Archive for April, 2016

Political science major lands job with Bernie Sanders campaign

Political science major lands job with Bernie Sanders campaign

Now a state director for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, alumna Dulce Saenz (BA ’11) first discovered her voice in a public policy class taught by former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm, director of DU’s Institute for Public Policy Studies. The class was talking about immigration, and Saenz found many of the […]

Alumnus Gen. George Casey shares his insight with international studies students

For the fifth consecutive year, DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies welcomed retired Army Gen. George Casey Jr. for the first two weeks of the spring quarter. Casey, who received his master’s from the Korbel School (then the Graduate School of International Studies) in 1980, served as chief of […]

Provost’s conference highlights intersection of sustainability and social justice

Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University, opened his keynote address at the April 25 DU Provost’s Conference with a challenge to attendees: “I want you to think about the often forgotten or implicit part of sustainability — its social justice aspect,” he said. […]

Chemistry Professor Donald Stedman dies of lung cancer

Professor Emeritus Donald Stedman — known worldwide for developing trail-blazing technology to gauge vehicle emissions — died of lung cancer in Oregon on April 16. Stedman taught in DU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for more than three decades, and his work earned him a range of honors. In 1995 […]

DU’s own Daniel Ritchie to receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie is one of more than 90 American citizens who will be honored May 7 with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations’ Ellis Island Medals of Honor. According to the organization, the awards are “presented each year on historic Ellis Island to a select group of individuals […]

Scholar demystifies industrial success in developing economies

Scholar demystifies industrial success in developing economies

Christine Ngo, an assistant professor in the economics department, studies the political economics of developing countries. In 2011–12, Ngo worked as a junior economist for the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development in Geneva. The job aligned with her research and put her at the center of much diplomatic […]

University celebrated very first Earth Day in 1970

Sen. Gaylord Nelson started Earth Day in 1970 during the height of protest against the Vietnam War. Earth Day demonstrations of the time were as much about the environment as they were about political activism.

Executives discuss ethical leadership at Daniels conference

Ethics play a vital role in business today, and ethics — or a lack thereof — often are what make a business thrive or fail. So said a group of Denver executives during a panel discussion at the Elevate Ethics event April 12 at the University of Denver. The event […]

Students pursue the green life in sustainability-focused Living & Learning Community

Students pursue the green life in sustainability-focused Living & Learning Community

The ESLLC not only gave her an instant social circle — one populated by people who relish a dinnertime discussion of, say, composting — it allowed her to dive into a meaningful topic her very first weeks on campus. What’s more, through field trips, classroom work and community service, she learned how to make a difference.

Business students tackle diversity issue for Charles Schwab

Seven student teams presented their ideas on how to recruit diverse tech talent for Charles Schwab as part of the Inclusive Excellence Business Case Competition April 15 at the University of Denver. This is the seventh year the Daniels College of Business has organized the competition. “This is a signature […]