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Chancellor Coombe to step down in June

Chancellor Coombe to step down in June

University of Denver Chancellor Robert Coombe has informed the Board of Trustees that he will retire from the University on or about June 30, 2014. Coombe has served the University for 33 years since joining as a member of the faculty. He was provost from 2001 and 2005 and became […]

Morgridge graduate students participate in research and hands-on learning experiences through the Fisher Early Childhood Learning Center.

Donne and Sue Fisher make $5 million gift to University of Denver

Donne and Sue Fisher are investing $5 million in the future of early childhood education through a gift to the University of Denver. Longtime supporters of the University whose generosity named the Fisher Early Learning Center at its inception, the Fishers demonstrate their ongoing visionary commitment to young children through […]

Erica Chenoweth has been named to Foreign Policy Magazine's Top Global Thinkers list. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Korbel professor on list of top global thinkers

University of Denver associate professor Erica Chenoweth has been named to Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top Global Thinkers list. Chenoweth, a faculty member at the University’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, is included in the “Healers” category. The editors of the December issue of Foreign Policy Magazine indicate that Chenoweth […]

Students unite to help Colorado flood victims

On Oct. 20, just a few weeks before fall finals, 10 DU undergraduate students volunteered their time to help victims of the September floods that devastated many areas in northern Colorado. Partnered with the nonprofit organization All Hands Volunteers,  the students helped in Greeley and Kersey, Colo. Representatives from the […]

Senior forward Zach Bolden Thursday was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Year. Photo: DU Athletics

Soccer team claims Summit League’s top awards, goes to semifinals this weekend

The University of Denver men’s soccer team and its head coach, Bobby Muss, took home top honors at the Summit League’s annual awards ceremony Thursday in Elmhurt, Ill. Senior forward Zach Bolden was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Year, senior Theodor Remman took Defensive Player of the Year, […]

Denver begins competition as one of the newest members of the Big East in 2014, leaving the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Photo: DU Athletics

Men’s lacrosse announces 2014 season

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will face another difficult schedule in the 2014 season. The Pioneers will be challenged by four teams that finished in the top 20 last season, as well as three that received votes in the final 2013 rankings. Four of these teams were selected […]

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 […]

University announces gifts to fund new building and STEM initiative

University announces gifts to fund new building and STEM initiative

The largest financial gift in University of Denver history will support the construction of a new campus home for engineering and computer science. Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie has donated property valued at $27 million to the School of Engineering and Computer Science, which in May was renamed the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science in honor of Daniel Ritchie’s father. The […]

University of Denver Climbs in Forbes Magazine’s College Rankings

In the 2013 Forbes Magazine’s annual ranking of the top 650 colleges and universities in America, the University of Denver placed fourth amongst institutions of higher education in Colorado and #103 nationally.

NPR Commentator Adam Davidson to Give Free Lecture at the University of Denver on Thursday, July 25

As part of the University of Denver Speaker Series, the Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences presents a free lecture by Adam Davidson, NPR commentator and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life.

Disaster Drill to Test and Train Emergency Responders

Members of the Colorado National Guard will take part in “Vigilant Guard,” a mock disaster exercise on Wednesday, July 24 between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the University of Denver. The exercise, which will span from Colorado Springs to northern Denver between July 22 and 26, will test the preparedness and response capabilities of local, regional and federal agencies in the event of a real crisis.

University of Denver Launches New 6-Year BA/BS/JD Joint Degree Program

With an increasing focus on the cost of higher education and reducing the amount of money and time individuals spend on their formal education, the University of Denver now offers a joint degree program in which students can earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years instead of the typical seven.

The University of Denver Partners with the University of Alberta in Groundbreaking Research to Tackle Lung Disease

In order to study the effects of altitude on the delivery of asthma medications, the University of Denver’s High Altitude Research Station near Echo Lake (elevation 10,600 feet) and Meyer-Womble Observatory atop Mount Evans (elevation 14,148 feet) will be utilized by researchers from the University of Alberta’s Aerosol Research Laboratory of Alberta (ARLA, during the month of July 2013.

Denver Law to Launch Experiential Advantage Curriculum This Fall

This fall the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will launch its new Experiential Advantage Curriculum, which will allow students to spend a full year of their law school career in real or simulated practice settings. By the time they graduate, students will have a year’s worth of legal […]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Mayor Michael Hancock to Address University of Denver’s Class of 2013

Approximately 3,000 undergraduates and graduate students to participate