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Teacher Transparency and the Creation of Identity Affirming Learning Environments

Thursday, March 23, noon-1:30 p.m.—AAC, The Loft (room 390)
Join Frank Tuitt, senior advisor to the chancellor and provost for diversity and inclusion, and professor of higher education, in an interactive session that aims to investigate how teacher transparency can humanize the instructor and reduce the anxiety and intimidation that can be created by a faculty member's reputation or high-profile status. Boxed lunches provided; please register.


Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.—Newman Center
Hailed by NPR's Fred Child as "one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music," yMusic's six New York City instrumentalists flourish in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their performance for us will include new works by Chris Thile and Pultizer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, co-commissioned by the Newman Center with Carnegie Hall. 20 percent discount for faculty and staff; complimentary parking. More information and purchase tickets


Nowruz: Iranian New Year celebration

Tuesday, March 28, 5-8 p.m.—Engineering & Computer Science building, room 510
All DU community members are invited to celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. Enjoy food and dancing with Persian music, and learn more about the holiday. Read more at the Newsroom

Chaplain's book discussion: Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced

Tuesday, April 4—1864 Suite, Driscoll North
Just in time to dovetail with DCPA's production of Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, we will offer an opportunity to discuss this "breathtaking, raw and blistering"(AP) story. Amir has spent his adulthood downplaying his upbringing to build the perfect life. But as a high-profile court case and his wife's Islamic-inspired art show reveal just how little his culture is understood by the people around him, their misconceptions become too much to bear. Download the play for free. Andrea Stanton, assistant professor of religious studies, will co-facilitate.

Global Governance and Sino-U.S. Relations: A Chinese Perspective

Wednesday, April 5, noon-1:30 p.m.—Sié Complex, first floor forum, room 1020
CCUSC Jackson/Ho Forum series presents Dr. Zhao Xijun, deputy dean of School of Finance at Renmin University of China and Dr. Wang Wen, executive dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China. Lunch provided; information and please register

black grace

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.—Newman Center
Black Grace hails from New Zealand. With their distinctive dynamism sparked by Samoan and New Zealand heritage, the Black Grace dancers take possession of the stage—and own the audience—from the first moment. And they never let go. Eloquent yet elemental, athletic yet spiritual, they mix their cultural heritage with the contemporary choreography of Artistic Director Neil Ieremia to conquer the stage. 20 percent discount for faculty and staff; complimentary parking. More information and purchase tickets

kirk redman, classical guitar

Saturday, April 8, 7:30-9 p.m.—Hamilton Recital Hall
Come enjoy an evening of classical guitar repertoire spanning three centuries.

Harper Distinguished Speaker Lecture featuring Jeff Chang

Thursday, April 13, 5:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. lecture—Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium
Jeff Chang, social historian and executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, will deliver this year's Harper Distinguished Speaker lecture. He has written extensively on the intersection of race, art and civil rights, and the socio-political forces that guided the hip-hop generation. His talk, We Gon' Be Alright | Race and Resegregation in Today's America, will examine the meaning of diversity in an era of racial and economic resegregation. Please register

lamont jazz vocalists concert

Tuesday, March 7, 9-10 p.m.—Anderson Academic Commons
Give your brain a break with some cool jazz.

International Women's Day: Inclusion and Leadership in 2017

Wednesday, March 8, noon—Sié Complex, Maglione Hall (fifth floor)
This panel will showcase the views of women leaders in Denver on the importance of (and challenges to) implementing inclusive policies, both throughout their careers and in this political moment. This event is co-sponsored by the Sié Center, Colorado Women's College Collaboratory, Denver Women in International Security and Our Secure Future. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP


Thursday, March 9, 1:30-3 p.m.—AAC Special Events Room 290
DU professor Claude d'Estrée began working on issues of human trafficking in 1999 in his role as supervisor of asset forfeiture at the U.S. attorney's office in Washington, D.C. In 2002, he joined the faculty of DU's Sturm College of Law and created the Task Force on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Guests welcome; please RSVP to

Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change and the Environment

Thursday, March 9, 5-8 p.m. (opening reception); exhibit on view March 9-April 30—Vicki Myhren Gallery
The Vicki Myhren Gallery presents this exploration into the intricacies of artist perceptions on environmentalism and our changing world. Through activism, curiosity, humor and beauty, artists take on a range of art media to solicit public responses touching on the immediacy of climate change issues. Jeffrey Keith, curatorial consultant to the Vicki Myhren Gallery and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver School of Art & Art History, curated the exhibition, which is being presented in conjunction with Denver's Month of Photography. More info

screenagers film screening

Thursday, March 9, 6:30-9 p.m.—Sturm Hall, Lindsay Auditorium (room 281)
Are you wondering if our children are spending too much time in front of the screen? Or if they're being desensitized to the world or violence? Are they wondering if you're crazy and wrong to think such a thing? Does anyone have any science to back up their claims? Screenagers is a balanced film that intends to answer just those kinds of questions, told from the perspective of students, teachers, parents and scientists. Get more information from the film's producers and register to attend.

book stack half-price sale

March 14, 15, 16 and 18—Mary Reed Building, room 107B
The Book Stack is a used bookstore, run by volunteers and students, benefitting the University of Denver libraries. All merchandise is half-priced March 14, 15, 16 and 18. The store is open those days 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get more information

Soul and Role

Thursday, March 16, noon-1 p.m.—Driscoll Student Center North, Fireside Room
Consider joining a circle of faculty and staff interested in exploring the ways that our work can sometimes force a disconnect between who we are at the core of our being (our call to serve others in higher education) and our roles as professionals in academia. The sessions will be co-led by Chaplain Gary Brower and Professor Paul Michalec (Morgridge College of Education). For more information visit the Soul & Role website or contact Chaplain Gary.

Third-wave Feminism and the U.S. Presidential Election

Tuesday, March 21, 7–9 p.m.
The 2016 election season shaped new directions for women's activism. The election, in conjunction with the rise of new social movements, inspired women to expand their notions of feminism and gender equity in relation to environmental crises, economic inequalities and racial justice. It also exposed and exacerbated existing tensions between groups of women. Join Hava Gordon, director of DU's Gender and Women's Studies Program, in a discussion of contemporary women's activism and electoral politics. Faculty and staff use code EPZONEW17 to save 20 percent on registration.

Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library presents Lynne Taylor-Corbett, choreographer, director, lyricist and composer

Sunday, March 12, 4-5:30 p.m.—AAC Special Events Room 290
Lynne Taylor-Corbett will talk about growing up in Denver, and her choreography of the upcoming Colorado Ballet performance of The Little Mermaid. She was honored by the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library as a Legend of Dance in 2009. Taylor-Corbett was nominated for the 2000 Tony Award, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography for the musical Swing! and received a 2000 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Choreography with her collaborator, Shonn Wiley, for My Vaudeville Man! She is the recipient of the 2008 Joseph A. Callaway Award for excellence in stage directing and choreography. The event is free to attend, but please RSVP or call 303-871-3958. 

Writing Fridays: Weekly writing sessions

10 a.m.-1 p.m.—Anderson Academic Commons 284
IRISE and the Writing Center invite graduate students and faculty to work on–and talk about–articles, dissertations, book chapters, conference proposals, class papers or creative projects. From 10 a.m.-noon: Structured time for writing, conversation and collaboration; noon-1 p.m.: Content will vary from week to week, but will include presentations of works-in-progress; workshops on writing topics facilitated by participants; and time to work individually with Writing Center consultants. Light refreshments will be served, and laptops will be available for use during sessions. Please feel free to bring your own lunch! Let us know you're coming at Walk-ins are also welcome. Email or call 303-871-7431 with questions.