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April 2015

Academic & Administrative Units

Undergraduate Admission announces early decision application option

(April 28, 2015) Effective for students applying for fall quarter 2016, Undergraduate Admission will add the following application deadlines: Early Decision I (ED I) and Early Decision II (ED II). Students applying ED I will be asked to submit their application by our current Early Action deadline of Nov. 1, 2015, and students applying ED II will be asked to submit by our current Regular Decision deadline of Jan. 15, 2016. Both Early Action and Regular Decision will remain as options for interested students.

The Early Decision model is one that has become increasingly popular among our peer institutions. In order to remain viable in an already very competitive market, we are offering ED I and ED II to students who are absolutely certain DU is their first-choice university.

This update is important and relevant knowledge for our entire community as we are all (directly or indirectly) responsible for the recruitment and engagement of prospective students. We want to ensure you have the most useful and up-to-date information possible. Please visit the Early Decision FAQ page to learn more.

Book Drive to benefit children throughout Colorado

(April 21, 2015) Join Serve Colorado - Governor's Commission on Community Service and Executives Partnering to Invest in Children in supporting grade level reading by donating books for Colorado children. New or gently used books for newborns through fifth graders are appreciated. On-campus book collection boxes are available through April 30 at the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (Driscoll South, Suite 22), Daniels College of Business (Joy Burns Center, HRTM, third floor, west side), University Hall (first floor, west side) and Fisher Early Learning Center (front desk). Thank you for your support!

Executive director of the Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging named

Lotta Granholm(April 14, 2015) Ann-Charlotte (“Lotta”) Granholm has accepted the position as the founding executive director of the Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging and will join DU on Sept. 1, 2015. Granholm will also be a research professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Granholm comes to DU after 13 years as the director of the Center on Aging at the Medical University of South Carolina. 

The Knoebel Center will focus on ways to increase the healthy years of life in an aging population. The center will support complementary research and scholarship on aging and aging-related conditions in a variety of STEM disciplines, particularly the molecular life sciences and orthopedic biomechanics (including the refinement of artificial limbs, valves and prosthetics). The center also will facilitate interdisciplinary study in concert with the graduate schools of social work, professional psychology, law, business, arts, humanities and social sciences, and other areas. The center is named in recognition of a donation from Betty Knoebel, widow of Denver food services pioneer Ferdinand "Fritz" Knoebel. 

VideoCast featured video: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Geographic Information Systems

(April 7, 2015) This week’s featured video addresses how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) relate to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). An emerging technology, UAVs are used in GIS for mapping, data collection and high-quality imagery. View the video.

DU Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics seeking participants for a study involving knee ligament injury

(April 7, 2015) Participation in the study involves a one-to-two-hour session at the DU Human Dynamics Lab (located within the Ritchie Center), where you will perform activities of daily living and/or muscle strength tests. If you are between 18 and 75 years old, have torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and have not had the ligament repaired, please contact Dr. Adam Cyr at for more information or if interested in participation.

Deadline extended for Dr. Irwin E. Vinnik Fellowship for Advanced Study in Israel

(April 7, 2015) DU’s Center for Judaic Studies is accepting applications for the 2015 Dr. Irwin E. Vinnik Fellowship for Advanced Study in Israel. Adults of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including educators and students who are working in fields as varied as the arts, wellness, social justice, sustainability and religion. The application deadline had been extended to May 4, 2015.