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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 […]

Quick Questions: Catherine Smith of the Sturm College of Law on the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

Quick Questions: Catherine Smith of the Sturm College of Law on the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

Catherine Smith is a Sturm College of Law professor and co-author of an amicus brief cited by the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, the decision last week that recognized the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. Her current scholarship explores the equal protection claims of children of same-sex […]

Newman Center hosts Brazilian dance troupe’s Biennial appearances

Newman Center hosts Brazilian dance troupe’s Biennial appearances

Denver’s dance aficionados have come to rely on the Newman Center Presents performing arts series for periodic infusions of thought-provoking fare. They’ll get their summer fix with a July 19 performance by Brazil’s upstart, street-smart Companhia Urbana de Dança (CUD). The CUD show — to be staged at the Newman […]

Alumnus, historian Peter Gay dies at age 91

Renowned intellectual historian Peter Gay — author of more than 25 books, including a much-heralded history of the Enlightenment and a bestselling biography of Sigmund Freud — died on May 12, 2015, at the age of 91. A 1946 graduate of the University of Denver, Gay was born as Peter […]

Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award goes to founder of Africa’s International Peace Initiatives

Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award goes to founder of Africa’s International Peace Initiatives

Even before she claimed her PhD in human communication studies in 2007, Karambu Ringera began using her University of Denver education to help the people of her native village, Meru, and her home country, Kenya, contend with the challenges arising from the HIV/AIDS epidemic. While still a doctoral student, Ringera […]

Program sends DU students into Denver high schools to develop community organizing skills

Today’s high school students know they face a world challenged by daunting problems. What they don’t always know is that they have the power to address — perhaps even solve — some of these problems. That’s where the University of Denver’s Public Achievement team comes in. Throughout the academic year, […]

An interdisciplinary faculty-student-robot research team based out of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science is conducting a pilot study exploring whether humanoid robots like NAO can improve social and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Tech-savvy research team aims to help kids with autism disorders

NAO is the remote-controlled star of an interdisciplinary faculty-student-robot research team based out of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. Led by Mohammad Mahoor, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, the team is conducting a pilot study exploring whether humanoid robots like NAO can improve social and communication skills in children with ASD.

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of DU engineering school

Denver entrepreneur JB Holston named new dean of DU engineering school

University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp announced Tuesday that noted entrepreneur and scale-up CEO JB Holston will assume 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 […]