Category: Research Excellence

DU Introduces Groundbreaking Classes to Combat Eco-Distress, Climate Anxiety CopySeeking Solutions to Homelessness Leads GSSW Grad on Unstoppable Path
18 April 2024
Sitting at her desk in the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), Katie Calhoun reflects on her time in Denver. The soon-to-be PhD graduate has spent four years working with GSSW’s Center on ...
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DU Introduces Groundbreaking Classes to Combat Eco-Distress, Climate Anxiety
18 April 2024
More and more, college students are worrying about the future of the planet, and it’s having serious effects on their mental health. That’s according to University of Denver Graduate School of ...
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DU Lab Tapped for Research into Preventing Parkinson’s Disease and Related Dementias
18 April 2024
For the first time, a researcher in Colorado has received a Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award from the Parkinson’s Foundation to further academic study around the chronic neurodegenerative disorder for ...
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Ritchie School Students Build Assistive Technology
18 April 2024
Students in this year’s Introduction to Engineering Design class faced a unique challenge: Developing assistive devices for the elderly and people with disabilities in their own communities and families.  Throughout fall ...
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AI for the Public Good
18 April 2024
In the 15 months since ChatGPT was released to the public, a slurry of new artificial intelligence products—like computer programs that can write in the style of your favorite author ...
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Frederick Pardee with his honorary PhD diploma from the University of Denver
Pardee estate bequest brings total University of Denver giving to $24.5 million
10 April 2024
For 17 years, the Pardee Institute for International Futures has used data and built tools to analyze our complex world and enhance human well-being. Frederick Pardee’s visionary generosity—during his lifetime and, ...
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McGoldrick Matching Gift Campaign raises over $4M for DU’s Lamont School of Music
5 April 2024
The Michael McGoldrick Matching Gift Campaign raised over $4 million to benefit the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. Nearly half the gifts were designated to support ...
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A Passion for Healthy Living Leads to an Investment in Healthy Aging
5 April 2024
When Peter and Jenna Merlin heard the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging’s former director speak at an alumni event, they were hooked. The interdisciplinary work of the institute – integrating ...
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Condoleezza Rice speaking on stage at an event
Korbel Celebrates First Full-Time Rice Family Professor of Practice
5 April 2024
Former United States secretary of state Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, PhD ’81, Hon. PhD ’96) established the Rice Family Endowed Professor of Practice in DU’s Josef Korbel School of International ...
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What Do Animals Think and Feel? A Generous Gift to Establish DU’s Institute for Animal Sentience and Protection May Provide Answers
5 April 2024
Robert Brinkmann’s love of animals led him to pursue veterinary medicine as a retiree -- following a successful career as a Ph.D. planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Lab in ...
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