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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.

du cultural film festival

Friday April 14, 21 and 28, 6 p.m.—Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium
The Graduate Student Government would like to present the DU Cultural Film Festival. This film series will serve as a space to explore films that highlight identities of diverse cultures at the University of Denver. We are striving to have a community building experience that will bring together DU students, faculty, staff, administration and concerned citizens. Films will be presented by DU affinity organizations such as the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), the Latinx Graduate Association (LGA), and more. Film titles to be released soon.

University Libraries author's lecture

Thursday, April 27, 1-2 p.m.—AAC Special Events Room 290
Please join us for the 11th Annual University Libraries Author's Lecture featuring Toni Tipton-Martin. Historically, women have used cooking and cookbooks to assert their individuality, develop their minds and structure their lives. With that in mind, Tipton-Martin, an award-winning food journalist, relied upon a vast network of public and private archives to tell a remarkable history in her acclaimed book, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks. More info

The First 100 Days—a breakfast panel

Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 a.m.—Colorado State Capitol, Old Supreme Court Room (200 E. Colfax Ave.)
You are invited to a conversation hosted by Colorado House Representative and Assistant Minority Leader and DU alum Cole Wist (BA in political science and public affairs). American politics has never been so relevant to people's lives as it is today, and it has never been so important that people understand the changing norms and customs of the political system. The University of Denver is developing an interdisciplinary center to examine these changes and to focus and integrate scholarship on American politics across the University. DU panelists include Seth Masket, professor of political science, Susan Schulten, professor of history, Alan Chen, professor at Sturm College of Law, Derigan Silver, professor in Media, Film and Journalism Studies, joined by Christina Wolbrecht, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Notre Dame. RSVP

elevate ethics 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 6-7:30 p.m.—Margery Reed Hall, Reiman Theater
What do leaders of some of America's largest and most successful corporations think about ethical standards in corporate America today? Do guidelines for ethical behavior within an organization really matter? Elevate Ethics: Ethical Leadership in American Business—A Dialogue, provides a discussion forum for these questions. This year, featured panelists include: Douglas R. Conant, New York Times bestselling author and former president, Campbell's Soup; Barbara Mowry, founder and CEO, GoreCreek Advisors; Mark Soane, managing director, Appian Ventures. Register online  or tune in via live-stream at and then clicking on Elevate Ethics.

The Chain of Perception in Black America: Photography by Ronnie Boykin Junior

Wednesday, April 26, 5-7 p.m.—Museum of Anthropology, Sturm Hall 102 (reception)
New work by Chicago photographer Ronnie Boykin Junior confronts negative perceptions about the Black community by the Black community. The exhibit runs April 19-June 9. Free and open to the public. The gallery is typically open Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. To confirm gallery hours or make special accommodations, please call 303-871-2687 or email

free money smart week events

Thursday and Friday, April 27-28—Anderson Academic Commons
Come to the AAC on April 27 & 28 for free Money Smart Week events! Learn about "Salary & Offer Negotiation." Engage in "The Financial Reality Experience." Attend the "HERStory Panel of Empowerment" and the "Financial Investing: A Simple Road to Wealth" panel. Chance to win a $50 gift card to the DU bookstore at three events. Get more information and sign up

11th annual University Library Author's lecture: Toni Tipton-Martin

Thursday, April 27, 1-2 p.m.—AAC Special Events Room 290
Cookbooks are recognized as an important way women assert their individuality, develop their minds and structure their lives. With that in mind, Toni Tipton-Martin, an award-winning food journalist, relied upon a vast network of public and private archives to tell a remarkable history in her acclaimed book, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks. Please RSVP

"Nude Music" featuring Musica Nuda from Italy and Håkon Kornstad from Norway

Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.—Newman Center for the Performing Arts
The boldest of artists sometimes express themselves by stripping away all but the essential. Italy's Musica Nuda is a brave project, independent and free, a modern version of voice with bass accompaniment in use since the Renaissance. Norwegian tenor saxophonist and operatic tenor Håkon Kornstad uses his imagination and a simple electronic device to unite the lyricism of jazz saxophone and operatic aria to realize in concert the symphonies that he hears in his dreams. This Western regional premiere will be an evening of excitement and wonder at what is possible when the music is "nude." $15 DU students; 20 percent discount for DU faculty and staff. Complimentary parking. Tickets and info

Buddhist Book Cultures symposium

Friday, April 28, 1:30-5 p.m.—Sturm Hall 286
Please join the Department of Religious Studies for this symposium featuring two panels and closing remarks. This event is organized by Ben Nourse, co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies & the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, with support from the Marsico Visiting Scholars Program. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to; space is limited. More info

Jesus & The Politics of Debt lecture with Dr. Hollis Phelps

Friday, April 28, 2-4 p.m.—Sturm Hall 254
Please join us for visiting Marsico Scholar Dr. Hollis Phelps' (University of Mount Olive) lecture "Jesus & the Politics of Debt." After the lecture, Sarah Pessin, Religious Studies & Judaic Studies, will moderate a panel conversation with DU faculty members Josh Hanan, Communications Studies, Thomas Nail, Philosophy, Carl Raschke, Religious Studies, and Robert Urquhart, Economics, which includes a light reception. RSVP to today; space is limited! More info

art to heal and empower

Friday, April 28—4 p.m. workshops; 5 p.m. Canvas and Cocktails—Women's College, Garden Room
Learn and participate in artistic means of healing from stalking, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based violence, and/or rape. Everybody is welcome, regardless of identity and personal experiences. Learn more

du alumni golf tournament

Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m.—Highlands Ranch Golf Club
Don't miss out on your opportunity to play in the Fifth Annual DU Alumni Golf Tournament at Highlands Ranch Golf Club, open to all DU alumni! Choose from individual, twosome or foursome registration options. Registration fee includes green fees, cart fees, practice range balls, food and prizes. Tournament registration ends Wednesday, April 25, so register online today! Please contact Director of Golf, Andy Benson, at or 303-471-0000 with any tournament questions.

