A college is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate or federal university, an institution offering vocational education or a secondary school. In the United States, "college" may refer to a constituent part of a university or to a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, but "college" and "university" are used interchangeably, whereas in the United Kingdom, South Asia, Southern Africa and Canada, "college" may refer to a secondary or high school, a college of further education, a training institution that awards trade qualifications, a higher education provider that does not have university status, or a constituent part of a university. In ancient Rome a collegium was a club or society, a group of people living together under a common set of rules. Aside from the modern educational context - nowadays the most common use of "college" - there are various other meanings derived from the original Latin term, such as Electoral college.
Within higher education, the term can be used to refer to: a constituent part of a collegiate university, for example King's College, Cambridge, or of a federal university, for example King's College London a liberal arts college, an independent institution of higher education focusing on undergraduate education, such as Williams College or Amherst College a liberal arts division of a university whose undergraduate program does not otherwise follow a liberal arts model, such as the Yuanpei College at Peking University an institute providing specialised training, such as a college of further education, for example Belfast Metropolitan College, a teacher training college, or an art college In the United States, college is sometimes but a synonym for a research university, such as Dartmouth College, one of the eight universities in the Ivy League A sixth form college or college of further education is an educational institution in England, Northern Ireland, The Caribbean, Norway, Brunei, or Southern Africa, among others, where students aged 16 to 19 study for advanced school-level qualifications, such as A-levels, BTEC, HND or its equivalent and the International Baccalaureate Diploma, or school-level qualifications such as GCSEs.
In Singapore and India, this is known as a junior college. The municipal government of the city of Paris uses the phrase "sixth form college" as the English name for a lycée. In some national education systems, secondary schools may be called "colleges" or have "college" as part of their title. In Australia the term "college" is applied to any private or independent primary and secondary school as distinct from a state school. Melbourne Grammar School, Cranbrook School and The King's School, Parramatta are considered colleges. There has been a recent trend to rename or create government secondary schools as "colleges". In the state of Victoria, some state high schools are referred to as secondary colleges, although the pre-eminent government secondary school for boys in Melbourne is still named Melbourne High School. In Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory, "college" is used in the name of all state high schools built since the late 1990s, some older ones. In New South Wales, some high schools multi-campus schools resulting from mergers, are known as "secondary colleges".
In Queensland some newer schools which accept primary and high school students are styled state college, but state schools offering only secondary education are called "State High School". In Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory, "college" refers to the final two years of high school, the institutions which provide this. In this context, "college" is a system independent of the other years of high school. Here, the expression is a shorter version of matriculation college. In a number of Canadian cities, many government-run secondary schools are called "collegiates" or "collegiate institutes", a complicated form of the word "college" which avoids the usual "post-secondary" connotation; this is because these secondary schools have traditionally focused on academic, rather than vocational and ability levels. Some private secondary schools choose to use the word "college" in their names nevertheless; some secondary schools elsewhere in the country ones within the separate school system, may use the word "college" or "collegiate" in their names.
In New Zealand the word "college" refers to a secondary school for ages 13 to 17 and "college" appears as part of the name of private or integrated schools. "Colleges" most appear in the North Island, whereas "high schools" are more common in the South Island. In South Africa, some secondary schools private schools on the English public school model, have "college" in their title, thus no less than six of South Africa's Elite Seven high schools call themselves "college" and fit this description. A typical example of this category would be St John's College. Private schools that specialize in improving children's marks through intensive focus on examination needs are informally called "cram-colleges". In Sri Lanka the word "college" refers to a secondary school, which signifies above the 5th standard. During the British colonial period a limit
University of Idaho
The University of Idaho is the U. S. is based in Moscow. It is the state's primary research university; the University of Idaho was the state's sole university for 71 years, until 1963, its College of Law, established in 1909, was first accredited by the American Bar Association in 1925. Formed by the territorial legislature on January 30, 1889, the university opened its doors in 1892 on October 3, with an initial class of 40 students; the first graduating class in 1896 contained two women. It has an enrollment exceeding 12,000, with over 11,000 on the Moscow campus; the university offers 142 degree programs, from accountancy to wildlife resources, including bachelor's, master's, specialists' degrees. Certificates of completion are offered in 30 areas of study. At 25% and 53%, its 4 and 6 year graduation rates are the highest of any public university in Idaho, it generates 74 percent of all research money in the state, with research expenditures of $100 million in 2010 alone; as a land-grant university and the primary research university in the state, UI has the largest campus in the state at 1,585 acres, in the rolling hills of the Palouse region at an elevation of 2,600 feet above sea level.
