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November 2015

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Campus Safety receives international accreditation from CALEA

(Nov. 24, 2015) The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) has awarded the Division of Campus Safety (DCS) at the University of Denver with its Campus Security Accreditation. The CALEA accreditation program is voluntary and requires the University of Denver’s Division of Campus Safety to comply with 294 standards in order to gain accredited status—a prestigious recognition of public safety professional excellence. More

Internationalization grants

(Nov. 24, 2015) Did you know that DU faculty and staff members can apply for Internationalization grants? Faculty members have a range of funding possibilities, and staff members whose work involves international strategic partner Lund University can also apply. There are specific requirements for each category of grant, including letters of support, project outlines and a detailed budget. Complete information is at the Internationalization Grants webpage at Deadlines are coming up, so act today if interested.

Share your expertise during Teaching and Learning Week!

(Nov. 24, 2015) As part of DU’s upcoming Teaching and Learning Week (Feb. 8-12, 2016), the Office of Teaching and Learning will host an “Unconference”–and we need YOU! The agenda will consist of topics proposed by participants. Presentations are short (15-20 minutes plus discussion) and focused on specific teaching strategies, assignments or technologies, for example. Alternatively, you could lead a guided discussion on a particular challenge or an idea you’d like to kick around with colleagues. Complete this brief proposal form to suggest a topic you would like to present or lead a discussion on during the Unconference. Additional information about Teaching and Learning Week can be found on the OTL website.

University of Denver’s Institute for Public Policy Studies to integrate with the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

(Nov. 17, 2015) The Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Institute for Public Policy Studies (IPPS) have announced that planning is underway to integrate the IPPS, currently housed in the Divisions of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, into the Josef Korbel School, beginning in academic year 2016-2017.

IPPS and the Korbel School have complementary missions and engage in work that is aligned with key areas of the University’s new strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025. The integration will allow more effective collaboration in creating dynamic cross-disciplinary courses, and developing new pathways to professional achievement and research initiatives that will address critical regional, national and global challenges.

Planning for this integration is just beginning. University, Korbel and IPPS leadership will work together over the coming months to ensure that the programmatic integration is thorough and achieves the highest quality curriculum. Physical integration of IPPS faculty and staff will occur as early as spring 2016, when they will join Korbel School faculty and staff in the new Sie International Relations Complex. Future updates will be provided as the integration details are confirmed.

Josef Korbel School wins prestigious grants from National Science Foundation and Carnegie Corporation

(Nov. 17, 2015) The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies has been awarded significant research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation, building on the school’s upward trajectory in securing sponsored research.


Community Language Institute announces winter language classes – 20 percent discount for faculty and staff

(Nov. 17, 2015) The Center for World Languages and Cultures is proud to announce the winter class offerings as part of the new Community Language Institute. The Community Language Institute offers noncredit, nontraditional language learning opportunities to the Denver metro community in the evenings with online practice and cultural exploration, as well as in individual, self-directed language study formats. These classes are ideal for lifelong learners who want to learn a language and build communities around languages and cultures. Winter classes in Sanskrit, French and Spanish (beginner and intermediate levels for French and Spanish) start Jan. 4, 2016.

Class descriptions and registration information are available online. To claim your 20 percent discount, use the code FACSTA15 when paying.

Women’s Leadership Council seeks donations for The Gathering Place

Accepting donations through Dec. 4

(Nov. 17, 2015) The Gathering Place is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, children and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. DU’s Women’s Leadership Council has decided to give of our time and personal donations by sponsoring and preparing a lunch for The Gathering Place on Dec. 7. If you would like to join WLC by adding your own personal contribution to The Gathering Place, we will be collecting donations of new toiletries, new socks and underwear for women or children, non-perishable food items of any type, or checks (made out to The Gathering Place). You can drop off your donations at either Linda Kosten’s office (Mary Reed 201B) or Karen Riley’s office (Dean’s Suite, Ruffatto Hall 320) anytime between now and Dec. 4.

Extended library hours

(Nov. 17, 2015) The main library at the Anderson Academic Commons will be open late to accommodate extra studying needs. The building will be open hours non-stop from Sunday, Nov. 15 through Monday, Nov. 23 (closing at midnight on Nov. 23).

Bookstore Campus Engagement Survey

(Nov. 17, 2015) Follet, which runs the DU bookstore, is looking for your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

Mail Services and Central Receiving are moving Dec. 11

(Nov. 10, 2015) The current mail services and central receiving building located on S. Vine St. will be renovated over the next several months to house the Shared Services Center. As a result, Mail Services and Central Receiving are permanently moving to an off-campus warehouse on Dec. 11, 2015. This move will not affect your day-to-day interactions with mail, receiving or purchasing; these groups will continue to provide the same level of service to which the campus is accustomed.


Q: Where is the new location for Mail Services and Central Receiving?

A: Mail and receiving are moving to an off-campus warehouse located at 4925 E. Pacific Pl., just northeast of Evans Ave. and Interstate 25.

Q: How do I pick up my packages?

A: Mail Services will deliver packages to your on-campus location within one business day of delivery to Central Receiving. For urgently needed packages, you may call the warehouse at 303-871-2329 after 10 a.m. to have it delivered to your campus location that afternoon. If you wish to pick up your package, walk-in hours will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Q: What address do I use for office supply and other orders?

A: Continue to use your on-campus address for orders; be sure to use the 80208 ZIP code and always include your name and the name of your department.

Q: What happens to my newspaper delivery?

A: You will see no change in your newspaper delivery.

Call 303-871-2329 with additional questions.

Josef Korbel School program and assistant professor named to Global Diversity List

(Nov. 10, 2015) The Economist has named a program and Associate Professor Thomas Rowe at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies to its Global Diversity List. The list is a newly-established assessment of organizations and individuals with outstanding commitment to diversity, as nominated by readers of The Economist and judged by a panel of experts. More

Bookstore Campus Engagement Survey

(Nov. 10, 2015) Follet, which runs the DU bookstore, is looking for your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

VideoCast featured video: 2015 Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon

(Nov. 10, 2015) DU faculty and staff members were recognized for their excellent work and contributions to the University during the first-ever Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon. View the video

New internal-only position in the Shared Services Center

(Nov. 3, 2015) The Shared Services Center is looking for a business analyst. This position will be posted for internal-only candidates for two week; view and apply for the position via the Employee tab of PioneerWeb (select “DU Career Opportunities” under the Performance and Career Development section on the left side). Questions regarding the position should be directed to Ulli Nierling ( or 1-3393).   

Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging open house

Monday, Nov. 9, 3-5 p.m. – Craig Hall Community Room 

(Nov. 3, 2015) As announced in spring quarter, DU’s Center for the Study of Aging will support complementary research and scholarship on aging and age-related conditions under the leadership of Executive Director Lotta Granholm. Please join the Center for the Study of Aging for happy hour and network with faculty members. Dr. Granholm will announce internal funding opportunities and outline the future of the center. Food and drinks will be served. Please RSVP by Nov. 4.