Tackling Grand Challenges: Mobility in an Urban Setting

By Matthew Walters, undergraduate student, Political Science Transportation affects all levels of daily living: where we work, who we interact with, and where we go for fun. In order to better understand ourselves and the decisions we make, we have to understand the methods of mobility which can both grant and limit our options. In … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Mobility in an Urban Setting

Tackling Grand Challenges: Networking through DU Xnet

By Shannon Seales, Learning and Development Consultant, Human Resources and Inclusive Community Last year, Human Resources and Inclusive Community (HRIC) hosted a staff table as part of DU Grand Challenges, A Community Table. After thoughtful discussion, staff identified that despite similarity in roles across campus, many employees felt siloed within their roles. The silos that exist within our university departments and divisions were … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Networking through DU Xnet

Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Partnership

By Kateri McRae, Professor, Psychology This spring, junior and senior psychology students in Professor Kateri McRae’s Emotion Regulation class worked to do something that scientists and journalists constantly struggle with – communicating recent scientific results to a non-specialized audience. The class was focused on emotion regulation, which refers to all the ways that we might … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Partnership

Investing in Discover: Creative Youth Voice Project with GrowHaus

By Esteban Gómez, Assistant Professor, Anthropology During the Summer of 2019, Professor Esteban Gómez (Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology), Dr. Cara DiEnno (Associate Director of the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning), and students from the University of Denver partnered with staff from The GrowHaus to develop a Creative Youth Voice Project that would allow high school students to … Continue reading Investing in Discover: Creative Youth Voice Project with GrowHaus

Tackling Grand Challenges: Exploring Goals and Aspirations in Sun Valley

By: María Islas-López, Visiting Fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) Evidence shows that work training and employment programs can lead to greater economic self-sufficiency for individuals living in low-income and high-poverty neighborhoods. Yet, for training and employment programs to succeed, they need to consider the aspirations of program participants. The Sun … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Exploring Goals and Aspirations in Sun Valley

Tackling Grand Challenges: Advancing Community Engagement-Growing Together

By: Cate Daniels, undergraduate student, International Studies Thanks to funding from an Advancing Comunity Engaged (ACE) student scholars grant, my project partner and I were able to establish a program called Growing Together. We worked together with two of the local STRIVE Prep charter schools. These institutions provide a quality education for kindergartener through 12th … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Advancing Community Engagement-Growing Together

Bridging Learning and Doing: University of Denver Nature Challenge-I’ve Been Bio-Blizted!

By Corey Martz, graduate student, Department of Geography While many of us probably think of the University of Denver (DU) as a community of amazing students, faculty, and staff – a DU interdisciplinary team is encouraging us to expand how we imagine our community to include the nature that surrounds us. Our team consists of … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: University of Denver Nature Challenge-I’ve Been Bio-Blizted!

Tackling Grand Challenges: Growing Community through Art Projects at the Bridge Community Garden

By Nadia Czebiniak, undergraduate student, International Business This spring quarter undergraduate student, Nadia Czebiniak, led a series of activities to increase community engagement at the University of Denver (DU) Bridge Community Garden with the support of an Advancing Community-Engaged (ACE) Student Scholars Grant. After researching the benefits of community building through art and garden engagement, … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Growing Community through Art Projects at the Bridge Community Garden

Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success Helps Students Navigate Psychology Training Pipeline

By Apryl Alexander, Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Professional Psychology The goal of the Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success (PASS) program was to assist first-generation undergraduate psychology students, including underrepresented and economically and educationally disadvantaged students, through the graduate psychology training pipeline and into mental and behavioral health professions careers through a University of … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Academy for Scholarly Success Helps Students Navigate Psychology Training Pipeline

Investing in Discovery: Health Professions Highway, Building on Success

By Barbekka Hurtt, Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences The Health Professions Highway (HPH) program was honored to receive Public Good grant funding from the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) to run the HPH program for a second year in summer 2018. This funding allowed Biological Sciences faculty members Barbekka Hurtt … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Health Professions Highway, Building on Success