Articles written by: Tamara Chapman

Chemistry Professor Donald Stedman dies of lung cancer

Professor Emeritus Donald Stedman — known worldwide for developing trail-blazing technology to gauge vehicle emissions — died of lung cancer in Oregon on April 16. Stedman taught in DU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for more than three decades, and his work earned him a range of honors. In 1995 […]

Students pursue the green life in sustainability-focused Living & Learning Community

Students pursue the green life in sustainability-focused Living & Learning Community

The ESLLC not only gave her an instant social circle — one populated by people who relish a dinnertime discussion of, say, composting — it allowed her to dive into a meaningful topic her very first weeks on campus. What’s more, through field trips, classroom work and community service, she learned how to make a difference.

Abrams to deliver University Lecture on health care during revolutionary era

Abrams to deliver University Lecture on health care during revolutionary era

When Americans want to learn about the nation’s founders — their ideals, their politics, their legacies — they can choose from thousands of book titles. But when they want to get to know the founders on a more intimate level, historian Jeanne Abrams has just the prescription: “Revolutionary Medicine: The […]

Faculty and students in geography department study transit-oriented development

Faculty and students in geography department study transit-oriented development

With four new light- and commuter-rail lines scheduled to debut in 2016, the Denver metropolitan area can look forward to lots of TOD in the years to come. TOD — that’s shorthand for transit-oriented development — promises mixed-use, high-density developments concentrated around bus and rail stations. Before ground breaks on […]

DU researcher honored for work on vehicle emissions

Donald Stedman — professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry and the researcher behind pioneering technology to gauge vehicle emissions — has been honored with the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award. The award, notes Andrei Kutateladze, dean of DU’s Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is one of the most prestigious “in […]

Law school faculty pioneer research on jury behavior

Long before summoned to duty, long before seated in the box, the anonymous juror figures prominently in day-to-day legal proceedings. When a suit is filed, when settlements are negotiated, when attorneys advise their clients about the chances of a favorable court decision, their first thoughts go to the jury. Just […]

First-year students develop friendships and pursue their passions through DU’s distinctive residential learning program

First-year students develop friendships and pursue their passions through DU’s distinctive residential learning program

When Sydney Limond, a junior majoring in environmental science and mathematics, got the news that she would be attending the University of Denver, she puzzled, like so many soon-to-be college students, over what the first year would hold. Where would she find friends? Would she like her classes and professors? […]

Chopp inaugurated as DU’s 18th chancellor

Chopp inaugurated as DU’s 18th chancellor

In a Sept. 18 address capping ceremonies installing her as the University of Denver’s 18th chancellor, Rebecca Chopp called on Coloradans to imagine a renewed relationship between higher education and democracy and previewed DU IMPACT 2025, the institution’s ambitious strategic plan, scheduled for a formal release in spring 2016. “There […]

Knowles Foundation grant fuels alumna’s teaching career

Knowles Foundation grant fuels alumna’s teaching career

Faven Habte (BS ’10) stepped into her science classroom at Chicago’s Bronzeville Scholastic Institute last fall hoping to ignite a passion for her discipline among her students—much the same way her own passion was sparked and stoked by her high school and college mentors. “My goal is that my students […]

DU celebrates Black History Month with a slate of activities

To celebrate Black History Month, the DU chapter of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) has organized a variety of programs throughout February. The theme for the programming is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories,” which, says DU BSA president Rory Moore, complements programming across the nation that will honor the […]

Former trustee Carl Williams dies at 87

Cable television innovator Carl Williams, who served as a University of Denver trustee from 1997 until 2004, has died. He was 87. A Korean War veteran, a former Colorado state senator and the co-founder, along with cable pioneer Bill Daniels, of TelEvents, Williams is regarded as one of the cable […]

Photography major distills her talents into top slot at Hangar 1

Photography major distills her talents into top slot at Hangar 1

Since January 2014, Caley Shoemaker (BFA ’09) has been head distiller at California-based Hangar 1 Vodka, headquartered at an old airplane shelter at the Alameda Naval Air Station near San Francisco. She’s one of the few female distillers in the country, and she’s making a name for herself — and her product — in the Bay Area’s bustling artisanal beverage and cocktail scene.

DU archives home to rare photo collection of Native American life

DU archives home to rare photo collection of Native American life

  At the University of Denver, even the archives have impact. That’s particularly true of a 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 […]

Former University College dean Peter Warren dies at 77

Peter Warren — who served the University of Denver as a visionary dean of University College, as vice provost for global development and as an associate professor of mathematics — died on Oct. 15 at his home in Lower Downtown Denver. He was 77. Born in 1938 in New York, […]

Alumna furthers passion for science with a STEM teaching fellowship

Faven Habte (BS ’10) stepped into her science classroom at Chicago’s Bronzeville Scholastic Institute earlier this fall with hopes to ignite a passion for her discipline among her students — much the same way her own passion was sparked and stoked by her high school and college mentors. “My goal […]