Alum Learned a Love of Knowledge and Giving that she's Excited to Share

May 10, 2016

Laying on Little Beach in Maui, HI, Karen Hinkel had an epiphany. As an international flight attendant for United Airlines, traveling the world, working routes to Bangkok, Singapore, New Zealand, and Japan, Karen was happy with her life. She says, "I can still see this exact moment in my mind...lolling...

Alum Pursues Passion for the Arts With Enlightened Understanding of the Mind

May 10, 2016

Everyone comes to understand their life's calling in different ways and at different times. Some seem to have been born with a single-minded vision of what was meant for them; others have to try their hand at several endeavors to discover their talents; and still others are guided toward their...

Geology Researchers Finds Signs of Dinosaur Mating Behavior, and the Discovery Shows Dinosaurs May Have Been the Original Lovebirds

March 8, 2016

Emeritus Geology Associate Professor Martin Lockley A serious scientific question, according to Emeritus Geology Associate Professor Martin Lockley and his international team of collaborators: Were dinosaurs hot, as in hot lovers? Answer: Probably yes, when they were "in heat." It's common knowledge that some dinosaurs had flamboyant head gear: horns,...

Chemistry Faculty and Students Exercise an Affinity for Discovery by Researching Protein Membrane Docking

March 8, 2016

Members of the Knight and Lin labs: Nara Chon (far left), Hai Lin (front center left), Jack Henderson (left rear) Ryan Osterberg (rear center), Jeff Knight (front center right), Favinn Maynard (right rear) and Arthur Boo (far right). "We've discovered an interesting biochemistry question about how protein molecules interact with...

Modern Languages Professor Cultivates Beauty in the Details of Life and Teaches it to His Students

March 8, 2016

Associate Professor of Spanish-American Literature and Culture Andrés Lema-Hincapié The Spanish vocabulary words for the day are: encanto, entusiasmo, y energía To illustrate the concepts behind these words, please study the example of Associate Professor of Spanish-American Literature and Culture, Andrés Lema-Hincapié. He describes himself like this: "I am a...

Alum dedicates life to his native people

Nov. 24, 2015

CU Denver alumni Joaquin Gallegos "Never before have the nation's most vulnerable children been a national priority, until now. I encourageus all to join in the national movement to generate solutions and rejuvenate best practices across the board that will enrich the lives of Native students and help unlock their...

CU Denver Food Pantry Needs Your Help!

Nov. 24, 2015

CU Denver student Sabitra Niroula She was born in a refugee camp in Nepal where she lived for the first 12 years of her life. She didn't start her education in the United States until middle school. Her family is, in her own words, "economically unstable." Despite that, Sabitra Niroula...

Health Programs Benefit from the Zeal of These Three CLAS Researchers

Nov. 24, 2015

If you have a passion for big data, and want to use it as a place to launch inquiry, you might just be a demographer. "I think about when I started graduate school, and I didn't know what I wanted to study," says Patrick Krueger, Assistant Professor of Health and...

Hartmann Explores Dissonance in Heritage Tourism with a Visit to Hiroshima

Sept. 29, 2015

This August, the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by American aircraft in 1945. Though the bombings arguably ended WWII, the attacks were responsible for the tragic deaths of more than 300,000 people, and remain among the most...

Caronan Lifts Up the Voices of an Alternate History in her New Book

Sept. 29, 2015

"There is something about letting go of something you've been working on for so long and putting it out into the world," says Faye Caronan, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies specializing in Asian American Studies, about publishing her first book. Acknowledging the well-known metaphor of a first book being like...

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