Human welfare and a healthy planet:
Social workers explore the complex connections
With its emerging focus on a concept called global practice and one health, the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is encouraging social workers to draw upon the natural and environmental sciences when attempting to better understand the human condition.
Advocating for the vulnerable:
GSSW students journey to Africa and China to examine connections between a healthy planet and healthy societies
DU report alerts Colorado legislators to long-term budgetary problems
In 2010, the Colorado General Assembly enacted Senate Joint Resolution 10-002, which requested that the University of Denver undertake a comprehensive study of the financing of state and local government in Colorado. The task was undertaken by the University’s Center for Colorado’s Economic Future (CCEF).
Water and development:
Interdisciplinary team strives to improve Nairobi slum
For more than three years, the University of Denver has been sending students and faculty to the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, to provide flush toilets, showers and potable water to the nearly 1 million people living in the Kibera slum’s one square mile.
A neglected issue:
Fulbright scholar works to raise awareness about mental health treatment
In late 2010, Thomas Barrett received a Fulbright grant to teach at the University of Zagreb and to conduct research on mental health services in Croatia. Barrett, a clinical professor in DU’s International Disaster Psychology Program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, hopes his work will improve mental health treatment and raise global awareness of its importance.
Video ventures aim to serve and educate
In 2006, the University of Denver launched one of the country’s first four-year video game development programs. It is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the computer science department and the School of Art and Art History.
Leveling the playing field:
Law school provides resources for debaters
Catherine Smith, associate dean of institutional diversity and inclusiveness at the Sturm College of Law, believes in extending a helping hand and cultivating talent outside the college’s classrooms.
New center targets business-minded women
The Women’s College at the University of Denver has launched a new center that directly serves the school’s mission to “educate women to boldly lead in the communities where they live, work and engage.”
Butler Institute for Families:
Serving Native Americans with a new resource center
The Graduate School of Social Work’s Butler Institute for Families joined three organizations that serve Native Americans—the Tribal Law and Policy Center in California, the Indian Family Resource Center in Montana and the Native American Training Institute in North Dakota—to create the country’s first National Resource Center for Tribes (NRC4Tribes).