Articles written by: Jon Stone

Students from the Franklin L. Burns work solar house. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Solar house contest gives construction students their time in the sun

Looking to live off the grid in style? How about a solar-powered house with energy-efficient appliances; a rooftop deck; countertops made from recycled materials; a water system that recycles shower water; fiber-optic cable that brings natural light into a windowless bathroom; and movable walls that slide to decrease the size […]

Troy Terry became DU’s first current student-athlete to skate in the Olympics for Team USA in hockey. Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty

Students, alumni compete at 2018 Winter Olympics

Two current student-athletes and three DU alumni represented their respective countries — as well as the crimson and gold — at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Former Pioneer men’s skier Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen led Team Norway to a bronze medal in the debut of the Alpine Skiing […]

Lawyer and alumnus Edgar Barraza first came to DU on the Nagel Scholarship, an annual full-ride scholarship for three international students who otherwise would not be able to afford a DU education. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Ralph and Trish Nagel helped Dreamer Edgar Barraza reach his dream

Ralph and Trish Nagel have long been known for their philanthropy at DU and throughout Denver. In March, they were recognized for their many contributions to the University with the Founders Medal — the University’s highest honor. No one knows the power of the couple’s generosity more than Denver lawyer […]

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Men’s lacrosse slips to Maryland in NCAA semifinal

The NCAA championship proved elusive for another year for the DU men’s lacrosse team, which lost 9-8 to the Maryland Terrapins in the May 27 semifinal game at Gillette Stadium outside of Boston. Maryland went on to defeat Ohio State in the championship game. This was DU’s fifth trip to […]

Students dance at the Founders Formal, part of the two-day Founders Celebration in May. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Students part of the fun at Founders Celebration

Thanks to an expanded list of fun and educational programs, students had the chance to exercise their bodies and brains at the 2017 Founders Celebration, held March 1 and 2 on campus and elsewhere in Denver. The festivities included a student formal dance at the Cable Center and two separate […]

Vice President Joe Biden was featured speaker at September’s Korbel Dinner

Vice President Joe Biden was featured speaker at September’s Korbel Dinner

Vice President Joe Biden delivered the keynote address at the 19th annual Korbel Dinner on Sept. 15. The yearly event benefits programs, scholarships and centers at the University’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and honors individuals whose leadership and commitment embody the goals established by school founder Josef Korbel. […]

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 […]