Academics and Research

Lamont School of Music offers master classes with world-respected musicians

On any given day, music pours out of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts as students at the Lamont School of Music practice under the watchful eyes, and ears, of their professors. Since last fall, Lamont has offered students the opportunity to play for visiting musicians through the school’s […]

Sex offenders no longer safe to surf

Convicted sex offenders don’t always go to prison. “Between 60 and 70 percent of all convicted sex offenders are placed on probation,” says Jim Tanner, president of KB Solutions Inc., a Boulder, Colo., consulting firm serving criminal justice and social service agencies. Since 2003, Tanner has been training parole and […]

DU genetics center studies trumpeter swan populations

A new study by DU’s Rocky Mountain Center for Conservation Genetics and Systematics (RMCCGS) is helping wildlife conservationists manage western trumpeter swan populations. Before their feathers became a fashion accessory in the late 1800s, the swans (Cygnus buccinator) lived throughout North America. By the 1930s, hunting had reduced them to […]

DMS links students with nonprofits

Businesses increasingly rely on Web sites and digital media to communicate with their clientele. But nonprofits often struggle to afford the services of a Web designer or marketing agency to help them capitalize on the medium. A program of the Digital Media Studies (DMS) department solves this problem by linking […]

Lamont students learn production skills in recording studio

Whether they’re interested in recording jazz, rock or classical music, students at the Lamont School of Music have the advantage of learning the art of audio production in the Newman Center’s recording studio. Students in the Bachelor of Music Audio Production concentration who are preparing for a career in music recording […]

Urban studies minor attracts students of many disciplines

Senior Emily Hungerford was one of a few undergraduates in the graduate-level Urban Landscapes geography class. She’s not the geography department’s next young star; she’s a sociology major earning credit in urban studies, her minor.  One of DU’s few interdisciplinary minors, the urban studies minor was started four years ago […]

Ricks Center tailors education to individual students

Since 1992, the University of Denver has graduated more than 30,000 students with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It has also graduated more than 200 13- and 14- year-olds. DU’s young students attend the Ricks Center for Gifted Children, which serves some 275 students from pre-K through eighth grade. Founded […]

Technology sends DU archaeologists around the globe

In 2005 alone, Larry Conyers searched for military and ancient graves in Hawaii, mapped tortoise burrows in central Florida, investigated a former settlement in New York’s Central Park, analyzed the La Brea tar pits and researched 5,000-year-old pit-house villages on the Oregon coast. Plus, he worked on sites in Scotland, […]

Disaster psychology program garners innovation award

A world torn apart by war, political violence, natural disasters and epidemics creates a corresponding need for mental health clinicians who are trained to address those affected by such traumas. The University of Denver is addressing that need in its International Disaster Psychology program. The program, part of the Graduate […]

Researcher identifies potential ‘risk’ genes for dyslexia

The brain fascinates DU psychology Professor Bruce Pennington. Discovering what makes it work, and what doesn’t, is his life’s work. One such discovery landed Pennington’s work on the pages of Science magazine. Pennington’s colleagues found that genetic miscues alter brain development in the womb, predisposing children to problems later in life. […]

Social Work fights to keep families together

A DU school is fighting the effects poverty, incarceration, substance abuse and domestic violence can have on families.  The Erna and Brad Butler Institute for Families at the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is leading a multi-state project aimed at strengthening marriages in order to prevent family dissolutions, child […]

Rebel women the focus of history course

An early modern lesbian nun, a female Spanish conquistador, 17th century English witches and 19th century Mexican prostitutes. These are the kinds of characters being studied in the history department’s Issues in World History: Deviant Women. “We are getting students to think about history through this concept of deviance,” says […]

Furman breaking ground in adolescence research

Wyndol Furman, a professor in the Department of Psychology and an internationally renowned researcher in the area of adolescent psychology, juggles “behemoth” studies, mentors dozens of students and alumni, tracks his study participants all over the globe, and maintains a busy personal life. And yet, one task defies him. “My […]

Daniels Fund scholars on campus to learn about college

The University of Denver is helping make students who are about to start college feel more comfortable by hosting a week of activities on campus for them. The 255 newly named Daniels Scholars — from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming — are at DU through July 11 taking part […]

DU law, psychology ranked in top 100

Two University of Denver graduate programs are ranked among the top 100 of their kind in the entire country in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual graduate school rankings, released April 23. For the eighth straight year, DU’s Sturm College of Law is ranked among top-tier law schools, […]