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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

Lovely & Amazing exhibitThrough 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.

February is Black History Month

Join the Black History Month planning committee for one or more events celebrating “A Century of Black Life, Culture and History.”

See the full event list


3D Printing Fair

Monday, Feb. 23, noon-4 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-noon – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

The 3D printing fair is an opportunity for you to engage with 3D printing technology. The fair features an interactive environment with open forums and presentations. 

Bridges to the Future: Privacy and Publicity in the Social Media Age

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. – Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Keynote Speaker: Alice Marwick, PhD. Social media can boost visibility and popularity, but are you getting the right kind of attention and visibility? Do you share too much with too many? Join the discussion about how our online lives affect our offline lives. #DUBridges


New Dynamics of Relations Across the Taiwan Strait

TaiwanThursday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Driscoll Gallery

The Center for China-U.S. Cooperation is hosting this conference titled “New Dynamics of Relations Across the Taiwan Strait.”

More information and registration


Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families open house

Thursday, Feb. 26, 3-5 p.m. – 2190 S. High St.

Please join us for drinks and snacks and learn more about the work of the Resource Center at DU! The Resource Center is the first of its kind in the United States and provides a unique interdisciplinary and experiential learning experience to graduate and law students at DU. At the same time the Resource Center is providing quality and affordable therapeutic, educational and dispute resolution services to separating and divorcing families.  

CCESL Community Spotlight: Children’s Literacy Center

Thursday, Feb. 26, 4-5 p.m. – Driscoll Center South, suite 18

CCESL’s Community Spotlight Series connects DU students, staff and faculty with community organizations who are interested in finding ways to collaborate to address public issues. This Community Spotlight features Sierra Maloch, program director for the Children’s Literacy Center. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to

Stage Door

Feb. 26-28, March 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; March 8, 2 p.m. – Byron Theatre, Newman Center

Join us at The Footlights Club in New York City and share the hopes and dreams of the ambitious young actresses who reside there. They've all come to New York to make it big on Broadway and through this delightful romp we share in their struggles and triumphs as they grapple with auditions, day jobs, bad shows, bad pay, all kinds of men and the ever present temptation to pack it all in and to give up their art to the glittering lure of tinsel town! Purchase $10 tickets.

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 registration

Continuing the Conversation: What are We Learning About Learning?

Friday, Feb. 27, 8:30-10:30 a.m. – Sturm Hall, room 134

The Office of Teaching and Learning is hosting an interdisciplinary discussion of program assessment successes at DU. Share the things that are working well in improving programs and enhancing student learning. What assessment strategies are providing meaningful information? What evidence has your program gathered that led to particularly productive faculty discussions? How has the development and/or implementation of assessment processes been beneficial to the student learning experience?

More information and registration

Research in Conflict-Affected Countries and Contexts: Ethics, Risks and Practicalities

Monday, March 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Tuscan Ballroom, Joy Burns Center

Social scientists across a wide range of disciplines are engaged in research on conflict-affected countries and in other contexts, such as research on community-level and interpersonal violence. This workshop is designed to explore more fully the ethics, risks and practicalities of conducting research in such environments. The workshop will feature presentations by invited presenters, University of Denver faculty and advanced graduate students with experience researching in conflict-affected countries and contexts.


The Current State of International Law

Tuesday, March 3, noon-1 p.m. – Ricketson Law Building, room 125

Join the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law as we welcome Dr. Charlotte Ku for her lecture on the current state of international law. Dr. Ku will provide an overview of her perspectives on where international law is today with a particular emphasis on the impacts and challenges of globalization both on law itself and the environment it operates in.


Founders Day Gala

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Founders Day Gala is an annual event marking the anniversary of the University of Denver's founding. It's a celebration of our proud heritage and the bright future to which our alumni, faculty and students continually contribute.

Welcoming hundreds of members of the University community, Founders Day also gives us the opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of our alumni and special friends, who are honored with awards.


Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Conversation on Racism

Tuesday, March 10, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Craig Hall community room

Join us for a lecture by Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, senior fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine. Register now.

Higher Education and the Future: Discerning Opportunities; Deciding Directions

Tuesday, March 10, 7-9 p.m.

Higher education, an institution that has driven personal accomplishment as well as social and economic progress in the U.S., is in the midst of transformation according to both its critics and its fans. Chancellor Rebecca Chopp outlines some of the challenges that U.S. higher education faces, as well as three discernible changes in relation to the structure of knowledge, democratic engagement and personal accomplishment. Includes discussion time pertaining to the future of DU, higher education in Colorado and the national importance of higher education. Faculty and staff use code EPZONEW15 to save 20 percent on registration.

20th Annual University of Denver Women’s Conference 

Friday, March 27

Registration is now open for the 20th Annual University of Denver Women’s Conference. This year’s theme, “Inspiring the Power of Possibility: Defining the Meaning of Success and Recognizing our Value,” seeks to connect students, staff, faculty women and men allies to learn and share in the spirit of unity to advance the success of women at DU. Conference registration and information, including a full list of planned presentations and workshops, can be found online. Registration closes on March 20.

Star Jam Concert

Saturday, April 18, 8 p.m. – Magness Arena, Ritchie Center

The University of Denver and Concerts Colorado are excited to announce Star Jam 2015; get your tickets before they sell out! Star Jam features headliners Jeffrey Osborne and Sheila E, with special guests Evelyn “Champagne” King and the Mary Louise Lee Band. Ticket proceeds will support the Wounded Warriors Impacting Neighbors project that helps injured, post-9/11 veterans and U.S. military.