The school is home to the Idaho Vandals. In addition to the main campus in Moscow, the UI has branch campuses in Coeur d'Alene, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, it operates a research park in Post Falls and dozens of extension offices statewide. According to the UI Facts Books, the Moscow campus is an 1,585 acres including 253 buildings with a replacement value of $812 million, 10 miles, 49 acres of parking lots, 1.22 miles of bike paths, 22 computer labs, an 18-hole golf course on 150 acres, 80 acres of arboreta, 860 acres of farms. The east-facing Administration Building, with its 80-foot clock tower and Collegiate Gothic-style structure, was built from 1907–09 and has become an icon of the university; the building holds classrooms, an auditorium, administrative offices, including the offices of the President and Provost. Multiple expansions were made, with the north wing added in 1912, the south wing in 1916, the functional annex in 1950, incorporated into the Albertson addition of 2002; the UI library was housed in the Administration building until 1957, when the Library building was completed.
The original Administration building, with a single tall spire reaching to 163 feet, was constructed through the decade of the 1890s and finished in 1899. It was reduced to embers on March 30, 1906; the cause of the fire, which began in the basement, was never determined, but was accidental. After the fire, there was debate whether to start from scratch; the original building's steps were saved and climb the small hill southeast of the south wing. In the meantime, classes were held at sites in Moscow. Insurance policies paid $135,000. To appease the state legislature, the UI Regents decided to build Morrill Hall first, use it for classrooms, finance the new Administration building over three years; the new Administration building was designed by prominent Boise architect John E. Tourtellotte, he designed the state's Roman Revival capitol building in Boise and other buildings, both public and private. Tourtellotte modeled the new UI structure after the venerable Hampton Court Palace in England, construction began in 1907.
The 1909 Administration building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, at age 69. Two years out of office, former U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt spoke outside the main east entrance of the new building on April 9, 1911, on a platform built of Palouse wheat. "Hello Walk" traveled pathways on the Idaho campus. But more than being surrounded by trees and grass, it navigates through a rich history of statues and traditions, it includes monuments such as Presidential Grove, where historical figures, such as Teddy Roosevelt and his wife, planted trees. Hello Walk is still used, but the hellos that used to be mandatory are now not vocalized to strangers; the Idaho Commons, completed in 2000, is the heart of campus and contains a food court, copy center and coffee shop, Credit Union, convenience store. Additionally, there is study space, wireless internet, laptop checkout, many student services such as the offices of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho, Academics Assistance, the University of Idaho Writing Center, Student Support.
With the completion of the Teaching and Learning Center at the beginning of the fall semester of 2005, the second phase, the Commons gained classrooms and completed the vision of a common area where students could learn, study and get university services all in one place. The Bruce M. Pitman Center known as the Student Union Building, houses Financial Aid, New Student Services, the Registrar's Office, the office of the Graduate & Professional Student Association and student meeting rooms. There is wireless access, laptops available for che
University of Arizona
The University of Arizona is a public research university in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 1885, the UA was the first university in the Arizona Territory; as of 2017, the university enrolls 44,831 students in 19 separate colleges/schools, including the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix and the James E. Rogers College of Law, is affiliated with two academic medical centers; the University of Arizona is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona is one of the elected members of the Association of American Universities and is the only representative from the state of Arizona to this group. Known as the Arizona Wildcats, the UA's intercollegiate athletic teams are members of the Pac-12 Conference of the NCAA. UA athletes have won national titles in several sports, most notably men's basketball and softball; the official colors of the university and its athletic teams are navy blue. After the passage of the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862, the push for a university in Arizona grew.
The Arizona Territory's "Thieving Thirteenth" Legislature approved the University of Arizona in 1885 and selected the city of Tucson to receive the appropriation to build the university. Tucson hoped to receive the appropriation for the territory's mental hospital, which carried a $100,000 allocation instead of the $25,000 allotted to the territory's only university. Flooding on the Salt River delayed Tucson's legislators, by they time they reached Prescott, back-room deals allocating the most desirable territorial institutions had been made. Tucson was disappointed with receiving what was viewed as an inferior prize. With no parties willing to provide land for the new institution, the citizens of Tucson prepared to return the money to the Territorial Legislature until two gamblers and a saloon keeper decided to donate the land to build the school. Construction of Old Main, the first building on campus, began on October 27, 1887, classes met for the first time in 1891 with 32 students in Old Main, still in use today.
