Archive for September, 2015

DU’s leading China scholar attends dinner for President Xi Jinping

DU’s leading China scholar attends dinner for President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping began his recent visit to the United States with a stop in Seattle, where a Sept. 22 dinner in his honor drew more than 700 businesspeople and dignitaries from China and the U.S. Among those in attendance was Suisheng Zhao, director of the Center for China-U.S. […]

Class of 2019 is one of University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse

Class of 2019 is one of University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse

Selected from a pool of 15,000 applicants and numbering 1,430 students, the class represents one of the University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse to date. It also is one of the most academically accomplished classes in DU history.

DU-founded political science blog finds a wider audience

With articles such as “Who’s Copying Us Now? The Politico Edition,” “Are Political Scientists Smug? Maybe” and “What Hillary Clinton Should Learn from Donald Trump: Nothing,” the political blog Mischiefs of Faction puts a savvy, self-aware spin on its investigation of American political parties. The blog aims to make the […]

CCESL director receives Campus Compact award for community engagement

CCESL director receives Campus Compact award for community engagement

Anne DePrince, professor, chair of psychology and director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) at the University of Denver, has received the 2015 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award from Campus Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to campus-based civic engagement […]

Inauguration panel discussion explores links between higher education, community building and democracy

Inauguration panel discussion explores links between higher education, community building and democracy

As part of the Sept. 18 inauguration ceremonies installing her as the University of Denver’s 18th chancellor, Rebecca Chopp invited Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and higher education leaders from across the state to discuss access, changing student demographics, rising costs and the value of higher education in Colorado. Moderated by […]

23,000-pound spire placed atop new international relations building

23,000-pound spire placed atop new international relations building

Thursday was an exciting day for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, as students, faculty, staff and donors witnessed the ceremonial placement of a 23,000-pound spire atop the new Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex, which is scheduled for completion in February 2016. The spire, which will […]

Bridge Project alumna joins effort to foster student success

  As a Denver high school student, Dianna Flamenco wasn’t sure whom she could turn to. She needed guidance and she wanted more for herself, but she didn’t know how to do it, or exactly what she wanted to do. As a resident of Denver public housing, Flamenco was eligible […]

University College alumna honored as ‘unsung heroine’ of Denver Latino community

University College alumna honored as ‘unsung heroine’ of Denver Latino community

Connecting with diverse communities is nothing new to Garcia — she has made a career out of it. She worked for 25 years at Coors Brewing Co. in Golden, Colo., serving from 2006–10 as manager of diversity and inclusion in the company’s human resources department. A master’s degree in applied communications from DU’s University College helped her hone her skills.

Pioneer Symposium: Professor to speak on mental illness and the courts

Pioneer Symposium: Professor to speak on mental illness and the courts

The Aurora theater shooting trial that wrapped up last month in Denver brought a myriad of questions, from media outlets around the globe, about mental illness and the insanity defense. One of the most-cited experts in the case was Neil Gowensmith, a clinical assistant professor in DU’s Graduate School of […]

Colorado higher-ed leaders discuss importance of research as part of Chopp’s inauguration

Colorado higher-ed leaders discuss importance of research as part of Chopp’s inauguration

The University of Denver on Friday welcomed more than a dozen leaders from higher education institutions across the state of Colorado — both public and private, serving traditional and non-traditional students — to help celebrate the inauguration of DU’s 18th chancellor, Rebecca Chopp. The day included breakfast and lunch panel […]