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October 2014

Academic & Administrative Units

Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging executive director candidate presentation – location change

Thursday, Nov. 13, 3-5 p.m. – Joy Burns Center, room 229

(Oct. 28, 2014) You are invited to the presentation of Dr. Douglas Seals on his “Vision for the Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging.” Dr. Seals will be giving a 20-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. There will be a reception to follow in the Joy Burns Center atrium. To learn more about the candidates and see the full schedule, log in to DU Portfolio and navigate to portfolio.du.edu/EDsearch.

Book Stack Sale

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Mary Reed Building, main floor south

(Oct. 28, 2014) The Book Stack (used book store benefiting DU libraries) is having a storewide sale this weekend. All books in the store will be half off their already low prices. Select books will be available for $3 per bag-full.

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Graduate Research and Performance Summit: Building Bridges Across the Disciplines

(Oct. 28, 2014) You may have heard Chancellor Chopp mention the incredible cross-disciplinary research among our graduate students. The second annual Graduate Research and Performance Summit examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of graduate student research. Please encourage your students to submit their research to highlight the work coming out of your units! For more information and to submit a proposal, visit portfolio.du.edu/grps. Priority submissions are being accepted through Saturday, Nov. 1.

VideoCast featured video

(Oct. 28, 2014) This week’s featured video is about Professor Mark Siemens from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Professor Siemens and his colleagues use lasers for medical research. Lasers are used in a cutting-edge technology treatment called nano-photothermal therapy for cancer patients. View the video.

Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging executive director candidate presentation

Thursday, Oct. 23, 3-5 p.m. – Reiman Theatre, Margery Reed Hall

(Oct. 21, 2014) You are invited to the presentation of Dr. Lotta Granholm-Bentley on her “Vision for the Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging.” Dr. Granholm will be giving a 20-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. There will be a reception to follow in the Margery Reed foyer. To learn more about the candidates and see the full schedule, log in to DU Portfolio and navigate to portfolio.du.edu/EDsearch.

Director of Shared Services internal search

(Oct. 14, 2014) The position of director of Shared Services is now open for application for internal University of Denver candidates only. You may review the job description and apply by logging into PioneerWeb, choosing the Employee tab, and selecting DU Career Opportunities from the Performance and Career Development area. The search committee is looking for the right candidate to be in place soon so he or she can have direct input to the Shared Services Center and its operations, following the recommendations of the Shared Services Initiative committee. For more information about shared services, log in to DU Portfolio and navigate to portfolio.du.edu/sharedservices.

Staff benevolent fund

(Oct. 14, 2014) DU’s Staff Advisory Council president, Stefanie Ungphakorn Cowan, was recently featured in The Denver Foundation's piece on employee support funds, where she discussed DU’s staff benevolent fund. The Staff Advisory Council established the fund in 1997 to directly help staff members in need and create a culture of goodwill within the staff community and University.

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Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning Public Good newsletter now available

(Oct. 14, 2014) The fall 2014 issue of CCESL’s Public Good newsletter is now available. Access the full newsletter here.

Daniels College of Business named one of the 50 most innovative business schools in the U.S.

Daniels College of Business(Oct. 7, 2014) Business schools across the U.S. realize how crucial innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and critical thought are to pushing the business world forward. In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, the country’s top business schools have also identified the increasing influence factors such as new technology, globalization and sustainability have on the world economy.

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Videocast featured video

David Patterson(Oct. 7, 2014) This week’s featured video, “The biology of aging with Professor David Patterson,” showcases Professor Patterson's laboratory works on three interrelated projects. Hear how Professor Patterson got interested in research early in his life. He continues to work at DU on significant research projects related to cognitive and behavioral disabilities. View the video.

Daniels College of Business Digital Marketing Summit

Friday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Department of Marketing at the Daniels College of Business offers the Digital Marketing Summit: a one-day opportunity that involves learning and hands-on application. Participants will learn in the morning and then practice what they learn in the afternoon on one of 15 small businesses who have been selected as case studies. More

R.A.D. classes in October for women and men

(Oct. 7, 2014) R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense for women and Resisting Aggression with Defense for men) classes are offered free of charge to University of Denver faculty and staff members. October sessions for women begin Friday, Oct. 17, and for men are Thursday, Oct. 23. Learn more and register on the Campus Safety webpage.