Telling our stories

DU’s dedication to the public good shows up every day on campus and beyond. Our students and faculty members apply what they are teaching and learning. And they are inspired to create new projects and initiatives that have lasting impact.

Many of our 140,000 alumni are expressing the passions and experience they discovered at DU.

As we build on our strengths and DU IMPACT 2025 comes to life, you can read our stories on this site.


Transforming our students

Printing the Past

Anthropology students used 3D printers from the Ritchie School’s Innovation Floor to interact with ancient artifacts. This interdisciplinary approach allowed them to understand history in a new way.

Building for the Future

Over the next three years, the University of Denver will invest more than $140 million to address pressing student needs through an initiative called The Denver Advantage. In addition, the University is beginning a yearlong campus master planning project.

Evolution and Endocrinology

Undergraduate students collaborate with Dr. Robert Dores researching hormone receptors in sharks. Their findings could shine a light on adrenal gland disorders and treatments in humans.

Strengthening our community

Students Deliver at Solar Decathlon

It’s not every day that the work of college students catches the attention of our elected leaders. However, after more than two years of hard work, they’re paying attention now. Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition began. Eleven student teams from around the world are competing in ten different categories that Read the full article…

Many Voices, One DU

Responding to the One Book, One DU reading initiative, students, faculty and alumni wrote essays about a time they encountered something unfamiliar. The collection was published in a book, ‘Many Voices, One DU’ so members of the DU community have the chance to encounter each other through their stories.

Helping the Homeless

Students from DU’s Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management build a tiny house on campus. The house will be donated to the Colorado Village Collaborative, an organization that is building tiny home villages in Denver for the homeless.

Impacting our world

Developing Partnerships in East Africa

Students in the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management are working with the Global Livingston Institute to train hospitality workers in Uganda.

Psychology students at a research presentation

Counseling disaster survivors

Through DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology, 21 grad students practiced their new skills doing post-conflict clinical and field work in nine countries from Bosnia to Malawi.

Guatemalan protestors in front of the main plaza

Geography and social justice

DU doctoral student is studying violent resistance to mining and hydropower extraction in Guatemala. She hopes her field work will lead to greater social and environmental justice.