Articles written by: Tamara Chapman

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 […]

Sociology professor’s new book explores torture debate

Sociology professor’s new book explores torture debate

“We do not torture.” In the years before Sept. 11, 2001, most Americans could read that statement, bypass the box marked “False” and check the one labeled “True.” And then came Abu Ghraib. “Abu Ghraib disrupted everything,” says Jared Del Rosso, assistant professor of sociology and author of the recently […]

Class of 2019 is one of University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse

Class of 2019 is one of University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse

Selected from a pool of 15,000 applicants and numbering 1,430 students, the class represents one of the University’s most ethnically and geographically diverse to date. It also is one of the most academically accomplished classes in DU history.

Chopp introduces draft of strategic plan at inauguration ceremony

Chopp introduces draft of strategic plan at inauguration ceremony

In an 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 early 2016. “There is a […]

Quick Questions: Middle East expert Nader Hashemi on the Iran nuclear deal

With the U.S. Congress scheduled to vote on the Iran nuclear deal by Sept. 17, proponents and opponents are squaring off over the deal’s merits and shortcomings, mostly from a geopolitical perspective. But what does the deal mean for the people of Iran? What does it mean for the country’s […]

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of engineering school

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of engineering school

Noted Denver entrepreneur and scale-up CEO JB Holston took the helm of the University’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science on July 1. Holston brings more than 25 years as a senior executive at Fortune 500 companies, as a venture capital-backed CEO, and as a startup entrepreneur […]

Art, dance and music make up DU’s contribution to Denver’s Biennial of the Americas

Art, dance and music make up DU’s contribution to Denver’s Biennial of the Americas

Since its launch in 2010, Denver’s Biennial of the Americas has sought to forge ties — via art and ideas — among the dozens of countries and two continents that make up the Western Hemisphere. The Biennial’s 2015 edition — held July 14–19 — offered a full menu of exhibits, […]

Theater department production travels to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Theater department production travels to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

When the curtain descended on the DU theater department’s fall 2014 run of “The Nina Variations,” director Anne Penner made an unscripted remark. “I sort of half jokingly said, ‘We should take this to Edinburgh,’” Penner recalls. Responsive to every cue, the cast and crew gave that idea an immediate […]

Fulbright scholar from Afghanistan brings different perspective to international studies

Fulbright scholar from Afghanistan brings different perspective to international studies

Habib Zahori has countless stories to tell — about his native Afghanistan, his hometown of Kabul, his family history and his experiences as a student in the United States. Zahori, a 31-year-old Fulbright scholar at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, told one of his stories […]

Unique business case competition puts focus on diversity

Great minds think alike! Or maybe they did once, but certainly not any more. Savvy business leaders have retired that adage — along with the three-martini lunch and the gents-only boardroom. They know that in today’s global marketplace, thinking alike is a prescription for obsolescence and that different perspectives, experiences […]

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DU art professors contribute to Denver’s Biennial of the Americas

Along with 60-plus artists from nine countries, the two world-renowned artists from DU were invited to contribute a piece to “Now? Now!,” the biennial’s central exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which runs through Aug. 30.

Brazilian dance troupe offers free public workshop Monday on campus

Brazilian dance troupe offers free public workshop Monday on campus

As part of its visit to Denver in conjunction with the citywide Biennial of the Americas arts and ideas festival, Brazilian dance company Companhia Urbana de Dança (CUD) will host a  free public dance workshop on the University of Denver campus on Monday, July 13, starting at 4:30 p.m., at […]

DU’s Publishing Institute kicks off 40th year July 12

In recent years, the once-stately book trade has reeled from one dramatic change to another — from the rise of powerful online retailers to the emergence of digital books and the downsizing of venerated publishing houses. But one thing hasn’t changed. Hundreds of impassioned book lovers want to be part […]