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Book Arts: Works by Non-Art Majors

Exhibit runs through May 28 – Anderson Academic Commons, main level

This exhibit features works created by undergraduate students in Experiences in the Visual Arts, a studio course from Winter Quarter 2015 taught by Professor Catherine Chauvin, a master printmaker at DU’s School of Art and Art History. The works are the final products from two assignments, “altered book” and “book-not-book,” and many were inspired by the book arts of Alicia Bailey and other artists from our own collection.

Reduction/Revelation: Visualizing Data from the Dictionary of American Regional English

Exhibit runs through July 19 – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Collections (room 101)

Reduction/Revelation explores two approaches to data visualization from a single source –words and phrases from the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE). In the dictionary, DARE researchers used map graphics to summarize and represent lingual differences across states. Artist Carrie Roy approaches the visualization of this same data differently. Roy reveals the regional variations of specific words through sculpture. Her artworks create a tangible, visceral information experience, reminding us of the importance of human connection and creativity in understanding data.

Mapping in the Early 20th Century: Pictorial Maps of the 20th Century exhibit

Exhibit runs through July 26 – Anderson Academic Commons, upper level

The 1920s ushered in a new style of cartography that almost caricatures traditional maps. Designed by modern artists, these maps were created for tourism, commercial advertising, or to illustrate the news and other themes. Known as “Pictorial Maps,” they integrated narrative, geography and a sense of humor in a way that was both useful and visually striking. This exhibit, drawn from the private collection of Wesley Brown, follows the innovative style of pictorial mapping from the 1920s through the 1980s. 

Threshold: 2015 BFA Exhibition – Opening reception

Threshold exhibitExhibit runs through June 6 – Vicki Myhren Gallery

Enjoy work by eight graduating senior BFAs, light refreshments, drinks and conversation.







Preview the Debate: The 2016 Presidential Contest and Its Impact on American Foreign Policy

Tuesday, May 19, noon – SIE room 150

Join Dean Chris Hill and Crossley Center Director Floyd Ciruli for a preview of the 2016 presidential debate on foreign policy.

Foreign policy has moved to the forefront of presidential politics, including Iran, Israel, Ukraine, China and Cuba. The topic is regularly above the fold of national newspapers, the lead on networks and cable news, and on homepages and blogs. Hear two experts preview the election and the foreign policy debate.

Is the center of American policy moving to the right for more intervention and military solutions? Is the center fragmenting and polarizing into non-intervention versus unilateral intervention, with many stops in between? Is there a new Cold War? Are nuclear weapons back?

Add your opinion to the polls’ and experts’ views. Where will American foreign policy go in 2016? Join the debate.

Alumni May Day

Wednesday, May 20, 6-8 p.m. – ViewHouse Centennial
$10 per person includes food and two drink tickets

This is the first ‘don’t miss' event of spring – DU is taking over the ViewHouse Sports Bar, the outside green and all the space in between for you and fellow alumni to gather. Enjoy great food, drinks and fun games! Help us welcome a new class of Pioneer alumni as we congratulate the graduates of 2015! Register

Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback? A book launch and public talk with Sié Center practitioner-in-residence Maria Stephan

Thursday, May 21, noon-1:30 p.m. – Joy Burns Center, Tuscan Ballroom

Join the Josef Korbel School’s Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy for a public discussion and book launch with Maria Stephan, co-editor of Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback? This timely book explains why the world is experiencing a global democratic recession and how civil resistance movements can effectively combat authoritarian regimes. Lunch will be served; RSVP required 

An Evening with Two Poet Laureates 

Thursday, May 21, 7-8:30 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

Joseph HutchisonPoet Laureates Unite! This reading brings together for the first time Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (University College) and former Oregon Poet Laureate Lawson Inada. Both will read from their work, as well as engage with the audience. This event is open to the entire DU community. For more information, email


Motivational Interviewing to Improve School-Based Practice and Research

Friday, May 22, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Craig Hall, community room

Attend this lecture by 2015 Master Scholar Andy Frey, PhD ’00, MSW, Professor, Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville. Please register

Inaugural Herbert Howe Lecture: A talk from David Aldous

Thursday, May 28, 4 p.m. – Olin Hall, room 105

The Herbert Howe Lecture Series is a public lecture series aimed at promotion of research mathematics and astronomy, organized jointly by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.


Buchtel Memorial Tower Rededication Ceremony

Thursday, May 28, 4 p.m. – Buchtel Memorial Tower

The Buchtel Chapel (Memorial Chapel) was constructed to provide the University of Denver with a chapel that could hold large religious and secular assemblies. Completed in 1917, it was first called the Memorial Chapel, in honor of those students who died serving their country during World War I. Sadly, a fire destroyed the chapel in 1983, and only one of the original four towers, Buchtel Memorial Tower, stands today. This ceremony serves to rededicate the Buchtel Memorial Tower to the University of Denver’s student veterans. Please RSVP