Just as hip-hop has multiple elements (up to nine, depending on whom you ask), flamenco is about more than fiery guitar playing or dramatic dance moves. The centuries-old art form is about the blend of singing, dance and guitar — components that come together live on stage during a Noche [...]
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Cuba is only 90 miles from the United States, but for PhD student Arturo Lopez-Levy, the journey from the communist island nation to DU was much longer. The Santa Clara, Cuba, native left his humble roots in 2001 in search of an educational experience that was more ideologically open. This [...]
Ignacio Jimenez and Tina Rice-Jimenez launched their import business a little more than a year ago. Although the specific moment that inspired the business may be hard to nail down, its ultimate origin dates back to the 1980s, when Tina and Ignacio were students at the University of Denver. “My [...]
Imagine cells that can tell a story, words that bite and blinding flashes of light to power the world and fuel positive change. With a theme of “radical collaboration,” the University of Denver’s TEDxDU event will showcase this mash-up of unlikely ideas, inspiration and research.
DU’s Festival of Nations is a way to travel the world without leaving campus. According to Sarah Hillis-Kauffman, an international business major and one of the event organizers, the tradition of the Festival of Nations at DU is an opportunity for students and community members to learn about cultural diversity. [...]
Challenges in Health and Development: From Global to Community Development By Sandy Johnson Springer-Verlag New York, 2010 At the turn of the 21st century, human health and economic growth are inextricably linked components of international development. Challenges in Health and Development is a primer on the changing configurations of population [...]
DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures and the Department of Languages and Literatures have teamed up to establish the Summer Language Institute. Roughly translated, that means students will for the first time be able to dive into an immersive language learning experience during summer quarter. The Institute is designed [...]
Audrey Horning, an archaeology professor, or “reader” as they’re known across the pond, at England’s University of Leicester, will give two talks April 4–5. Horning — the Western Cultural Resource Management Inc. Distinguished Scholar in Historical Archaeology and Marsico Visiting Scholar — will give her first talk at noon on [...]
DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures will host its first symposium, “Last Whispers: The Fate of Endangered Languages and Cultures,” April 4–6. One language becomes extinct every 14 days, and more than half of the world’s languages — approximately 3,000 — will die in the 21st century, says Kathy [...]