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January 2015

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Applicants sought for Dr. Irwin E. Vinnik Fellowship for advanced study in Israel

(Jan. 27, 2015) DU’s Center for Judaic Studies is accepting applications for the 2015 Dr. Irwin E. Vinnik Fellowship for Advanced Study in Israel. Adults of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including educators and students who are working in fields as varied as the arts, wellness, social justice, sustainability and religion. The application deadline is March 16.


SafeTalk – an open forum with Campus Safety

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 7-9 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

(Jan. 20, 2015) In the fall, the Department of Campus Safety conducted a campuswide survey of students, faculty and staff to solicit feedback regarding service levels, perceptions and training programs that Campus Safety provides. To continue this dialogue, Campus Safety has scheduled a series of open forums to continue to receive feedback and educate the DU Community regarding issues surrounding Campus Safety.

You may see the survey results here. We take your feedback seriously; the results of this survey have highlighted our strengths and our weaknesses. We will use this knowledge to improve our customer service, design new educational programs and services for the community and to enhance our overall value to the DU community. If at any time you have a concern or a comment, please contact Don Enloe, Director of Campus Safety, at 303-871-2463 or

Check out the Pioneer Career Blog

(Jan. 20, 2015) Sign up to receive weekly emails from DU Career Services and stay on top of employment trends, career events on campus and hundreds of job/internship opportunities for your students at

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

(Jan. 20, 2015) 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. To claim your discount, enter code EPZONEW15. Discounts based on availability; some exclusions apply. Learn more and register

In case you missed it – Colorado Experience: Jewish Pioneers features DU’s Beck Archives

(Jan. 13, 2015) DU’s Beck Archives curator, Jeanne Abrams, was featured on Rocky Mountain PBS’s Colorado Experience: Jewish Pioneers last week. View the episode.

DU Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics seeking participants for two studies involving knee ligament injury

(Jan. 13, 2015) Participation in either study involves a one-to-two-hour session at the DU Human Dynamics Lab (located within the Ritchie Center), where you will perform activities of daily living and/or muscle strength tests

Study one

If you are between 18 and 40 years old, have torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and underwent surgical repair, and have since returned to a high level of activity (e.g., competitive sports, advanced skiing, rigorous physical exercise), please contact Dr. Michael Harris at for more information or if interested in participation.

Study two

If you are between 18 and 75 years old, have torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) OR posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and have not had the ligament repaired, please contact Dr. Adam Cyr at for more information or if interested in participation.

Call for donations for the Second Annual Professional Attire Fair

(Jan. 13, 2015)  The Professional Attire Fair is sponsored by the Career Center and the Center for Multicultural Excellence to make business clothing items more accessible to our students. If you have any pieces of professional attire (male or female, any size) that you are not using, please pass them on! Donations can be dropped at the front desk of the Career Center (located beneath the bookstore in the Driscoll Student Center).

Jill Smith succeeds Joyce Meskis as director of the Denver Publishing Institute

Jill Smith(Jan. 6, 2015) Jill Smith joined the Denver Publishing Institute in 2003 and brings to the program her deep knowledge of the curriculum, as well as a diverse background in corporate communications and business management. During her time at DU, Smith has completed her MBA through DU’s Daniels College of Business. She also earned an MFA from the University of Kansas, and her undergraduate degree from Skidmore College.

University of Denver Women’s Tennis Raffle

(Jan. 6, 2015) Purchase your raffle tickets benefitting DU Women’s Tennis through Feb. 21. The first place drawing is two exclusive opening day access tickets to the 2015 French Open. More