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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.

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.







James J. Waring Limited Editions Collection

Exhibit runs through June 30 – Anderson Academic Commons, upper level

James J. Waring, MD (1883-1962) was an internist, professor and scholar, and his love for learning went far beyond the bounds of medicine. He enjoyed a wide range of subjects, including poetry, Western history, science fiction and literature. 



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. 

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

On May 28, Buchtel Memorial Tower will be rededicated in honor of military veterans who now are part of the DU student body. Photo: Wayne ArmstrongThursday, 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

Lamont Wind Ensemble

Lamont Wind EnsembleThursday, May 28, 4:30 p.m.  – Carnegie Green

Please join the Lamont Wind Ensemble for an afternoon concert of marches, folk tunes and some surprises in this open-air concert! Seating will be available on the lawn of Carnegie Green. In case of inclement weather, the concert will relocate to Gates Concert Hall in the Newman Center.




2015 InShort Student Film Showcase 

Thursday, June 4, 6-9 p.m. – Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium 

DU student filmmakers are making documentaries about our DU and Denver communities; see the stories they've captured at the 2015 InShort Student Film Showcase. Join us for light hors d'oeuvres and a reception followed by the screening of short documentary films. Learn more about the films. Questions? Email

Summer Bash 2015

Friday, June 19, 6:30-10 p.m. – Cable Center

Join DU Pioneer Athletics for live music, casino games, a silent auction, dinner and a hosted bar benefiting DU student-athletes. $40 per person; register today