Academics & Research

Lamont professor mixes worlds of jazz, technology, art

Lamont professor mixes worlds of jazz, technology, art

Mixing the worlds of technology, music and education has been a way of life for Marc Sabatella since the early 1990s, when he published the first downloadable jazz instruction book to an online network that predated the World Wide Web. “Newsgroups were the thing then — that was the forum,” […]

Geography students use unmanned aerial vehicle to explore development in Nicaragua

Associate geography Professor Matthew Taylor, who began taking students to Nicaragua in 2005 to study issues related to development, made his latest trip there in December. Taylor and his students brought along a new teaching tool: an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), this one a quadcopter whose four propellers are controlled […]

Engineering school launches program in electric power and energy systems

Behind every blazing light bulb, humming computer and thrumming refrigerator is a complex system that generates, transmits and distributes electric power. And behind that complex system is a dwindling cadre of skilled engineers with the expertise to ensure that the juice keeps flowing. “There is a shortage of graduates who […]

Sturm College among country’s 100 best law schools

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law ranks 68th on the U.S. News & World Report annual list of law schools and programs, with four of the school’s specialized programs ranked among the nation’s best. The publication’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” survey ranks Denver Law among the nation’s top […]

DU at 150: Art Professor Maynard Tischler left his mark on the University

DU at 150: Art Professor Maynard Tischler left his mark on the University

Brewster Hanson (BFA ’74) recalls one night in the early 1970s when DU ceramics Professor Maynard Tischler and his students stayed up all night firing pieces in a wood kiln. When Tischler took his piece—a large platter—out of the fire, he set it on the ground right in front of […]


Engineering researchers team with student-athletes for injury study

Researchers from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the University of Denver’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science have been spending a lot of their time in the Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness lately, helping DU swimmers avoid injury and improve performance. Recognizing that […]

Korbel students claim No. 1 spot on Peace Corps list

The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies is the No. 1 Peace Corps volunteer-producing graduate school in the U.S., with 23 students currently serving abroad. Most of the Korbel students are enrolled in the school’s Peace Corps Master’s International Program. Students enrolled in the program typically spend […]

Interview: Luc Beaudoin, associate provost for internationalization

Interview: Luc Beaudoin, associate provost for internationalization

As the University’s associate provost for internationalization, Luc Beaudoin oversees the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), the English Language Center (ELC) and the Office of International Education, which administers study abroad programs. Beaudoin sat down with the University of Denver Magazine to discuss DU’s internationalization efforts. This […]

The Global Game Jam challenged teams to create a video game in 48 hours. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Video game makers assemble at DU for global 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 approximately 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 […]

Matt Damon and George Clooney in "Monuments Men."

History professor tells the real story behind Clooney’s ‘Monuments Men’

Based on Robert Edsel’s book of the same title, George Clooney’s latest film, “The Monuments Men,” tells the true story of American and European art experts who recovered several million cultural objects from Nazi art repositories at the end of World War II. Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt, an associate professor of history […]