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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2015

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is nationally recognized in the U.S. Every April, college campuses across the country host events with the goal of educating university communities about sexual violence and how to prevent it.


Ninth Annual University Libraries Author’s Lecture: Kristen Iversen

Wednesday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

Full Body Burden book coverKristen Iversen is the author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, winner of the Colorado Book Award and the Reading the West Book Award, and chosen one of the Best Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews, the American Library Association and Mother Jones Magazine, and 2012 Best Book about Justice by The Atlantic. She will speak about the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, as well as the research and writing process.

Please register



Spring Nonprofit and Government Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday, April 22, 2-5 p.m. – Driscoll Ballroom

Over 50 employers are looking to hire interns and full time positions from all DU programs—students and alumni. Please help spread the word! More

Kaufman’s Hill: A reading and discussion with author John Hampsey

Kaufman's Hill book coverThursday, April 23, 4-5:30 p.m. – Sturm Hall, room 286

Join the Gender and Women’s Studies Program as we host the Denver leg of John Hampsey’s tour of his celebrated book Kaufman’s Hill: A Memoir.






Fifth Annual “Choose Your Own ADDventure” Conference

ADDventure imageSaturday, April 25

Since 2009, the Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) has partnered with other DU departments as well as community resources to host "Choose Your Own ADDventure" for LD/ADHD families and professionals. It's a free, all-day conference that explores and increases the understanding of the many nuances of ADHD and LD.

More information and registration

University Lecture: The Crooked Road to Appomattox

Susan SchultenMonday, April 27, 5 p.m. – The Cable Center

The approach of the Civil War generated tremendous investment in cartography, as both the Union and the Confederacy raced to gather intelligence for armed conflict. Political and military maps of strategy reveal that Union victory was anything but inevitable. Maps for the home front powerfully shaped how Americans understood the contours and meaning of the crisis. Moreover, the war modernized mapping in a way that has profound implications for our own culture, one that is saturated with information. On the sesquicentennial of peace, join Professor Susan Schulten in excavating the inextricable and consequential relationship between war and cartography. Space is limited; please RSVP to

DU Spring Blood Drive

April 28-29, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Driscoll Ballroom

April is “Donate Life Month,” and Bonfils Blood Center will be on campus April 28-29. To reserve an appointment time please call 303-363-2300 or register online using site code 1086. Please review the eligibility guidelines

The Raising of America Signature Hour: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation    

Tuesday, April 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Morgridge College of Education Commons

Join the Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy, Qualistar Colorado and Rocky Mountain PBS for a no cost screening of The Raising of America. Following the 60-minute episode, a panel of early childhood education leaders will talk about how communities can work to provide a healthier, safer, better educated, more prosperous and equitable future to give all children the opportunity to get a strong start. Space is limited; register today!

Bridges to the Future
Always On: Social Media as Social Programming

Tuesday, April 28, 7 p.m. – Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium

With social media providing instant updates on news, personal stories and current trends, we are “always on” and continually reacting to updates. Has social media programmed us? Do we craft our thinking, reactions and relationships based on our social media interaction?


The Center for China-U.S. Cooperation’s International Conference, “Has China Found a Unique Path of Modernization: The China Model Revisited”

April 30-May 1 – Mary Reed Building, Renaissance Room

Please note that previous registration fees for this event have changed. All DU staff, faculty and students will now receive a reduced DU fee.


CCESL’s Community Spotlight Series: Reading Partners Colorado

Thursday, April 30, 3-4 p.m. – Driscoll South, Suite 18

Join the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning to learn more about Reading Partners Colorado in conversation with Jessica Morse, community engagement manager. Refreshments will be served; please RSVP to

Laurance C. Herold Memorial Lecture: Dr. Roger Barry

Thursday, April 30, 4-5:30 p.m.- Boettcher Auditorium

The annual Laurance C. Herold Memorial Lecture is held in honor of Professor Laurance C. Herold, a faculty member in the Department of Geography and the Environment from 1963 through 1996. This year’s lecturer is Dr. Roger Barry from University of Colorado Boulder. His presentation is titled “The role of snow and ice in climate.”

Fifth annual New Beginnings Spring Powwow

2014 PowwowSunday, May 3, noon-8:30 p.m. – Driscoll Green

The DU Native Student Alliance invites you to its fifth annual New Beginnings Spring Powwow! The event has become a campuswide event with support from the chancellor's office, DU Programming Board and the Center for Multicultural Excellence. 

In Native American communities, a powwow is a social gathering, a time when dance and music honor the resilient cultural history of Native American people and tradition. A powwow encompasses a variety of educational experiences including history and art, which organizers of this event want to share with everyone on the DU campus. This cultural celebration reflects the history of DU with Native peoples and enables our University and community to foster fellowship with the city of Denver and Native Peoples of the North and Southwest.

This DU traditional event in honor of American Indian culture is offered free and open to the University of Denver community and the city of Denver. During the powwow a brief history and information of each of the dances will be explained.

Morgridge College of Education Spring Signature Event: A discussion with Carrie Morgridge, author of Every Gift Matters

Tuesday, May 5, 5-8 p.m. – Ruffatto Hall

This event features an interview and Q&A session with Carrie Morgridge and Chancellor Chopp, a reception, and book sales and signing for Every Gift Matters. Seating is limited; please RSVP.

The Shifting Role of American Higher Education

Wednesday, May 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Ruffatto Hall Commons

Join the Morgridge College of Education and the Education Commission of the States for this event featuring a panel with Dr. Brian Sponsler, director for the ECS Postsecondary and Workforce Development Institute, other ECS members, and Morgridge College of Education faculty. Learn what recent state policies reveal about the relationship between higher education and our communities. Please RSVP

CME Celebration: A Look Back

Thursday, May 7, 6-10 p.m. – The Cable Center

Please join the Center for Multicultural Excellence in celebrating the people, programs and progress toward creating a more inclusive University of Denver! Join us for hors-d’oeuvres, a short tribute program and entertainment. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 23.

Voices of Experience: Leading a Successful Merger with Level 3 Communications

Monday, May 11, 6-8 p.m. – Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Please join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear from Level 3 executives regarding their recent merger with tw telecom. For the first time ever, they will discuss the leadership and cultural challenges presented during a large-scale merger—Broomfield-based Level 3 and Douglas County-based tw telecom, with a combined workforce of 4,000 Colorado employees and more than 13,000 worldwide. Learn how the leadership team maximized success and mitigated challenges throughout the process.


DU Vin Festival

DU Vin Wine Dinner - Thursday, May 14
DU Vin Grand Tasting – Saturday, May 16

The DU Vin Festival features something for everyone including a five-course wine pairing dinner with Chef Frank Bonanno on Thursday, May 14 and a grand wine tasting event on Saturday, May 16 complete with over 160 different wines to taste, three complimentary seminars on wine and food topics, a chef/student pairing challenge with seven local Denver restaurants and live music!DU faculty, staff, alumni and students can purchse discount tickets of $35 per ticket for the festival.