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"TRADITION AND LEGACY" Exhibit - ANderson Academic Commons

Exhibit runs through December, 2014

In honor of the University of Denver's sesquicentennial, this interactive exhibit introduces visitors to some of the people, programs and traditions that have made our campus community exceptional.

Mixing artifacts and video clips with text and archival photographs, "Tradition and Legacy" shows how aspiration and vision came to animate the DU experience. Individual displays focus on everything from Athletics and Recreation to campus life, from Homecoming festivities to Commencement traditions.

This self-paced trip down Memory Lane begins Jan. 13 and runs throughout 2014 in the Anderson Academic Commons, where it spans three floors. Don't miss this opportunity to travel through time and explore the University of Denver's remarkable story.

Enrichment course: Building DU: An Architectural Survey

campusMonday, Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m.

The University Park Campus we enjoy today is the result of evolving visions, collaborative design direction and resourceful leadership. From its original 36 acres to its current 130 acres, the University of Denver's growth has been the result of numerous campaigns to create a new image. Touching upon eight of these previous architectural visions and their planning precepts, University Architect Mark Rodgers takes a comprehensive look at the developments of the last two decades and the current considerations for the future. Register for this course or register for the DU History package and save (include Building DU and DU at 150)! Enter promo code EPZone to receive the faculty/staff discount.

Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance

Cullen HendrixWednesday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m. – Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Hall

The Josef Korbel School and the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy invite you to a discussion and reception with Assistant Professor Cullen Hendrix, co-author of the book Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance. More information and registration


What went wrong? Egypt’s failed democratic transition

Friday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room

Friday, Sept. 12, 7-10 p.m. – Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Hall

The Josef Korbel School's Center for Middle East Studies presents a daylong conference examining Egypt's failed democratic transition, with some of the leading Egypt scholars in the world -- political scientists and policy experts from Yale, Columbia, the University of Toronto, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Institute of Peace -- to critically examine what went wrong in Egypt and what lessons can be drawn. More

“Anna Pavlova in America: Classical ballet meets popular culture” – Glenn Giffin Memorial Lecture featuring Sharyn Udall

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room

Sharyn Udall is an art historian, author and independent curator who has written, taught and lectured on 19th and 20th century American and European art. She has written seven books and edited many catalogs and scholarly articles. Her scholarly interests include women in the visual arts, American modernism and the creative connections among visual artists, performing artists and writers. More

U.S. Bank ribbon cutting

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m. – outdoors to the south of the Driscoll Student Center

Join us for a ribbon-cutting celebration at the on-campus branch of U.S. Bank! Speakers include Chancellor Rebecca Chopp, and we’ll be giving away free scoops of the DU-inspired ice cream flavor “CrimsCinnamon & Gold,” cake, refreshments and more! The Denver Broncos cheerleaders and Miles the mascot will also be making an appearance. More

Untouchable: Children of God film screening

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m. – Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall

Join director Grant Knisely (BA ’02) and fellow University of Denver staff, faculty, alumni, students and friends for a special screening of the award-winning documentary Untouchable: Children of God before it is shown at this year’s Breckenridge Film Festival. More

The Henry & Mary Bryan Lecture featuring Dr. W. Douglas Jackson

Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m. – Ricketson Law Building

Please join the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law at the Sturm College of Law, for the 2014 Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture. This year’s Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture features President and CEO of Project C.U.R.E. Dr. W. Douglas Jackson, who will address the topic of development and humanitarian crises in international law. More

Annual Korbel Dinner – reservations now available

korbel dinner banner Monday, Sept. 22 – Sheraton Denver Downtown

The Josef Korbel School is excited to announce that the Annual Korbel Dinner will serve as the school's 50th anniversary celebration. Notable alumna, 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (PhD '81, BA '74), will serve as the keynote speaker. Additional special guests include Anna and John J. Sie, and Jeff Tarr. To purchase a table or individual ticket, please visit (select faculty/staff under DU affinity to receive preferential DU faculty/staff rates). If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jane Bucher-McCoy at 303-871-2882 or

Registration is open for Homecoming & Family Weekend

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Thursday, Oct. 30-Sunday, Nov. 2

Celebrate the culmination of our sesquicentennial year with an all-class reunion, athletic events, Pioneer Symposium lectures, sessions just for parents, Taste of DU featuring the 15th anniversary of the Athletics Hall of Fame, PioneerFest, campus tours and other special events. Learn more and register today!