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Crimson Classic start line

Fifth Annual Crimson Classic Takes Over Campus

Over 500 faculty, staff, students and community members participated


WIth sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, a beautiful late-summer day provided a fantastic backdrop for the fifth annual Crimson Classic 5K. 

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Courtney Owen and robot

Rise of the Chatbots

Courtney Owen began thinking about how robots could help humans when she was a student in high school. While working a summer job in a research lab in Fort Worth, Texas, she met Zeno, a robot that helps children with autism improve their social communication. That work eventually led her to design her own research project at DU: to develop the code for a dialogue-management system that could let a robot or a computer application talk to elderly people.

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Joaquin Gallegos

Denver Law Providing Extra Support for Students

For a lot of us, summer is synonymous with relaxation and leisure. But for most students at the Sturm College of Law, summer provides an opportunity for valuable work experience through a legal externship. Joaquin Gallegos, an incoming second-year at Denver Law, worked at Michigan State University’s Indian Law Clinic because he knew he wanted experience in the public sector.

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Grand Challenges

Thriving Communities — DU's Grand Challenge Initiative

The University has announced an exciting step for DU’s IMPACT 2025 working group on Collaboration for the Public Good. For the past year the group has been engaged in a deliberative process to identify a theme for the DU Grand Challenges initiative. Thanks to all of the input and efforts, the group has identified the theme for DU Grand Challenges as Thriving Communities. 

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