Archive for December, 2016

Pioneer Rodney Billups returns to campus as men’s basketball coach

Pioneer Rodney Billups returns to campus as men’s basketball coach

Rodney Billups never expected his career to turn out the way it did. He dreamed about playing professional basketball. He wanted to be a business owner. Retire early. Follow in the footsteps of his brother Chauncey Billups — the former NBA star and arguably the best player to ever come […]

Art and tech intersect in DU’s Emergent Digital Practices program

Art and tech intersect in DU’s Emergent Digital Practices program

He has become a familiar sight around campus — a lanky guy in sunglasses and cap who waits until dark, rides his giant tricycle up to a building, busts out a projector and starts blasting colorful, eye-catching 3-D images onto the existing architecture. Travis Powell, 23, a student in DU’s […]

Vice President Joe Biden was featured speaker at September’s Korbel Dinner

Vice President Joe Biden was featured speaker at September’s Korbel Dinner

Vice President Joe Biden delivered the keynote address at the 19th annual Korbel Dinner on Sept. 15. The yearly event benefits programs, scholarships and centers at the University’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and honors individuals whose leadership and commitment embody the goals established by school founder Josef Korbel. […]

Journalism grad is the voice of the Denver Broncos

Journalism grad is the voice of the Denver Broncos

For most Coloradans, autumn Sundays are synonymous with one thing — Denver Broncos football. DU alumnus Conor McGahey (BA ’07), who this year became the public-address announcer at Broncos home games, has a unique perspective on the blue-and-orange mania that overtakes Denver each weekend. In the booth for all of […]

Interview with DU’s associate provost of research

Interview with DU’s associate provost of research

From engineering to psychology, biology to social work, mathematics to law, University of Denver faculty members bring in millions of dollars each year to conduct research on behalf of federal, state and local governments, as well as corporations and foundations. The money is a boon not just to faculty members, […]

Psychology, biology faculty team up to study brain injuries

Psychology, biology faculty team up to study brain injuries

Kim Gorgens, a clinical associate professor in DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology, has been making headlines for years for her research on traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her 2010 TEDxDU talk on youth sports concussions went viral, and she was involved in drafting and supporting the 2011 Jake Snakenberg Youth […]

Annual service-learning trip takes students to Dharamsala

Annual service-learning trip takes students to Dharamsala

Every winter since 2002, a group of DU students has made a trip to Dharamsala, a city in India’s Himalayan region that is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. International Service Learning (ISL) Dharamsala, one of DU’s longest-running international programs, engages undergraduate and graduate students […]

Storm Peak co-founder uses MBA to build his brewery

Storm Peak co-founder uses MBA to build his brewery

Everything he needed to know about opening a brewery, Wyatt Patterson learned in business school. That’s because Patterson, like many graduate students at DU’s Daniels College of Business, entered his MBA program with a specific business idea in mind. For Patterson, that idea was Storm Peak Brewing Co., which he […]

Alumna Regan Linton named artistic director at Phamaly

Alumna Regan Linton named artistic director at Phamaly

Regan Linton, who received a master’s degree from DU’s Graduate School of Social Work in 2010, made theater history this fall when she became the first person in a wheelchair to be named artistic director of a major U.S. theater company. And it makes perfect sense that the company in […]