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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.  


Friends of the Dance Library trip to Vail International Dance Festival

The Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library is a special collection at the University of Denver.  The Friends of the Dance Library invite you to

NOW: Premieres Hosted by Damian Woetzel at Vail International Dance Festival  on Monday August 4th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

VIDF Artistic Director Damian Woetzel curates and hosts this evening of world premieres specially commissioned for the Vail Dance Festival.  Performances of new works by: Brian Brooks (for Carla Korbës, Joseph Gordon, Zachary Catazaro and Chase Finlay); Matthew Neenan (for BalletX with Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild); Lil Buck + Crew; Fang-Yi Sheu & Shantala Shivalingappa; and Herman Cornejo.  

Round trip coach (leaving Denver at 4:30 pm and returning at midnight) and performance ticket start at $85 with option to buy box supper for $10.  More info. 



April 7 - July 14, 2014, Upper Level, outside The Loft (Rm 340)
University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives is fortunate to house the literary manuscripts of two mid-century Denver writers, Mary Coyle Chase (1907-1981) and William E. Barrett (1900-1986).

This exhibit contains original manuscripts for Chase's Pulitzer Prize winning Harvey and Barrett's The Left Hand of God and Lilies of the Field, some of their most successful works both on the stage and on the big screen. Accompanying primary resources – print and digital – put the authors' manuscripts into context and trace the cultural manifestations and relationships of these stories over time.

The University of Denver at 150: History and Traditions Exhibit, through 2014, throughout the Academic Commons

In honor of the University of Denver's sesquicentennial, this interactive exhibit introduces some of the people, programs and traditions that have made our campus community exceptional.  Mixing artifacts and video clips with text and archival photographs, "Tradition and Legacy" shows how inspiration and vision came to animate the DU experience. Individual display stations focus on everything from Athletics and Recreation to campus life, from Homecoming festivities to Commencement traditions.

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 or 303-871-3958.