Open Doors report released today by the Institute of International Education, DU is No. […]

DU at 150: The University’s 1919 “war” with School of Mines

DU at 150: The University’s 1919 “war” with School of Mines

DU’s archrival was the School of Mines, where students so often rode through Golden firing revolvers and dropping sticks of dynamite for fun that the newspapers started calling them the “Blasters” and “Dynamiters” instead of the “Orediggers.”

So it might not have been a surprise when at 4:15 a.m. on Nov. 6, 1919, a series of huge dynamite explosions shattered the quiet DU dawn. The blasts rocked beds in Templin Hall so fiercely that residents thought there was an earthquake, according to newspaper accounts at the time. The explosions blew out about 100 windows in University Hall, the Iliff School of Theology, Carnegie Library and Memorial Chapel.