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Jami Duffy is helping to create a state-of-the-art youth media studio where thousands of at-risk and underserved students will get a hands-on education in the musical arts from world-class musicians. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Alumna helps to change lives through music

Jami Duffy’s message is simple: Career options exist outside traditional paths. She should know. She’s taken traditional, wadded it up, kissed it goodbye and tossed it in the trash. But back in 2000, when she entered the University of Denver, Duffy (BA ’03) admits she was on that traditional path. […]

Former volleyball player awarded prestigious McLendon Minority Scholarship

Recently graduated University of Denver volleyball student-athlete Faimie Kingsley is one of five winners of the prestigious John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Award, announced Friday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation. Kingsley will receive a $10,000 grant to be […]

"Law school made me a better comic," says Troy Walker, "and comedy has made me a better public speaker.” Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Law school alum takes comedy seriously

Jokes about lawyers are well-documented. Jokes from lawyers — that’s a different story. Actually, that’s this story. Meet Troy Walker (JD ’11), a lawyer who tells jokes — for a living. He’d been joking around long before he entered the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2008. “I’ve […]

Hellen Kassa helped make the documentary "Sincerely Ethiopia." Photo courtesy of Hellen Kassa

Alumna’s film sheds new light on Ethiopia

Growing up in Denver, Ethiopia-born Hellen Kassa knew her classmates weren’t getting the whole picture when it came to her homeland. “Anytime I was in school or in class, people were like, ‘Oh, you’re from Ethiopia? What’s that like?’ It was very negative,” she says. “It was like, ‘We see […]

Engineering school uses robot to help kids with autism disorders

Engineering school uses robot to help kids with autism disorders

For children growing up with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), interacting successfully with others often presents enormous challenges. When it’s customary to make eye contact, children with ASD often gaze elsewhere. When a smile would be appropriate, they may deliver a scowl. And when a playmate communicates frustration via a facial […]

Joe Saunders retired from his position at Visa in April and will focus on his other roles, including chair of Teach for All, an organization working to expand educational opportunities worldwide. Photo courtesy of Visa

Alumnus Joe Saunders led Visa through ‘historic evolution’

Joe Saunders hasn’t had it easy for the past six years. As CEO and executive chairman of Visa Inc., Saunders led the global electronic-payments network through what he calls “an historic evolution of payments” made even more difficult by the recent financial crisis and ongoing federal regulations. He led Visa […]

MBA student on his way to Tour de France

MBA student on his way to Tour de France

As he has nearly every summer since the late 1990s, Jonathan Vaughters is traveling to Europe this week for the Tour de France. This year, however, the former pro cyclist and current team manager will have to return to Denver halfway through the race — to deliver a class project […]

2013 Colorado Book Awards recognize three DU authors

Carolyn Mears, an adjunct faculty member at DU’s Morgridge College of Education, has won a 2013 Colorado Book Award for “Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma: Advice Based on Experiences” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), an anthology designed to guide educators through the process of moving on, emotionally and academically, in […]

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 […]

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 […]