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Graduate Commencement speaker urges departing students to choose the harder path

Graduate Commencement speaker urges departing students to choose the harder path

“When facing two paths, if you are strong enough, always choose the harder one.” This was the advice that speaker Donna Lynne, executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Inc. and a group president for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, offered departing University […]

DU computer science team a finalist in E3 college video game competition

DU computer science team a finalist in E3 college video game competition

Hardcore video gamers and those in the video game industry know that the annual E3 expo in Los Angeles is where the big games of tomorrow are demonstrated and discovered. Five students from the University of Denver’s computer science department will be in the mix this year, as they bring […]

Matthew Watwood is a Boettcher Scholar who also has received the Robison Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship, the Edgar Everhart Endowed Scholarship and the David C. and Betty S. Hess Endowed Scholarship. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Senior Matthew Watwood balances triple major demands with ease

When he’s not doing homework for his triple major in physics, math and computer science, University of Denver senior Matthew Watwood is pursuing his passion for magic, performing at Colorado Avalanche games and at Elitch Gardens, where he also leads physics presentations for high school students. “Magic is a hobby […]

Theater major uses marketing skills to pull in audiences

Theater major uses marketing skills to pull in audiences

After years of living room performances and high school plays, Cheyenne Michaels thought she had left theatrics behind when she came to the University of Denver to study journalism. But feeling a bit homesick during her freshman year, Michaels gravitated toward the one place that was familiar … theater. Three […]

Four DU students win Fulbrights for 2014-15

Four DU students win Fulbrights for 2014-15

Four University of Denver students have won Fulbright Scholarships to study or teach abroad in the 2014–15 academic year. The DU winners include: Elizabeth Caruth, a master’s student at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany Christian Allen, an undergraduate with […]

Senior engineering major wants to bring power to developing countries

Senior engineering major wants to bring power to developing countries

For the greater part of his time at the University of Denver, Doug Mackenzie woke up at 5:30 a.m. almost every day for swim practice. The two-year captain of the varsity swim team lost rest and recovery time, but won races, academic honors and a prestigious scholarship — twice. Mackenzie, […]

Senior creative writing student finds inspiration in Dr. Seuss

Senior creative writing student finds inspiration in Dr. Seuss

Like Dr. Seuss before him, Brian Lupo embraces a bit of the nonsensical in his writing. The senior English major and creative writing student applies what he calls the “poetics of randomness and nonsense” to his writing as a way of addressing the awkward and complex realities of the world. […]

Graduating senior found inspiration in School of Art and Art History

Graduating senior found inspiration in School of Art and Art History

Mikaela Fortune, a senior studio art major, had planned to be a children’s book illustrator when she first came to the University of Denver. Since then, her interests have grown from drawing to printmaking and even photography. Fortune credits the program in the School of Art and Art History for […]

Graduating senior a champion for adequate public education in Colorado

University of Denver senior Taylor Lobato is making headlines in and out of class. She received the “Student of the Year” award from the department of media, film and journalism studies and is enrolled in a dual degree program for which she’ll attain bachelor’s degrees in strategic communication and public […]

Passion for Kurdistan guides Korbel student’s next step

Passion for Kurdistan guides Korbel student’s next step

Bina Hussein knows she’s in good company at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, where, in addition to her classwork, she serves as a student ambassador and runs the school’s Middle East Discussion Group. “These people are your friends, they are your network, they can become […]