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18th Annual Holiday Carillon Recital

Sunday, Dec. 11, 3-4 p.m. –Williams Carillon, Ritchie Center
Join us for this annual performance by DU Carillonneur Carol Jickling Lens, who will play her holiday favorites. A video camera in the playing cabin will capture how the instrument is played and project on a video screen below for all to watch. Those who would like to climb the 95 steps may take a tour of the tower. This free concert is open air and will be played snow or shine.

Blue Holidays

Tuesday, Dec. 13, noon-1 p.m.–Evans Memorial Chapel
Holidays are times when we feel the loss of loved ones acutely. Blue Holidays (inspired by Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas") is an opportunity for people of any faith tradition to come together to remember and honor those who are no longer at the table. A service of remembrance will be held for those who have passed on. If you would like to be a reader at the service, please contact Chaplain Gary Brower at gary.brower@du.edu.

Get Fit with Chancellor Chopp!

Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:30-8:30 a.m.—Pat Bowlen Training Center, Ritchie Center
Join Chancellor Chopp for a safe and fun pre-holiday workout, led by Dr. Brian Gearity, Director of the MA Sport Coaching degree program at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. "Coach G" is a respected scholar and certified strength coach with 15+ years of experience training athletes of all ages and abilities. Workout will be followed by smoothies and coffee at our "hydration station" from 8:30-9:00 a.m. Event is free and open to the public! Register and get more information

 

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.—Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Winner of the 2016 GRAMMY® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, 26-year-old vocal wonder Cécile McLorin Salvant has risen with lightning speed to international acclaim. She is an innovative singer with extraordinary soul, intuition, and deep character, performing unique interpretations of jazz and blues standards, as well as composing her own music and lyrics. There is a 20 percent discount on tickets for DU faculty and staff. Parking is complimentary.

Concert-Lamont Chorale, Lamont Women's Chorus, Lamont Men's Choir

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.—Gates Concert Hall
Free admission, complimentary parking. More

 women learning together: debriefing the 2016 presidential election

Thursday, Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m.—Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, Garden Room
As Chancellor Chopp noted in her message last week, this election season has been especially divisive, with many feeling criticized, marginalized or disenfranchised across the political spectrum. In response to the chancellor's call for us to listen to each other deeply and together find ways to move forward as a community, Colorado Women's College will host a discussion session for all faculty, staff and students who are concerned about the impact of the election on women. Please join us for refreshments and open dialogue! RSVP

Lamont Wind Ensemble concert

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.—Gates Concert Hall
Free admission, complimentary parking. More

Soul and Role

Thursday, Nov. 17, noon—Nagel Hall, room 102
The Soul/Role conversations hosted by DU Campus Chaplain Gary Brower and Morgridge College of Education professor Paul Michalec are open to all faculty (of any rank) and staff (of any title). The conversations are an invitation to come together as a DU community to share the challenges and opportunities of transcending the institutional, professional and personal choices that tend to separate core identity/integrity from day to day actions. The agenda and journaling prompts for the coming month's discussion can be found here. For more information, contact Gary Brower at gary.brower@du.edu.

Concert-Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Ryan Kozak conductor

Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.—Gates Concert Hall
Free ticket required, $5 for reserved seating. Complimentary parking. More

Bruce Randolph documentary preview at Iliff School of Theology

Thursday, Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m.—2323 E. Iliff Ave., room I-205 (Bartlett)
The DU community is invited to attend a sneak preview of Keep a Light in Your Window, the official Bruce Randolph documentary. Known as "Daddy Bruce," Randolph was a well-known barbecue restaurant owner and philanthropist whose mission was to feed the poor in Denver's most troubled neighborhoods. RSVP to rwooding@yahoo.com or 720-435-5738. More on the documentary

Lamont guest artist--Andrés Cárdenes, violin with Steven Mayer, piano and string faculty

Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.—Hamilton Recital Hall
Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, Grammy-nominated Cárdenes parlays his myriad talents into one of classical music's most versatile careers. Tickets $10; complimentary parking. More info and tickets.

