Archive for March, 2016

DU well-represented in Westword’s Best of Denver

Underscoring the University of Denver’s impact on the Mile High City, Westword’s 2016 Best of Denver Awards, which were announced Wednesday, boast multiple DU connections. The Enrichment Program at University College was named “best intellectual exercise,” praised for its varied offerings that “range from art- and music-appreciation courses to writing […]

Abrams to deliver University Lecture on health care during revolutionary era

Abrams to deliver University Lecture on health care during revolutionary era

When Americans want to learn about the nation’s founders — their ideals, their politics, their legacies — they can choose from thousands of book titles. But when they want to get to know the founders on a more intimate level, historian Jeanne Abrams has just the prescription: “Revolutionary Medicine: The […]

Law school professor featured in article about Supreme Court split decision

Tuesday’s 4-4 split decision by the U.S. Supreme Court — on a case involving fees collected by labor unions from workers who choose not to join unions — is the second such split decision in the past month, due in part to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The vote […]

DU reports momentum on Title IX issues, plans events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The University of Denver is preparing for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), nationally recognized in the U.S. every April. Since last April’s SAAM, the University has made progress on several fronts to provide a safer, more compassionate campus environment and to more comprehensively support individuals who have expressed concern regarding […]

Engineering school dean wants DU to become the ‘Stanford of Denver’

Engineering school dean wants DU to become the ‘Stanford of Denver’

JB Holston, a longtime Denver entrepreneur who became dean of the University’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science on July 1, wants to turn DU into “the Stanford of Denver” — bringing a new entrepreneurial focus to the University and connecting DU to local businesses and the […]

Men’s hockey advances to Frozen Four for the first time since 2005

Men’s hockey advances to Frozen Four for the first time since 2005

For the first time since 2005, the University of Denver men’s hockey team is heading back to the Frozen Four. The Pioneers defeated Ferris State by a score of 6-3 on Sunday to win the West Regional portion of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. The Pioneers […]

Faculty and students in geography department study transit-oriented development

Faculty and students in geography department study transit-oriented development

With four new light- and commuter-rail lines scheduled to debut in 2016, the Denver metropolitan area can look forward to lots of TOD in the years to come. TOD — that’s shorthand for transit-oriented development — promises mixed-use, high-density developments concentrated around bus and rail stations. Before ground breaks on […]

Internationalization Summit will explore ‘uncommon intersections’ between people, cultures

Internationalization Summit will explore ‘uncommon intersections’ between people, cultures

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, South America correspondent for National Public Radio, will deliver the lunchtime keynote address, “Parallel Lives: Stories From An Interconnected World,” at the University of Denver’s third annual Internationalization Summit on April 15. The daylong event will feature faculty, staff and student speakers on topics including Islamophobia, increasing environmental […]

Quick Questions: PhD candidate Arturo Lopez-Levy on Obama’s historic visit to Cuba

Quick Questions: PhD candidate Arturo Lopez-Levy on Obama’s historic visit to Cuba

Arturo Lopez-Levy is a PhD candidate at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a lecturer at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. A Cuban émigré who came to the United States in 2001, he has served as a consultant and analyst for organizations concerned about U.S. policies toward […]

DU names speakers — including Madeleine Albright — for Commencement ceremonies

The University of Denver has announced speakers for the spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies in May and June. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will deliver the spring undergraduate Commencement address on Saturday, June 4. Albright is the daughter of Josef Korbel, the former DU international studies professor for whom the […]