Archive for July, 2013

University of Denver Climbs in Forbes Magazine’s College Rankings

In the 2013 Forbes Magazine’s annual ranking of the top 650 colleges and universities in America, the University of Denver placed fourth amongst institutions of higher education in Colorado and #103 nationally.

Former volleyball player awarded prestigious McLendon Minority Scholarship

Recently graduated University of Denver volleyball student-athlete Faimie Kingsley is one of five winners of the prestigious John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Award, announced Friday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation. Kingsley will receive a $10,000 grant to be […]

DU to house one-of-a-kind center for divorcing families

The University of Denver in September will open a Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families. The center is the first of its kind in the United States, providing an array of services for families who are going through a separation or divorce. The families receive mediation, education, therapeutic services, […]

"Law school made me a better comic," says Troy Walker, "and comedy has made me a better public speaker.” Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Law school alum takes comedy seriously

Jokes about lawyers are well-documented. Jokes from lawyers — that’s a different story. Actually, that’s this story. Meet Troy Walker (JD ’11), a lawyer who tells jokes — for a living. He’d been joking around long before he entered the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2008. “I’ve […]

NPR Commentator Adam Davidson to Give Free Lecture at the University of Denver on Thursday, July 25

As part of the University of Denver Speaker Series, the Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences presents a free lecture by Adam Davidson, NPR commentator and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life.

Hellen Kassa helped make the documentary "Sincerely Ethiopia." Photo courtesy of Hellen Kassa

Alumna’s film sheds new light on Ethiopia

Growing up in Denver, Ethiopia-born Hellen Kassa knew her classmates weren’t getting the whole picture when it came to her homeland. “Anytime I was in school or in class, people were like, ‘Oh, you’re from Ethiopia? What’s that like?’ It was very negative,” she says. “It was like, ‘We see […]

Disaster Drill to Test and Train Emergency Responders

Members of the Colorado National Guard will take part in “Vigilant Guard,” a mock disaster exercise on Wednesday, July 24 between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the University of Denver. The exercise, which will span from Colorado Springs to northern Denver between July 22 and 26, will test the preparedness and response capabilities of local, regional and federal agencies in the event of a real crisis.

DU team creates new resource for cyclists

Students, faculty and staff who bike to campus have a new resource to help them find safe routes, repair tips and more. The University of Denver’s Emergent Digital Practices (EDP) program and DU’s Center for Sustainability have teamed up with a variety of bike programs throughout Colorado to create Denver […]

University of Denver Launches New 6-Year BA/BS/JD Joint Degree Program

With an increasing focus on the cost of higher education and reducing the amount of money and time individuals spend on their formal education, the University of Denver now offers a joint degree program in which students can earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years instead of the typical seven.

Five DU athletic teams receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

Five University of Denver athletics teams ranked among the top 10 percent within their sports for multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APR), according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The DU men’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and women’s skiing programs received APR Public Recognition Awards after ranking among […]

The University of Denver Partners with the University of Alberta in Groundbreaking Research to Tackle Lung Disease

In order to study the effects of altitude on the delivery of asthma medications, the University of Denver’s High Altitude Research Station near Echo Lake (elevation 10,600 feet) and Meyer-Womble Observatory atop Mount Evans (elevation 14,148 feet) will be utilized by researchers from the University of Alberta’s Aerosol Research Laboratory of Alberta (ARLA, during the month of July 2013.

Engineering school uses robot to help kids with autism disorders

Engineering school uses robot to help kids with autism disorders

For children growing up with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), interacting successfully with others often presents enormous challenges. When it’s customary to make eye contact, children with ASD often gaze elsewhere. When a smile would be appropriate, they may deliver a scowl. And when a playmate communicates frustration via a facial […]

Joe Saunders retired from his position at Visa in April and will focus on his other roles, including chair of Teach for All, an organization working to expand educational opportunities worldwide. Photo courtesy of Visa

Alumnus Joe Saunders led Visa through ‘historic evolution’

Joe Saunders hasn’t had it easy for the past six years. As CEO and executive chairman of Visa Inc., Saunders led the global electronic-payments network through what he calls “an historic evolution of payments” made even more difficult by the recent financial crisis and ongoing federal regulations. He led Visa […]

Men’s lacrosse player cycles across the country for charity

Rather than relaxing on the couch, University of Denver sophomore men’s lacrosse player Colin Woolford is spending his summer cycling across the country. Woolford is part of a six-person group cycling from San Jose, Calif., to New York as part of Bicycles Against Poverty’s Pedal for a Purpose tour. Bicycles […]

Denver Law to launch Experiential Advantage Curriculum this fall

This fall the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will launch its new Experiential Advantage Curriculum, which will allow students to spend a full year of their law school career in real or simulated practice settings. By the time they graduate, students will have a year’s worth of legal […]