Spring 2021

Rural Colorado harnesses DU expertise to meet its challenges

In this issue...

Beyond City Limits

Her first two weeks at college, Taylor Szilagyi hardly slept. Some of that, unquestionably, could be traced to the typical first-year jitters:...

Inside a Broken System

Photo by Aslan Chalom As David Heska Wanbli Weiden began working on the story line for his highly...

Garden Oasis

In September 1965, while in Denver for the dedication of the University’s Harper Humanities Gardens, Lady Bird Johnson, then first lady of...

Nature’s Bounty

A century ago, the University of Denver campus was home to what was then considered one of the largest pharmaceutical and botanical...

Gardening recommendations from DU’s horticulturalists

Editor's note: The University of Denver is known for its beautiful campus, punctuated by colorful gardens that dazzle the eye, even in...

Anyone, anywhere can be a gardener

Somewhere in Chicago’s South Side, University of Denver alumna Bweza Itaagi (BA ’14) is planting food in parking lots and on abandoned...

Green your office in 10 easy steps

More than a year after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, working from home has become the norm for many office workers...

Departments

Solace and sustenance from seed: An archaeologist examines the gardens of Amache

University of Denver professor Bonnie Clark specializes in landscape archaeology. Since 2008,...

Essential reading: scholarly books, riveting history and a professor’s memoir

Gardens of dignity and ingenuity From August 1942 to...

Becoming Black: A psychologist explores the development of identity

William Cross, professor emeritus of higher education and counseling psychology at DU’s...

When challenges arise, DU responds with ingenuity and resilience

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.Albert Einstein I...

The view from a dean’s office: A liberal arts education matters now more than ever

At colleges and universities everywhere, the arts, humanities and social sciences have...

Performers and audiences anticipate a return to the stage

If there’s one thing the coronavirus pandemic has proved, it’s our undeniable...

Finicky or voracious? A multiyear study explores the dietary preferences of insects

Before Shannon Murphy became an insect and arthropod expert, she was just...

For DU student-athletes, peak performances extend to the classroom

Will Palmquist doesn’t follow the typical schedule of many college students.

Online Exclusives

Solace and sustenance from seed: An archaeologist examines the gardens of Amache

University of Denver professor Bonnie Clark specializes in landscape archaeology. Since 2008,...

Brothers use DU degrees to revamp rural family business

Walking the cobblestone streets of Trieste, Italy, with his Daniels College of...

Becoming Black: A psychologist explores the development of identity

William Cross, professor emeritus of higher education and counseling psychology at DU’s...

Gardening recommendations from DU’s horticulturalists

Editor's note: The University of Denver is known for its beautiful campus,...

Anyone, anywhere can be a gardener

Somewhere in Chicago’s South Side, University of Denver alumna Bweza Itaagi (BA...

Green your office in 10 easy steps

More than a year after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, working...

Alumni Connections

Keeping the story of a war hero alive

From the first time he saw it, the World War II helmet marked by two bullet holes captured Marshall Fogel’s imagination. At...

The Scribes: Poet and songbird whisperer Timothy Houghton (PhD ’84)

At 6 a.m., Tim Houghton was up and alert.  For a month, he had awakened before the sun in...

The Scribes: Translator and wordsmith Kelsi Vanada (BA ’09)

As soon as her teaching day was over, Kelsi Vanada would rush to a class of her own. She jumped in her...

Class Notes: Spring 2021

1960s DU Phi Gamma NuWhen old friends from the Phi Gamma Nu business professional sorority meet...

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