Foreign Policy during First 100 Days: America First or Improvise? (reception and program)

Monday, May 1, 5-7 p.m.—Sié Complex, 5th floor, Maglione Hall
Join this follow-up to the November 2016 Election Fallout event. Korbel Dean Christopher Hill and Crossley Center Director Floyd Ciruli will discuss President Trump's first 100 days in office and what's next. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the presentation and Q&A to follow at 5:30 p.m. Please register here by Thursday, April 27.

inaugural Dale tooley cancer research lecture

Wednesday, May 3, 4 p.m.—Engineering & Computer Sciences building, 5th floor
The Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics will host this lecture featuring Dr. Dan Theodorescu (CU- Anschutz). Theodorescu will present "Translating Cancer Biology into Cancer Therapies." The lecture is free and open to the public.

von stroh classroom dedication ceremony

Wednesday, May 3, 6 p.m.—Margery Reed Building
Please join us to dedicate the classroom in honor of Gordon E. Von Stroh, professor emeritus. We will celebrate the occasion with food from Mustard's Last Stand, one of Gordon's favorite restaurants. Please RSVP by April 28; for additional information contact or by phone 303.871.4058.

breakdown: the future of our two-party system

Wednesday, May 3, 7–9 p.m.
The 2016 elections showed some sharp splits within America's major political parties. What does the future hold for them? Can they overcome their internal divisions? Are they capable of governing? Or are we witnessing a breakdown of America's venerable two-party system? Gather insight from Professor Seth Masket, chair of the Political Science department and author of The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How They Weaken Democracy. Faculty and staff use code EPZONEW17 to save 20 percent on registration.

The Chain of Perception in Black America (Panel discussion)

Thursday, May 4, 4-6 p.m.—Lindsay Auditorium, Sturm Hall 281
University of Denver faculty Esteban Gomez (Anthropology), Adrienne Russell (MFJS/EDP) and Armond Towns (Communication) join Ronnie Boykin Junior to discuss his new work currently on exhibit at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology confronting negative perceptions about the Black community by the Black community. The exhibit runs April 19-June 9. Free and open to the public. The gallery is typically open Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. To confirm gallery hours or make special accommodations, please call 303-871-2687 or email

Visualizing the Civil War through Maps

Wednesday, May 10, 7–9 p.m.
The sectional crisis and ensuing Civil War generated close attention to maps. From the battle front to the home front, maps powerfully shaped how Americans understood the war. Join Susan Schulten, professor and chair of the Department of History, for an exploration of the powerful role that maps played in the causes, conduct and consequences of the American Civil War. Faculty and staff use code EPZONEW17 to save 20 percent on registration.

Center for China-U.S. Cooperation hosts 2017 Sabel Award dinner

Thursday, May 11, 4:30-9 p.m.—Sié Complex, 5th floor (Maglione Hall) (registration ends Friday, May 5)
The 2017 award recipient of the best article published in the Journal of Contemporary China (JCC) is Dr. Scott Kennedy, deputy director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies and director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. A Denver community member, Dr. Diana Lee, will be honored with the inaugural U.S.-China Bridge Award for her ongoing dedication to the Center for China-U.S. Cooperation. Prior to the dinner, a panel of four top scholars will make a presentation on the China Model and beyond. This is a ticketed event; dinner and drinks provided. Please register (DU campus community discount available)

Finance Forum: Leadership, Ethics, and Finance

–A Denver Experience as told by Robin Szeliga, former CFO of Qwest Communications
Friday, May 12, 7:30–9:30 a.m.–Tuscan Ballroom at Joy Burns Center
The early 2000s was a turbulent time for the U.S. economy. The "irrational exuberance" of the dot-com era inflated stock market values between 1997 and 2000. The telecom sector was one sector that saw very high stock prices during this period. However, in 2000, realities began to show and the market exuberance began to decline. The events of 9/11 contributed to more uncertainty and stock prices fell even more. Exacerbating the decrease in shareholder wealth were accounting scandals in a handful of companies. Denver had its own scandal with locally headquartered Qwest Communications, which is now CenturyLink. In 2004, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Qwest with securities fraud for inflating revenue by almost $2.5 billion in its public earnings projections between 1999 and 2002. The company was also criminally charged with issuing false financial statements to the public about its financial condition. Robin Szeliga was the CFO of Qwest from 2001 to 2002. Please join us to hear Szeliga talk about the lessons to be learned about leadership, ethics and finance from her experiences at Qwest and in her life since then. RSVP by May 10

Herbert Howe Lecture in Mathematics

Thursday, May 18, 3-4 p.m.—Olin 105
The Third Herbert Howe Lecture in Mathematics will be given by Dr. Nitu Kitchloo, the chair of the Department of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University and a 2016-2017 Simons Fellow. His lecture is entitled "Abstraction, Reality and the Study of Mathematics." A reception in the Olin Rotunda will immediately follow the talk. Open to the public and accessible to be enjoyed by all. The goal of the Herbert Howe Lecture Series is to bring prominent mathematicians and astronomers to the University of Denver on an annual basis. Get more information on this website.