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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.


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. 

Spotlight on Dance in Denver

Exhibit runs throughout the summer – Anderson Academic Commons, upper level, near room 370

Spotlight on Dance in Denver celebrates the many acclaimed national and international dance groups that impresario Arthur M. Oberfelder assembled for performances in Denver in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.


Ongoing Book Sale

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Book Stack, Mary Reed Building

Over 40,000 quality books for sale at the Book Stack, a used bookstore run by volunteers, located on the main level of the Mary Reed Building. All proceeds benefit University Libraries. 

Newman Center Presents faculty and staff pre-sale

NCP logoJuly 6-12

Purchase your tickets for next season’s  Newman Center Presents  performances during the DU faculty and staff pre-sale! As a DU faculty or staff member you receive a 20 percent discount and have a chance to score the best seats before they go on sale to the general public. To redeem this special offer, bring your Pioneer ID to the Newman Center Box Office between July 6-12, or enter code FSNCP15 at Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. on July 12.

Summer Blood Drive

Thursday, July 16, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Driscoll Ballroom

Bonfils Blood Center will be on campus July 16 for the summer blood drive. As a thank you for giving the gift of life, donors will receive a free T-shirt. Reserve an appointment time by calling 303-363-2300 or register online using site code 1086. Please review the eligibility guidelines.

DU’s got talent
Biennial of the Americas public dance workshop

Monday, July 13, 4:30 p.m. – Location change: Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts (parking available in Lot P)

In collaboration with the Biennial of the Americas in Denver this month, the Newman Center for the Performing Arts is bringing a Brazilian dance company to campus. In addition to a performance at the Newman Center July 19, the dance company will do a series of free, public workshops on July 13 starting at 4:30 p.m. DU faculty, staff, students, alumni and neighbors are welcome to attend the free workshop; no previous dance experience necessary. 

Sixth Annual Carillon Summer Recital Series: Philippe Beullens

Sunday, July 19, 7 p.m. – Williams Carillon (rain or shine)

Enjoy the sounds of our bells on a beautiful Colorado summer evening. Concerts continue alternate Sundays through Aug. 16; see the full schedule

Second Annual DU Night at the Rockies

Friday, July 24 – Tuaca Terrace Deck on The Rooftop, Coors Field
Dinner: 4:30 p.m.
Game: 6:40 p.m.

Calling all Pioneer alumni, parents and friends! Please join us for an evening of baseball and mingling with fellow Pioneers! When you purchase tickets through DU, you will enjoy a delicious buffet meal with cash bar for two hours prior to the game. Get your tickets before they sell out!