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"TRADITION AND LEGACY" Exhibit - ANderson Academic Commons

Exhibit runs through December, 2014

In honor of the University of Denver's sesquicentennial, this interactive exhibit introduces visitors to some of the people, programs and traditions that have made our campus community exceptional.

Mixing artifacts and video clips with text and archival photographs, "Tradition and Legacy" shows how aspiration and vision came to animate the DU experience. Individual displays focus on everything from Athletics and Recreation to campus life, from Homecoming festivities to Commencement traditions.

This self-paced trip down Memory Lane begins Jan. 13 and runs throughout 2014 in the Anderson Academic Commons, where it spans three floors. Don't miss this opportunity to travel through time and explore the University of Denver's remarkable story.

Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance

Cullen HendrixWednesday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m. – Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Hall

The Josef Korbel School and the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy invite you to a discussion and reception with Assistant Professor Cullen Hendrix, co-author of the book Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance. More information and registration


What went wrong? Egypt’s failed democratic transition

Friday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room

Friday, Sept. 12, 7-10 p.m. – Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Hall

The Josef Korbel School's Center for Middle East Studies presents a daylong conference examining Egypt's failed democratic transition, with some of the leading Egypt scholars in the world -- political scientists and policy experts from Yale, Columbia, the University of Toronto, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Institute of Peace -- to critically examine what went wrong in Egypt and what lessons can be drawn. More

Anna Pavlova in America: Classical ballet meets popular culture – Glenn Giffin Memorial Lecture featuring Sharyn Udall

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room

Sharyn Udall is an art historian, author and independent curator who has written, taught and lectured on 19th and 20th century American and European art. She has written seven books and edited many catalogs and scholarly articles. Her scholarly interests include women in the visual arts, American modernism and the creative connections among visual artists, performing artists and writers. More

U.S. Bank ribbon cutting

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m. – outdoors to the south of the Driscoll Student Center

Join us for a ribbon-cutting celebration at the on-campus branch of U.S. Bank! Speakers include Chancellor Rebecca Chopp, and we’ll be giving away free scoops of the DU-inspired ice cream flavor “CrimsCinnamon & Gold,” cake, refreshments and more! The Denver Broncos cheerleaders and Miles the mascot will also be making an appearance. More

Untouchable: Children of God film screening

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m. – Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall

Join director Grant Knisely (BA ’02) and fellow University of Denver staff, faculty, alumni, students and friends for a special screening of the award-winning documentary Untouchable: Children of God before it is shown at this year’s Breckenridge Film Festival. More

The Henry & Mary Bryan Lecture featuring Dr. W. Douglas Jackson

Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m. – Ricketson Law Building

Please join the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law at the Sturm College of Law, for the 2014 Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture. This year’s Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture features President and CEO of Project C.U.R.E. Dr. W. Douglas Jackson, who will address the topic of development and humanitarian crises in international law. More

Annual Korbel Dinner – reservations now available

korbel dinner banner Monday, Sept. 22 – Sheraton Denver Downtown

The Josef Korbel School is excited to announce that the Annual Korbel Dinner will serve as the school's 50th anniversary celebration. Notable alumna, 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (PhD '81, BA '74), will serve as the keynote speaker. Additional special guests include Anna and John J. Sie, and Jeff Tarr. To purchase a table or individual ticket, please visit (select faculty/staff under DU affinity to receive preferential DU faculty/staff rates). If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jane Bucher-McCoy at 303-871-2882 or

Human Trafficking Legislative Town Hall

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m.

Panelists will elaborate on how the recent passage of Colorado House Bill 14-1273 is projected to impact various entities involved in anti-trafficking work as well as the victims/survivors of trafficking. This event is free, but RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be served.

More information and registration

State of the Wild

Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4

The sixth mass extinction is underway. One species is the cause. Their suffering and decimation seems to fall on deaf ears. We must start listening. Join DU’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection for a one-day symposium and half-day peaceful demonstration.


Registration is open for Homecoming & Family Weekend

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Thursday, Oct. 30-Sunday, Nov. 2

Celebrate the culmination of our sesquicentennial year with an all-class reunion, athletic events, Pioneer Symposium lectures, sessions just for parents, Taste of DU featuring the 15th anniversary of the Athletics Hall of Fame, PioneerFest, campus tours and other special events. Learn more and register today!

All-Class Reunion

Friday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m.-midnight

Our 150th anniversary calls for a celebration of historic proportions, so we’re gathering alumni from every decade for our first-ever All-Class Reunion during Homecoming & Family Weekend. There will be something for every Pioneer during this extended evening of fun and entertainment. Enjoy delicious cuisine and live music, an early-evening kids costume parade and late-night casino games, a photo booth and plenty of great memories. Tables by decade make it easy for you to reconnect with classmates. All we need now is you! 

Learn more and register