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Calendar of Events & Exhibits

Ribbon CuttingVisitors are welcome to attend the following events and exhibits in the Anderson Academic Commons and/or benefiting University Libraries.  

EVENTS

JANUARY 2015

Chaplain's Book Discussion: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at noon, AAC Room 370B

All faculty, staff and students are invited to join DU Chaplain, Gary Brower, for a discussion of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Tracey Peters, Director of DU's Center for Multicultural Excellence will co-facilitate this discussion. Please bring your lunch and feel free to contact Gary Brower for more information.

Campus Safety Town Hall on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 7-9 pm in AAC Room 290

This is an opportunity for an open forum discussion with Campus Safety to address the strengths and weaknesses of safety at DU.

Hanover Resource Fair: Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 8:30 am-4 pm in AAC Room 290

This Winter Research and Scholarship Resource Fair is put on by the Provost's Office in collaboration with Hanover. The event will feature grant application skill-building for DU faculty and students. For more information on the event and the opportunity to register, click here.

 

FEBRUARY 2015

Staff Advisory Council Coat Drive: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 11 am-2 pm, in AAC Room 212

The Staff Advisory Council will be holding a coat drive to collect new and used coats for those in need. Hot cocoa will be served  to all who donate. Collection will take place in AAC 212 and the front lobby. 

Winter Stress Relief Day: Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 12-3 pm, in AAC Room 290

The Health & Counseling Center invites the DU community to come and unwind with a day of stress relief highlighted with therapy dogs, massage tables and food. There will also be information available on library services and stress relief.

Winter Stress Relief Day: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 1-4 pm, in AAC Room 290

The Health & Counseling Center invites the DU community to come and unwind with a second day of stress relief highlighted again with therapy dogs, massage tables and food. There will also be information available on library services and stress relief.

Writing in the Public: Wednesday, February 11, 2015, from 5:30-8 pm in AAC Room 290

Selected members of the community will be speaking to DU students about the kinds of writing they do in their lives.

University Library Association tea and lecture featuring Barbara Neal, Thursday, February 12, 2015, 1:30 pm

Public Art: More Than Meets the Eye: An anecdotal tour of public art in Colorado and how it came to be in our public spaces.  Barbara Neal will share images of both notable and lesser known examples of public art with the stories of how the artwork was selected, sited and its ongoing dialogue with its environment. The public art collection at Denver University will be included.  More info and rsvp.

Kirk Lecture - Anthea Butler: Thursday, February 12, 2015, from 7-9 pm in AAC Room 290 

Anthea Butler is a professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her book, Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making a Sanctified World, chronicles the history of African American women's religious lives and civic engagement in the largest Pentecostal denomination in the US. Professor Butler's book, The Gospel According to Sarah: How Sarah Palin and the Tea Party are Galvanizing the Religious Right is soon to be published.

Library of Congress Cataloger: Friday, February 13, 2015, from 1-2:30 pm in AAC Room 340

University Libraries will be hosting Mary Berghaus Levering, Library of Congress Retiree, to speak about her experience in a discussion titled "From Gutenberg to Twitter: Forty-five Years at the Library of Congress (A behind-the-scenes personal memoir of America's greatest intellectual reservoir)."

Chaplain's Book Discussion: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at noon, AAC Room 370B

All faculty, staff and students are invited to join DU Chaplain, Gary Brower, for a discussion of Phyllis Barber's To the Mountain. Don't miss out because the author Phyllis Barber will be joining the discussion! Please bring your lunch and feel free to contact Gary Brower for more information.

Artist Talk by Alicia Bailey: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm in AAC Room 290

Talk from artist Alicia Bailey about her artworks in her Lovely and Amazing series on display in exhibit cases on the Main Level of the Anderson Academic Commons.

A Map-ematical Framework for Quantitative Analysis of Mapped Data: Friday, February 20, 2015 from 11:30 am-3 pm in AAC Room 152

For more information please email Joseph Ryan.

Extreme Academics Research Opportunities: Monday, February 23, 2015 from 12-1:30 pm in AAC Room 340

John Haag from the DU Career Center, will speak about finding research opportunities. Biology Professor and Director of the URC Nancy Lorenzon and Shawn Alfrey, Associate Director of the Honors Program, will speak about how to fund them with PINS and other grants.

“suicide to Hope” Training: Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 7:30 am-5:30 pm in AAC Room 290

suicide to Hope is a one day workshop for the clinical workforce and other professional caregivers working with persons recently at risk of suicide. There is a fee to attend and registration is required. Please email Stephani for more information. 

 

MARCH 2015

Chaplain's Book Discussion: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at noon, AAC Room 370B

All faculty, staff and students are invited to join DU Chaplain, Gary Brower, for a discussion of Anne Lamott's Stitches. Please bring your lunch and feel free to contact Gary Brower for more information.

University Library Association tea and lecture featuring Paula Burger, Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:30 pm

Paula's Window: The Bielski Partisans and a Life Unexpected; a Story of Hope Regained. "Hi, my name is Paula Burger." This is not merely an introduction, but a declaration of survival. Whether she's addressing Jews or non-Jews, students or seniors, Burger's supreme goal is Holocaust education. She briefly describes her painful Holocaust narrative and then encourages questions from the audience. These animated exchanges, like fertile soil, yield the fruit of her message: to prevent another Holocaust, human beings must understand and accept the stranger in their midst. Prejudice, bullying and intimidation are prohibited. Burger learned these lessons in the Holocaust. If she can get from there to here, so can we.  More info and rsvp.

University Library Association tea and lecture featuring Annette Stott, Thursday, April, 9 2015, 1:30 pm

Alexander Ross, the Second Coming, and the Ross Monument Scottish Immigrant Alexander Ross erected a monument in Denver's Fairmount Cemetery containing four beautiful marble portraits. An Adventist and Chronologist, until Easter of 1898 he had been certain that he would not die, for that was his predicted date of Jesus Christ's return to earth. This is the story of his reaction to the disappointment of that day as he turned to the cemetery and sculpture for consolation.  More info and rsvp.

EXHIBITS

Mapping Denver and University Park, August 15, 2014 – June 15, 2015

Many people see a city map as a tool for getting around, often guides for tourists to developers. But they also answer many more questions than simply "how does one get there?" City maps project varying and competing ideas about a place: where it is, what it is, and what it means. This exhibition of maps from Special Collections and Archives invites visitors to explore these representations of our changing local landscapes while also formulating their own interpretations of the places presented.

From Haven To Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life, Ongoing, Lower Level

The exhibition examines the Jewish experience in the United States through the prisms of "Haven" and "Home." "Haven" opens with a selection of pivotal documents expressing the ideals of freedom that have come to represent the promise of America. This section also explores the formative experiences of Jewish immigrants as they struggled to become American. The "Home" section focuses on the opportunities and challenges inherent in a free society and the uniquely American Jewish religious movements, institutions, and associations created in response. In telling the story of diverse groups of Jewish immigrants who made the United States their home, the exhibition examines the intertwined themes, and sometimes conflicting aims, of accommodation, assertion, adaptation, and acculturation that have characterized the American Jewish experience from its beginnings in 1654 to the present day.

Book Sale

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm Used book sale benefiting University of Denver libraries. Over 40,000 quality books are for sale at the Book Stack, a used book store run by volunteers, on the main level of Mary Reed.

For more information about events and exhibits, contact Andrea.Howland@du.edu or 303-871-3958.