Archive for September, 2016

An alum-founded nonprofit envisions a healthier future for Denver’s Westwood neighborhood

An alum-founded nonprofit envisions a healthier future for Denver’s Westwood neighborhood

When the pair discovered that limited access to fresh, healthy food was one of the area’s biggest problems, they developed their signature Re:Farm program, which works with Westwood residents to build backyard gardens and community urban farms.

Annual simulation gives students hands-on experience leading humanitarian efforts

Annual simulation gives students hands-on experience leading humanitarian efforts

The International Humanitarian Crisis Simulation at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies teaches graduate students in international relations, psychology and social work what it’s like to stay cool, calm and effective in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

Students and faculty find innovative ways to combat homelessness

Students and faculty find innovative ways to combat homelessness

Projects include a nonprofit thrift store, a law-school report on the human cost of camping bans, and a photo project that helps homeless youth tell their stories.

New headquarters for engineering school puts emphasis on collaboration

New headquarters for engineering school puts emphasis on collaboration

The five-floor, 130,000-square-foot facility is modeled in part after modern coworking spaces that foster chance meetings between entrepreneurs in related fields. The building, which features $1 million in new equipment, is a cornerstone of a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiative at the University to prepare graduates for business and entrepreneurship.

Alumni help DU professor coordinate groundbreaking exhibition on female artists

Alumni help DU professor coordinate groundbreaking exhibition on female artists

Gwen Chanzit, director of the museum-studies program in DU’s School of Art and Art History and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Denver Art Museum, made history in June with “Women of Abstract Expressionism,” the first museum exhibit to focus on the female artists of the postwar art movement.

Summer research grants let undergrads pursue their passions

Summer research grants let undergrads pursue their passions

DU’s Undergraduate Research Center awards the summer grants every year — up to $3,500 each for students seeking to complete independent projects in collaboration with their peers and University faculty.

"Most people do not know, nor do they care, who the athletics director is," says Peg Bradley-Doppes. "All that matters is that I do my job." Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Q&A with DU Athletics Director Peg Bradley-Doppes on the Pioneers’ ongoing success

Bradley-Doppes guided the Pioneers to their fourth-straight Learfield Sports DI-AAA Directors’ Cup in July 2016. The award is given each year to the top NCAA Division I non-football school.

University extends welcome mat for military veterans

University extends welcome mat for military veterans

Three programs were added last year: the Veterans Advocacy Program at the Sturm College of Law, and a mental health clinic and military psychology specialty at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

DU Archives home to a rare set of 19th-century Native American prints

DU Archives home to a rare set of 19th-century Native American prints

The archives are home to a rare set of photographs by Edward Curtis, the 19th-century artist and ethnographer known as the “Shadow Catcher,” a moniker he was given by the Native Americans whose visages and culture he captured in his internationally celebrated works.

Land-use group makes recommendations for DU campus and neighborhood

Land-use group makes recommendations for DU campus and neighborhood

The University has commissioned the Washington-based Urban Land Institute to explore ways DU can improve its physical space and better engage with the Denver community.