Campus & Community

Earth Day Summit to feature speakers, tree planting

The DU Environmental Team, in partnership with the Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee and the Sturm College of Law Natural Resources and Environmental Law Society will hold its fifth annual Earth Day Summit April 25 in the Ricketson Law Building. Keynote speaker Travis Smith (MBA ’13), owner and head chef […]

DU at 150: University celebrated first Earth Day in 1970

It looked like a spaceship moving down University Boulevard, students said. The floating contraption – carried five blocks by 17 students – was a geodesic dome 30 feet in diameter and 17 feet high made in celebration of the first Earth Day at DU.

Student group aids a mobile medical clinic in Nicaragua

Student group aids a mobile medical clinic in Nicaragua

Forty-seven students in the University of Denver’s Global Medical Brigades program traveled to Nicaragua March 17–23 to help operate a mobile medical and dental clinic in the town of Estelí. The student group is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world’s largest student-led global health and development organization. Because of […]

Dancers perform at a previous year's Festival of Nations. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

April 12 Festival of Nations celebrates DU’s international flavor

The University of Denver’s 31st annual Festival of Nations, taking place April 12 in the Ritchie Center, is a unique opportunity for the DU community to learn about the diverse international presence on campus. The afternoon will be filled with food, dancing and even a fashion show. “I’m looking forward […]

Finance major’s nonprofit donates school supplies to kids in need

Finance major’s nonprofit donates school supplies to kids in need

Alex Olmanson, a senior finance major at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, has set out to help alleviate nationwide school supply shortages with his business, Working on Our Future (WOOF).

Sie family donates $17 million for new Korbel School building

Denver philanthropists Anna and John Sie have donated $17 million to the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies to fund the construction of a 43,000-square-foot building for the school. The donation is the largest single private gift in the Josef Korbel School’s 50-year history. “Anna and I […]

Newman Center Presents announces 2014-15 season

Newman Center Presents announces 2014-15 season

The Newman Center Presents series, which brings artists from around the world to the University of Denver campus, has announced its 2014–15 season. The lineup features a healthy dose of music — classical, jazz, Americana and more — plus theater and dance. The season kicks off Sept. 23 with mandolinist […]

Incoming freshmen were expected to wear red and yellow beanies to build school spirit and class unity, and so that upperclassmen could identify them.  Photo: DU Archives

DU at 150: Some traditions didn’t survive

Many well-known traditions at the University of Denver, such as Homecoming and May Days, are nearly as old as the University itself and have stood the test of time. Throughout the University’s first 150 years, there have been other customs that did not have the same staying power.   Senior […]

1864 Challenge shoots for 186,400 community service hours

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. “Universities have choices about how they are going […]

Winter Carnival welcomes DU community

Winter Carnival welcomes DU community

Winter Carnival, a University of Denver student tradition for 53 years, carved new ground this year, opening its gates to faculty, staff, alumni and their guests. “We’ve had opportunities for the faculty and staff to register before, but officially, this was the first year,” says Jill Duffy, assistant director of […]