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.
Archive for September, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.