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They are first-generation college students. They are high-achieving grad students. They are research-focused post-docs. They are our students, a diverse body of individuals who are motivated, creative and focused on achievement. From community service to field research to clinical trials, they engage in much more than course work. Read their stories below.

Scientists 'Ink' a winning business plan

Owners of Living Ink Technologies win 2015 Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition

DENVER—Inspiration can strike in odd, even mundane, places. For biologist Scott Fulbright, it was in the greeting card aisle. Fulbright and Steve Albers won the $10,000 top prize at the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition

Engineering competition spotlights innovations by students

CU Denver engineering students discuss their senior capstone design projects

Any nervousness Skyler Saleh had about presenting Team Stratus's project to a group of judges is long gone. He smiles and launches into the scope of his team's robotic navigation system: "We want to make the state-of-the-art robots available to anyone."

CU Anschutz Commencement Spring 2015

A graduate at CU Anschutz commencement smiles on her way to the podium to receive her degree

Extended family. For Ethan Rosenberg, who just graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM), connections to the gold-and-black run deep.

Betty Goes to China

Betty Pearson

Betty Pearson is a first-generation, 66-year-old undergraduate who has been faced with many challenges. Despite the challenges, she is not only getting her college degree, she's taking on a new challenge—studying in China.

Grads pay it forward

CU Denver Grad

For the first time in CU Denver’s history, the university is providing graduates with the chance to contribute toward a senior class gift.

Physicians for Human Rights discuss serving the underserved

Members of the Physicians for Human Rights group

A group of more than 100 interdisciplinary students and faculty recently gathered in the Krugman Conference Hall on the Anschutz Medical Campus to share their experiences advocating for the medically underserved.

CU Denver Commencement 2015

Irvin Caldera Munoz often talks about “the American Dream.” Ask him what that means to him, and he doesn’t hesitate. “The American Dream means having a nice house, a white-picket fence, a dog, a garden..."

Where are the jobs?

Hailey Orban, B.A. Integrative Biology, Store Manager at Sherwin-Williams

Graduation is right around the corner for CU Denver seniors, and as the date approaches, there is one question on everyone’s mind: Where are the jobs?

Students celebrate diversity at end-of-year event

CU Denver students graduate from the Educational Opportunities Programs in spring 2015

Their campus is a microcosm of the world, so a group of senior-seminar students decided to do something to celebrate and amplify CU Denver's rich diversity.

Learn with Purpose: In my own words, Kyra Scrimgeour

Kyra Scrimgeour

Before I came to CU Denver, I didn’t understand how essential it is to live a life with purpose. It’s easy to simply scrape by from day to day, but what’s the point if there’s no meaning behind it?

Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at Redline

Tiny Town exhibit, at Redline Gallery

Every year the seniors in CU Denver’s bachelor of fine arts degree program end their final year of study with the BFA Thesis Exhibition, displaying their final product at RedLine, a contemporary art gallery in Denver.

CIA recruiters meet with CU Denver students

A CU Denver student chats with a recruiter from the CIA after an information session at CU Denver

Thanks to sensational movie and TV portrayals, it's easy to have a skewed perception about the CIA. Two CIA recruiters visited CU Denver to dispel stereotypes about the agency and inform students about the kinds of people it hires.

Spring Fling fun on CU Denver Campus

Students at the CU Denver Spring Fling

Check out all the fun students had at this year's Spring Fling event.

Pathways2Teaching creates new generation of diverse teachers


The Pathways2Teaching program was created five years ago by Margarita Bianco, EdD, SEHD associate professor, to introduce high school students to critical issues of educational justice and to teaching as a potential career path.

Welcome Back Copper Nickel

Copper Nickel re-launch party

After two years of hiatus, Copper Nickel, the literary journal housed at CU Denver, is back. Even after two years, people from across the country remember Copper Nickel and are thrilled to see it back.

Regents approve CU Denver wellness center proposal

SGA President Scott Cao with CU President Benson and Wellness Center Project Team Chair Allie Kriese

DENVER—Emotions spilled over among CU Denver students, as well as among University of Colorado leaders, during a discussion of a proposed CU Denver wellness center at Friday's CU Board of Regents meeting in the Student Commons Building.

Students display wide world of research, creativity at RaCAS

CU Denver students Kylie Helton and Ari Diamond with their Five Fridges Farm project in RaCAS

DENVER—Nuria Piadilla Just, a third-year doctoral student in cancer biology, enthusiastically explained her research into head and neck squamous cell carcinoma when fellow student Adam Duster stopped at her project poster.

Learn with Purpose: In my own words, Lesley Bishop

Lesley Bishop

My own journey through experiential learning made me understand who I am and where I want to be. Now I can witness CU Denver students achieve that same self-understanding every day. That is learning with purpose.

TEDx@MileHigh features CU Denver success story

AnnaMarie Rossi

AnneMarie Rossi, a CU Denver grad, strode confidently across the stage of Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House last week. As one of the featured speakers at the TEDxYouth@MileHigh, she had the opportunity to talk about mindfulness.

Student-staffed clinic serves a population in need

DAWN Clinic

The DAWN Clinic is a student-staffed free clinic that serves uninsured adults from the Aurora community. Anschutz students serve their neighbors and learn what it means to provide quality health care to a population in need.