Archive for May, 2015

Men’s lacrosse player Wesley Berg makes his Denver Outlaws debut tonight at Mile High

The 2015 NCAA Champion University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will be honored at halftime of tonight’s Denver Outlaws game against the Ohio Machine at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m. MT. Tewaaraton Finalist and NCAA Tournament MOP Wesley Berg will make […]

Senior theater major says ‘yes’ to career in performing arts

Nicole Campbell, a senior graduating with a double major in theater and gender and women’s studies, credits her career success to her willingness to pursue and say “yes” to opportunities outside of her comfort zone. Campbell’s tenacity and openness to trying out new ventures has enabled her to maintain continuous […]

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of DU engineering school

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of DU engineering school

University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp announced Tuesday that noted entrepreneur and scale-up CEO JB Holston will assume the helm of the University’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science on July 1. Holston brings more than 25 years as a senior executive at Fortune 500 companies, as […]

DU names first vice chancellor for Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence

University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp announced today that Dr. Liliana Rodriguez will become the University’s first vice chancellor for Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence, effective July 1, 2015. Rodriguez currently serves as associate dean of diversity, inclusion and community development at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, where she manages residential […]

Newly renovated Buchtel Tower honors military veterans

Newly renovated Buchtel Tower honors military veterans

After years of disuse, the University of Denver’s Buchtel Memorial Tower has a new purpose — one that’s closely tied to the original mission of the building to which the structure was once attached. Buchtel Memorial Tower — located on the south side of campus, east of the Anderson Academic […]

Men’s lacrosse beats Maryland to win first ever national championship

Men’s lacrosse beats Maryland to win first ever national championship

Denver won its first NCAA men’s lacrosse championship Monday, beating Maryland 10-5  behind five goals from senior Wesley Berg. Berg was chosen as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. He ended the season with a team-record 58 goals. The victory gives coach Bill Tierney his record seventh title. He won six […]

In Kenya, students discover how the lives of humans and animals intersect

In Kenya, students discover how the lives of humans and animals intersect

While classroom presentations and assigned readings gave students an overview of the myriad challenges facing Kenya, it took the trip to the East African country to reveal their full scope and scale. To fill in the big picture, students visited national parks and urban slums, tribal cultural centers and sanctuaries for rescued animals. They learned about the devastating effects of the ivory trade on elephants and the demand for bush meat on zebras and antelopes.

Senior Samantha Corea leaves as DU’s most decorated swimmer

Senior Samantha Corea leaves as DU’s most decorated swimmer

Some exceptional athletes have the talent and skill simply to show up and upstage the opposition, but University of Denver swimmer Samantha Corea’s progression is a model that can be beneficial to all. Her accomplishments, in and out of the pool, are the product of an age-old recipe for success: […]

Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie leads the crop of 2015 Founders Day honorees

Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie leads the crop of 2015 Founders Day honorees

The 2015 Founders Day Gala in March celebrated the accomplishments of notable alumni, donors, faculty, staff and students. The John Evans Award — the University’s highest honor — this year went to Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie, who transformed the University during his time at the helm. DU was struggling financially […]

In Gateway to Business, a Daniels core class for first-year students, fundamentals of business are taught as students go through the process of designing, testing and marketing a mobile phone or tablet application. Photo: Daniel Go

A challenge at the Daniels College of Business gives students a crash course in entrepreneurship

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver is giving first-year students a crash course in entrepreneurship, requiring them to split into teams to design a mobile app — and then giving them the chance to present their final product to a panel of potential investors. In Gateway […]