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March 2014

Academic & Administrative Units

Sie family donates $17 million for new International Relations Complex

(March 25, 2014) The University of Denver announced today the receipt of a $17 million gift from philanthropists Anna and John J. Sie. The donation will support the University's Josef Korbel School of International Studies through the construction of a 43,000 square foot building and marks the largest single private gift in the Josef Korbel School's 50-year history.


Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Anderson Academic Commons!

AAC birthday

(March 25, 2014) The Anderson Academic Commons turns one year old today; stop by for a celebratory cookie! All week you can share your suggestions and compliments with the AAC; look for the comment box near the digital map in front of the Perlmutter Lending Desk. Free AAC T-shirts are available at the Crossley Research Center desk, while supplies last. Thanks for helping to make it a great first year!

Engineering school launches program in electric power and energy systems

(March 25, 2014) Behind every blazing light bulb, humming computer and thrumming refrigerator is a complex system that generates, transmits and distributes electric power. And behind that complex system is a dwindling cadre of skilled engineers with the expertise to ensure that the juice keeps flowing.


Sturm College of Law among country's 100 best law schools

(March 18, 2014) DU's Sturm College of Law ranks 68th on the U.S. News & World Report annual list of law schools and programs, with four of the school's specialized programs ranked among the nation's best.


Want to learn more about law at DU? Read our Q&A with Dean Martin J. Katz.

Newman Center Presents announces 2014-2015 season

(March 18, 2014) The Newman Center Presents series, which brings artists from around the world to campus, has announced its 2014–2015 season. The lineup features a healthy dose of music — classical, jazz, Americana and more — plus theater and dance.


Last call for recognition on the donor wall in the Anderson Academic Commons

AAC donor book wall(March 18, 2014) The Anderson Academic Commons' Book Binding Donor Wall has eight spaces remaining to place your name on a commemorative book binding. These are available for a gift of $250 or more to the library. Please contact Andrea Howland,, or Cory Anderson,, to make your gift and place your order.


Staff Advisory Council coat drive yields outstanding results

SAC coat drive volunteers(March 11, 2014) Thank you to everyone who donated winter weather items to the annual SAC coat drive. You gave 672.5 pounds of warm winter gear to those in need in our community; that's a lot of "warm fuzzies!"




DU VideoCast video of the week – Opening gates and overcoming barriers: Understanding Latina and Latino student success in higher education

(March 11, 2014) This week's featured video highlights Professor Lisa Martinez and her recent research on understanding the challenges and success factors of Latina/o students in higher education. View the video.

Lakewood/Denver community emergency response training (CERT)

April 3, 5, 12; June 22
(March 11, 2014) DU's Office of Emergency Preparedness would like to share this free, local CERT with the DU community.

What would you do if an emergency or disaster hit close to home or work?

This emergency/disaster preparedness and response training (FEMA course IS-317) teaches you how to plan for an emergency and trains you in basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and emergency/disaster medical operations. At the completion of this training, you are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in your community.

When an emergency/disaster hits, we can't always depend on professional responders to be immediately available. We would like to have our communities in Lakewood trained and educated so that they can sustain themselves in the event first responders are not immediately available during a large-scale emergency/disaster.

This training is open to all individuals and groups. We will accept up to 40 participants.

Classes will be held:

  • April 3, 6-9 p.m.
  • April 5, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • April 12, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Class exercise will be June 22, location TBD

You must attend all class sessions (three days) and the exercise in order to complete the course.

Classes will be held at the Employee Relations Training Room, 480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, Colo. 80226.

The training is provided at no cost to participants.

Sponsored by: City of Lakewood Office of Emergency Management, Denver's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security [OEMHS, Denver Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Colorado North Central Region]

To register or for more information call or email Mary Ann Valeska: 303-987-7905,

Do you know a student for the HealthY Peer Empowerment Internship Program?

(March 4, 2014) The Health and Counseling Center is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 HealthY Peer Empowerment (HYPE) Internship Program. HYPE interns are a select group of student leaders who promote the health of the DU campus community. If you know of a student who would be interested in this program, please direct them to the application.

Denver Basketball heads to Summit League Championships

(March 4, 2014)The University of Denver men's and women's basketball teams are heading to the 2014 Summit League Basketball Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D., that begins this Saturday, March 8 and concludes on Tuesday, March 11. The winner of The Summit League Championship for both the women and men will earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

The Pioneer women enter as the No. 6 seed and will take on No. 3 Fort Wayne on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. MT. The game will air live on Midco Sports network and Fox College Sports and will also be available via a live streaming package linked through The Summit League Women's Basketball Championship game will air on ESPNU for the sixth consecutive season on Tuesday, March 11 at Noon MT.

The Pioneer men enter as the No. 3 seed and will take on No. 5 South Dakota on Sunday at 5 p.m. MT. The winner of that game will take on No. 1 seed North Dakota State in the semifinals on Monday, March 10 at 5 p.m. MT. The championship game will be played Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. MT. The quarterfinals and semifinals will also be broadcast on Midco Sports Net and Fox College Sports with the live streaming package linked through, and the championship will be on ESPN2.

Fans can purchase a Tournament Pass to watch all available Summit League tournament games for $20 or purchase individual live streaming games, for only $4.95 each. For more info, click here.

Fans interested in attending can purchase tickets online.

View the 2014 Summit League Basketball Championship Tournament Central site.