Archive for January, 2016

Business professor’s research backs full-strength beer in grocery stores

Business professor’s research backs full-strength beer in grocery stores

According to Jack Strauss, Miller Chair of Applied Economics at the Daniels College of Business, allowing Colorado grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer and wine would create 22,000 jobs and save the average household $750 on beer and wine costs over three years. Under current state law, large […]

Social work grads help change lives through horsemanship

Social work grads help change lives through horsemanship

Those who grew up with horses know the therapeutic benefits the animals can provide. They teach us to communicate without words. They react to our body language and our demeanor in ways that force us into heightened self-awareness. At Aspen Hollow Young Ranchers near Morrison, Colo., at-risk and troubled youth […]

Black Lives Matter a hot topic at Diversity Summit

During an afternoon session at DU’s 15th annual Diversity Summit today, Frank Tuitt, senior advisor to the chancellor and provost on diversity and inclusion at DU, moderated a panel featuring faculty from DU and CU Boulder. Panelists included Armond Towns, assistant professor of culture and communication at DU, Bianca Williams, […]

Diversity Summit panel takes on growth of Islamophobia

“Extremism and Islamophobia in Perspective” was one of dozens of workshops presented today as part of the 2016 Diversity Summit at the University of Denver. DU faculty members Nader Hashemi, Seth Masket and Andrea Stanton made up the panel focusing on “U.S. and Extremism.” They were joined by Joanne Cummings, […]

Community members challenged to question their implicit bias at Diversity Summit

At a morning session during DU’s 15th annual Diversity Summit today, Dian Squire, Maria Islas-Lopez and Jennifer-Grace Ewa presented a workshop titled “I’m not racist but . . .’: Exploring the Implicit Bias on DU’s campus.” All three presenters are postdoctoral fellows affiliated with the University’s Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for […]

Diversity Summit workshop offers advice on being a good ally to minority voices

An eye-opening workshop called “White Bodies and Racial Justice Work: Understanding Ally Identities in the Black Lives Matter Movement” was led by Kristen Powell today at the University of Denver’s 15th annual Diversity Summit. Powell, a senior majoring in sociology with minors in intercultural and global studies and communication studies, […]

DU undergraduate named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars

University of Denver senior Cameron Hickert, a double major in physics and international studies, has been named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Hickert, who also serves as president of DU’s Undergraduate Student Government, is one of 111 recipients selected from a pool of 3,000 applicants worldwide and the […]

2016 Diversity Summit to focus on individual bias

In 2001, DU students founded the Diversity Summit with the goal of creating an accepting, supportive and inclusive environment for the University’s diverse population. That commitment continues with the University’s 15th annual Diversity Summit, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21–22. (Due to overwhelming interest, registration for the event is […]

Quick Questions: DNA expert Phil Danielson on his involvement in Denver rape trial

Quick Questions: DNA expert Phil Danielson on his involvement in Denver rape trial

Biology professor Phil Danielson recently served as an expert witness on DNA evidence in a high-profile Denver court case, in which defendant, Clarence Moses-EL, convicted of sexual assault in 1987, was released from prison and granted a new trial after his sentence was vacated by a Denver District Court judge. […]

A 1967 Clarion article describes Martin Luther King's visit to campus.

Martin Luther King visited DU in 1964 and 1967

Martin Luther King Jr. visited the DU campus twice, first in 1964 and later in 1967. In 1964 he spoke before a crowd of 600 in the old Student Union Building (now the south end of the Driscoll Student Center) in an appearance sponsored by the local Shorter Community AME […]