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June 2014

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Profiles in a DU Pioneer Education: Q&A with Dean Andrei Kutateladze, Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM), part one

(June 24, 2014) With excitement building around DU’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiative, we sat down with Dean Kutateladze to talk about what’s going on in NSM. More

DU faculty and staff pre-sale for Newman Center Presents tickets, 20 percent off – July 7-13

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(June 24, 2014) Purchase your tickets for next season’s Newman Center Presents performances during the DU faculty and staff pre-sale! As a DU faculty or staff member you receive a 20 percent discount and have a chance to score the best seats before they go on sale to the general public. To redeem this special offer, bring your Pioneer ID to the Newman Center Box Office July 7-13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., or enter code DUFS at Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. on July 13.

The 2014-2015 season features 15 hand-selected performances, including Chris Thile, solo on his mandolin, MUMMENSCHANZ, as well as dance favorites, Bill T Jones and Divalo. To learn more about the entire Newman Center Presents 2014-2015 season, visit Newman Center Presents online.

The Cashiering Office is moving next week

(June 24, 2014) The Cashiering Office is moving to the second floor of University Hall, room 223. The garden level location in the same building will be closing at noon on Wednesday, July 2 and the office will reopen in the new location on Monday, July 7. We appreciate your patience as we make this move.

Free Lakewood/Denver Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)

(June 24, 2014) What would you do if an emergency or disaster hit close to home or work? Campus Safety’s Office of Emergency Preparedness would like to share this CERT class with you. This emergency/disaster preparedness and response training (FEMA Course G-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.

The purpose of this training is to prepare you to be able to help yourself and your neighbors in the case that first responders are not immediately available during a large-scale emergency/disaster. This training is open to all individuals ages 16 and up and groups. We will accept up to 40 participants. 

The course will be held on the following dates:

  • July 10, 6-9 p.m.
  • July 12, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • July 19, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Class exercise: July 26, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

You must attend all class sessions (three days) and the exercise in order to complete the course. Classes will be held in the Employee Relations Training Room, 480 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, Colo. The training exercise will take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City.

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: Contact Mary Ann Valeska, City of Lakewood, at or 303-987-7905.

DU's Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics seeks study participants

natural knee motion study(June 3, 2014) The Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics in DU's Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science is seeking participants for a study of natural knee motion. Males and females aged 55+ with no history of knee injury requiring surgery are invited to participate. Participation time is one two-hour testing session in the DU Human Dynamics Laboratory, and a knee CT and MRI in a nearby medical facility. X-ray, CT and MRI images of your knee will be acquired along with video-based full-body motion capture. If you are interested, please contact Adam Cyr ( for more information.