Amanda Schwengel

December 21, 2022

Arts and Culture

PHOTOS: The best of RED 2022

Take a look back at some of the year’s most captivating moments through the lenses of RED’s award-winning photographers.

Amanda Schwengel

December 21, 2022

A blind chemistry student pursues her dream to work for the Environmental Protection Agency. A renowned foreign-policy expert visits campus to discuss Russia’s war in Ukraine. A beloved English professor reflects on a 57-year career in the classroom.

RED photographers helped tell these stories and many more through images that capture the heart and soul of MSU Denver and the city it calls home. Take a look back at the best of RED photography in 2022.


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See the full stories:

1. PHOTOS: Fall 2022 classes begin
2. VIDEO: She lost her sight but not her passion for science
3. PHOTOS: Local anthropologists exhume buried Loretto Sisters
4. Why wait?
5. PHOTOS: Raise a glass to Beers of the World
6. PHOTOS: Dance Department reimagines color
7. PHOTOS: Alumni, students and friends participate in annual Homecoming events
8. CAMP provides holistic support for migrant students in need
9. Fiona Hill: Putin distorting history
10. PHOTOS: No. 1 Roadrunners capture elusive RMAC Tournament championship
11. What’s behind Colorado’s West Nile virus surge?
12. Denver artist Carlos Frésquez sees historic painting preserved
13. Sandra Doe: teacher, survivor, writer
14. Better ingredients for better health
15. PHOTOS: Stanley Cup Final watch parties at Auraria

MSU Denver students Mussu Dolly, left, and Elijah Sanditer laugh together during fall welcome week on the Auraria Campus on Aug. 22. Photo by Alyson McClaran
Blind chemistry student Charis Glatthar, center, works in the MSU Denver science lab with Professor Alycia Palmer, Ph.D., and student Naomi Lyle on March 1. Glatthar hopes to work with the Environmental Protection Agency one day. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
Michala Stock, Ph.D., assistant professor of Anthropology at MSU Denver and director of the school’s Human Identification Laboratory, brought in current students and alumni to help exhume the Loretto Sisters from the Loretto Heights campus in Southwest Denver on July 7. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
MSU Denver’s youngest fall graduate and music-education major, Hannah Baty, 20, plays the violin at Euclid Middle School in Littleton, where she teaches. She knew when she was 11 that she wanted to teach music to kids. Photo by Alyson McClaran
MSU Denver student Anthony Baker sniffs a beer during a tasting for the Beers of the World class, taught by Bernardo Alatorre, lecturer and interim director of MSU Denver’s Brewery Operations Program, in the School of Hospitality on July 7. Photo by Alyson McClaran
MSU Denver dance student Ikeya Rasberry-Green performs the piece "Me Encantas Tal Y Como Eres" during "Gradients: Reimagining in Color" at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre on Nov. 12. Photo by Josh Geurink
A double rainbow appears over the Auraria Campus during Homecoming on Sept. 30. Photo by Alyson McClaran
Nora, left, and Elisa Lobatos-Briones, sisters and MSU Denver alumnae, at their aunt’s ranch, “The Little Ranch,” on June 10. Nora and Elisa participated in the University's College Assistance Migrant Program, which provides support to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children as they complete their first year of college. Photo by Alyson McClaran
Foreign-policy expert Fiona Hill talks with students at her book signing following the President’s Speaker Series event March 16. Hill came to MSU Denver to discuss the conflict in Ukraine with Janine Davidson, Ph.D., University president, and Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Foreign Affairs magazine editor. Photo by Alyson McClaran
After seven straight trips to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament championship match, the MSU Denver women’s volleyball team captured the elusive title on Nov. 12 at the P.E. Event Center. The Roadrunners were the No. 1 ranked NCAA Division II team for five weeks in 2022 and finished the season ranked No. 3 with a 30-2 record. Photo by Darral Freund
MSU Denver students and Robert G. Hancock, Ph.D., observe mosquitos as they head toward stimuli in the University laboratory’s flight tunnel on April 13. Hancock, a biology professor and entomologist, has done extensive research on mosquito behavior. Photo by Alyson McClaran
Carlos Fresquez, an art professor at MSU Denver, revisits the mural he painted at 47th Avenue and High Street, "Night of the Barrio Moon" (1992), on Sept. 2. The mural was recently restored thanks to efforts by the Chicano/a/x Murals of Colorado Project. Photo by Polina Saran
English Professor Sandra Doe, 81, teaches one of her final classes at MSU Denver on March 10 after a 57-year career with the University. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
Ines Calvete Barrios, left, and Thalia Rodriguez prepare healthy arepas on March 29 as part of their cooking program, Salud! En Nuestra Comunidad, for Latinx communities. The program was originally developed for their Reimagine Wellness class at MSU Denver. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
Spectators cheer at the Auraria Campus watch party on the Tivoli quad after the Colorado Avalanche scores the first goal of Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on June 15. Photo by Amanda Schwengel
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