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December 2014

Academic & Administrative Units

Mail Services holiday hours

Dec. 26-31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

(Dec. 16, 2014) Mail Services will be open for limited hours Dec. 26-31, 2014. There will be no delivery or pickup of mail to any campus departments; a departmental representative with a DU ID may pick up departmental mail between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during this period.

Mail Services will meter mail brought to Mail Services by 1 p.m. Please have your barcode card with you. UPS will not provide a pickup on Wednesday, Dec. 24 or Wednesday, Dec. 31. PAC MAIL, located at 2450 S. University Blvd. is an alternative UPS drop-off location until 6 p.m. on these days.

Updates from the Office of General Counsel

(Dec. 16, 2014) To better reflect the roles and functions of University Counsel, the office will now be called the Office of General Counsel. To reflect those duties, Paul Chan’s title has also been changed to vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel, and Marquitte Starkey is now deputy general counsel. Visit for more information about the office.

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

(Dec. 16, 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. Winter offerings begin on Jan. 21. Learn more and register at To claim your 20 percent discount, enter code EPZONEW15 when registering online, or call UCOL Student Support at 303-871-2291. Discounts based on availability; some exclusions apply. 

Center for Statistics and Visualization Open House

Thursday, Dec. 4, noon-2 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, room 152

(Dec. 2, 2014) Are you curious about the Center for Statistics and Visualization? Wonder how we can help you with your research endeavors? Come to our open house and hear about the services we offer to campus researchers, see our visualization facilities, including the only Prysm display wall in the state of Colorado, and learn about how you can use our facilities to communicate with your researchers in a high-impact way.


Sturm College of Law names new director of Graduate Tax Program

(Dec. 2, 2014) University of Denver Sturm College of Law Dean Martin Katz announced last week that John Wilson has been appointed as the new director of the University’s Graduate Tax Program (GTP).

With more than 150 students, the GTP is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, and ranked among the top 20 best tax programs in the country according to U.S. World and News Report (2014). It is one of only a handful of graduate tax programs which brings together accountants and lawyers to study side-by-side, allowing students from each discipline to learn the skills and expertise of the other.

“Having taught International Tax in the program for over 20 years, I know firsthand how important the GTP is to the region’s tax community,” Wilson said. “I'm honored and excited to carry on its tradition of excellence and help develop the next generation of tax professionals."

Wilson is a partner in the Denver office of Holland & Hart LLP, where he advises clients on complex corporate and individual tax matters, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, and IRS audits and appeals. He will remain a partner with the firm. Wilson received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University. He has served as the chair of both the Taxation Law Committee and the International Law Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. Wilson is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Tax Law (International) and is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

“John is the perfect choice for us,” said Dean Katz. “He is a top-shelf practitioner with a gift for teaching and mentoring. His expertise and his deep connections with the Denver tax community will truly benefit our students.”

DU Alumni Association raffle benefiting Women's Tennis

Purchase your tickets now to benefit Denver Pioneers Women’s Tennis. First prize is two exclusive tickets to the 2015 French Open.