Academics & Research

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 […]

Interview with DU’s associate provost of research

Interview with DU’s associate provost of research

From engineering to psychology, biology to social work, mathematics to law, University of Denver faculty members bring in millions of dollars each year to conduct research on behalf of federal, state and local governments, as well as corporations and foundations. The money is a boon not just to faculty members, […]

Psychology, biology faculty team up to study brain injuries

Psychology, biology faculty team up to study brain injuries

Kim Gorgens, a clinical associate professor in DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology, has been making headlines for years for her research on traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her 2010 TEDxDU talk on youth sports concussions went viral, and she was involved in drafting and supporting the 2011 Jake Snakenberg Youth […]

Annual service-learning trip takes students to Dharamsala

Annual service-learning trip takes students to Dharamsala

Every winter since 2002, a group of DU students has made a trip to Dharamsala, a city in India’s Himalayan region that is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. International Service Learning (ISL) Dharamsala, one of DU’s longest-running international programs, engages undergraduate and graduate students […]

Annual simulation gives students hands-on experience leading humanitarian efforts

Annual simulation gives students hands-on experience leading humanitarian efforts

The International Humanitarian Crisis Simulation at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies teaches graduate students in international relations, psychology and social work what it’s like to stay cool, calm and effective in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

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.

Summer research grants let undergrads pursue their passions

Summer research grants let undergrads pursue their passions

DU’s Undergraduate Research Center awards the summer grants every year — up to $3,500 each for students seeking to complete independent projects in collaboration with their peers and University faculty.