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July 2014

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Profiles in a DU Pioneer Education: Q&A with Dean Daniel McIntosh, Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean McIntosh headshot(July 29, 2014) Upon his recent appointment as dean for the Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we talked with Dean McIntosh. Read the second part of our Q&A.




University College Enrichment Program offers DU faculty and staff 20 percent discount

(July 29, 2014) The Enrichment Program connects the intellectually curious adult to DU's outstanding faculty, facilities and programming, and Denver's rich cultural community through non−credit short courses, lectures and seminars. Explore a wide range of subjects – from history and contemporary issues to science, literature and the arts—without the pressure of exams, grades or admission requirements. Fall offerings start Sept. 8. Learn more and register at To claim your 20 percent discount, enter code EPZone when registering online, or call UCOL Student Support at 303-871-2291. Discounts based on availability; some exclusions apply.

Get your DU Very Important Pioneer (VIP) card today!

Arch Denver graphic(July 29, 2014) DU faculty, staff and retirees: For $99, you can get up to four tickets for every soccer, volleyball, basketball and gymnastics competition! Stop by the Ritchie Center Box Office or call 303-871-2336 to order over the phone. For all your ticketing needs, please visit to order online.

DU Hockey group tickets on sale Aug. 1

Denver hockey players in game(July 29, 2014) DU Hockey group tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. Groups of 20 or more can order their tickets for all the great match-ups this season including Boston College, Colorado College, Air Force, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Miami (OH). Stop by the Ritchie Center Box Office or call 303-871-2336 to order over the phone. For all your ticketing needs, please visit to order online.

profiles in a DU pioneer education: q&a with dean daniel mcintosh, divisions of arts, humanities and social services, part one

(July 22, 2014) Upon his recent appointment as dean for the Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we talked with Dean McIntosh. More

VideoCast featured video

(July 22, 2014) This week's featured video comes from IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at DU. In the video, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says "cash in the courtrooms of America undermines the reality and appearance of impartiality. It erodes the very foundations of our system of justice." O'Connor goes on to outline a solution: The O'Connor Judicial Selection Plan. This is an innovative model for choosing, evaluating and retaining state judges that balances the need for fair and impartial courts with the need for public accountability and transparency. View the video

Call for proposals: 2014 Annual Land Use Conference

(July 15, 2014) The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute (RMLUI) at the Sturm College of Law is soliciting proposals for the 2014 Annual Land Use Conference, and invites the University of Denver community to participate. Western Places/Western Spaces: Building Fair and Resilient Communities will engage a broad range of voices in a conversation about how communities across the West can best meet the challenges of the future. For more information about the conference and submission information, please visit the RMLUI website or contact

VideoCast featured video

Erica Chenoweth headshot(July 15, 2014) This week's video features Professor Erica Chenoweth and her research on political violence. Erica Chenoweth, PhD, is an associate professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and an associate senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO). Foreign Policy magazine ranked her among the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2013. Together with Maria J. Stephan, she is the winner of the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, which is presented annually in recognition of outstanding proposals for creating a more just and peaceful world order. View the video.

Lamont School of Music receives $2 million to support graduate scholarships

(July 8, 2014) A $1 million commitment to the University of Denver from Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie will be matched by the University to provide a total of $2 million in scholarship support for graduate students in the Lamont School of Music.

The Jessie Dee Ritchie Endowed Graduate Scholarship Fund for Music is named in honor of Mr. Ritchie's mother. "My mother was a singer before she met my father," says Mr. Ritchie. "She introduced me to opera and instilled in me a love of music. I'm pleased that I can extend this appreciation to others and support promising young students."

The gift will create scholarship funding for exceptionally talented graduate students studying in a variety of disciplines. Lamont is a performance-focused school, committed to providing excellent, innovative musical training, as well as the skills and experiences necessary for a successful career as a musician in a changing environment.

"We are thrilled to receive this gift from Mr. Ritchie," says Nancy Cochran, director of the Lamont School of Music. "Increased graduate scholarship funding will enable Lamont to be more competitive on the national and international stage while elevating it to be one of the leading and most forward-thinking music schools."

Mr. Ritchie's vision and love for the arts helped to establish the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus. This paved the way for the Lamont School of Music to return to campus in 2002 from its Park Hill location. In 2013, he made the largest single donation in the University's history to name the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science in honor of his father. Mr. Ritchie served as the University's chancellor for 16 years between 1989 and 2005 and as chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2007.

Support for scholarships was a hallmark of the recently completed $480 million ASCEND campaign, resulting in 576 new scholarships. Many gifts to scholarships were matched dollar-for-dollar through a scholarship matching program and a separate performing arts matching program.

Annual Korbel Dinner to mark School's 50th anniversary

(July 8, 2014) The Josef Korbel School is excited to announce that the Annual Korbel Dinner will be held on Sept. 22, 2014 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. This year's dinner will be particularly special, as it serves as the school's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in the 2014-2015 academic year. To help celebrate this milestone, the school has invited one of its most well-known alumni, 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (PhD '81, BA '74), to serve as the keynote speaker. Additional special guests include:

  • Anna and John J. Sie, recipients of the University of Denver Josef Korbel Humanitarian Award
  • Jeffrey R. Tarr, CEO of DigitalGlobe, recipient of the International Bridge Builders Award

Please mark your calendars for this exciting event. You will soon receive additional details regarding table and ticket sales. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Josef Korbel School's director of alumni relations and special events, Alicia Kirkeby, at 303-871-2541 or

The Cashiering Office has moved

(July 8, 2014) The Cashiering Office is now located on the second floor of University Hall, room 223. The garden level location in the same building is now closed.

VideoCast featured video

(July 8, 2014) This week's featured video is by guest speaker Adam Carroll on making and managing your money. Carroll is the founder of National Financial Educators and the co-author of the book Winning The Money Game. This talk was given to DU students during Smart Money Week organized by the Daniels School of Business, Anderson Academic Commons and Delta Sigma Pi. View the video.

Important searches underway – make sure your voice is heard

(July 8, 2014) As you may know, the University is currently searching for the positions of Associate Provost for Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Executive Director of the Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging, and Deans of the Morgridge College of Education, University College and the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. Watch your email for dates when the respective search committees will be bringing candidates to campus. Coming up: Associate Provost for Advancement of Teaching and Learning candidate Dr. Jace Hargis on Tuesday, July 15 from 10-11 a.m. in the Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room. Portfolio sites have been set up for each search; log in with your PioneerWeb credentials.

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

(July 1, 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

Welcome Dean McIntosh, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Danny McIntosh(July 1, 2014) Chancellor Bob Coombe and Provost Gregg Kvistad have appointed Professor Daniel McIntosh to the position of dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, effective today, July 1, 2014. Stay tuned to DU Digest for an interview with the new dean later this month.



(July 1, 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.

VideoCast featured video

(July 1, 2014) This week’s featured video is on business intelligence analytics, using data to drive business decisions. Local business professionals gathered together at the Daniels College of Business School to share their knowledge and to answer student questions about their career paths, industry trends, job requirements and best practices in this growing new industry. View the video

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

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(July 1, 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.

Free Lakewood/Denver Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)

(July 1, 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.