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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


Artist Talk by Alicia Bailey
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:30PM-8:00PM
AAC Room 290
Join artist Alicia Bailey as she talks about her artwork in the Lovely and Amazing series on display in the Anderson Academic Commons. An informal reception will take place from 6:30PM-7:00PM, followed by an open case talk and presentation from 7:00PM-8:00PM. Visit the event announcement for more information and to RSVP.

A Map-ematical Framework for Quantitative Analysis of Mapped Data
Friday, February 20, 2015, 12:00PM-1:00PM
AAC Room 152
This presentation describes a comprehensive framework for map analysis and modeling concepts and procedures as direct spatial extensions of traditional mathematics and statistics, enabling individuals with minimal or no GIS background to develop spatial reasoning and problem solving skills–thinking with maps. Featuring a presentation by Joseph K. Berry. For more information, visit the event listing for the Center for Statistics and Visualization.

Extreme Academics Research Opportunities
Monday, February 23, 2015, 12:00PM-1:30PM
AAC Room 340
John Haag of 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 research with PINS and other grants.

3D Printing Fair
Monday, February 23, 2015, 12:00PM-4:00PM
AAC Room 290
University Libraries has partnered with the Office of Institutional Partnerships to host a 3D printing fair in the AAC.  All are welcome to engage with 3D printing technology in an interactive environment.  Don’t miss the presentation at 1:00PM!

3D Printing Fair
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:00AM-4:00PM
AAC Room 290
University Libraries has partnered with the Office of Institutional Partnerships to host a 3D printing fair in the AAC.  All are welcome to engage with 3D printing technology in an interactive environment.  Don’t miss the presentations at 11:00AM and 1:00PM!

3D Printing Fair
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 9:00AM-12:00PM
AAC Room 290
University Libraries has partnered with the Office of Institutional Partnerships to host a 3D printing fair in the AAC.  All are welcome to engage with 3D printing technology in an interactive environment.  Don’t miss the presentation at 10:00AM!

“Suicide to Hope” Training
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:30PM-4:30PM
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. Contact Stephani Walton for more information. 

Asa Hilliard Memorial Symposium: Wellness through Community Vitality
Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:30PM-8:00PM
AAC Room 290
What role do Black psychologists play in the health and vitality of the Black community, especially in turbulent times? How do they get involved in issues of social justice and social change? These questions are even more pressing in light of current events, such as the Ferguson riots and the rising debate over the number of deaths of unarmed Black men and women by police officers. How do Black psychologists, who strive to serve their communities, respond to these issues and promote wellness and community vitality in such turbulent times? Please join us for a panel discussion as four esteemed Black psychologists and University of Denver alumnae discuss these and other questions. Please RSVP by February 20, 2015. For more information, contact Kawanna Bright.

MARCH 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 8:30AM-5:00PM
AAC Rooms 290 and 313, Schwayder Art Building 2nd Floor
THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp), presented by the Music Library Association, is an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. You do not have to be a member of MLA to attend! In fact, non-MLA participants are encouraged to attend, as this allows for a variety of skill sets and disciplinary areas to be represented. Attending THATCamp is a great opportunity to learn about and use tools and software that can be applied to a variety of library and research-related projects. Visit the THATCamp Music Library Association site for information about workshops, travel, registration and additional details.

Chaplain's Book Discussion
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:00PM-1:00PM
AAC Room 370B
Join DU Chaplain Gary Brower for a discussion of Anne Lamott's Stitches. You are welcome to bring your lunch to the meeting. For more information, contact Gary Brower.

University Library Association Tea and Lecture, Featuring Paula Burger
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:30PM-3:00PM
AAC Room 290
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. Visit the ULA event announcement for more information and to RSVP.

April 2015

SafeTalk: An Open Forum with Campus Safety
Monday, April 6, 2015, 5:00PM-7:00PM
AAC Room 290
The second of a series of open forums to discuss campus safety issues at DU, this event will allow students, faculty, and staff to solicit feedback regarding Campus Safety services. For more information, contact Sergeant James Johnston.

Guest Lecturer: Anisa Mehdi
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 12:30PM-1:30PM
AAC Room 290
The Department of Religious Studies and Media, Film and Journalism Studies welcomes Anisa Mehdi to give an insightful lecture at DU. Anisa is a respected filmmaker who has created well-regarded documentaries on the Hajj and other subjects for National Geographic, PBS, and more. For more information, contact Andrea Stanton.

ISIS, US Foreign Policy & the Future of Syria
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:00PM-1:30PM
AAC 290
Join us for a timely discussion on the Syrian revolution, the rise of ISIS, and the role of U.S. foreign policy throughout the last four years. Three guest speakers will include: Ambassador Fred Hof, a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and a special advisor to President Obama on Syria, Rafif Jouejati, the Director of FREE-Syria, a humanitarian non-profit, and the English spokeswoman for the Local Coordinating Committees in Syria, and Nader Hashemi, Director at DU's Center for Middle East Studies and a professor at the Korbel School. For more information, contact Doug Garrison.

University Library Association Tea and Lecture, Featuring Annette Stott
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 1:30PM-3:00PM
AAC Room 290
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. Visit the ULA event announcement for more information and to RSVP.


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.