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March-April 2014

LAST CALL: Volunteer for Day of Action!

Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. – Sign up by Wednesday, April 30
DU Service and Change is partnering with the Diversity Summit for the second annual Day of Action, Saturday, May 10, and online registration to volunteer closes this Wednesday, April 30! Over 400 Munroe Elementary School and Smith Elementary School students and parents will be coming to our campus for the day to learn about how college can be a part of their future.

We are looking for approximately 100 volunteers to lead groups of 15 students and parents around campus to various departmental presentations, answer questions about college life, etc. This is a great opportunity to interact with kids and share your enthusiasm for DU, and you can log your hours in the 1864 Service Challenge.

The day will run from approximately 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and a Day of Action T-shirt are provided to all volunteers. Sign up today!

13th Annual Diversity SUmmit on Inclusive Excellence "Diversity and Inclusion in higher education: 150 years of learning, growth and hope

(April 15, 2014) Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Diversity Summit, May 8-10, 2014.

diversity summit For the first time, the 2014 Summit will host an event open to the broader community on Thursday evening: a screening and discussion of the documentary American Promise. Friday will be the traditional summit day of engaging workshops, speakers and awards. Saturday will be the second annual Day of Action, bringing primary school students and their families to campus to learn about paths to higher education.


IRISE research and creative work grants

(April 1, 2014) The Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) is now accepting proposals for research/creative works grants available to faculty and students for summer 2014. Faculty grants up to $5,000 may be matched by participating divisions, while grants of up to $2,000 are available for graduate and undergraduate student research projects. The IRISE Research/Creative Work Grant aims to facilitate interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative works that seek to deepen our understanding of inequalities (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation) that impact the quality of life for historically marginalized communities and/or to promote equality in diverse communities.

IRISE post-doctoral job talks

(April 1, 2014) Candidates for the first of three IRISE postdoctoral fellows are on campus. We invite you to attend their job talks. For further information, including location and title of job talk, please check out the IRISE website.

Roger Salters Doctoral Institute

(April 1, 2014) Entering its third year, the Salters Summer Doctoral Institute is a two-day program designed to encourage doctoral students from historically marginalized groups and women to pursue faculty and administrative positions in academia. If you know a graduate student who may be interested in this program, applications are due April 18, 2014. They can learn more and apply here.

31st Annual Festival of Nations

Saturday, April 12, noon – Ritchie Center concourse
The Festival of Nations is a free, family-friendly event that celebrates the diverse cultures and experiences of the University and Denver community. The event supports the sharing of cultural traditions, customs and experiences through music, dance, food, art and educational displays.

fourth annual new beginnings spring pow wow

PowwowSunday, May 18, 1-6 p.m. – Driscoll Green
The Native Student Alliance invites you to the annual Pow Wow celebrating Native American culture through dance, music, art and food.

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Through March 21 – Museum of Anthropology, Sturm Hall, first floor
DU's Native Student Alliance, in partnership with the Department of Anthropology, presents the artwork of Thomas Greyeyes and Ryan Singer, inspired by the Sand Creek Massacre. Their artwork addresses this history from Native American perspectives, and presents ways their communities are healing and moving forward.