Campus & Community

Dalai Lama tells teens that compassion can change the world

The Dalai Lama entered Magness Arena to a standing ovation from about 3,000 PeaceJam youths and other participants who came to the University of Denver to hear him speak this morning. “The reality of the modern world is that we all have to live together. We may as well live together […]

Bridges to the Future explores the pursuit of peace

In anticipation of the gathering of 10 Nobel laureates for the PeaceJam Conference at DU Sept. 15–17, Timothy Sisk, associate professor of DU’s Graduate School of International Studies, presented an analysis of the Nobel Peace Prize Sept. 12 in Davis Auditorium.  To an audience of nearly 400, Sisk expounded on the […]

Tutu fought apartheid, preaches peace

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu will participate in PeaceJam’s 10th anniversary celebration Sept. 15–17 at the University of Denver. The PeaceJam gathering of 10 peace prize winners will be the largest congregation of Nobel laureates in the U.S. Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his leadership in […]

Programs board offers free movies

Monster House and World Trade Center are just a couple of the movies that DU students and other members of the DU community can see for free this quarter, thanks to the efforts of the DU Programs Board (DUPB). Every Thursday night at 8 through Nov. 16, DUPB will screen a […]

Class of 2010 enrollment is just right

They call it “summer melt,” the slip in an incoming class size due to some students’ last-minute decisions not to enroll. Admission officers always expect some slip; this year they counted on it.  As of Aug. 25, enrollment for the incoming class—targeted at 1,100 first year students—was 66 over goal […]

Voices of Experience set for fourth year

When you’ve been there, done that, you presumably understand it. You can talk about it in a way that others can’t.  That’s the idea behind Voices of Experience, a public lecture series that has quickly become the flagship lecture series for the Daniels College of Business.  “MBA students need something besides […]

Peace laureates to gather at DU

The largest-ever U.S. gathering of Nobel Peace Prize winners will convene at DU Sept. 15–17.  Ten laureates—including the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu—will be on DU’s campus to talk with 3,000 teenagers from 32 countries about how the teens can instill peace in their own communities.  On Sept. 15, […]

Couples clinic to open at DU

Couples looking for ways to strengthen their relationships will have a new place to go at DU beginning Sept 26. A clinic for couples is opening its doors in DU’s psychology department to offer counseling services. “We’ll provide state-of-the-art, research-based couples therapy to Denver-area couples to help them improve communication […]

Students cautioned about Facebook, MySpace

Whether looking for the weekend’s big party or a long-lost friend, Web sites like and offer online worlds of infinite social connections. But DU’s message to students is: beware.  Student orientation Director Lisa Matye Edwards says she wants students to understand that employers, stalkers, police and professors have […]

Katrina still presents needs near and far

For the month of July, sophomore journalism studies major Ian Tyson lived in a large warehouse lined with bunk beds. He bathed in an outdoor box shower where he had to wash himself in three minutes or less. Some days he would wake up at 5:30 a.m. and help feed […]

Martinez paying it forward with enthusiasm

A sociology assistant professor is commanding attention for her teaching methods and research, and she is making inroads toward intercultural understanding of Latino communities. But she remembers what it was like to be on the other side of the lectern. When Lisa Martinez was a freshman at the University of […]

Summer Commencement ceremony marks personal and institutional milestone

“By the power vested in me…” Beginning with those words, Chancellor Robert Coombe conferred undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees on more than 300 graduates who marched in the University of Denver summer Commencement ceremony Aug. 18 on Carnegie Green. Approximately 150 undergraduates and 550 graduates earned degrees this summer. Coombe […]

University launches new Web site Sept. 1

On Sept. 1, users who log on to will see a new home page. The changes are part of a long process to make the University’s Web sites more user-friendly and effective. Chris Stewart, Web communication director, says the new site is the result of a strategic approach to online […]

DU enters emerging field of nanotechnology

The future of technology is hard to forecast, but scientists seem to agree on one prediction: Nanotechnology—the science of building materials and machines atom by atom—will play a major part in it. DU is taking steps to become a big player in the small technology. In the summer of 2005, […]

Parking services gives violators the boot

Buddy Knox, manager of parking services at DU, says he wants to “make the fine fit the crime.” Come Sept. 1, Knox will implement several new changes to parking on campus, including installing boots on egregious violators’ vehicles.  Non-payment of three or more parking citations in a year, displaying an […]