Articles written by: Kim DeVigil

Morgridge College of Education receives new technology

The University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education will receive a Cisco TelePresence videoconferencing system thanks to a $200,000 gift from the Morgridge Family Foundation’s 21st Century Classroom Collaboration grant program. Morgridge will be the first college of education to use the technology and allow its students and teachers the […]

Women’s College hosts local White House Project panel

The Women’s College at the University of Denver was the first stop in a nationwide tour to present comprehensive details of “The White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership.” The report released in late 2009, looked at the status of women’s leadership across 10 American sectors, from business and politics […]

University featured in local author’s nationally recognized book

The University of Denver played a large role in a non-fiction book that received national accolades in 2009. Just like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, was named an Oprah Book Club pick and one of the Washington Post’s top books of 2009. […]

DU has strong ties to stock show’s 2010 Citizens of the West

Rebecca Love Kourlis, executive director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, and her husband, DU alumnus Tom Kourlis (BSBA finance ’73), have been named the 2010 “Citizens of the West” by the National Western Stock Show. The Kourlis’ will accept […]

Women’s College names 2009 Vision Scholars

The Women’s College at the University of Denver has announced the recipients of its 2009 Vision Scholarships. Phyllis Mann, Rose Yolanda Caro, RoShae’a Alford and Wendy Lopez received the scholarships, which are designed to facilitate the students’ continuing education and leadership development. The scholarships cover half the students’ tuition until […]

Healthcare reform is one of many ‘hard choices’

While healthcare reform is getting its share of press these days, it is not the only public policy issue facing the United States. Hard choices face the nation on many fronts: federal debt, the environment, social welfare and immigration. But politicians are not the only ones debating the merits and […]

Center for Multicultural Excellence awards curriculum diversity grants

Four faculty members have received grants from DU’s Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) to fund their efforts to increase diversity on campus. Fernando Guzman, assistant provost for multicultural faculty, says the CME created the Curriculum Diversity Grant Fund to provide resources for the creation of programs and research that foster […]

Ricks Center students show dogged determination and can-do spirit

When third and fourth graders at DU’s Ricks Center studied architectural design, they decided to get some hands-on experience of the four-legged kind. The first step for the 16 students in Gay Carlson’s class was to talk to an expert:  Keith Conner, who owns an architectural design firm in Denver. […]

Town hall hopes to build trust and understanding between U.S., China

China is rapidly developing into a major world power, and the country is drawing global attention for the speed, as well as the implications, of its growth. The scale of change in China also impacts the United States. These impacts were the focus of the third annual “China Town Hall:  […]

Calafell receives research award

Bernadette Calafell, an associate professor in DU’s Department of Human Communication, has received a national award for her research. Her book, Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance, (Academic Books, 2008) was recognized by the National Communication Association with the 2009 Lilla A. Heston Award for outstanding research in oral interpretation and […]

Book helps women who want to start their own business

Ever since she was a young girl, Clara Villarosa has had a passion for books. First, reading them, then selling them and now, writing them. The self-proclaimed bibliophile recently published a book to help women start their own business calledDown to Business: The First 10 Steps to Entrepreneurship for Women. […]

Graduate student is online in Antarctica

While penguins and seals call it home, there are no permanent human residents on Antarctica. However, anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside at the research stations scattered across the continent throughout the year. This fall, DU master’s student Sarah Rush is one of them. “Breathe, exhale. Breathe, exhale. WOW. […]

University announces MBA in school leadership

The University of Denver has created an MBA program in school leadership designed to teach students business and management skills necessary to open and lead charter schools. The new program pulls together resources from the Daniels College of Business, the Morgridge College of Education and Get Smart Schools, a nonprofit […]

DU alumna receives Boren Alumni Award

Alumna Tamara Crouse (MA global studies ’04) received the prestigious Sol Linowitz Award from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) in September. The award is presented annually to a former Boren Graduate Fellow for their federal service and academic achievement. NSEP is a U.S. Defense Department program that strengthens national […]

University can help with students’ problem gambling

While nearly half of U.S. college students reported gambling during the past year, a recent report by the National Center for Responsible Gaming shows only 22 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. have gambling policies. DU’s Karin Dittrick-Nathan wants to change that. The assistant clinical professor in the […]