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Women’s empowerment and leadership: The global fight against human trafficking

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5 p.m. – Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium

Join the Global Livingston Institute, Colorado Women’s College and the Human Trafficking Center for an interactive conversation about women’s empowerment and its impact on human trafficking with Agnes Igoye, deputy national chair for the Prevention of Trafficking Persons in Uganda. More 

Risk assessments for “dangerousness:” Sound science or tea leaf reading?

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m.

Is it possible to identify poten­tially dangerous persons before they commit a violent crime? What if a risk assessment results in a false positive or a false negative? Get insight into how risk of violence is assessed with police psychologist John Nicoletti, who has responded to numerous critical incidents including the Columbine and Platte Canyon High School shootings and the Aurora Theater shooting. Faculty and staff use code EPZONEF15 to save 20 percent on registration.

Colorado Symphony: $15 faculty and staff tickets

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. – Newman Center for the Performing Arts

The University of Denver has the best concert hall in this time zone! Come hear it for yourself when the Colorado Symphony under its new associate conductor, Christopher Dragon, performs Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3, featuring Colorado Symphony principal horn player Michael Thornton as soloist. Then we will go “inside” Brahms’s Fourth Symphony. Tickets for DU faculty and staff members are only $15, just show your Pioneer ID at the Newman Center box office (discount not available online or phone). Learn more about the program, and stop by the box office today!

Eradicating Hate: A Paper Trail of Nazi Practice

Exhibit runs Oct. 7-9 – Anderson Academic Commons
The Holocaust Awareness Institute at DU’s Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) is hosting this three-day, national-touring exhibit. The exhibit features a collection of artifacts related to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust from the Spungen Family Foundation. Each day, the curator of the collection will be on hand to give 30-minute presentations about the exhibit.


Denver Dialogues on Peace and Security – New topic
Christian Davenport: Understanding and undermining untouchability: An example of social science and social justice

Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon – Ritchie Center, Gottesfeld Room

Untouchability is a 4,000-year-old form of discrimination and violence, which affects approximately 200 million in India alone. Interestingly and unfortunately, these practices have not been systematically examined largely. Please register

Internationalization Partner Lecture
Serge Rolet: The autonomy and/or the responsibility of literature (Reflections on Russian literature as informed by Bourdieu and Derrida)

Thursday, Oct. 8, 4-5:30 p.m. – International House, dining room

Professor Serge Rolet is a Russian language and literature professor at the University of Lille, France. He is visiting DU as part of the growing links between our institutions. This talk is a chance for the DU community to meet him and engage with his scholarship. Rolet is an expert on Maxim Gorky and Leonid Andreev, and has written more than 60 published works including monographs, edited collections and articles. Please note this lecture will be presented in French.

Exhibit reception for Histories Beyond Homeland: Melanie Yazzie

Thursday, Oct. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. –Museum of Anthropology (Sturm Hall, room 102)

Printmaker, painter and sculptor Melanie Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Dine (Navajo) cultural heritage. Through her art, Melanie works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena that shape the contemporary lives of Native people in the United States and beyond. Ms. Yazzie will give a talk at 6 pm. The exhibit is presented as part of the 12th annual Indigenous Film and Arts Festival and will be on view through Nov. 24, 2015.

Glory Kickboxing

Friday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m. – Ritchie Center, Magness Arena

Don’t miss out on Glory Kickboxing’s event being held here on the University of Denver campus this week! Tickets are now on sale for Schilling vs. Wilnis and Jacoby vs. Barrett in the heavyweight contender tournament. Tickets are available for ringside seats, VIP table seating, experience packages, floor seating and arena seating.

Purchase tickets today!

Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson film screening

Friday, Oct. 9, 6-8:30 p.m. – Sturm Hall, Lindsey Auditorium

Born in 1924, Myron “Pinky” Thompson grew up in a Hawai’i that discriminated against Hawaiians. His fight to change public systems in Hawai’I helped restore the dignity, confidence and social engagement of Hawaiians. Pinky helped steer a course for the people and the place that did so much to shape who he was. This film is presented as part of the 12th annual Indigenous Film and Arts Festival.

