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DU Celebrates Sesquicentennial with Interactive Exhibit

Jan. 9, 2014—As the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain region, the University of Denver celebrates its 150th anniversary during 2014 by looking backward at its gold rush beginnings and to the future as a gold standard for academic excellence.

The University is excited to open a special year-long exhibit focusing on the traditions and legacies of DU. The grand opening is set for 12 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at the Anderson Academic Commons. Participants will enjoy remarks by Chancellor Robert Coombe, trivia and prizes.

The interactive, self-guided exhibit integrates video clips and artifacts with photographs and text, depicting the University's evolution from vacant prairie to verdant arboretum. There are individual displays that focus on everything from Athletics and Recreation, to Homecoming and Commencement traditions.

Members of the media are invited to attend the grand opening and tour the exhibit. To RSVP to the event please call DU Media Relations at (720) 608-0240 or email [email protected]

What: University of Denver "Tradition and Legacy" Exhibit Opening

When: Monday, Jan. 13, 12 p.m.

Where: University of Denver, Anderson Academic Commons

Additional Info.

Media is invited to attend the opening and should RSVP to DU Media Relations at (720) 608-0240 or [email protected] to receive parking information. Interviews with Chancellor Coombe may also be arranged.


In 2014, the University of Denver will celebrate its sesquicentennial with a full calendar of events and programs that not only honor the institution's 150-year commitment to serving students, the community and the public good, but that look forward to a future of continued achievement and innovation. For additional information, subscribe to The University of Denver Newsfeed or follow the University on Facebook and Twitter.