Denver skyline, Auraria Campus

Six stories of community impact

Our people and programs reach into every corner of the city

April 25, 2018

CU Denver brings life to the heart of downtown. Students and faculty weave the urban landscape into their learning, their work, their lives.

From alumni in local leadership to research projects on city issues to valuable service for the community – each day, university people and programs impact this city in ways big and small.


Denver Day Works, City of Denver

Public affairs faculty help Denver’s homeless

Researchers in the Center on Network Science evaluate the Denver Day Works program in its first year.

Bilingual school pyschologist

Bilingual school psychology program has 100 percent job placement rate

Education doctoral student Ana Novelli trains for a role that’s in high demand in Denver and beyond.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Chief of Staff Pat Meyers

Law firms, burger joints and the governor’s office

Alumnus Pat Meyers’ impressive resume includes roles as assistant attorney general, owner of Smashburger and chief of staff for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Opera on stageCU Denver partners with Opera Colorado for virtual reality experience

Digital designers from College of Arts & Media help create “Experience La Bohème” to take viewers behind the scenes of a large-scale opera production.

Denver Business Journal, 40 Under 40 awards

40 under 40 honorees credit CU Denver for their success

Four alumni and one student earn distinction on the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list honoring future local leaders.

Woman in hard hat

Hard-hat tours give firsthand look at Denver’s changing skyline

Students and faculty in the College of Architecture and Planning engage in the strategy and excitement of our growing city.