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Professor examines human behavior through visual perception

Human perception is keen. We can appraise an individual in the blink of an eye and discern details about a group or a crowd at a glance. Our visual perception often guides our behavior, whether we know it or not. Timothy Sweeny, assistant professor of psychology at DU, studies visual […]

Library science student serves Denver’s literary community with bookmobile

Library science student serves Denver’s literary community with bookmobile

Anna Kongs, a first-year library and information science graduate student at the Morgridge College of Education, has transformed an old ambulance into “Mavis the Magical Bookmobile” — a mobile library and bookstore to serve the greater Denver community. “My goal is to further the literary community in and around Denver,” […]

As roommates in the ’70s, four alums forged a friendship that has lasted a lifetime

As roommates in the ’70s, four alums forged a friendship that has lasted a lifetime

It all began on 942 Pontiac St. near Lowry Air Force Base, an address etched in the brains of the four DU alums who lived together during the 1970-71 school year. Mike Burg and Bruce Nathanson had known each other since high school, while Scott Feldman and Eddie Silberman met […]

DU again named top NCAA Division I non-football school

The University of Denver has again claimed the top spot among NCAA Division I non-football schools, earning its eighth Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup over the last nine years. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) awards Directors’ Cups each year to the top schools in NCAA Divisions I–III […]

Startup from Daniels grads now 84th fastest-growing private company in the U.S.

Startup from Daniels grads now 84th fastest-growing private company in the U.S.

As fraternity brothers and students at the Daniels College of Business, LED Supply Co. founders Brian Stern (BSBA ’07) and Webb Lawrence (BSBA ’07) already knew they would make great business partners one day. All they needed to do was find the right opportunity at the right time. “We actually […]

DU crowdfunding effort leads to additional summer internship grant

Incoming junior Darby Pappas was studying for finals at the Anderson Academic Commons when she saw a missed call and voice mail from a campus extension. On the other end, career advisor Rebecca Damas had left Pappas a message offering her an internship award that had just been funded through One […]

Summer events on campus: music, theater and more

Though there will be fewer students on campus and fewer classes in session this summer, the University of Denver will present a number of events open to students, staff, faculty and the general public. The Newman Center for the Performing Arts hosts performances from local organizations throughout the summer, including […]

DU introduces IMPACT 2025, a new strategic plan

DU introduces IMPACT 2025, a new strategic plan

The University of Denver has a bold vision for higher education. We see sweeping changes that will have an enormous impact on our students, our community and our world. We will innovate around our strengths in teaching, learning and discovery. We will accelerate the ways research can be used to […]

Biology professor named one of 10 Boettcher Investigators

Biology professor named one of 10 Boettcher Investigators

University of Denver Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Schuyler van Engelenburg has been awarded a $235,000 Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award. He is the first University of Denver researcher to receive this honor, which was granted to only 10 Colorado scientists this year. “We are proud to continue the Webb-Waring […]

DU alumnae share spotlight in ballet exhibit

DU alumnae share spotlight in ballet exhibit

A new exhibit at the Anderson Academic Commons — “Rising Stars: Denver Civic Ballet and Ballet Guild” — chronicles the compelling story of the Mile High City’s first professional ballet company. The exhibit is drawn from the University’s Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library, which contains an extensive collection of materials […]

Countdown to Commencement: Accounting major’s internship turns into full-time job

Senior Rodney Castillo is set up for success after his graduation in June. The accounting major has landed a job with Ernst & Young, a large accounting firm he has been interning with for the past two years. “My parents migrated to this country when they were really young,” Castillo […]

Countdown to Commencement: Neda Kikhia graduates as CLA Student Leader of the Year

Countdown to Commencement: Neda Kikhia graduates as CLA Student Leader of the Year

On Jan. 30, 2016, DU senior Neda Kikhia was excited but nervous. Kikhia was about to step into her most important interview to date: the one that would result in her being named the Colorado Leadership Alliance 2016 Student Leader of the Year. “I was really surprised I was chosen,” […]

Women’s club lacrosse team wins Division II national title

Women’s club lacrosse team wins Division II national title

On May 7, the University of Denver women’s club lacrosse team won the 2016 Women’s Club Lacrosse Association (WCLA) Division II National Championships, gaining a national title for the first time since the team’s 2008 inception. The final game took place in Winston-Salem, N.C., where DU defeated the University of […]

Film students showcase their narrative work

Film students showcase their narrative work

On June 2, students in the filmmaking program in the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies (MFJS) will showcase narrative films they have been working on over the past two quarters. At he beginning of winter quarter, students submitted scripts to Rodney Buxton, associate professor in MFJS. The scripts […]

Countdown to Commencement: Senior receives scholarship for altruism

Countdown to Commencement: Senior receives scholarship for altruism

Ariel Cheng, a senior international studies major with a minor in communication and art, leaves the University as the 2015 recipient of the Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship. The Reiman Scholarship, which is administered by Denver leadership organization Quarterly Forum, is awarded annually to extraordinary students at the University of […]