Centers & Institutes
Our dynamic centers and institutes bring students, faculty, alumni and community members together to connect and collaborate. This approach allows us to expand the classroom into the community, open the door to experimentation and bring new ideas to fruition.
Center for Judaic Studies
Highlighting Jewish history, thought and culture
Center for Art Collection Ethics
Promoting ethical art collection stewardship
Center for World Languages & Cultures
Building interculturally competent communities
The Center for World Languages and Cultures (CWLC) supports and enriches language and cultural study at DU. Services include first-year language courses, tutoring, directed independent study of less commonly taught languages, and proficiency and placement testing.
Center on American Politics
Facilitating scholarship on American politics
Clinic for Open-Source Arts
Encouraging collaboration and diversity in digital art
Denver Publishing Institute
Jumpstarting publishing careers
Finding and publishing the best poetry, fiction and nonfiction
DU Prison Arts Initiative
Empowering incarcerated people through therapeutic arts
Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media
Tracking the transformation of journalism and media
The Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media funds graduate and undergraduate research projects focused on the transformation of journalism in the digital age, while also celebrating media professionals.
Holocaust Awareness Institute
Promoting education about the Holocaust and social justice
John Madden Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts
Building the future of creative and liberal arts education
The John Madden Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts (Madden Center) invests in continuous improvement and innovations in scholarship, creation, research and educational practices.
Project DU F.I.L.M.
Linking students with professionals to make films
Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society
Preserving the history of Jews in the West
Stress Early Experience and Development (SEED) Research Center
SEEDing the future, dialogue, success and innovation
John Madden Jr. Commits $5 Million
The University received a $5 million commitment from local real estate developer and philanthropist John Madden, Jr. to support the Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts.
SEED Center Changes Lives
In 2014, the Department of Psychology created the SEED (Stress, Early Experiences, and Development) Research Center to study the impact of adversity on children and families, and design policies that can change lives.
Inclusivity in Art and Tech
Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist Ari Melenciano is DU’s first Contributor in Residence at the University’s Clinic for Open-Source Arts (COSA).