Nation-Building at the Water-Mining Nexus: Contested Infrastructure and Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold Mine

Thursday, Nov. 3, 3:45-5 p.m.—Boettcher Auditorium, room 101
The Department of Geography and the Environment Colloquium series present a lecture by Dr. Sara L. Jackson, Metropolitan State University of Denver. In this presentation, Jackson argues that water infrastructure for mining symbolizes a movement of water away from previous visions of the nation and towards neoliberal nation-building that decentralizes the role of the state and prioritizes the water needs of private entities.

From God to Mammon: The "Deep Theology" of Contemporary Neo-Liberalism

Thursday, Nov. 3, 4 p.m. reception, 4:30 p.m. lecture—AAC Special Events Room
From the writings of Max Weber to Mark Lilla's The Stillborn God and Charles Taylor's A Secular Age, a variety of theorists have sought to analyze and identify the theological underpinnings of modern political thought. But only now are we beginning to recognize that the ideological framework for global capitalism, commonly referred to as neoliberalism, also has a profound but unacknowledged religious genealogy. Register

a night at the opera

Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.—Gates Concert Hall
Enjoy this concert with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and Lamont Opera Theatre. Free ticket required; $5 reserved seating; complimentary parking. More info and to get tickets.

Art

Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 9-12, 7:30 p.m.—Byron Theatre
Nov. 13, 2 p.m.—Byron Theatre
In this Tony award-winning play written by Yasmina Reza, three friends are thrown into unexpected chaos when one of them spends a small fortune on a modern painting. This biting comedy relentlessly and hilariously interrogates the meaning of art and friendship. Purchase tickets

Daniel Brumberg presents "Power and Change in Today's Iran: Implications for a New Administration"

Friday, Nov. 4, noon—Sie Complex, room 3110
This event, sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies, is free and open to the public. Get more information

Lamont Jazz Orchestra with Frank Greene, trumpet

Monday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.—Gates Concert Hall
Free admission; complimentary parking. More info

A Short History of the Long History of Student Writing at DU

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m.—AAC Special Events Room
Please join the Writing Program in celebrating "A Short History of the Long History of Student Writing at DU," a showcase of the diverse writing of DU students (and a few faculty members) from 1882 to 2015. Highlights include full issues as well as curated stories from DU's three student newspapers, protest fliers and other ephemera from "Woodstock West," selections from student yearbooks, and many other artifacts. The event will begin with food and beverage service, followed by a short presentation about the exhibit and a tour of the exhibits on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Anderson Academic Commons.

Community Spotlight: Second Chance Center

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m.—CCESL suite 18 (Driscoll South)
Join CCESL as we welcome representatives from Second Chance Center for a conversation about their organization and potential collaborations for DU students, faculty and staff. The organization helps formerly incarcerated men and women transition to lives of success and fulfillment and aims to reduce rates of recidivism and protect future generations from the continuing cycle of incarceration. Light refreshments will be provided; RSVP to ccesl@du.edu.

The University Library Association Presents John Fielder: Celebrating 100 Years of Colorado's National Parks & Monuments

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2-3 p.m.—AAC Special Events Room
2016 is the 100th anniversary of America's National Park Service. Colorado's preeminent nature photographer John Fielder has photographed the state's most sublime federal lands for over 40 years. During this photo presentation, he will comment about his life in the wilderness, the challenges and techniques of wilderness photography, and beautiful music behind the images. John will sell and sign his popular Colorado coffee table and guide books. Please RSVP

Crisis of Refugees and Migration: Failure of International Law

Friday, Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
The increasing number of refugees, internally displaced and stateless people underscores the need for everyone—international organizations, states, the private sector, civil society and individuals—to undertake concerted efforts to address the complex web of needs surrounding this crisis. This year's Leonard V. B. Sutton Colloquium brings together leading experts to discuss the challenges the U.S. and the international community face adjudicating these urgent issues. Details or registration information; contact Anne Aguirre, aaguirre@law.du.edu with questions.

"Jewish Pioneers" special screening and exhibit

Sunday, Nov. 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.—AAC Special Events Room
The Center for Judaic Studies presents a film screening of the Rocky Mountain PBS special "Jewish Pioneers" featuring the life and work of Otto Mears, "Pathfinder of the San Juans." After the film, attendees will be able to view an engaging exhibit about Mears, which will be highlighted by a new outstanding acquisition to the Beck Archives: a rare, exquisite 1892 Otto Mears Silver Filigree Rio Grande Southern Railroad-Silverton Railroad Pass. Free and open to the public but RSVP required.

