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January 2016

Academic & Administrative Units

New internal-only position in the Shared Services Center

(Jan. 26, 2016) The Shared Services Center is seeking an employment specialist. This position will be posted for internal-only candidates for one 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 Shaunda Norman at 303-871-2398 or

Copyediting for Externally Funded Grants and Journal Articles

(Jan. 26, 2016) The Office of the Associate Provost of Research is pleased to offer copyediting for externally funded grant proposals and/or journal articles written by University of Denver faculty. The copyediting will be completed by either Juli Parrish or Brad Benz, both of whom are faculty members in the University Writing Program. Drafts of journal articles and grants will be copyedited for matters of correctness, style and professional polish. Generally, there will be a three-week turnaround for copyediting services. For more information, please contact Associate Provost of Research Corinne Lengsfeld at

Do you have creative students who want to win $500?

(Jan. 26, 2016) The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, a newly formed interdisciplinary institute at DU, is inviting our students to design its logo. Guidelines are: Logo should reflect the institute’s vision: Quality in Life, Wellness and Community of older adults; design requirements: minimum print size 1.5 inches|online 100 pixels. Logo may be used for events, signage and social media. The winner receives a $500 prize and an opportunity for global industry recognition. Runners up receive prizes as well. Submission deadline: March 1, 2016. Students should submit their logo to: Share this announcement with your students!

Second Annual Teaching & Learning Week: Feb. 8-12

Thursday, Feb. 11, noon-1:30 p.m.—Anderson Academic Commons, room 345 (OTL Conference Room)

How do we intentionally help students develop intercultural competency and explore multiple perspectives? –Faculty Panel
DU faculty members will share strategies and frameworks for helping students develop intercultural competency, and address questions such as: How do you set up your class from the beginning to value multiple perspectives? How do you take advantage of the diversity within your classroom, while at the same time being cautious of singling out students? How do you challenge and encourage the privileged students in your class to explore their own power and privilege? Get information and register; or find out more about Teaching and Learning Week

IAALS celebrates 10th anniversary

(Jan. 19, 2016) IAALS—the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver (located in John Moye Hall)—celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016. IAALS is a national, independent research center dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement and advancing excellence in the American legal system. IAALS works toward a civil justice system that is accessible, efficient, and accountable to the people it was designed to serve. Its director, Rebecca Love Kourlis, served as a trial court judge for seven years and was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court in 1995, where she served for 11 years. The institute will hold its Fourth Civil Justice Reform Summit—focused on “creating the just, speedy, and inexpensive courts of tomorrow”—Feb. 25 and 26 at the Cable Center on the DU campus.

Second Annual Teaching & Learning Week: Feb. 8-12

(Jan. 19, 2016) Teaching for Impact: Conversations about Learning

Mark your calendars now for events happening during Teaching and Learning Week.  Engage in drop-in table discussions, explore the technology fair, or hear about innovative teaching strategies from your colleagues during the Unconference on February 9. Attend the workshop or keynote with our special guest L. Dee Fink on February 10.  Learn about making real world connections in the classroom or fostering inclusive environments with Faculty Panel Sessions on February 11.  Make Teaching and Learning week a time to share your great ideas and reflect on your teaching.  Graduate students are encouraged to attend.  Find out more and register for events on the OTL website


Thursday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m. – Mary Reed – Renaissance Room

Join members of the Department of Campus Safety for an event celebrating the achievement of Campus Security Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA). While some college police departments hold accreditation with various accrediting bodies, DU Campus Safety is the first private, non-sworn agency to become accredited by CALEA under the commission’s new Campus Security Accreditation program. Only 5 percent of law enforcement agencies in the nation are CALEA-accredited, according to the commission. RSVP by Jan. 21learn more about the award.

Center for World Languages & Cultures Open House

(Jan. 19, 2016) The Center for World Languages & Cultures invites you to come check out its new space in the Anderson Academic Commons on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 2:30–4:30 p.m. The CWLC offers a broad range of language learning and teaching resources and programs for faculty, staff and students. Come visit us and learn about our tutoring services, Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum initiative, Community Language Institute, Summer Language Institute and other fun language learning opportunities. Join us on the main floor of the Anderson Academic Commons, and let us show you how we can help you enrich your study, practice and teaching of languages and cultures!

