Articles written by: Greg Glasgow

"The mental health needs of individuals in developing countries are not being met," says Mingwei Song. "International work is my passion. I care about people’s mental health through a global lens." Photo courtesy of Mingwei Song

Countdown to Commencement: Graduate student aims to pursue her passion for international work

A native of China, Mingwei (Ophelia) Song came to DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) after earning a BA in psychology from Juniata College in Pennsylvania. She will receive an MA in international disaster psychology from GSPP at Commencement ceremonies in June.   Q: Why did you choose to come to DU? A: I […]

Countdown to Commencement: Ecology degree provides the antidote to a desk job

Countdown to Commencement: Ecology degree provides the antidote to a desk job

A fan of all things outdoors, Angus Kitchell came to DU from his hometown of Seattle. He received a BS in ecology and biodiversity through the Department of Biological Sciences, where he was a lab assistant for assistant professor Robin Tinghitella. His minors are geography and Spanish. In addition to his […]

Countdown to Commencement: Beijing the next step for Colorado’s only Schwarzman Scholar

Countdown to Commencement: Beijing the next step for Colorado’s only Schwarzman Scholar

In January, senior Cameron Hickert, a double major in physics and international studies, was named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Hickert, who also served as president of DU’s Undergraduate Student Government, was one of 111 recipients selected from a pool of 3,000 applicants worldwide and the only student […]

Korbel School celebrates opening of new building

Korbel School celebrates opening of new building

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies has a long and storied history at the University of Denver. The school, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is named for Czech-American diplomat Josef Korbel — father of former U.S. Secretary of State (and 2016 undergraduate Commencement speaker) Madeleine Albright — […]

Countdown to Commencement: Graduating hockey player looks ahead to a career in law

Countdown to Commencement: Graduating hockey player looks ahead to a career in law

DU hockey player Gabe Levin, who grew up in Marina del Rey, Calif., helped the Pioneers advance to the Frozen Four this year for the first time since 2005. At the tournament’s award ceremony, Levin won the Elite 90 Award, given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating […]

Jazzman Steve Wiest leads a learning revolution at the Lamont School of Music

Jazzman Steve Wiest leads a learning revolution at the Lamont School of Music

Two years ago, multiple Grammy-nominated jazz composer and trombonist Steve Wiest did something completely unexpected. He left one of the world’s best large jazz ensembles — located at the University of North Texas — to teach at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. Why Lamont? With its world-class […]

University of Denver recognized for sustainability efforts

The University of Denver has been awarded a silver rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (AASHE STARS). AASHE STARS is a comprehensive, transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. “It is evident in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]