Bridges to the Future is DU's premier program for generating local discussions about pressing global issues and how they might impact the future.
Each year, DU chooses a theme and schedules a series of lectures and community events that address that topic. All the events are free and open to the community.
2013 – 2014 theme: Changing Realities in Higher Education
For academic year 2013 – 2014, Bridges to the Future is exploring higher education through a series of panel discussions, lectures and events on what the future holds for higher education institutions, students, faculty, and staff members.
After the Gold Rush—February 25
Keynote speaker: Susan Schulten, professor of history at the University of Denver, and contributor to the "Disunion" series in the New York Times
Congress created the Colorado Territory in 1861, in the midst of a grave secession crisis that threatened the very survival of the Union. In fact, the regional and national stories are deeply intertwined, for the sectional conflict that led to the Civil War was in no small part a struggle to control the land, resources, and identity of the American West. This turbulent context makes the founding of the University of Denver— in an unstable town of dwindling numbers at the western edge of the Great Plains—seem rather unlikely. The drive to shape the territory in the image of the east goes a long way toward explaining the origins of the first institution of higher learning in Colorado.
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Gates Concert Hall in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts
University of Denver Campus
2344 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP online or call 303-871-2357.
Persons with disabilities needing accommodations should contact
Special Community Programs at 303-871-2360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.