U.S.-Russia: Comparative Perspectives in Criminal Law

Thursday, Oct. 27, 9-10:30 a.m.—Ricketson Law Building, room 165
Join us for this year's first joint Skyped program between the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Moscow State University Lomonosov Faculty of Law. Faculty, students and practitioners from each country will present on criminal law topics with discussion and Q&A to follow. Given the current authoritarian approach to governing by Russia's president, this promises to be a very interesting event. For questions or more information, please contact Ais Lidzhanova, alidzhanova17@law.du.edu or Anne Aguirre, aaguirre@law.du.edu.

Author event-Dr. David Shambaugh-hosted by Center for China-U.S. Cooperation

Friday, Nov. 11, 5-6:30 p.m.—Sie Complex, 1st floor forum
Shambaugh, George Washington University, will be speaking about his book China's Future. More info; please RSVP by Nov. 8.

Debt and Deficits: Old Debate, New Urgency

Monday, Oct. 24, 7–9 p.m.
America's debt now nearly equals its GDP and its off-budget debt could be twice the formal national debt. What is the real burden to our children? Can a democracy that freely distributes its nation's bounties make the hard but necessary budgetary decisions to prevent an economic crisis? How is this relevant to the elections? Richard Lamm, co-director of DU's Institute for Public Policy Studies and former Colorado governor, discusses implications and alternatives. Faculty and staff use code EPZONEF16 to save 20 percent on registration.

Project X-ITE Speaker Series: Entrepreneurial Impact

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5–8 p.m.—Margery Reed Hall, Reiman Theater (discussion begins promptly at 5:15 p.m.)
Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo, will join Chancellor Chopp for a riveting discussion on Entrepreneurial Impact. Over the past decades, entrepreneurs and the companies they have founded have generated significant new wealth. Who are the most influential players and institutions? What impact are they having on wealth/income inequality? On society overall? This discussion will frame the global, national and local issues and discuss how Colorado continues to cultivate so many successful entrepreneurs. Please register

Event for parents of teenagers: Beyond Mama Bear

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7-8 p.m.—Sie International Relations Complex, suite 1150
If your life is being disrupted by a teenager (or almost-teenager), have hope! Educator, parent and teen-whisperer Lisa Lane Filholm dispenses frank and funny advice for parents of adolescents. Teenagers are awful—and also vulnerable—but parents who KNOW, PROTECT and HONOR can make a difference (and maybe keep our sanity intact). For more information, call 303-506-0133. More information

International Disaster Psychology–summer internship presentations

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:30-8 p.m.—Craig Hall, Community Room
Hear from International Disaster Psychology students who engaged in an eight-week international internship over the summer. Students worked in Bosnia, Nepal, Cambodia, Chile, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Johannesburg, Malawi and the Philippines. Posters and panel presentations will cover the cross-cultural experience of working abroad, professional impact, growth in personal and global awareness and the re-entry process. The event is hosted by the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, and is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Register online

The Role of Spirituals in Resistance and Resilience

Thursday, Oct. 27, 4-5:30 p.m.—AAC Special Events Room 290
To commemorate the 185th anniversary of Turner's Rebellion and the United Nations' International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the University Libraries invite you to a community-building event offering a presentation with musical illustrations provided by Art Jones, teaching professor at the Lamont School of Music, and founder of the Spirituals Project. Jones will address the ongoing fight for freedom and the positive energy around collective resistance in our efforts to thwart oppression. Food provided by Kirk's Soul Kitchen. Sponsored by Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and the University Libraries. Space is limited, but event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Oct. 23.

Powering Forward: America's Energy Revolution

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7–9 p.m.
Wind, sunlight and other sustainable resources are now the fastest growing energy sources in the U.S. and worldwide, due to the urgent need to prevent climate change. Bill Ritter, director of CSU's Center for the New Energy Economy and former Colorado governor, discusses the future of fossil and renewable fuels and the new ways our planet must think about energy, including U.S. energy-climate policies and politics. Faculty and staff use code EPZONEF16 to save 20 percent on registration.

