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10 Questions With Mac Clouse: What’s a SPAC?

10 Questions With Mac Clouse: What’s a SPAC?

A recent episode of HBO’s "Billions" series begins with its characters—the owner and employees of a large hedge fund—discussing something called a SPAC. Oddly, their dialogue excludes a definition, leaving us, as viewers, wondering, Huh? What’s a SPAC? SPAC is an...

Senior Shines on Unexpected Stage

Senior Shines on Unexpected Stage

As University of Denver senior Sophia Mellsop thinks about graduating from DU in Spring 2022, she isn’t where she expected to be. A gifted ballet dancer, Mellsop left her home in Salida, Colorado, and joined Colorado Ballet’s invitation-only training program in Denver...

Q&A: Inflation’s Impact on Consumers

Q&A: Inflation’s Impact on Consumers

Nearly two years ago, the world came to a halt amid the spread of COVID-19. Through lockdowns and layoffs, consumers changed. Demand for goods and services dropped initially, but it has rapidly risen since early 2021. And with unemployment nearly as low as...

The Importance of Undergraduate Research

The Importance of Undergraduate Research

Researching pressing issues and passion projects is prized at most universities, with faculty and graduate students working to answer the crucial questions of our time. But for undergraduate students, questioning is sometimes out of the, well, question. Not so at DU,...

Reiman School Names Distinguished Alumni for 2022

Reiman School Names Distinguished Alumni for 2022

The Reiman School of Finance introduced its 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award winners Feb. 7.  Joyce Johnson-Miller (BSBA 1987) and Jennie M. Petersen (BSBA 1995) were the two honorees. “These two women are examples of the career success that can be achieved when Reiman...

More Than Just a Meal

More Than Just a Meal

In October 2021, four University of Denver students dove into regional delicacies Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto di Parma and “aceto balsamico” during a weekend immersion while studying in Italy for fall quarter. Kelly Nolan, Ryan Foreman, Patrick Filler and Isabella...

Signature Experiences: Financing the Way

Signature Experiences: Financing the Way

Mac Clouse is the Sorenson Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Reiman School of Finance in DU’s Daniels College of Business, where he’s worked for 45 years. Clouse served as department chair and school director for 25 years, including an early career stint....

Bitcoin, Blockchain and More

Bitcoin, Blockchain and More

On Friday, Nov. 5, three cryptocurrency experts spoke at the fall 2021 Finance Forum, “Cryptocurrency—Many Questions and Many Answers.” Presented by the Reiman School of Finance at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, the virtual event included a...