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Thursday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Craig Hall, Boettcher Foundation Community Room
The Graduate School of Social Work presents Richard Van Dorn, senior mental health services researcher, RTI International, and adjunct associate professor, Duke University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Register now

Department of Geography & the Environment Winter Colloquium

Thursday, Feb. 4, 4-5:30 p.m.—Boettcher Auditorium 101
Christian Reichel, lecturer at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin, will be giving a presentation titled "Local environmental knowledge in the time of the Anthropocene: Participatory mapping of human-nature interaction in Switzerland and Indonesia." This presentation shows how in the time of the Anthropocene local environmental knowledge, its underlying perceptions of nature, and the resulting handling strategies of climate-related risks may be integrated into an adaptive governance approach. The presented research is based on anthropological fieldwork in a high Alpine region of Switzerland, mountain areas of West-Papua and coastal Indonesia.

Free Trade Agreements Beyond NAFTA: The Future of the Global Economy

Friday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.—Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Event Center (light breakfast served)
Join the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) and the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver for an event featuring Dr. Stephen Woolcock, London School of Economics; Dr. Saori Katada, University of Southern California; Dr. George DeMartino, University of Denver; Dr. Ilene Grabel, University of Denver; and Mr. Sam Gilchrist, AFL-CIO, in panel discussions regarding free trade agreements, considering NAFTA, TTP and TTIP and the consequences for the global economy. RSVP required

doing business in cuba-legally

Monday, Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m.
What is left of the U.S. embargo of Cuba after the sweeping changes made by the Obama administration in 2015? And what about those new business opportunities opening on the island? Harlan Abrahams, lawyer, educator and author of Raul Castro and the New Cuba, will discuss the economic, political and le­gal changes in Cuba and between Washington and Havana, focusing on the expanded opportunities in several major economic sectors for doing business in Cuba legally under the new regulations. Faculty and staff use code EPZONEW16 to save 20 percent on registration.

Lecture: "Five Uncomfortable Facts about the Middle East"

Tuesday, Feb. 9, noon—Ben Cherrington Hall, room Sié 150
The Center for Middle East Studies presents "Five Uncomfortable Facts about the Middle East," given by Ambassador Gary Grappo, distinguished fellow, Center for Middle East Studies.

Stopping Slavery at the Source: Community-based Strategies for Eradicating Slavery

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m. (reception); 5:30 p.m. (speaker)—Margery Reed Hall, Reiman Theater
The Human Trafficking Center at the Korbel School of International Studies invites you to a presentation by Marice Middleberg, executive director of Free the Slaves. Middleberg oversees the organization's wide range of innovative anti-trafficking initiatives around the globe. Please RSVP 

engaged scholarship

Thursday, Feb. 11, 12:15 p.m.–Ben Cherrington Hall, room Sié 150
Please join us for a panel discussion on policy-engaged scholarship with U.S. Army Colonel Celetino Perez, Jr., and four University of Denver panelists whose experience engaging with policy-engaged research ranges from economics to geography to agriculture to private security: George DeMartino, Matthew Taylor, Karin Wedig and Deborah Avant.  Learn more and RSVP

CreativeMornings: Professor Sarah Pessin on Ethics

Friday, Feb. 12, 9-10 a.m.—AAC main level, Special Events Room (290)
CreativeMornings-a breakfast lecture series for the creative community-heads to the University Libraries for a talk on the theme of "Ethics" featuring Sarah Pessin, professor in the Department of Philosophy at DU. This is a free public event, but there are limited tickets available . Get your ticket at the CreativeMornings website starting on Monday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. This event is sponsored by the University Libraries which work to connect students, scholars and their community to knowledge through diverse resources and creative programs like CreativeMornings.

First Generation Family Celebration

Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.–noon, Marcus Commons at Daniels College of Business
Are you the first person in your family to go to college? Join Student Life and CME during Parents Weekend for our First Generation Family Celebration. This program is for you, your parents, grandparents, and anyone who has supported you. There will be a program delivered by Linda Quintanar, (director, Volunteers in Partnership) and Adrienne Martinez (assistant director, Inclusive Excellence, Access and Success). Please let us know if you plan to be there so we can order enough food for everyone. RSVP here. For questions about this event, contact Linda Quintanar at 303-871-2943 or Sharon Bond 303-871-3708.