Finance Forum—The Impact of the Presidential Election on Financial Markets, Investments and Long-Term Investment Planning

Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30-9:30 a.m.—Joy Burns Center, Tuscan Ballroom
On Nov. 8, we will know who the president will be for the next four years. We will also know the makeup and political mix of the new Congress. While we don't yet know the result of the election, the two choices for president suggest potentially very different policies and consequences for the world of finance and our economy. What can we expect for our financial markets and institutions? What should individuals do with respect to their investments and their long-term investment planning? Join us for a discussion with panelists who have a wealth of experience and knowledge to help us understand what might happen next. Register

W.A.N.D. autumn social-cupcakes and coffee

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 10-11:30 a.m.—Korbel School, first floor forum
Join the Women's Staff Alliance for Networking and Development (W.A.N.D.) for cupcakes and coffee as we kick off the academic year. Enjoy a break, network with fellow DU staff women and learn more about our group and the work that we do. Please RSVP

Marsico Visiting Scholar presentation: "China's Regional Transformation by High-Speed Rail"

Thursday, Oct. 13, 3:45-5 p.m.—Boettcher Auditorium, room 101
The Department of Geography and the Environment Colloquium series present a lecture by Dr. Anthony Perl, professor of urban studies and political science, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada. High-speed rail (HSR) is transforming China by enabling new forms of urban and regional development. This presentation explores the effects of three approaches to HSR operation on regional economic development changes in China's eastern cities.

Anders Rasmussen, former secretary general of NATO, speaking at DU

Monday, Oct. 17, noon-1:30 p.m.—Sie Complex, Maglione Hall (book signing at 1:10 p.m.)
Rasmussen, former prime minister of Denmark in addition to his role with NATO, will speak on "The Will to Lead: America's Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom." Please register. There is also a dinner, talk and book signing the evening of Oct. 17 at the University Club in downtown Denver. Purchase tickets

Dinner Topics to (Stop) Avoid(ing): "Race, Religion and American Politics These Days"

Monday, Oct. 17, 7–9 p.m.
In order to make sense of the wild political moment we've been witnessing in 2016, we need to understand both changing American demographics and the deeply intersectional aspects of religion, race and class in the U.S., historically and today. Gather insight from Associate Professor of Political Science Nancy Wadsworth, co-editor of Faith and Race in American Political Life. Faculty and staff use code EPZONEF16 to save 20 percent on registration.

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections-hosted by Center for China-U.S. Cooperation

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5-7:30 p.m.—SIE Complex, 5th floor
Presented in partnership with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, this event features a live webcast from Washington, D.C., with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former national security advisor and secretary of state. Presentation by on-site speaker Henry Levine, a senior advisor with the Albright Stonebridge Group, follows the webcast. More info; please RSVP by Oct. 13.

Film screening: "Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado"

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. (additional time added-bring your lunch); 6:30 p.m. (followed by discussion with filmmakers); 8:30 p.m.—Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women
Colorado Women's College and DU Feminist Student Alliance present this documentary film screening featuring a compilation of oral histories from past and current female elected officials. Free but tickets required. More

Informational session on student-faculty partnerships

Wednesday, Oct. 19, noon-1 p.m.—AAC 345
In student-faculty partnerships, students and faculty members work together to study, design, and/or improve some aspect of the learning environment. This year, the OTL will be piloting a program in which faculty members and students form quarter-long partnerships to address the question of how we can create learning environments that engage all students. In addition, we hope to create a learning community of faculty members who are already engaging in different forms of student-faculty partnership work so that we might learn more about how to make these partnerships successful. If you think you might be interested in participating in the pilot or the learning community, or would simply like to learn more about these partnerships in general, please come to the informational session on Oct. 19 at noon (register here). If you are not able to attend but would still like to learn more, please contact Virginia.Pitts@du.edu.

Museum of Anthropology open house

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3-5 p.m.–Museum of Anthropology, Sturm Hall 102
Find out how you can use the collections, gallery and resources of the museum for teaching, research and community projects. You can also see the exhibit Tsitsistas: Our Cheyenne Family, presented in conjunction with the Indigenous Film and Arts Festival and view ethnography and archaeology museum collections. If you cannot attend the open house and want to learn more about the Museum of Anthropology, please contact Dr. Christina Kreps. More info and to confirm gallery hours

Unlocking the Cage film screening with special guest Steven Wise

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3 p.m.—Ricketson Law Building, room 165
Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Register and get more information

Community spotlight: Hope Kids

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m.—CCESL suite 18 (Driscoll South)
Join CCESL on as we welcome representatives from Hope Kids for a conversation about their organization and potential collaborations for DU students. The organization supports families who have a child with cancer or a life-threatening medical condition, and collaborations may include research or service-learning opportunities. Following the event, folks are encouraged to join Hope Kids families at the DU Men's Soccer game vs. New Mexico. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to ccesl@du.edu.