RFPs sought for aging research projects—deadline Jan. 15

(Jan. 12, 2016) The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging is accepting proposals for pilot research projects in the area of aging research. A total of $150,000 is available to fund 3-6 projects. The goals of the fund are to support an increase in external federal funding in aging and/or age-related diseases, advance DU’s strength in areas of aging research, support development of new areas of aging/longevity research, and promote interdisciplinary partnerships. Special emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary proposals, proposals involving a partnership with other institutions and/or companies, as well as research areas involving investigators new to the area of aging research. Pilot projects funded under this mechanism are expected to result in applications for funding for large, multi-year research projects.


All appointed faculty members in the Professorial Series are eligible to apply. Research teams may include other DU employees and students. Proposals will be reviewed on merit and likelihood of funding and/or scientific impact. Individuals or teams with active funding from this mechanism on a related effort or are delinquent in submitting a final report from a previous Knoebel Center award are ineligible. Faculty who wish to apply for this funding mechanism are encouraged contact Lotta Granholm, executive director of the Knoebel Institute, or Lynn Taussig, special advisor to the provost, for additional information on the goals of the Knoebel Institute and to ask questions related to the RFP. For logistical questions, please email us at:

Denver Law named among best schools for students entering public service careers

(Jan. 12, 2016) A new study by National Jurist recognized DU’s Sturm College of Law for its excellence in preparing lawyers for careers as public defenders and prosecutors. The achievement is due to Denver Law’s unique experiential advantage curriculum, which combines live client clinics, semester in practice externships and legal simulation courses and offers students a full year of experiential practice.

Lexi Freeman, director of public interest law and Eric Bono, assistant dean of career opportunities and the office of career services, continue to provide students with hands-on learning–creating practice-ready lawyers that excel, locally and nationally, in public service law.

“This recognition tracks well with both the law school’s strategic plan and the DU IMPACT 2025 Plan,” says Dean Martin Katz. "It acknowledges the role of both experiential learning and career development for our students and highlights partnerships with the community—all core elements of DU’s new strategic plan."

Donate Clothing to the Professional Attire Fair

(Jan. 12, 2016) Did you already clean out your closet over break or is this one of your New Year’s resolutions? Please consider donating gently used professional attire (e.g. suits, blazers, pants, dresses, skirts, dress shirts, sweaters, ties, belts and accessories) to University Career Services for the Professional Attire Fair. Clothing is donated to students to expand their professional wardrobe for interviews, internships and jobs. Drop off clothing in AAC or the Career Center in Driscoll South, Room 30 by Feb. 1. Pioneer Laundry is the sponsoring dry cleaner in addition to on-campus partners USG, DUPB, CME and University Career Services.


Colorado Women’s College partner receives STEM grant

(Jan. 5, 2016) The University of Denver’s Colorado Women’s College congratulates Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) on being awarded a $450,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support a program that trains women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) for higher education leadership roles. HERS has maintained its national office on the DU campus since 1983, and is co-located at the Chambers Center with CWC. The three-year grant will provide scholarships for up to 36 women leaders in STEM to attend the HERS Summer Leadership Institutes, held each year in June and July at the University of Denver and Bryn Mawr College. HERS Institutes are intensive, two-week residential programs at which participants gain the knowledge, skills and perspectives needed to advance as leaders across all institutional types.


Extended hours at the Health and Counseling Center

(Jan. 5, 2016) The Health and Counseling Center is now open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Office of Inclusive Excellence Student Success and Leadership Development Winter Wonderland Grand Opening

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 11:30 a.m. – Driscoll Underground

(Jan. 5, 2016) The IESSLD office is a branch of DU’s Center for Multicultural Excellence and is focused specifically on engaging with undergraduate students on the topic of inclusive excellence. Please RSVP to

SAC coat drive

Feb. 1-15, 2016

(Jan. 5, 2016) The Staff Advisory Council will be hosting their annual coat drive from Feb. 1-15, 2016. There will be drop-off locations around campus accepting all winter items including coats, gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, kid’s winter weather coats, accessories, etc. If you update your winter weather gear this season, donate your old gear to our friends at Denver Rescue Mission. If you are interested in helping SAC with this drive by posting fliers or checking drop-off boxes in your area, please email Tamra Carlson at