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DU stakes a claim in the world of social enterprise

DU stakes a claim in the world of social enterprise

Social enterprises create value for underserved, underrepresented or disadvantaged people or for the environment. And among students and recent college graduates, they have never been more popular than they are today.

Robin Tinghitella is especially interested in how environmental change — such as habitat fragmentation, noise and light pollution, and climate change — impacts the mating environment. Stock photo

Biology professor leads students in research on cricket mating habits

Robin Tinghitella, a professor in DU’s Department of Biological Sciences, is accustomed to the fact that her research attracts a lot of curiosity. After all, who doesn’t want to learn about the courtship rituals of crickets? For Tinghitella, mating habits are the perfect hook for introducing students and the public […]

In February, Ved Nanda celebrated his 50th anniversary of teaching at DU. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Ved Nanda celebrates 50 years at DU

It was the only spanking he ever got from his mom, jokes Ved Nanda, international law professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. As a young boy living in Gujranwala, India, Nanda got a tattoo from a man on the street. He was proud of the artwork. […]

"Volunteer with a variety of organizations until you find out what really pulls at your heartstrings,” says Yvette Cook. Photo courtesy of Usher's New Look

Alumna helps Usher shape next generation of leaders

For Yvette Cook, there was no choice growing up but to serve her community. She says her civic-minded parents encouraged her to follow a path of altruism. Now Cook (BA ’82, MA ’85) heads up Usher’s New Look (UNL), an Atlanta-based nonprofit started by the multiplatinum-selling performer at the age […]

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 […]

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.

"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.

Emergent Digital Practices student uses art to explore her MS diagnosis

In April 2009, Denver native Sarah Richter’s world was turned upside down. After experiencing bouts of severe vertigo, triple vision and fatigue for months, Richter was finally diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). “Getting MS was a catalyst,” says Richter, a graduate student in DU’s emergent digital practices (EDP) program, a […]

Social sciences background enhances alumna’s career in geophysics

Tiffany Tchakirides (MA ’02) digs deeply into her work. Literally, and digitally. She works as an exploration and geophysics workflow advisor at Shell, one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies. Previously, she was a seismic processing geophysicist for Shell’s deepwater exploration imaging team in the Gulf of Mexico […]