Film screening: He Named Me Malala

Friday, Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m., Mayan Theater (110 Broadway St., Denver)

Join Marshall Direct Fund and DU's Center on Rights Development for the opening night of He Named Me Malala based on the life of Malala Yousafzai, youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Following the film there will be a Q&A with local industry experts including Sanaa Riaz, Pakistani professor at MSU Denver and author of New Islamic Schools. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students); seating is limited. A portion of ticket sales will support education for a more peaceful world. 

Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium and Myles S. McDougal Distinguished Lecture
Sustainable Development and Sustainable Energy: Challenges to Global Governance

Saturday, Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. – Sturm College of Law

As a guiding international law principle with significant normative value, Sustainable Development has captured the world’s attention. The Sustainable Development Goals, which the United Nations General Assembly will adopt at the current session, include ending poverty, protecting the planet, enabling access to sustainable energy and ensuring prosperity for all. The SDGs succeed the Millennium Development Goals, which were adopted in 2000 and are due to expire at the end of 2015.


Whakapakari Whanau (Strengthening Family)
Centering Maori Knowledge: Family, Women, Justice

Wednesday, Oct. 14, noon – Chambers Center, Garden Room

Visiting scholars Leonie Pihama, Rihi Te Nana and Ngaropi Cameron will share their experiences working with and for Maori communities in addressing historical trauma, family and interpersonal violence, and the important role of Maori ancestral knowledge in healing from legacies of colonial oppression.


Bias and hot buttons: Making space for sensitive issues through Transformative Mediation

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5-6 p.m. – Ben Cherrington Hall, room 141

In the spirit of Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado, join the Conflict Resolution Institute at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies for a presentation from Joseph Folger, Temple University. Folger is co-founder and fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation.


TIAA-CREF President and CEO Roger Ferguson speaking on DU campus

Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium

DU students, faculty, staff and the Denver community are invited to an open forum with Roger Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of TIAA-CREF. Ferguson will discuss some of the most important challenges facing our nation and how they affect us as individuals. Topics include:

  • The key demographic trend of our time–the aging of populations around the world–and its implications for Americans
  • The nation’s economic progress, nearly six years into our slow recovery
  • Recent market trends, including what we can expect through the remainder of 2015.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear from and speak with a distinguished leader of a Fortune 100 financial service organization that provides retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields. Please RSVP

Morgridge College of Education Fall Signature Event: Mark Twarogowski

Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. – Ruffatto Hall, commons

The Alumni Board of the Morgridge College of Education is proud to welcome Mark Twarogowski as its Fall Signature Event honoree. Twarogowski has had an extensive 29-year career at Denver Academy, which serves approximately 370 students with learning differences. Twarogowski, a respected presenter at local, national and international education conferences, speaks frequently on the nature and needs of students with learning difficulties. 

Please RSVP

Homecoming and Family Weekend – register now!

Oct. 16-17, 2015

Homecoming and Family Weekend is a fun way to experience campus in your off hours. The whole family will enjoy Taste of DU at Pio-Palooza on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. – an outdoor carnival on Driscoll Green with games, live entertainment, and, of course, Taste of DU's delicious sampling of food from local restaurants. The perfect way to tailgate before the DU Pioneers hockey game against Michigan State. Entrance to Pio-Palooza is free, Taste of DU tickets are $25.


Half the Sky Fair

Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. – Colorado Women’s College

Just in time to kick off the gift-giving season, the sixth annual Half the Sky Fair offers food, entertainment and the opportunity to shop as you learn about and support organizations focused on the empowerment of women around the world. In addition to food and fun, the fair will feature philanthropic exhibitors and fair trade vendors committed to the advancement of women and girls.


Crimson Cup golf tournament

Saturday, Oct. 17, 1 p.m. – Highlands Ranch Golf Club

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to play in this year’s Crimson Cup golf tournament at Highlands Ranch Golf Club! This event is open to DU alumni, staff, faculty and community members. 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, Oct. 14, so register today! Please contact Andy Benson at or 303-471-0000, or Matthew Seems at with any tournament questions.

Major global transformations of the next half-century:  Implications for human and social development

Friday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Craig Hall, Community Room

The Graduate School of Social Work presents this lecture by Barry Hughes, director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures and John Evans Professor at DU's Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Please register