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Faculty Triennial exhibit

Faculty Triennial exhibitThrough Feb. 22 – Vicki Myhren Gallery

The Vicki Myhren Gallery presents a sampling of work by faculty of the School of Art & Art History. The Faculty Triennial shows off the wide range and extraordinary quality of work by both regular and adjunct faculty. Exhibiting artists include: Lawrence Argent, Catherine Chavuin, Lea Ertz, Rafael Fajardo, Sarah Gjertson, Deborah Howard, Jeffrey Keith, Stephanie Lindsey, Roddy MacInnes, Evan Mann, Suchitra Mattai, Tom Mazzullo, Conor McGarrigle, Laleh Mehran, Mia Mulvey, Alfredo Ortiz, Naomi Scheck, Derrick Velasquez, Chinn Wang, Timothy Weaver and Edie Winograde.

I AM (NOT): Stories of Stigma exhibit

Through March 13 – Driscoll Center gallery

Drawing from surveys of over 150 individuals experiencing stigma, this exhibit visually showcases the narratives of 25 people. Each visual narrative includes two stories, as well as a metaphor they told us represented their stigma and a tagline that captured it. The first story we present is their experience of stigma and the second one captures an event that brought the storyteller great pride. Our artists took the photographs included in each narrative in order to visually represent the storytellers’ metaphors.

Lovely & Amazing: Books and boxes by Alicia Bailey exhibit

Through March 30 – Anderson Academic Commons, main level

Lovely and Amazing, begun in 2006, is a tribute to artist Alicia Bailey’s great-aunt, Ruth Wheeler: a beloved biology teacher, naturalist, youth advocate and feminist who lived and worked in north Denver for 70 years. Ruth found the natural world a place of endless delight. She left behind a collection of biological specimens, notes and photographs, which Bailey has incorporated into a series of three-dimensional collages, boxes and book works.

Pioneers for People coat drive

Jan. 26-Feb. 6, 2015

The Staff Advisory Council is hosting the sixth annual “Pioneers for People” coat drive to benefit the Denver Rescue Mission. We will be collecting new and used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and other cold weather items. In addition to providing collection boxes across campus throughout the two-week drive, we’ll also be hosting a one-day collection event on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Anderson Academic Commons.


Winter blood drive

Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Driscoll Ballroom

Bonfils Blood Center will be on campus for the winter blood drive. You can reserve an appointment time by contacting Bonfils at 303-363-2300 or register online using site code 1086. Please review the eligibility guidelines

Jackson/Ho China Forum Lecture - "China's Grand Strategy: the Known and Unknown”

Tuesday, Jan. 27, noon – SIE room 150

The Center for China-U.S. Cooperation continues their Jackson/Ho China Forum series with a lecture titled "China's Grand Strategy: the Known and Unknown" presented by Dr. Michael Pillsbury, Pentagon consultant and director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.More  

DU Winter Research/Scholarship Resourses Fair

Thursday, Jan. 29, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons

The University of Denver Winter Research/Scholarship Fair is a one-day mini conference with two primary foci: increasing your chances of securing funding by leveraging the expertise of professional grant writers, and learning about the array of research resources available to the DU community.


Lacan and Nietzsche: The Interpretation of the Unconscious/The Interpretation of the Analyst

Thursday, Jan. 29, 4-6 p.m. – Sturm Hall, room 286

A “critical conversation” between psychoanalyst Vanina Muraro and religious studies professor Carl Raschke on the clinical kinship between Jacques Lacan and the philosopher Nietzsche.


Graduate Research and Performance Summit

Friday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. - Driscoll Center

The second annual Graduate Research and Performance Summit on cross-disciplinary research aspires to examine the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of graduate student research and professional work. The day will consist of poster sessions and panel presentations; register now!


Work On Purpose

Friday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Craig Hall Community Room

Are you passionate about living and working for the social good of your community? The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning is hosting a series of workshops that encourage you to use your unique skills to make a social impact. This event is co-sponsored with DU Service and Change and the Living and Learning Communities. Join us for a day of personal reflection towards social change. Snacks and lunch and provided. Sign up here

Policy and Practice: Trends and Challenges Impacting Gifted Learners

Thursday, Feb. 5, 4:30-7 p.m. – Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall

Featured panelists include Chester E. Finn, Jr. – distinguished senior fellow and president emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Rena F. Subotnik – director of the Center for Psychology in Schools and Education, American Psychological Association. Please RSVP for this free event.

“Conversations with Chancellor Chopp”

Thursday, Feb. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Sturm Hall, room 251

Chancellor Chopp will provide updates on DU’s strategic planning process at this session and hear your thoughts and feedback on the ideas to be considered for the future of our University. Don’t miss this opportunity to add your voice to the planning process. RSVP

The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education’s 2015 conference – Weaving Together Innovative Thinking and Design: The Future of Differentiation

Friday, Feb. 6 – Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall

The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Bertie Kingore as well as the 2015 Institute Palmarium Award winner as a lunchtime keynote. Presenters from across the country will be in attendance with sessions geared toward a variety of audiences. More

CrImmigration: Crossing the Border Between Criminal Law and Immigration Law

Feb. 6-7, 2015 – Sturm College of Law

Registration is now open for the DU Law Review symposium, CrImmigration: Crossing the Border Between Criminal Law and Immigration Law. The emerging field of crimmigration law explores the convergence of criminal law and immigration law. Once two distinct areas of law, the fields have become increasingly intertwined as a result of recent political, social and legal developments. This transformation has created a dramatic shift in the interplay between courts and law enforcement with escalating consequences for immigrants.


Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival 2015Feb. 6-8 – Keystone Resort

Celebrating the 54-year history of the Winter Carnival – an annual student event – we invite alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends to join students for a weekend of skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other high-country fun at Keystone Resort.


Coping with Change in Higher Education: The Growing Strategic Role of Community-Engaged Scholarship

Monday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Boettcher Foundation Community Room, Craig Hall

Join us for a lecture by Professor Barbara Holland, PhD, senior scholar with the Center for Service Learning at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis; opening remarks by Chancellor Chopp. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, the Graduate School of Social Work and Morgridge College of Education. Please register.

Celebrating DU’s 2015 Community Engagement classification

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 4-5 p.m. – CCESL (Driscoll South, suite 18)

Join the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning and visiting scholar, Dr. Barbara Holland, to celebrate the Carnegie Foundation’s recognition of community engagement at the University of Denver. Refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP, email

Department of Religious Studies annual Kirk Lecture featuring Anthea Butler

Thursday, Feb. 12, 6-9:30 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

Anthea Butler is associate professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania and graduate chair of religious studies. A historian of American and African American religion, Professor Butler’s research and writing spans religion and politics, religion and gender, African American religion, sexuality, and religion and popular culture. More

Elevating the Conversation: Critical Skills in Suicide Risk Assessment, Management & Support “Learning through Lived Experience”

Friday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium

For far too many years suicide prevention has not engaged the perspectives of those who have lived through suicidal experiences. Because of social stigma and fear, as well as personal shame, a culture of silence prevailed. This year's event is an opportunity to benefit from the lived experience of suicide attempt survivors. This training will also help serve as a bridge to developing a conversation about suicide prevention between mental health policymakers and consumer advocates. (Sponsored in part by DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology.) More information and registrationEarly bird registration deadline Jan. 31.

Save the Date: Founders Day Gala

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Prepare to be dazzled and intrigued as we celebrate the past and envision our bright future. As part of the event, we will be honoring Chancellor Emeritus Daniel L. Ritchie, recipient of the Evans Award. More