Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Future Leaders: A Reflection of the Puksta Retreat

By Blanche Marie Ndoutou, Puksta Scholar, Criminology and Spanish As the new year started, Puksta Scholars came together for another retreat. As we entered the room, we felt a sense of comfort. It was comfortable being together in a room full of people fighting for social changes.This year’s retreat took place in downtown Denver from … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Future Leaders: A Reflection of the Puksta Retreat

Tackling Grand Challenges: A Project on Light Analysis for a Brighter Future

By Lincoln Schafer, Physics, and Irene Schimmel, Physics Our Advancing Community-Engaged (ACE) Student Scholars project was to engage community members in the analysis of excessive night lighting, which can affect people through glare, light trespass and possible health effects. Many light fixture owners are uneducated about the harmful impact artificial lighting can have both on … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: A Project on Light Analysis for a Brighter Future

Tackling Grand Challenges: Host a Conversation at the Second A Community Table

Join the University of Denver’s Grand Challenges initiative for its second A Community Table event on April 10, 2019. A Community Table is a one-day event that brings small groups together across the globe to share their aspirations for creating Thriving Communities. The idea is simple. Anyone can sign up to host a community table … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Host a Conversation at the Second A Community Table

Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Marching in the MLK Marade Together

By Sami Helgeson, Public Achievement President and Coach This was my third year attending Denver’s MLK Marade, and the very first time that we saw sun instead of snow or slush! The MLK Marade—a mixture of parade and march—honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his incredible work toward justice and human rights. Students and … Continue reading Galvanizing Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders: Marching in the MLK Marade Together

Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Students Create Learning Materials for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Christy Rossi, Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology This autumn, psychology students enrolled in the "Autism Spectrum Disorder" class created learning materials for children with autism that attend The Joshua School, a nearby school for individuals with developmental disabilities.  The project was supported by a mini-grant from Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship … Continue reading Bridging Learning and Doing: Psychology Students Create Learning Materials for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tackling Grand Challenges: Forums to Seed Dialogue and Innovation

Last month, the DU Grand Challenges Forum on “Access to Work” brought campus and community stakeholders together to exchange ideas. The Forum opened with bold and inspirational ‘lightning’ talks from campus and community experts, followed by dialogue and refreshments among faculty, staff, students and community members. This year’s DU Grand Challenges Forums are organized around … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Forums to Seed Dialogue and Innovation

Investing in Discovery: Art Restart, A Story of Engagement and Empowerment

By Lindsey Feitz, Teaching Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies Armed with clipboards, product illustrations, and a bit of apprehension, undergraduate students in the Gender and Women’s Studies class, “Reframing Feminism, Social Entrepreneurship, and Poverty” took to the streets (and city parks) this past fall. Their mission was to conduct market research on behalf of … Continue reading Investing in Discovery: Art Restart, A Story of Engagement and Empowerment

Tackling Grand Challenges: Dinner and Dialogue Across Generations

By Karen Bensen, Clinical Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work Dinner and Dialogue was the brain child from our Intergenerational A Community Table event last April. Our intergenerational group created a series of meals and conversation at the retirement community where the elders in our group resided. About a dozen different members of the … Continue reading Tackling Grand Challenges: Dinner and Dialogue Across Generations

Connecting Change-Makers: New Scholar Shop Website Highlights DU and Community Collaborations

By Katie Vega, CCESL Scholar Shop Program Coordinator The Scholar Shop connects community organizations with DU students and faculty to address public problems through research or creative work. Scholar Shop project can range from analyzing data and conducting program evaluation to producing marketing materials, among others. To better promote and connect DU faculty, staff, and … Continue reading Connecting Change-Makers: New Scholar Shop Website Highlights DU and Community Collaborations