Archive for September, 2013

Artur Poczwardowski, associate professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, will receive the Distinguished Teaching Award at Convocation. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Faculty and staff members to be honored at Convocation

The University of Denver prizes research that benefits the public good and teaching that transforms the lives of students. Purposeful research and inspired teaching are celebrated each year with an awards presentation at the fall Convocation ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3, in Magness Arena. The University’s top award for […]

Research lab studies mental health problems facing at-risk youth

Youth exposure to violence is a major public health issue that can lead to a wide range of mental health problems, says Omar Gudino, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Services for At-Risk Youth and Families (SAYF) research lab at the University of Denver. The SAYF lab aims […]

Sandra Day O'Connor being interviewed on campus on Sept. 16. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Sandra Day O’Connor talks about DU judges initiative

In the seven years since she retired from the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, has championed a number of projects related to civics education and a qualified, independent judiciary. With the latter in mind, she serves as honorary […]

DU ecologist and biologist team up for book on invasive plant

Anna Sher, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Denver, has long been known for her research on the Tamarix tree, an invasive species that proliferates in the American West’s riparian areas. She and Professor Martin Quigley, ecologist and director of the University’s Chester M Alter Arboretum, are […]

Seven University of Denver students traveled to Tucson, Ariz., and the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2013 summer interterm. Photo courtesy of Margie Thompson

Interterm course takes students to the border

Connecting to the realities of immigration and border cultures was a very powerful experience for seven University of Denver students who traveled to Tucson, Ariz., and the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2013 summer interterm for a course taught by Margie Thompson and María Suárez Toro. “In one day, I have […]

Kristen Hamilton tied and broke Denver’s all-time record Sunday with 43 career goals. Photo: Pioneer Athletics

Hamilton helps propel women’s soccer team past Colorado

University of Denver women’s soccer senior forward Kristen Hamilton scored two goals and added an assist, propelling the No. 16 Pioneers to a 3-0 victory over rival Colorado at CIBER Field on Sunday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Boulder, Colo., but was moved to Denver […]

At the end of his junior year, Justin Hollenbeck attended the American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s 2013 summer bioengineering conference in Sunriver, Ore. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Undergrad shares work at prestigious engineering conference

It starts with passion. That’s the best way to explain senior Justin Hollenbeck’s ambition. Even as a high school student, he was fascinated by the human body and how it moves. During Hollenbeck’s freshman year at the University of Denver, the mechanical engineering major capitalized on that fascination, plunging into […]

Elizabeth Escobedo, author of “From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front,” is featured on the Sept. 24 episode of "Latino Americans" on PBS.

History prof featured in new PBS series

It was from her father’s sisters that Elizabeth Escobedo first heard the stories that would inspire her new book, “From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front” (University of North Carolina Press, 2013). With the men off at war, the […]

“Political Realities One Year After the 2012 Election: The Debate Continues” is scheduled for Oct. 3, the anniversary of the showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Oct. 3 event celebrates presidential debate anniversary

When the University of Denver hosted the first presidential debate of the 2012 election last fall, it was a historic first for the institution, the city of Denver and the state of Colorado. To commemorate the event and to extend its educational impact, the University is hosting “Political Realities One […]

In a new video, students, alumni, staff, faculty and administrators talk about why they wear the shield. Photo by Wayne Armstrong

‘We Wear the Shield’ campaign focuses on DU pride

You don’t have to wear the University of Denver shield to start a riveting conversation, but it helps. That’s because there are a million good reasons to wear the shield — and hence, plenty to talk about. In fact, the University of Denver shield, symbol of institutional pride and Pioneer […]

U.S. News ranks DU among country’s top 100

The University of Denver has maintained its place on the list of the top 100 national universities included in the U.S. News and World Report list of “Best Colleges 2014.” For the second year in a row, U.S. News has ranked the University of Denver on its “Up-and-Coming” list, a […]

Art, music, theater on tap for campus in 2013

Art, music, theater on tap for campus in 2013

Music, theater and art play a big part in the cultural life of the University of Denver. The fall quarter has no shortage of activities for lovers of the arts. The Victoria H. Myhren Gallery in the Shwayder Art Building hosts a Juried Alumni Exhibit, featuring work by DU alumni, […]

The 2013 Korbel Dinner included a conversation between President Bush and Christopher Hill, dean of the Korbel School. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Former President George W. Bush honored at Korbel Dinner

The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School for International Studies raised more than $670,000 at its 16th annual Korbel Dinner on Monday night. The funds will support scholarships, faculty research and programs. The sold-out event featured two-term former President George W. Bush as its special guest and keynote speaker. The […]

Bike-share program offers students alternative transportation

Despite its humble office space inside Johnson-McFarlane Hall, the University of Denver’s Center for Sustainability packs a big, eco-driven punch. The center’s newest initiative, the DU Bike Share program, launched Monday.  Spearheaded by the undergraduate student sustainability committee, the program will provide 10 new bicycles, a helmet and a U-Lock […]

plans to study computer science, particularly artificial intelligence.

Adventurous first-year looks to explore the possibilities of artificial intelligence

For a lot of first-year students, coming to college is their first big adventure. For James MacDougall, the University of Denver is just the latest chapter in a life filled with adventure. In 2011, MacDougall, who describes himself as a “bit of a loner,” spent five months walking the Appalachian […]