Magazine Feature

Members of Denver's game-making community came to campus in late January for the Global Game Jam. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

University a host site for January’s Global Game Jam

It’s not often you see students giving up a weekend in the pursuit of art. But such was the case in late January, when about 50 University of Denver students joined other members of the city’s game-making community for the 2014 Global Game Jam, a worldwide event that challenges teams […]

The DU marching band helped rouse the crowd at the Founders Day Gala. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Founders Day 2014 celebrates University of Denver legacy in style

Eschewing the typical Founders Day format for a party befitting the University of Denver’s 150th anniversary, the 2014 Founders Day Gala was a grand celebration of the University’s long history. The event took place March 5 at the Hyatt Regency Colorado Convention Center in Denver and welcomed more than 1,100 […]

Erica Chenoweth, who joined the Korbel School in 2012, has focused her research on investigating whether and when nonviolence works — and influential groups around the world are taking notice. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Korbel Professor Erica Chenoweth is getting noticed for her work on nonviolent resistance

The Philippines’ famed “Yellow Revolution” of the 1980s, which resulted in the departure of President Ferdinand Marcos from office and the restoration of democracy in the country, also was one of history’s greatest nonviolent protests. The streets were filled with thousands of unarmed Filipinos — so many weaponless citizens that, […]

Challenge shoots for 186,400 hours of community service

At the University of Denver, community service is a way of life that starts with the University’s vision — to be a great private university dedicated to the public good — and continues through the lives of students, alumni, faculty and staff. As part of its sesquicentennial year celebration, the […]

An interdisciplinary faculty-student-robot research team based out of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science is conducting a pilot study exploring whether humanoid robots like NAO can improve social and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Tech-savvy research team aims to help kids with autism disorders

A year ago, when her son Bobby, now 10, was first diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Jamie Lee wasn’t surprised. “By age 2, he didn’t crawl,” she recalls. “And there were other developmental issues.” Although she wasn’t taken aback by the diagnosis, she was daunted by the parenting […]

Julie Sarama and Douglas Clements. Photo by Wayne Armstrong

Morgridge duo developing new innovations in childhood learning

Preschoolers may not be able to calculate the circumference of a circle or ponder the delights of pi, but they’re more than ready to enjoy a standing play date with patterns, shapes and numbers. In fact, says Professor Douglas Clements of the Morgridge College of Education and the Marsico Institute […]

Avi Stopper talks to students in the Messy Startup class. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

‘Messy Startup’ class gives undergrads real-world business experience

Undergraduate students at the Daniels College of Business are getting a very real look into the hectic world of startups, thanks to Avi Stopper, founder and CEO of online youth and college sports network CaptainU. In the new Daniels class The Messy Startup, which launched spring quarter, Stopper gives students […]

Athletics students and staff reach 100 percent in annual giving

For the second consecutive year, the University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation has achieved its goal of 100 percent annual giving participation by its student-athletes and staff as a part of the All In Program. Attainment of last year’s goal was the first time the University Division reached […]

University of Denver marks dual $400 million milestones

The University of Denver recently surpassed $400 million in its ASCEND fundraising campaign, now the most successful fundraising campaign in the University’s history. Around the same time, the market value of the University’s endowment also exceeded $400 million, marking the first fiscal year in DU’s history in which the endowment […]

DU scores high on NCAA academic progress chart

All 17 University of Denver varsity sports teams earned a multiyear 2011–12 Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 956 or higher, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released in its annual APR report. The Academic Progress Rate is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division […]

DU Pioneers take home fifth Directors’ Cup

The University of Denver reclaimed the top spot among NCAA Division I non-football schools by earning its record fifth Learfield Sports I-AAA Directors’ Cup over the last six years. The award was presented to Peg Bradley-Doppes, vice chancellor for athletics and recreation and Ritchie Center operations, at the annual National […]

Real estate students team up with Oakwood for home-building project

Real estate students team up with Oakwood for home-building project

As part of a long-standing partnership, students at the University of Denver Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management have collaborated with a noted Colorado builder, Oakwood Homes, to construct three single-family model homes in Denver’s Green Valley Ranch neighborhood. For 17 years, the Burns School and […]

Denver mayor urges 2013 graduates to ‘pick up the torch’

Denver mayor urges 2013 graduates to ‘pick up the torch’

At Saturday’s undergraduate Commencement ceremony, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock called upon the Class of 2013 to go forth and change the world. “America is counting on you,” Hancock told the graduates at the ceremony in Magness Arena. “This nation yearns for new American heroes. We live in a world that […]

Documentary film students screen their final projects Thursday

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Documentary Film and Video Production II class in the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies have spent the spring quarter conceiving, pitching, filming and editing short documentaries on a variety of topics. The teams present their final products Thursday, June 6, in Davis […]

Political science graduate aims to take on the achievement gap

Political science graduate aims to take on the achievement gap

Senior political science major Craig Hirokawa has devoted much of his extracurricular time serving the student body, first as the social sciences senator in Undergraduate Student Government and then as president of the Student Advisory Council (SAC). It’s been his way of creating change and opportunities for students in the […]