Soul and Role

Thursday, Oct. 20, noon—Nagel 102
The Soul/Role conversations hosted by DU Campus Chaplain Gary Brower and Morgridge College of Education Professor Paul Michalec are open to all faculty (of any rank) and staff (of any title). The conversations are an invitation to come together as a DU community to share the challenges and opportunities of transcending the institutional, professional and personal choices that tend to separate core identity/integrity from day-to-day actions. Review the agenda and journaling prompts for the coming month's discussion. For more information, contact Gary Brower.

Register for the Crimson Cup golf tournament

Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m.—Highlands Ranch Golf Club
This event is open to DU alumni, staff and faculty and promises to be a great afternoon of golf with members of the DU community. Choose from one of the following options: $80 per individual; $150 per twosome; $300 per foursome. Registration fee includes green fees, cart fees, practice range balls, food and prizes. Online tournament registration ends Wednesday, Oct. 19. Contact Director of Golf Andy Benson (andy.benson@du.edu or 303-471-0000) or Director of Sales Matthew Seems (matthew.seems@du.edu) with questions.

Japanese Public Opinion and Policy Responses to the Rise of China

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5-6:30 p.m.—SIE Complex, 1st floor forum room 1020
The Center for China–U.S. Cooperation is pleased to host Dr. Paul Midford. Free and open to the public; please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. 

New exhibition at Vicki Myhren Gallery Sept. 29-Nov. 13

Thursday, Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m.—opening event
The Vicki Myhren Gallery fall exhibition "The Wall/La Pared: Immigration and Identity," explores "the wall" as a contested metaphor, redefining its meaning in the context of our current political climate. The gallery offers a space for artists with direct links to immigration to explore their identities, to react to the wall, or leave it behind. Curated by Jeffrey Keith in partnership with Maruca Salazar and Museo De Las Americas, it features work by Jack Avila, Mario Zoots, Josiah Lopez, Alicia Cardenas, Leo Rivera, Miguel Tarango, Antonia Fernandez, Diego Rodriguez-Warner, Daniel Salazar, and Mark Bueno.

Museum of Anthropology exhibit: Tsitsistas: Our Cheyenne Family

Thursday, Oct. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (opening reception)—Sturm hall 102
Southern Cheyenne artist George Curtis Levi will present a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Levi's ledger drawing, beadwork and parfleche tell stories of where the Cheyenne come from, where they are today and where they are going in the future. This exhibit is presented as part of the 13th annual Indigenous Film and Arts Festival, and runs Oct. 6 through Nov. 23. More info and to confirm gallery hours

Rising Stars: Denver Civic Ballet and Ballet Guild exhibit currently on display

The exhibit Rising Stars: Denver Civic Ballet and Ballet Guild is on display through November 2016 on the upper level of the Anderson Academic Commons.

This exhibit explores the history and impact of the Denver Civic Ballet, Denver's first semi-professional ballet company, and its support organization, the Denver Civic Ballet Guild. The company hosted world-renowned artistic directors and guest artists from the American Ballet Theatre and other international companies, bringing the sophistication of professional ballet to Denver for the first time. Though the company folded in 1979 after 21 years of performances, it was a launching pad for dance notables who have had a lasting impact on dance, and are profiled in the exhibit. The guild continues today as the Denver Ballet Guild.

Visit the current exhibits site for more information.

Brain Rounds: New monthly lecture series from the Center for Professional Development

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 13, 12-1 p.m., Ruffatto Hall
Thought leaders in neurology, psychology, biology, neuroscience and more will be delivering interdisciplinary lectures in this monthly series called Brain Rounds. Events are free and open to the public. For psychologists attending, DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology is offering continuing education credit for $20. For registration and questions, please contact cpd@du.edu or 303-871-4161.