Lunchtime seminar: Environment and Consultation in the Brazilian Democratic Developmental State

Monday, Feb. 15, noon—Ben Cherrington Hall, room 301
The Korbel Latin America Center presents Dr. Kathryn Hochstetler, CIGI chair of governance in the Americas in the Balsillie School of International Affairs and professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Hochstetler has published widely on topics such as civil society and social movements, environmental politics and presidentialism, with an empirical focus on South America or United Nations conferences. She will discuss pressing environmental issues facing Latin America with a focus on the Brazilian state. Lunch will be provided.

The Great Divide film screening

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.—AAC 290 (special events room)
Sponsored by the AAC Sustainability Committee, with support from the University's Office of Sustainability, THE GREAT DIVIDE is a 2015 documentary about the history of water in Colorado, and the demands on our water supply, with beautiful images of the Rocky Mountain West. Refreshments will be available at 5 p.m. The movie begins at 5:30 p.m. and, at its conclusion around 7 p.m., we will have a facilitated discussion with Gregory Hobbs, Jr., recently retired as a justice in the State Supreme Court and co-director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at Sturm College of Law, and Kristin Maharg, director of programs at the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. For more information, see this Denver Post review or this clip from 9News. Please RSVP to Andrea Howland.

Vessel: A Guild of Book Workers exhibition

Feb. 18-April 12—AAC main and upper levels
Vessel, the Guild of Book Workers triennial members' exhibition, features 43 works from book artists and craftspeople from across the country. Inspired by the theme, participants interpret "vessel" in diverse ways and create some of the finest examples of book arts today. The University of Denver Libraries is one of six venues showcasing these works, which tour the U.S. from October 2015 through March 2017. Information on associated events and programs available on the AAC Exhibits website. Read more about the exhibition and the Guild of Book Workers at the GBW website.


Saturday, Feb. 20, Coors Field
Don't miss "Battle on Blake," the first collegiate hockey game ever played at Coors Field! This game will also mark the first time that DU and CC have faced off in an outdoor match. The DU-CC rivalry dates back to 1950, with the Pioneers having gone 165-116-17 in 298 all-time meetings with the Tigers. Denver swept Colorado College in the teams' four-game season series this past season to reclaim the Gold Pan Trophy, bestowed annually upon the winner of the DU-CC series.

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save the date for the second and final Faculty, Staff, Retiree Appreciation Day with the Pioneers

Saturday, Feb. 27, lunch served starting at noon–Magness Arena, Ritchie Center
Save the date for the annual faculty, staff and retiree appreciation day, hosted by Human Resources and Athletics and Recreation. Join us for lunch starting at noon. DU Women's Basketball will take on Omaha at 1 p.m., and Men's Basketball faces North Dakota State at 4 p.m. Registration link coming soon. Your ticket is good for both games that day!


Opening reception Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m.—University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, Sturm Hall 102
Did you know that nearly  one-in-seven Coloradans struggle with hunger, facing times when there is not enough money to buy food. Hunger Through My Lens features photography by local individuals who experience hunger—putting real stories to the overwhelming statistics surrounding hunger. The photographs provide tangible evidence that there’s a need to face the impacts of hunger on individuals, families, and communities throughout Colorado. The exhibit runs Jan. 28-March 11. 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

Brain Rounds: New monthly lecture series from the Center for Professional Development

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 13, 12-1 p.m., Ruffatto Hall
Thought leaders in neurology, psychology, biology, neuroscience and more will be delivering interdisciplinary lectures in this monthly series called Brain Rounds. Events are free and open to the public. For psychologists attending, DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology is offering continuing education credit for $20. For registration and questions, please contact or 303-871-4161. 

Save the Date: Founders Day Celebration

March 2-3, 2016

Celebrate our rich history at two new public events! Join the Founders Forum showcasing our stellar faculty and the Founders Feast celebrating our campus community! More information coming soon at