Lisa Nickens, CU Denver alumna

Aching dogs benefit from alumna's career change

Jan. 29, 2018

Lisa Nickens didn't realize it at the time, but watching Cheyenne, her beloved and aging German Shepherd-Chow, struggle to walk was the beginning of her journey toward a major career change.

Chemistry Professor Robert Damrauer and Olester Benson at CU Denver spring commencement in 1982.

Alumnus wins prestigious national chemistry award

Nov. 27, 2017

As a photochemist working for 3M Olester Benson has helped design the manufacturing processes for everything from sandpaper to license plates to optical components used on a deep-space satellite.

Communication graduate student Madison Krall with her family

Communication graduate student Madison Krall on 'The final accepted prejudice'

Sept. 28, 2017

A routine visit to her favorite coffee shop sparked something extraordinary: a TEDx talk. "I became a fat studies scholar to fight against prejudice, bias, and discrimination," she said, "and TEDx talks are a unique platform to share your passion with the world. I'm a huge fan!"

"Housing is one of our most basic human needs and perhaps our biggest blind spot." Sociology Assistant Professor Esther Sullivan, TEDx Mile High Speaker

Sociology Assistant Professor Esther Sullivan discusses hot-button issue of housing

Sept. 27, 2017

"Right now, there is no state in the nation where a person working full time for minimum wage can afford rent for a fair-market, one-bedroom home. In fact, affordable housing is so hard to find, you'll actually spend less of your income if you can afford to buy a house...

Nadeen Ibrahim accepting the Colorado Student of the Year award from the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation

Nadeen Ibrahim continues to lead the way

May 30, 2017

Oxford-bound senior earns Colorado Student Leader of the Year award from Denver Metro Chamber, Boettcher Foundation Nadeen Ibrahim accepting the Colorado Student of the Year award from the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. University of Colorado Denver senior Nadeen Ibrahim radiates the confidence and charisma of a natural leader, and...

CU Denver alum and Harvard University Professor Daniel Gilbert

Alumnus Blazes Path to Happiness Expert at Harvard

March 14, 2017

Gilbert's Surprising Path to Prudential spokesman and Best-selling Author Harvard University Professor Daniel Gilbert scrunches his brow in worry when a student tells him that she's got her whole post-college life mapped out. Gilbert knows from personal experience that much of what makes life enjoyable are things he couldn't possibly...

CU Denver Alumni Cinamon Romero and Carmen Vandal

Alumni Supporting Each Other Through First Generation Experience Build Bonds for Life

Nov. 22, 2016

Friendship and Professional Success Born out of the TRiO Program Cinamon Romero (left) and Carmen Vandal (right) Psychology major and sociology minor Cinamon Romero felt nervous and overwhelmed as she prepared to travel to Spain in summer 2007—her first international trip alone. She hoped to make new friends while studying...

Associate Professor of Anthropology Sarah Horton

New Book Shares Insight into the Health, Economic, and Legal Vulnerabilities Faced by Migrant Farmworkers

Sept. 27, 2016

Over a decade of work, anthropologist gains knowledge into dimensions of human experience While many faculty members spend their summers researching, not many willingly choose to spend them in the harsh conditions that California's migrant farmworkers experience. Sarah Horton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been studying and publishing research on...

Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology Christopher Phiel teaching students in Molecular Biology

What is CRISPR

May 10, 2016

Phiel connects undergrads with the very latest technology In the Molecular Biology lab class of Christopher Phiel, PhD Even if you aren't a biomedical researcher, you may already have a passing familiarity with the easy-to-remember acronym CRISPR from recent news reports: "CRISPR'S unprecedented ability to edit genetic code will make...

Geography Students Conduct Groundbreaking Climate Studies in Remote Patagonia

March 8, 2016

New Winterim program seeks climate secrets on the Northern Patagonian Ice Field Colonia glacier terminus and lake. This year, CU Denver students spent a purposeful and picturesque New Year's eve viewing glittering constellations in the southern sky around the campfire at Palomar Ranch (or Camp 2) on the very remote...