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Visiting anthropology scholar gives talks about colonialism in Ireland and North America

Audrey Horning, an archaeology professor, or “reader” as they’re known across the pond, at England’s University of Leicester, will give two talks April 4–5. Horning — the Western Cultural Resource Management Inc. Distinguished Scholar in Historical Archaeology and Marsico Visiting Scholar — will give her first talk at noon on […]

DU offers three ways to watch TEDxDU event on May 13

The University of Denver is offering three ways to watch TEDxDU. This year, participants can attend the live TEDxDU program or the TEDxDU Active watch party on campus. Participants also can watch a live stream of the event online at www.tedxdu.com. TEDxDU Active — the live simulcast — will be […]

Social work grads, dogs making positive impact

It’s one of those double-take moments: “Did I just see a dog walk across the stage?” Well, if you’ve attended a DU Commencement at the Graduate School of Social Work, the answer is yes, you likely did see a dog walk across the stage. It’s part of a special program […]

Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil

Palestinian women are fighting for independence and equality. PhD candidate Rebecca Otis is documenting their struggle.

For the bookshelf: Food, Power, and Resistance in the Andes

For the bookshelf: Food, Power, and Resistance in the Andes

Prof applies statistics and probability to study of poker

Ask DU statistics Professor Robert Hannum how invigorating he finds the study of probability, data collection and quantitative analysis, and he can’t bluff. “I freely admit there are many areas of statistics that I find dry and boring,” he says. “That’s part of the reason I ended up doing statistics […]

DU center finds Colorado’s finances are unsustainable

The University of Denver Center for Colorado’s Economic Future finds that recent state budget shortfalls are not just a short-term problem caused by a global economic downturn. In a Feb. 25 briefing to the state Legislature in advance of a preliminary report on Colorado state finances, the center reported that […]

DU adds new chapter to its black history

For years the University of Denver identified Grace Mabel Andrews as its first African-American graduate. But as is often the case, history may need a little re-writing. Last May, Adjunct Professor Valeria Wenderoth arrived at DU to teach musicology classes for a Lamont School of Music faculty member who had […]

DU works to improve children’s health in rural Colorado

DU works to improve children’s health in rural Colorado

DU’s Morgridge College of Education is part of a project aimed at improving children’s health in Colorado’s San Luis Valley and other rural communities in the state. The project, “Healthy Eaters, Lifelong Movers” (HELM), will increase student access to healthy meals, physical activity opportunities and quality physical education. DU is […]

DU astronomer earns a view from space

DU astronomer earns a view from space

University of Denver Professor Toshiya Ueta deals in the big picture, looking at what’s not visible to human eyes from a platform cloaked in shadow high above the Earth. His quest is to understand the life cycle of stars. As an astronomer, he studies the very biggest questions of how […]

Expert panel discusses ‘why boys fail’

Lynn Gangone, dean of the Women’s College, will be featured on an education-focused panel of experts discussing the issue of a gap between female and male educational achievement. Over the past couple of decades, women have begun to outnumber men on college campuses by a ratio of about 60-to-40. Women […]

Plans for the Academic Commons unfold in 2011

Plans are under way for DU’s Penrose Library to get a new look and feel. The project is called the Academic Commons and is intended to support the needs of library patrons in the 21st century. “When Penrose Library was built in the early 1970s, library spaces were designed to […]

DU professor helps author proposed concussions law

DU professor helps author proposed concussions law

A University of Denver professor spent much of 2010 helping prepare a bill Colorado lawmakers are now considering that addresses concussions among school-aged athletes. Kim Gorgens, a clinical assistant professor with the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology, worked with physicians, nurses, school officials and leaders of several […]

History professor writes for NYTimes “Disunion” series

On Oct. 31, 2010, the New York Times began an unusual news series that tracks the nation’s secession crisis and ensuing Civil War. The “Disunion” series follows the events of the crisis on a daily basis from several angles. DU’s Susan Schulten, associate professor of history, was asked to contribute […]

China on the Rise

China on the Rise

Professor Suisheng Zhao is documenting China’s return to global prominence.