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Faculty Triennial exhibit

Faculty Triennial exhibitThrough Feb. 22 – Vicki Myhren Gallery

The Vicki Myhren Gallery presents a sampling of work by faculty of the School of Art & Art History. The Faculty Triennial shows off the wide range and extraordinary quality of work by both regular and adjunct faculty. Exhibiting artists include: Lawrence Argent, Catherine Chavuin, Lea Ertz, Rafael Fajardo, Sarah Gjertson, Deborah Howard, Jeffrey Keith, Stephanie Lindsey, Roddy MacInnes, Evan Mann, Suchitra Mattai, Tom Mazzullo, Conor McGarrigle, Laleh Mehran, Mia Mulvey, Alfredo Ortiz, Naomi Scheck, Derrick Velasquez, Chinn Wang, Timothy Weaver and Edie Winograde.

I AM (NOT): Stories of Stigma exhibit

Through March 13 – Driscoll Center gallery

Drawing from surveys of over 150 individuals experiencing stigma, this exhibit visually showcases the narratives of 25 people. Each visual narrative includes two stories, as well as a metaphor they told us represented their stigma and a tagline that captured it. The first story we present is their experience of stigma and the second one captures an event that brought the storyteller great pride. Our artists took the photographs included in each narrative in order to visually represent the storytellers’ metaphors.

Strategic Issues Panel on Legislative Accountability

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m.-noon – Anderson Academic Commons

DU’s Strategic Issues Program is hosting two roundtable discussions: one with six former Colorado legislators (8-10 a.m.) and another with three former governors (10 a.m.-noon). Dr. James Griesemer, chair of the panel and dean emeritus of the Daniels College of Business, will moderate the discussion and Chancellor Chopp will provide opening remarks. The legislators and governors will be addressing the SIP panel; audience members are asked to observe the discussion only. If you’d like to join the discussion, you can do so online by following SIP on Facebook. RSVP required.

Learn more about the 2015 Strategic Issues Panel.

English Department and Creative Writing Program present: Faculty and alumni reading

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. – Sturm Hall, room 451

This event features readings from Laird Hunt, associate professor of English, and alumna Sara Veglahn.

Laird Hunt is the award-winning author of a book of short stories, mock parables and histories, The Paris Stories (2000), originally from Smokeproof Press, though now re-released by Marick Press, and five novels from Coffee House Press: The Impossibly (2001), Indiana, Indiana (2003), The Exquisite (2006) Ray of the Star(2009) and Kind One (2012), which was a finalist for both the 2013 Pen/Faulkner award and the 2013 Pen USA Literary Award in Fiction and the winner of a 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction. His most recent novel, Neverhome, has been published to critical acclaim. His translation of Oliver Rohe’s Vacant Lot was published by Counterpath Press, who also published his co-translation with Anne-Laure Tissut of Arno Bertina’s Brando, My Solitude. He is published in France by Actes Sud, and has novels either published or forthcoming in Japan, Italy, Spain, Germany and Turkey. His writings, reviews and translations have appeared in the United States and abroad in, among other places, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, Bomb, Bookforum, Grand Street, The Believer, Fence, Conjunctions, Brick, Mentor, Inculte and Zoum Zoum. Currently on faculty in the University of Denver’s creative writing program, where he edits the Denver Quarterly, he has had residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, and was in residence at Marfa (Lannan Foundation) this past summer. He and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

Sara Veglahn’s novel, The Mayflies, was recently published by Dzanc Books. An excerpt from her novel, The Ladies, was published as a chapbook by New Herring Press in 2013. Other chapbooks include Another Random Heart (Letter Machine Editions, 2009) and Closed Histories (Noemi Press, 2008). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Caketrain, Poor Claudia, Conjunctions, Octopus, Fence, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in writing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a PhD in literature and writing from the University of Denver, and currently lives in Denver.


