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Events Calendar

The Anderson Academic Commons hosts a number of events throughout the year. Some are sponsored by University Libraries, while others are presented by partners all across campus. This combination results in a variety of eclectic, insightful, and inspiring experiences within the Anderson Academic Commons.

All are welcome to attend the upcoming events listed below. Information about upcoming exhibits can be found on the Current and Upcoming Exhibits page.


For more information about events and exhibits in the Anderson Academic Commons, contact:

Andrea Howland
Community Relations Manager
Anderson Academic Commons, Room 370C
Phone: 303-871-3958
Email: Andrea.Howland@du.edu

September 10, 2015

Library Association Lecture: Dr. Rebecca Chopp presents DU's Transformative Directions 

Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors includes parking and refreshments.

Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor of the University of Denver since September 2014, initiated a community-wide strategic planning effort called Imagine DU. Through consultation with thousands of community members, the process focuses on transforming knowledge, the student experience in and out of the classroom, and the University's relationship with Denver and beyond. Chopp emphasizes the importance of community—among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University—to create a welcoming and inclusive campus where people from all backgrounds thrive.  Margery Reed Hall, Reiman Theater

October 8, 2015

Library Association Lecture: Danny Spungen presents Eradicating Hate: A Paper Trail of Nazi Practice

Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors includes parking and refreshments.

In 2007, Danny Spungen, a collector and philatelist, on behalf of the Spungen Foundation, acquired a collection of Holocaust materials related to stamps, covers, postcards, letters, bank note forgeries, and manuscripts from concentration camps & Jewish ghettos. Mr. Spungen will present a slide show highlighting the exhibit and its history.  Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

January 14, 2016

Library Association Lecture: Don Morreale presents Cowboys, Yogis, and One-Legged Ski Bums

Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors includes parking and refreshments.

Don Morreale holds degrees in Comparative Religions and Creative Writing from the University of Denver. The author of two books on Buddhism in America, he teaches meditation in Colorado and worldwide on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  Morreale writes biographical sketches of Coloradans who have undergone life-changing experiences. They may be artists, athletes, thinkers, helpers, seekers, and ordinary folks smitten with peculiar passions.  His new book, Cowboys, Yogis, and One-legged Ski Bums; the Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Coloradans, is a collection of some of his favorites.  Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

February 11, 2016

Library Association Lecture: Lawrence Argent presents From Idea to Reality: The Processes and Machinations Involved in Creating Big Art

Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors includes parking and refreshments.

Lawrence Argent is Professor and Head of Sculpture at the University of Denver’s School of Art & Art History. Argent is known for his multi-media sculptures and indoor and outdoor installations, including “I see what you mean,” aka Denver’s Big Blue Bear. His work blurs the distinction between high art and low art. His non-hierarchical strategy pulls from representation, conceptualism, humor and a jolt of mischief, all designed to make people examine their surroundings, their intentions and their lives.  “One experiences Public Art around them and probably never questions the idea of how something so impacting evolved into the manifestation before them.”  Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

March 10, 2016

Library Association Lecture: Thomas “Dr. Colorado” Noel presents Color-oddities, Strangest Things About the Highest State

Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors includes parking and refreshments.

Thomas J. Noel is Professor of History and Director of Public History, Preservation, and Colorado Studies at University of Colorado, Denver. He appears regularly on Denver's Channel 9 as "Dr. Colorado," writes a Sunday Denver Post column, and is the author or coauthor of more than 40 books, including Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, and his most recent Colorado: A Historical AtlasAnderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room 

April 14, 2016

Library Association Lecture: Andrea Stanton presents Events in the Middle East: Recent Developments

Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors includes parking and refreshments.

Andrea L. Stanton is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Denver, focusing on 20th and 21st century Islam in the Middle East.  More than five years after popular protests in Tunisia launched the “Arab Spring,” with dictators ousted across the Middle East, the eruption of chaos and extremism has threatened to turn a story of success into one of failure and discouragement, for civil society activists within countries like Egypt and Syria and for international observers. What do the latest events in the Middle East mean for people of these countries? What do they mean for humanitarian involvement? What do they mean for US and European foreign policy? 

Ongoing

Book Sale
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Book Stack, Mary Reed Building
Used book sale benefiting University Libraries. Over 40,000 quality books for sale at the Book Stack, a used book store run by volunteers, located on the main level of the Mary Reed Building.