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Alumnus challenged apartheid, attended Mandela’s inauguration

Alumnus challenged apartheid, attended Mandela’s inauguration

Editor’s note: This story first ran in 2004 and is being reprinted in honor of Nelson Mandela On Valentine’s Day, 1978, two men in stocking masks barged into Richard Lapchick’s Norfolk, Va., office. They tied him up, and for the next hour they smashed metal file cabinet drawers into his […]

Students unite to help Colorado flood victims

On Oct. 20, just a few weeks before fall finals, 10 DU undergraduate students volunteered their time to help victims of the September floods that devastated many areas in northern Colorado. Partnered with the nonprofit organization All Hands Volunteers,  the students helped in Greeley and Kersey, Colo. Representatives from the […]

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. […]

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 […]

Biology team works to help those with genetic diseases

Biology team works to help those with genetic diseases

At the University of Denver’s Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (ERI), founded in 1961 to conduct pioneering biomedical and genetic research, undergraduate and graduate students partner with world-renowned scholars in a quest to unravel the mysteries of disease. For Nathan Duval, a PhD candidate in biological sciences, that quest has personal significance. […]

Anthropology students uncover World War II-era history at Amache

Anthropology students uncover World War II-era history at Amache

At first glance, it’s hard to see anything but barbed wire, parched trees and plants armed for battle at Amache, the southeastern Colorado setting of a World War II internment camp for people of Japanese descent. From 1942 to 1945, Amache housed so many people that it qualified as Colorado’s […]

Geography students travel to Guatemala to collect tree-ring data in the wild

Geography students travel to Guatemala to collect tree-ring data in the wild

The things a tree can tell you can change the fate of a civilization. That’s why since 2007, Associate Professor Matthew Taylor of the geography department has been taking University of Denver graduate and undergraduate students to Guatemala to study tree-ring data. The light and dark bands of wood, he […]

Korbel professor honored for book on civil resistance

Editor’s note: In November, Chenoweth and Stephan won the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. The two will share the $100,000 prize. The American Political Science Association has selected Erica Chenoweth, a professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and her co-author, Maria […]

Summer class teaches students about urban farming

Summer class teaches students about urban farming

Eleven University of Denver students got their hands dirty studying agriculture, food production and more as part of a summer quarter class called Urban Farming. Through site visits, guest speakers and in-depth discussions, students learned about food production, the local-food movement and how food travels from farm to table. They […]

Business students explore integrity and values at Ethics Boot Camp

Today’s college students are no strangers to ethics scandals. They’ve grown up with headlines chock full of them. Think Enron. Lance Armstrong. Penn State. Such debacles, says Corey Ciocchetti, an associate professor of business ethics and legal studies in the Daniels College of Business, represent a serious problem that needs […]