Because there were no high schools in Arizona Territory, the university maintained separate preparatory classes for the first 23 years of operation. The University of Arizona offers bachelor's, master's, professional degrees. Grades are given on a strict 4-point scale with "A" worth 4, "B" worth 3, "C" worth 2, "D" worth 1 and "E" worth zero points; the Center for World University Rankings in 2017 ranked Arizona No. 52 in the world and 34 in the U. S; the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings rated University of Arizona 161st in the world and the 2017/18 QS World University Rankings ranked it 230th. The University of Arizona was ranked tied for 77th in the "National Universities" category by U. S. News & World Report for 2018; the James E. Rogers College of Law Graduate School was ranked tied for 41st nationally; the College of Medicine was rated No. 7 among the nation's medical schools for Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Business Magazine. In 2017, the Eller MBA program was ranked 24th among public institutions and 49th nationally by U.
S. News & World Report, which placed the school's Management Information Systems program as 2nd, the Entrepreneurship program as 5th and the Part-time MBA 30th among U. S public schools. U. S. News & World Report rated UA as tied for 33rd for online MBA programs, tied for 49th for best online graduate nursing programs, tied for 33rd for best online graduate engineering programs nationally. UA graduate programs ranked in the top 25 in the nation by U. S. News & World Report for 2017 include Information Science, Geology and Seismology, Speech Pathology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Earth Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Atomic/Molecular/Optical Sciences and Photography; the Council for Aid to Education ranked UA 12th among public universities and 24th overall in financial support and gifts. Campaign Arizona, an effort to raise over $1 billion for the school, exceeded that goal by $200 million a year earlier than projected. In April 2014, the "Arizona Now" campaign launched with a target of $1.5 billion.
As of 31 December 2016, the campaign has raised $1.59 Billion, two years ahead of schedule. In 2015, Design Intelligence ranked the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture's undergraduate program in architecture 10th in the nation for all universities and private; the same publication ranked. The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona is one of the most ranked area studies programs focusing on the Middle East in the United States. In addition to offering language training in Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish, it is collocated with the Middle East Studies Association; the School of Geography and Development is ranked as one of the top geography graduate programs in the US. The UA is considered a "selective" university by U. S. News & World Report. In the 2014-2015 academic year, 68 freshman students were National Merit Scholars. UA students hail from all states in the U. S. While nearly 69% of students are from Arizona, nearly 11% are from California, 8% are international, followed by a significant student presence from Texas, Washington and New York..
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Colorado Women's College
Colorado Women's College is a women's college in Denver, Colorado that opened in 1909 as a private, institution. The school merged with the University of Denver in 1982 and continues to operate as a division within the University that focuses on evening and online courses for women. Colorado Women's College was founded by the Rev. Robert Cameron, the pastor of Denver's First Baptist Church, who wished to open a women's college in the Western United States that would be equivalent to Vassar College in terms of prestige and academic offerings. Incorporated in 1888, the college did not open until 21 years later, it received its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission as Colorado Woman's College in 1932, which it maintained until its closing. The college was renamed Temple Buell College in 1967 in honor of a local philanthropist who made a $25 million gift to the college the year before; the name-change alienated old grads and their donations fell. The Buell "gift" was a legacy in the will of Temple Buell.
In response to these financial struggles, the college changed its name to Colorado Women's College. As residential college, it had an active social life for students; the campus newspaper was titled The Western Graphic. The college had athletic offerings, including field hockey and basketball. By the late 1970s, the college had experienced continued falling enrollment and funding, with higher education specialist Gary A. Knight deeming the college "financially desperate" and lacking enough prospective students, the "lifeblood" of the college, to sustain itself. In 1982, the college's assets were sold to the University of Denver, a private university that opened The Women's College of the University of Denver that same year; the University considers that unit, which subsequently regained its original name as the "Colorado Women's College," to stand in historical continuity with the original, independent, "Colorado Women's College." The original Colorado Women's College campus was home to the Women's College until 2001, when it became the Denver campus of Johnson & Wales University.
