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Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain region.
In the past 15 years, DU has added $500 million in new facilities, including the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness and the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
Campus: 133 acres
Students: Approximately 12,000
Alumni: Nearly 120,000
Faculty: Approximately 1,250
Crimson and gold
Noteworthy past speakers at the University of Denver
- Former President Bill Clinton
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- The Dalai Lama
- Arizona Sen. John McCain
- Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader
- President Barack Obama
- Former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
- President William Howard Taft
Other political events hosted at DU
- A 1997 meeting of Group of Eight (G8) world leaders
- 2006 PeaceJam international conference, featuring 10 Nobel laureates
Commissions, centers and institutes related to public policy and social change
- SIÉ CHÉOU-KANG Center for International Security and Diplomacy
- Center for Sustainable Development and International Peace
- Center for China-United States Cooperation
- Center for the Study of Europe and the World
- Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
- Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East
- Institute on Globalization and Security
- Rocky Mountain Center for Homeland Defense & Preparedness
- Strategic Issues Program
- Institute for Public Policy
- Center for New Politics and Policy