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DU to stream full day of TED2012 programming Feb. 29

DU to stream full day of TED2012 programming Feb. 29

If Long Beach, Calif., is too far to travel for the sold-out TED2012 conference, take heart: DU will live stream a full day of the five-day “conference of ideas” from 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Feb. 29 in the commons at Ruffatto Hall. Devoted to “ideas worth spreading” and bringing together luminaries […]

Art grad Morehshin Allahyari knows the power of intercultural art projects

Art grad Morehshin Allahyari knows the power of intercultural art projects

Not long after artist Morehshin Allahyari came to the University of Denver from Iran in 2007 for her master’s degree in digital media studies, she says she became “uncomfortable and shocked” by people’s perception of her native country. “[Iran is] more than donkeys in villages, women in hijab, the poor […]

Forecast is sunny for alumna’s solar power career

Forecast is sunny for alumna’s solar power career

Martha Symko-Davies (PhD ’97) had a memorable May 20. She got to meet Vice President Joe Biden and show him around the Process Development and Integration Laboratory (PDIL) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Both Biden and his boss are very interested in that work. […]

Comic is serious about laughs

Comic is serious about laughs

Rob Gleeson (BSBA ’10) says his finance degree comes in handy as a stand-up comic. “I can manage what little money I do make,” Gleeson cracks. The 23-year-old Gleeson, a former fixture on the Denver comedy circuit, takes his funny business seriously. He constantly emails himself jokes or bits of […]

TEDxDU spotlights radical collaboration

TEDxDU spotlights radical collaboration

A paralyzed woman walked across the stage, a pair of poets rapped about making their voices heard, and four masked men created a world of sound on an enormous marimba. As emcee Hilary Blair said, “It’s a very TEDxDU kind of day.” Scientists, inventors, spiritual leaders, students and teachers dazzled […]

Allahyari builds bridge between U.S. and Iran with art

Allahyari builds bridge between U.S. and Iran with art

Not long after artist Morehshin Allahyari (MA ’09) came to the United States from Iran in 2007 for her master’s degree in digital studies at the University of Denver, she says she became “uncomfortable and shocked” by people’s perception of Iran. “[It’s] more than donkeys in villages, women in hijab, […]

Music Video Filmed during TEDxDU is Released

Video filmed in one five-hour period during the TEDxDU event at the University of Denver

Professor receives grant to study cell development

Professor receives grant to study cell development

For University of Denver biology professor Todd Blankenship, $1.4 million will buy a lot of fruit flies. It will also help students earn graduate degrees and help humankind understand how cells develop. It may even unlock the secrets behind insidious diseases. In June, Blankenship learned he had landed a $1.4 […]

DU makes appearance in music video

DU makes appearance in music video

Local rocker John Common’s new video features some unlikely stars:  DU students, staff, faculty, and Denver community members. Common and his band, Blinding Flashes of Light, filmed the video for “In My Neighborhood” at TEDxDU May 13. Shot over the course of the afternoon, the music video features shots of […]

Band of alums goes global

Band of alums goes global

The Denver band, Kinetix, a group of DU student musicians-turned-celebrities, have been selected for inclusion in the TEDx Global Music Project.  The video of the group’s performance at TEDxDU 2011 in May appears on the Global Music Project’s website, a compilation of the best musical performances from more than 1,700 […]