Summer 2019 Stories


Meet the Class of 2019

Six spring graduates share their stories and future plans.

Summer reading list

Faculty members share their recommendations for titles educational and entertaining


Letter from the Chancellor

Rebecca Chopp shares her summer book suggestions.

Burwells offer support for new career achievement center

A $5 million gift from the family will back an innovative design that will unite alumni, prospective employers and DU students.

Women’s teams shine in 2018–19 season

Women’s basketball, gymnastics and women’s lacrosse all made program history in the postseason.

Business prof: To truly enjoy your favorite event, leave your camera at home

"Vacations are transforming from an occasion to get away and relax to an opportunity to capture the best-looking moments on camera.”

Underground business incubator brings student entrepreneurs together

Three dozen student-led ventures share the same workspace, constructing a competitive yet collaborative environment.

Rock, jazz, dance and more on tap for Newman Center Presents 2019–20 season

Newman Center for the Performing Arts puts a spotlight on collaboration for its 2019–20 slate of performances.

At Comal, alumnus trains immigrants and refugees to open their own food businesses

The restaurant incubator teaches everything from food-safety practices and knife skills to budgeting and marketing.

‘Metropolitan Denver’ and other new titles from DU writers

Geography professors Andrew Goetz and Eric Boschmann take a look at Denver’s emergence as an urban success story.


Letter from the Chancellor

Rebecca Chopp shares her summer book suggestions.

John Madden Jr. commits $5 million to support faculty innovation

The Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts will be renamed in Madden's honor.

DU moves to test-optional admissions process

Prospective undergraduates will no longer be required to include SAT or ACT scores with their applications.

$5 million donation funds new residence hall for first-year students

The Dimond Family Residential Village is part of the first phase of the Denver Advantage Campus Framework Plan.

DU increases investment in solar power

The University will install more than 7,000 solar panels across 18 buildings.


With smart sprinkler system, Chris Klein waters a dream

Chris Klein (MBA ’08) could exhale as he walked his dog that morning. As far as the weather was concerned, 2012 had been a nightmare to...

L’Oreal recognizes Brecca Gaffney for biomechanical research

In high school, Brecca Gaffney says, she didn’t know what an engineer was

Class Notes: Summer 2019

1959 John Anderson (BFA ’59) of Yankton, South Dakota, is an artist whose work was featured in a January 2019 exhibit...