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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 […]

Social Work alumnus builds microbusinesses in Ghana

In northern Ghanaian villages, women tend bees and throw pots, generating products for the microbusinesses they established with the help of DU doctoral student and alumnus Ziblim Abukari. Abukari, who was the first person in his family to have any formal education, saw the affect he could have on “the […]

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 […]

Alumna points migrant students toward opportunity

Although she lives and works 1,000 miles away in California, alumna Angela (Maestas) Robbins’ heart belongs at DU. As a senior educational administrator with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Robbins, BA ’91, coordinates a program that allows at-risk students to learn from DU professors. Each summer, she sends […]

DU junior runs a full schedule, on and off the track

Brandon Davis is racing his way through college. Literally. When the DU junior isn’t speed-reading through his business management textbooks, he’s speed shifting through the turns and twists of racetracks around the country. Davis hits the gas in one of his souped-up Acura racecars for 20 or 30 auto races […]

Professor designs video games with social messages

Don’t expect to find the video game “Juan and the Beanstalk” at Best Buy. Currently in development by Rafael Fajardo, players decide whether to grow coffee or opium in a multi-chapter game intended to express the social complexity of Columbia of the past 30 years. Fajardo, assistant professor of art […]

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 […]

Law school classes a respite for busy restaurateur

Melinda Pasquini was making pizza in her family’s Italian restaurant by the time she was 8. In old-world tradition, she worked alongside her immigrant parents and American-born siblings in the afternoons after school. Now in her early 30s, Pasquini is running two Front Range restaurants of her own while attending […]

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 […]

Rangel fellow preparing for Foreign Service career

International affairs master’s candidate Andrea Corey is one of a handful of students destined to change the face of American diplomacy through the Rangel International Affairs Diversity Program.  “For years, I have worked to create a mechanism to make our State Department and Foreign Service look like America,” says Rep. […]

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 […]