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Obama's Legacy in the Middle East—Lessons for the Next President

Tuesday, Sept. 13, noon—Sie Complex, Maglione Hall, 5th floor
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a Korbel School panel discussion featuring Korbel Dean Christopher Hill, Nader Hashemi, director of the Center for Middle East Studies and associate professor, Erica Chenoweth, professor and associate dean for research, and Tom Farer, professor and former dean of the Korbel School. More

Distinguished Alumni Lecture with Dr. Lucas Stefan Kumosa

Tuesday Aug. 23, noon—Olin Hall, room 205
DU alum Lucas Kumosa will present a lecture on his current research on Biocompatibility of Long-Term Implantable Biomedical Devices. Kumosa completed his undergraduate training in biological sciences at the University of Denver in 2001. Currently, Kumosa is a postdoctoral scholar at the Neuronano Research Center, Lund University, Sweden, investigating the biocompatibility of novel brain/computer interface materials, designs and implantation techniques. Event is hosted by the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and the National Science Foundation Industry University Cooperative Research Center for Novel High Voltage/High Temperature Materials and Structures.

Project X-ITE Fireside Chat with Dan Caruso, Steven Kaplan and Dean JB Holston

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 5-7 p.m.
Please join Project X-ITE for an intimate fireside chat and networking reception. The evening will feature three successful builders of entrepreneurial eco-systems, as they discuss the challenges of growing innovation and explore the unique environments of the Chicago and Colorado startup and scale-up communities. Dan Caruso is chairman and CEO of Zayo Group; Steven Kaplan is Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and JB Holston is dean of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Denver. Please register (required)

Seventh Annual Carillon Summer Recital Series: Ray McLellan

Sunday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.–Williams Carillon (rain or shine)
Enjoy the sounds of our bells on a beautiful Colorado summer evening! For this concert, DU welcomes Ray McLellan, carillonneur from Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich. Concerts continue alternate Sundays through Aug. 28; see the full schedule.

X-ITE Speaker Series: Women of Innovation

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 5:15 p.m.—Margery Reed Hall, Reiman Theater
Join us for happy hour and networking, and stay for a lively panel discussion that will explore the unique challenges and successes of three extraordinary women who exemplify innovation in their fields: Nancy Phillips, CEO—ViaWest, Lucy Sanders, CEO—National Center for Women & Information Technology and Colleen Abdoulah—former president & CEO, WOW Internet & Cable. This discussion will explore what it takes not only to excel, but to thrive in the innovation environment today. The discussion will be hosted by Chancellor Rebecca Chopp. Register

Seventh Annual Carillon Summer Recital Series: Carolyn Bolden

Sunday, July 31, 7 p.m.–Williams Carillon (rain or shine)
Enjoy the sounds of our bells on a beautiful Colorado summer evening! Concerts continue alternate Sundays through Aug. 28; see the full schedule.

Appreciative Living Circle

Are you interested in having a more positive outlook? Come learn more about Appreciative Inquiry and join an Appreciative Living Circle on campus next month. It's not about fixing ourselves or our lives, but in finding what works; where we excel; what we love; what makes us come alive. It's about taking responsibility for the life we have created and for the one we desire. This is a four-week program beginning Aug. 4 or 5 and ending Aug. 25 or 26, from noon-1:30 p.m. Note that you can sign up for either the Thursday or Friday four-week session; contact Gary Brower with questions or to sign up. No cost to DU participants, although you will need to acquire a textbook. This is not a religiously- or faith-based program, but is easily adaptable to anyone's belief system. Get more information about Appreciative Living here.

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 or 303-871-4161.