Michelle BernardFriday, Jan. 23, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – online

Registration is now closed for the Diversity Summit; if you were unable to register, you can catch the Friday keynote featuring Michelle D. Barnard via live stream. Bernard is the chairman, founder, president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy and is a frequent political and legal analyst on MSNBC and other television networks. Bernard is a regular political analyst with Hardball, Up, and The Daily Run Down. 



Pioneers for People coat drive

Jan. 26-Feb. 6, 2015

The Staff Advisory Council is hosting the sixth annual “Pioneers for People” coat drive to benefit the Denver Rescue Mission. We will be collecting new and used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and other cold weather items. In addition to providing collection boxes across campus throughout the two-week drive, we’ll also be hosting a one-day collection event on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Anderson Academic Commons.


Winter blood drive

Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Driscoll Ballroom

Bonfils Blood Center will be on campus for the winter blood drive. You can reserve an appointment time by contacting Bonfils at 303-363-2300 or register online using site code 1086. Please review the eligibility guidelines

Jackson/Ho China Forum Lecture - "China's Grand Strategy: the Known and Unknown”

Tuesday, Jan. 27, noon – SIE room 150

The Center for China-U.S. Cooperation continues their Jackson/Ho China Forum series with a lecture titled "China's Grand Strategy: the Known and Unknown" presented by Dr. Michael Pillsbury, Pentagon consultant and director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. More  

DU Winter Research/Scholarship Resourses Fair

Thursday, Jan. 29, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons

The University of Denver Winter Research/Scholarship Fair is a one-day mini conference with two primary foci: increasing your chances of securing funding by leveraging the expertise of professional grant writers, and learning about the array of research resources available to the DU community. More

Graduate Research and Performance Summit

Friday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. - Driscoll Center

The second annual Graduate Research and Performance Summit on cross-disciplinary research aspires to examine the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of graduate student research and professional work. The day will consist of poster sessions and panel presentations; register now!


Policy and Practice: Trends and Challenges Impacting Gifted Learners

Thursday, Feb. 5, 4:30-7 p.m. – Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall

Featured panelists include Chester E. Finn, Jr. – distinguished senior fellow and president emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Rena F. Subotnik – director of the Center for Psychology in Schools and Education, American Psychological Association. Please RSVP for this free event.

The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education’s 2015 conference – Weaving Together Innovative Thinking and Design: The Future of Differentiation

Friday, Feb. 6 – Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall

The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Bertie Kingore as well as the 2015 Institute Palmarium Award winner as a lunchtime keynote. Presenters from across the country will be in attendance with sessions geared toward a variety of audiences. More

CrImmigration: Crossing the Border Between Criminal Law and Immigration Law

Feb. 6-7, 2015 – Sturm College of Law

Registration is now open for the DU Law Review symposium, CrImmigration: Crossing the Border Between Criminal Law and Immigration Law. The emerging field of crimmigration law explores the convergence of criminal law and immigration law. Once two distinct areas of law, the fields have become increasingly intertwined as a result of recent political, social and legal developments. This transformation has created a dramatic shift in the interplay between courts and law enforcement with escalating consequences for immigrants.


Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival 2015Feb. 6-8 – Keystone Resort

Celebrating the 54-year history of the Winter Carnival – an annual student event – we invite alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends to join students for a weekend of skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other high-country fun at Keystone Resort.


Coping with Change in Higher Education: The Growing Strategic Role of Community-Engaged Scholarship

Monday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Boettcher Foundation Community Room, Craig Hall

Join us for a lecture by Professor Barbara Holland, PhD, senior scholar with the Center for Service Learning at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis; opening remarks by Chancellor Chopp. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, the Graduate School of Social Work and Morgridge College of Education. Please register.

Save the Date: Founders Day Gala

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Prepare to be dazzled and intrigued as we celebrate the past and envision our bright future. As part of the event, we will be honoring Chancellor Emeritus Daniel L. Ritchie, recipient of the Evans Award. More