In 2015, Rebecca Chopp, the first female chancellor at University of Denver, discontinued the Colorado Women's College bachelor degree program in favor of developing innovative and nontraditional models to educate and advance women. Colorado Women's College has a long and rich history of creating access and educational opportunities for both traditional and nontraditional female students, so the decision to move away from the degree granting program continues to support that legacy as the current model in higher education is being challenged. Moving forward, Colorado Women's College is advocating for gender equity in evolving structures of work and higher education by engaging in solution-focused research and offering programs to support women and promote gender equity. Bobbe Carney, University of Iowa women's golf head coach Rebecca King, Miss America 1974 Edna Ahgeak MacLean, Inuit educator and activist for the Inupiaq language Cleo Parker Robinson, professional dancer "Colorado Women's College."
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McMinnville is the county seat of and largest city in Yamhill County, United States. According to Oregon Geographic Names, it was named by its founder, William T. Newby, an early immigrant on the Oregon Trail, for his hometown of McMinnville, Tennessee; as of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 32,187. McMinnville is at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Yamhill River in the Willamette Valley; the city is home to Oregon Mutual Insurance Company, Linfield College, Cascade Steel, Organic Valley creamery and Waves Waterpark, Joe Dancer Park, Evergreen Aviation Museum home of Howard Hughes' famed Spruce Goose flying boat. Town founder William T. Newby joined the Great Migration of 1843 claiming land in 1844 on the present site of McMinnville in what was known as the Oregon Country, he built a grist mill in 1853 at. On May 5, 1856 Newby named it after his hometown of McMinnville, Tennessee. Newby would make a substantial donation of land for the founding of an institution of higher learning in the town called McMinnville College but known today as Linfield College.
McMinnville was incorporated as a town in 1876 and became a city in 1882. County residents voted to move the county seat of Yamhill County from Lafayette to McMinnville in 1886. McMinnville is 54 miles from Lincoln City on the Pacific Ocean, 37 miles from Portland, 26 miles from Salem, the state capital. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 10.58 square miles, all of it land. Since the 1990s, the majority of the vineyards of the Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area are in the area surrounding McMinnville, giving this city a claim to the title of the capital of Oregon's wine industry. In January 2005, a McMinnville AVA was established after an application from Youngberg Hill Vineyards; the AVA includes 14 wineries and 523 acres within the Willamette Valley AVA. The city is at the northeastern border of its AVA namesake. In 2016, Organic Valley purchased Farmers Cooperative Creamery in Oregon, it serves 72 co-op members in Washington. Organic Valley is the nation’s largest farmer-owned organic cooperative and one of the world's largest organic consumer brands.
McMinnville is home including 2 gluten-free breweries. Since 1993 McMinnville has been home of Pub. Golden Valley Brewery and Pub serves Angus beef raised on their family ranch. Heater Allen Brewing, located outside of McMinnville's historic Granary District, crafts one of the world's top rated Pilsners. McMinnville has been home to a Schnitzer Steel Industries company, for over 40 years. Cascade Steel Rolling Mills manufactures steel products; the McMinnville location features Sales along with Corporate Offices. Along with the Cascade Steel, the city of McMinnville is home to several domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers automobile dealerships. In the early 60's, Kelton Peery, Chuck Colvin and Willard Cushing felt it was time for the city to have a private golf course and began to search for property, they soon persuaded Captain Francis Michelbook this was a proper use for his land, a dairy farm, used for raising turkeys. Captain Michelbook did have some conditions to proceed, one that it would perpetually bear the family name "Michelbook" and with the swipe of a pen was the beginning of Michelbook Country Club.
Michelbook Country Club was developed on the land of Captain Francis Michelbook. Land development in the area of the country club has been a factor in McMinnville's growth". Real estate continues to be an economic factor in the growth of Yamhill county; the median per square foot cost for real estate is now over $200. This region experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, McMinnville has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps; as of the census of 2010, there were 32,187 people, 11,674 households, 7,779 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,042.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 12,389 housing units at an average density of 1,171.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 82.2% White, 0.7% African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 10.7% from other races, 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.6% of the population.
