Archive for February, 2016

Noted expert in civic and community engagement to helm DU’s Graduate School of Social Work

Noted expert in civic and community engagement to helm DU’s Graduate School of Social Work

The University of Denver has appointed Amanda Moore McBride as dean of its Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), effective July 1, 2016. McBride comes to DU from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is the Bettie Bofinger Brown associate […]

Psychology labs rely on community participants for the public good

Psychology faculty and students often work collaboratively with communities in Denver and across the state to conduct research on everything from health disparities and early childhood development to violence and its impact. For example, Assistant Professor Omar Gudino and the Services for At-Risk Youth & Families (SAYF) Lab are working […]

Denver retirement community partners with University of Denver for unique senior learning experience

Denver retirement community partners with University of Denver for unique senior learning experience

Loretta DeWitt, known as “Lori” to her fellow students, has a cheerful demeanor and has been praised by her professors as “engaged and determined.” So determined, in fact, that when her graduation day came, DeWitt had amassed more than 100 credits when only 30 were required. It’s a number that […]

University of Denver announces new center for oncology psychology

The University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), in collaboration with Diane Simard, senior vice president of Bye Aerospace, has announced plans for the Center for Oncology Psychology Excellence (COPE). The goal of COPE is to increase access to psychological and social services for cancer patients and their […]

DU downs Colorado College in historic ‘Battle on Blake’

DU downs Colorado College in historic ‘Battle on Blake’

The University of Denver hockey team defeated Colorado College 4-1 Saturday night at the historic “Battle on Blake,” an outdoor game played at Coors Field in downtown Denver in front of an announced crowd of 35,144 — a new record for any University of Denver sporting event. Freshmen Jarid Lukosevicius, […]

Creative writing grad student signs with Penguin for debut novel

Creative writing grad student signs with Penguin for debut novel

Mona Awad, a second-year student in DU’s PhD creative writing program, has achieved a feat many young writers only dream about, signing with publishing giant Penguin for her debut novel, “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl,” coming out Feb. 23. Already the book is garnering online buzz: Elle […]

Chelsea Clinton joins actress America Ferrara for campaign event at DU

Chelsea Clinton and actress America Ferrara spoke at an organizing event for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign on Thursday, Sept. 18, in DU’s Anderson Academic Commons. Free and open to the public, the event was attended by DU students, faculty, staff and members of the Denver community. Ferrara opened by […]

DU, Colorado College presidents place friendly wager on Battle on Blake hockey game

DU, Colorado College presidents place friendly wager on Battle on Blake hockey game

University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp has issued a challenge to her friend and Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler in advance of the Battle on Blake hockey game, which will take place Feb. 20 at Coors Field. If DU wins the game, Tiefenthaler will bake Chopp’s favorite dessert – rhubarb […]

DU ranks second in the nation for Peace Corps volunteers

The University of Denver is ranked No. 2 among graduate schools on the Peace Corps’ 2016 list of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities. This is the fifth consecutive year that DU has ranked among the top five graduate schools. The Josef Korbel School of International Studies’ participation in the Peace […]

Law school faculty pioneer research on jury behavior

Long before summoned to duty, long before seated in the box, the anonymous juror figures prominently in day-to-day legal proceedings. When a suit is filed, when settlements are negotiated, when attorneys advise their clients about the chances of a favorable court decision, their first thoughts go to the jury. Just […]