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April 2013


The Center for Multicultural Excellence and the Leo Block Alumni Center will partner with Denver-area schools to host the fourth annual Black Male Initiative Summit.



(April 9, 2013) What tribe are you? Organizers of a new exhibit at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology say there a lot of ways to answer that question: Navajo, Scottish, Jewish — but also poet, writer, teacher, student.



(April 9, 2013) Global Education Week is an annual spring event in which DU colleges, departments and student organizations organize programs, lectures and other educational events that showcase their efforts to internationalize the DU curriculum and campus community. It seeks to foster global citizenship and celebrate international education and cultural exchange across the DU campus.


English Language Center open house – April 9, 12:30 p.m.

The English Language Center (ELC) provides DU faculty and staff with the information you need to work effectively with ESL students. Come to the open house between 12:30-3 p.m. to learn more. The ELC is located at 1958 S. Josephine St.

China 101: Basic Chinese expressions and name pronunciation – POSTPONED

Presented by Ms. Yi Ren, Denver-based author of "Chinese for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Chinese," this interactive session will introduce you to basic phrases you can use in everyday conversation with Mandarin speakers. You will also explore Chinese name pronunciation and structure. This will be a very useful session for anyone who has interactions with native Chinese speakers.

Hosted by Daniels College of Business, University of Denver; sponsored by the Daniels Office of Globalization and Graduate Business Student Association.

DU Student International Experience Symposium - April 11, 4 p.m.

The Office of International Education, in collaboration with the Intercultural Global Studies minor will host the first annual DU Student International Experience Symposium on April 11 from 4-6 p.m. at the International House (corner of Warren & S. Josephine). The Symposium will highlight the diverse range of academic work and experiences that DU students engage in abroad, featuring speaking, multi-media, and poster presentations which showcase student research, service-learning, and internship experiences. Speaking presentations will begin at 4 p.m., followed by poster presentations and light refreshments around 5:20 p.m.

While it's not necessary to RSVP, we would love to know if you are coming. If you do plan to be in attendance, please email

Symposium presentation highlights will include:

  • "Modern Superhero: Haifa Coalition for Public Health" by Kelsey Sowa (International Studies), University of Haifa, Israel, fall 2012
  • "Bolsa Familia: The Efficacy of a Brazilian Social Welfare Program" by Jacqueline Smith (Biology/Geography), SIT Brazil, fall 2012
  • "Jordan: A Peaceful Country in a Rough Neighborhood" by Elizabeth Borneman (International Studies/ Psychology), CIEE Amman, Jordan, fall 2011-spring 2012
  • "Encantado Por El Mar", a documentary by Patrick Gillespie (Film/ Psychology), Gigante, Nicaragua, PINS Research,sSummer 2012
  • "Travel Courses and the IGS Minor" by Savanna Uland (Media Studies), ISL Bosnia, summer 2012 and Vienna, Austria, winter interterm 2011
  • "The Economics of High Speed Rail and Spain by Michael Barkman (Business/ Economics) ISA Antonio de Nebrija, Spain, fall 2012
  • "The Effect of Land Use Changes on Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Amboseli Ecosystem: Implications for Human Livelihoods and Wildlife Conservation" by Rebecca Hollman (Ecology/ Biodiversity), School for field Studies, Kenya, fall 2011
  • "La Furia Roja: Paella, Flamenco Y Toros" by Liza Veysikh (International Studies/ Spanish), ISA Salamanca, Spain, fall 2012
  • "Sleepless in Australia" by Katelin Morris (Strategic Communication), Adelaide, Australia, fall 2012

Research beyond borders – April 11, 5 p.m.

Join Daniels College of Business faculty, graduate and undergraduate students who have been working on international research projects over the past year for a discussion of the challenges and joys of doing research overseas in locations such as Albania, Macau, Senegal and France. Presenters include: Dr. Elona Pojani, visiting finance faculty member from the University of Tirana, Albania; Lauren Collins, Daniels international student experience specialist; Justin Ritter and Emma Martin, Daniels undergraduate students.

Thursday, April 11, 5-6 p.m., Schneider Board Room, 6th Floor, Daniels College of Business.

Hosted by Daniels College of Business, University of Denver; sponsored by the Daniels Office of Globalization and Graduate Student Operations.

30th Annual Festival of Nations – April 13, noon

The Festival of Nations is an annual University of Denver event that celebrates the diverse cultures of the University and Denver community. The event supports the sharing of cultural traditions, customs, and experiences through music, dance, food, art, stories, and educational displays.