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January 2013

18th annual Women's Conference to be held March 1
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(Jan. 29, 2013) The 2013 University of Denver Women's Conference will be held on March 1. This year's theme "Harnessing the power of Title IX," celebrates the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the groundbreaking legislation known as Gender Equity in Education.

This all-day conference will examine the impacts of Title IX on the past, how it currently is utilized and how we may harness its power for the ongoing advancement of women in the United States. See the conference location and schedule. Please note that the first 75 to register will receive a special gift. You are welcome to attend just a portion of the day's events if you cannot stay for its entirety.

Campus Safety alert

(Jan. 29, 2013) Campus Safety wants all University of Denver community members to be aware of this Crime Stoppers bulletin from the Denver Police Department, issued following two forcible fondling incidents which occurred on or adjacent to campus last week. As a reminder, Campus Safety offers a walking escort for students, staff and faculty who do not want to walk on campus alone after dark. Escorts will walk you to and from any location on campus. To request an escort, call 303-871-2334. As a reminder, in life-threatening emergencies, or when you need immediate police, fire or medical assistance,make the following two calls: 911 and 303-871-3000 (Campus Safety).

Want to be featured in our magazine?

(Jan. 22, 2013) The University of Denver Magazine is looking for faculty and staff desks to feature in its upcoming issues. Do you have items on your desk that tell an interesting story about you and your work? If so please contact Greg Glasgow, magazine editor:

Women's College Dean Lynn Gangone honored by chamber

(Jan. 22, 2013) Lynn Gangone, dean of The Women's College (TWC) at the University of Denver, has been named one of the "25 Most Powerful Women" in Denver by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) during a gala on Jan. 16.

The 25 women chosen are "leaders, innovators, trendsetters, role models and mentors," said Donna Evans, CWCC president and CEO.

Lynn said her passion is women's equality, something CWCC values by striving for equal opportunity connections. "I channel my passion for women's equality through education, specifically leading The Women's College. It's important to me to extend the opportunity to women to lead and make a difference in the world," she noted.

The CWCC is comprised of more than 1,000 members representing corporate executives, small business owners, nonprofits, as well as government employees. The CWCC is the "premier organization that provides opportunities and visibility for women in business through relationship development, education, mentorship, partnership and alliances."

See the full press release.

Women's College associate dean receives MLK lifetime achievement award

(Jan. 22, 2013) Arthur Jones, associate dean of inclusive excellence at the Women's College of the University of Denver, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission. The award was presented to Jones on Jan. 15, during the 28th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission Celebration.

Jones is well known in Denver for his role as chair of the Denver Mayor's Commission on Cultural Affairs (2006–10) and as founder of the Spirituals Project.

Based at DU, the Spirituals Project is a multiracial, multigenerational organization that uses research, education and musical performance to raise awareness about historical oppression. According to Jones, the project began as a series of concerts, lectures and workshops focusing on the songs created and first sung by African-American slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. Jones wanted to preserve what he calls "an important American cultural treasure."

2013 Founders Day award recipients

(Jan. 15, 2013) The University of Denver recognizes outstanding achievements or contributions by members of the University family during the annual Founders Day Gala, and is pleased to announce the 2013 Founders Day award recipients.

Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement
Mr. T. Ryan Greenawalt (BSBA '02)

Randolph P. McDonough Award for Service to Alumni
Mr. Robert Newman Sheets (BA '61)

Community Service Award
Ms. Karen J. (Young) Mathis (BA '72)

Distinguished Service to the University Award
Mr. Ronald I. Grahame (BA '73)

Professional Achievement Award
Carter Anne Prescott (BA, CWC '71)

Evans Award
Mrs. Margot Gilbert Frank (BA '71)

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us as we celebrate these outstanding individuals and the University of Denver's 149th anniversary!

Thursday, March 7, 2013 Seawell Ballroom Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Additional details and registration to follow.

Daniels College of Business announces 2013 Voices of Experience speakers

(Jan. 8, 2013) Register today to hear one or more of the outstanding speakers coming in 2013 for the Voices of Experience series offered by the Daniels College of Business. Please note that the first event on Monday, Jan. 28, featuring John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, is sold out.

Daniels is proud to bring CEOs and significant leaders into our community to share lessons learned on ethical leadership, sustainability and managing through challenging economic times. The Voices of Experience speaker series is a free event and open to the public. See the list of 2013 dates and speakers.

Student outreach in India benefits from new partnership

(Jan. 8, 2013) The University of Denver's International Student Admission office has recently partnered with the International Knowledge Center (IKC) in Bangalore, India, to help attract qualified undergraduate Indian students. For an annual membership fee, the University will receive reduced costs on recruitment travel in India, on-the-ground follow-up for inquirers and applicants throughout the country, a permanent University "desk" that students and parents can call or visit related to their applications, and receptions for prospective and current students and parents to which alumni will also be invited. All of this will be at no cost to the applicants.

If University faculty or staff will be visiting India and want make a stop at the IKC, they are more than welcome. Please contact Marjorie Smith in the Office of International Student Admission for more information (; ext. 12790).

Faculty and staff enjoy 20 percent discount for University College Enrichment Program

(Jan. 8, 2013) Faculty and staff can take advantage of a 20 percent discount on adult education offered in University College's Enrichment Program. Winter/Spring classes started Jan. 10 and continue through spring.

The Enrichment Program has a wide array of non-credit classes that connect the intellectually curious adult to the University's outstanding faculty, facilities and programming and Denver's rich cultural community. With adult education offered through short courses, lectures, seminars, weekend intensives and evening classes, you can explore a wide range of subjects—from history and contemporary issues to science, literature and the arts—without the pressures of exams, grades or admission requirements. Learn more and register.

To claim your 20 percent discount, enter discount code EDUW13 when registering. Discounts are based on availability and some exclusions apply; discount not available for Michael Pollan event, Middle East trip, and Focus Forward program.

Dean Hill featured in 5280 Magazine

(Jan. 4,2013) The January 2013 issue of Denver's 5280 Magazine features an article based on an interview with the University of Denver's Christopher Hill, dean of the Josef Korbel School for International Studies. Read the article.