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Chancellor Chopp in Beijing

Lights, Camera, Interaction

From Feb. 15 to Feb. 18, the Joseph and Loretta Law Institute of Arts and Technology, an artistic hub where art, technology and education converge, will host the first ever Denver International Electronic Music Festival. So, the founder of the Law Institute brought Chancellor Rebecca Chopp to his home in Beijing, to show, rather than tell, what they can expect when the Institute formally takes the stage.

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Black Violin

Hip-Hop Violinists Inspire Kids Through Music

Nearly 1,000 students from Denver and Aurora public schools were treated to a musical performance from Black Violin. Newman Center hosted the special performance as part its student matinee series, a direct result of DU IMPACT 2025 — making the facility an open door to the community.

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Solar Decathlon House

Lawmakers Impressed by Student Designs

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. Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock all toured the solar decathlon home designed and built by students.

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Avery Crisp

DU Prepares Alumna for the Marines

Capt. Avery Crisp (BSBA ’12) always dreamed of flying planes, but she never imagined DU would put her on a path to making that dream a reality. In October 2016, after three years of training, Crisp received her pilot’s wings, making her one of the few female pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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