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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 2015

University Library Association Lecture, Featuring Dr. Rebecca Chopp
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 1:30PM-3:00PM
Margery Reed Hall, Reiman Theater
Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors. Parking and refreshments included.
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. Visit the ULA event announcement for more information and to RSVP.

Robin WrightThe Iran Deal & U.S. Foreign Policy: A Conversation with Robin Wright
Friday, September 11, 2015, 12:00PM-2:00PM
AAC Room 290
The Center for Middle East Studies presents a conversation between New Yorker Writer Robin Wright and Professor Nader Hashemi. Robin Wright is a journalist and author who has reported from more than a 140 countries on six continents. In addition to writing for The New Yorker, she is a joint fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). She is also the editor of The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy, which is both a book and the world’s most comprehensive website on Iran.

October 2015

University Library Association Lecture, Featuring Danny Spungen
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 1:30PM-3:00PM
AAC Room 290
Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors. Parking and refreshments included.
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 slideshow highlighting the exhibit—Eradicating Hate: A Paper Trail of Nazi Practice—and its history. Check back soon for the ULA event announcement, including a link to RSVP.

The Denver Art Museum’s Jamie & Andrew Wyeth Exhibit, presented by Curator Timothy Standring
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:00PM
AAC Room 290
This special event is a fall fundraiser featuring Timothy Standring of the Denver Art Museum, exhibit curator of Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio, which explores the art of Andrew Wyeth and his son Jamie. Standring will present a slide show about works created by the Wyeths in a variety of media, including pen and ink, graphite, chalk, watercolor, drybrush, tempera, oil, and mixed media, and will explore the connection between two American artists who shared artistic habits of mind while maintaining their own unique artistic voices. Sign up here for more information. For more information, email Andrea Howland.

January 2016

University Library Association Lecture, Featuring Don Morreale
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 1:30PM-3:00PM
AAC Room 290
Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors. Parking and refreshments included.
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. Check back soon for the ULA event announcement, including a link to RSVP.

February 2016

University Library Association Lecture, Featuring Lawrence Argent
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 1:30PM-3:00PM
AAC Room 290
Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors. Parking and refreshments included.
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.” Join us for Argent’s presentation, From Idea to Reality: The Processes and Machinations Involved in Creating Big Art. Check back soon for the ULA event announcement, including a link to RSVP.

March 2016

University Library Association Lecture, Featuring Thomas “Dr. Colorado” Noel
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 1:30PM-3:00PM
AAC Room 290
Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors. Parking and refreshments included.
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 Atlas. Join us for his presentation, Color-oddities, Strangest Things about the Highest State. Check back soon for the ULA event announcement, including a link to RSVP.

April 2016

University Library Association Lecture, Featuring Andrea Stanton
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 1:30PM-3:00PM
AAC Room 290
Free for University Library Association members; $15 for visitors. Parking and refreshments included.
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? Join us for Stanton’s lecture, Events in the Middle East: Recent Developments. Check back soon for the ULA event announcement, including a link to RSVP.