There were 11,674 households of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 33.4% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14. The median age in the city was 34 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 26,499 people residing in the city, among 9,367 households and 6,463 families; the population density is 2,675.8 people per square mile. There are 9,834 housing units at an average density of 993.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city is 86.39% White, 1.39% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.68% Black or African American, 0.18% Pacific Islan
Butler University is a private university in Indianapolis, United States. Founded in 1855 and named after founder Ovid Butler, the university has over 60 major academic fields of study in six colleges: Lacy School of Business, College of Communication, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Jordan College of the Arts, it comprises a 295-acre campus located five miles from downtown Indianapolis. On January 15, 1850, the Indiana State legislature adopted Ovid Butler's proposed charter for a new Christian university in Indianapolis. After five years in development, Butler University opened on November 1, 1855, as North Western Christian University at 13th Street and College Avenue on Indianapolis' near north side at the eastern edge of the present Old Northside Historic District. Attorney and university founder Ovid Butler provided the property; the University's department of religion became a separate Christian Church seminary and "college of applied Christianity" in 1924.
In 1930, Butler merged with the Teacher's College of Indianapolis, founded by Eliza Blaker, creating the university's second college. The third college, the College of Business Administration, was established in 1937, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was established in 1945, following a merger that absorbed the Indianapolis College of Pharmacy; the Jordan College of Fine Arts, the university's fifth college, was established in 1951, following a merger with the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music. Butler's School of Religion, established in 1924, became independent in 1958 and is known as the Christian Theological Seminary. Butler University was founded by members of the Christian Church, though it was never controlled by the church; the university charter called for "a non-sectarian institution free from the taint of slavery, offering instruction in every branch of liberal and professional education." The university was the first in Indiana and the third in the U. S. to admit both women.
Butler was the first university in the United States to endow a chair designated for a woman, the Demia Butler Chair. Catharine Merrill, the first person to hold the chair, became the second woman to be named a professor in an American university; the university established the first professorship in English literature and the first Department of English in the state of Indiana. The original location of the school was 13th Street and College Avenue on the near-northside of Indianapolis. In 1875, the university, renamed for Ovid Butler "in recognition of Ovid Butler's inspirational vision, determined leadership, financial support," moved to a 25-acre campus in Irvington, which at the time was an independent suburb of Indianapolis; the campus consisted of several buildings, including an observatory, most of which were demolished in 1939. The Bona Thompson Library at the intersection of Downey and University avenues, designed by architects Henry H. Dupont and Jesse T. Johnson, is the only remaining building, although several buildings that housed faculty still remain, including the Benton House.
Enrollment at Butler increased following the end of World War I, prompting the administration to examine the need for a larger campus. The new and current campus, designed in-part by noted architect George Sheridan, was formed on the site of Fairview Park, a former amusement park on the city's northwest side. Classes began on the campus in 1928; the first building on the Fairview campus was Arthur Jordan Memorial Hall, designed by Robert Frost Daggett and Thomas Hibben. The structure's Collegiate Gothic style of architecture used in the original William Tinsley-designed 13th Street and College Avenue building, set the tone for subsequent buildings erected on the campus over the next three decades. In 1928, the Butler Fieldhouse was completed after being designed by architect Fermor Spencer Cannon; the building remained the largest indoor sports facility in the state until the mid-1960s. The Religion Building and Sweeney Chapel were completed in 1942; these structures, designed by Burns and James, were remodeled into Robertson Hall in 1966.
The building now serves as the university's admissions offices. Following World War II, construction began on Atherton Union; this building includes an on-campus Starbucks. McGuire and Shook designed Ross Hall, a dormitory designed for men but is now coed, Schwitzer Hall, a women's dormitory. Art Lindbergh, with help from Daggett, designed the Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium, dedicated in 1955; this building houses Indiana's largest telescope. Acclaimed architect Minoru Yamasaki, who designed the World Trade Center, designed Irwin Library, which opened in 1963 and serves as the university's main library. In the early 1960s, Lilly Hall and Clowes Memorial Hall were constructed following the move of the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music to the campus. Clowes Hall, which opened in 1963, was co-designed by Indianapolis architect Evans Woollen III and John M. Johansen. Ten years following the construction of Clowes Hall and Irwin Library, the science complex of Gallahue Hall and the Holcomb Research Institute were built, completing the "U" shaped complex of academic buildings.
The Holcomb Building now houses the College of Business, Ruth Lilly Science Library, Information Technology. The Residential College, designed by James and Associates, was the university's
University of Denver
The University of Denver is a private research university in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest independent private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. DU enrolls 5,600 undergraduate students and 6,100 graduate students; the 125-acre main campus is a designated arboretum and is located in the University Neighborhood, about five miles south of downtown Denver. On March 3, 1865, John Evans, former Governor of the Colorado Territory, appointee of President Abraham Lincoln, founded the Colorado Seminary in order to help "civilize" the newly created city of Denver, a mining camp; the seminary was founded as a Methodist institution and struggled in the early years of its existence. In 1880 it was renamed the University of Denver. Although doing business as the University of Denver, DU is still named Colorado Seminary; the first buildings of the university were located in downtown Denver in the 1860s and 1870s, but concerns that Denver's rough-and-tumble frontier town atmosphere was not conducive to education prompted a relocation to the current campus, built on the donated land of potato farmer Rufus Clark, some seven miles south of the downtown core.
The university grew and prospered alongside the city's growth, appealing to a regional student body prior to World War II. After the war, the large surge in GI bill students pushed DU's enrollment to over 13,000 students, the largest the university has been, helped to spread the university's reputation to a national audience; the heart of the campus has a number of historic buildings. The longest-standing building is University Hall, built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style which has served DU since 1890; the cornerstone to this building is one mile above sea level. Just a few blocks off campus sits the historic Chamberlin Observatory, opened in 1894. Still a operational observatory, it is open to the public twice a week as well as one Saturday a month; the central campus area includes Evans Chapel, an 1870s-vintage small church, once located in downtown Denver, was relocated to the DU campus in the early 1960s. Buchtel Tower is all that remains of the former Buchtel Chapel, which burned in 1983.
The administrative offices are located in the Mary Reed Building, a former library built in 1932 in the Collegiate Gothic style. Margery Reed Hall was built in the collegiate gothic style in 1929. Margery Reed Hall has been designated to house the Undergraduate Program for the Daniels College of Business; the update for the building was to include more classroom space, a larger hall to host guest speakers, as well as mechanical and technical improvements. New construction on campus includes the rebuilding of the current Driscoll Center Student Union into a new "Community Commons," a new residence hall and a new, larger alumni/career center to replace the Leo Block Alumni Center; these project are slated for completion in the early 2020s. In 2005 the Graduate School of Social Work completed the renovation and significant expansion of its building, renamed Craig Hall. In autumn 2003, DU opened a new $63.5 million facility for its College of Law, what was named the "Sturm College of Law." The building includes a three-story library with personal computers accessible to students.
Donald and Susan Sturm, owners of Denver-based American National Bank, had given $20 million to the University of Denver College of Law. The gift is the largest single donation in the 112-year history of the law school and among the largest gifts to the university; the Daniels College of Business was completed in September 1999 at the cost of $25 million. The business school has been nationally recognized by organizations such as Forbes magazine, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal where it is ranked second in the nation for producing students with high ethical standards. F. W. Olin Hall was built in 1997 to house Natural Sciences. Olin Hall promotes an exceptional collaborative study space for DU science students. Additionally, the university opened the $70 million Robert and Judi Newman Center for Performing Arts, which houses the acclaimed Lamont School of Music; the center includes June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, a, four-level opera house seating just under 1,000, the Frederic C. Hamilton Family Recital Hall, a 222-seat recital hall with the largest "tracker" organ in the region, the Elizabeth Ericksen Byron Theatre, a flexible theatre space seating up to 350.
The Newman Center serves as home to many professional performing arts groups from the Denver region as well as the University's Newman Center Presents multi-disciplinary performing arts series. In the last two years, DU has built and opened a new building for the School of Hotel and Tourism Management. Inside the building there are numerous classrooms, a large wine cellar, meeting rooms, an all-purpose dining room that hosts numerous city and university events and formal parties; the school helps DU rank near the top of all hotel schools in the United States. The program had its first graduating class in 1946; the university has the 11th highest telescope in the world located at 14,148 feet near the summit of Mount Evans called the Meyer-Womble Observatory. This telescope is most used by the university's Natural Science and Mathematics Department, more the Department of Physics and Astronomy at DU. Nagel Residence Hall was completed in the Fall of 2008 to house upperclassman and is one of the most unusual buildings on campus, offering