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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

April 2015

A 21st Century Muslim Speaks: Are You Afraid of Sharia?
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00PM-6:00PM
AAC Room 290
Haroon Moghul, a prominent Muslim speaker, writer, and scholar, will speak regarding Sharia Law in the context of the current debate over the compatibility of Islamic Law and practice with secular democracy. Join us for a provocative and compelling discussion.  Make sure to RSVP by emailing: info@abrahamicinitiative.org

Artist Talk with Carrie Roy
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:00PM-1:00PM
AAC Room 340
Join us for a special talk with Carrie Roy – a researcher, artist, and data enthusiast – who created the sculptures on display in Reduction/Revelation exhibit. Working at the intersections of art and computation, Roy will discuss the analytical and creative processes involved in making these pieces and her interest in how humans relate to data and abstract information and how they frame ideas. Please register online

May 2015

Rocky Mountain Map Society Event: How an Artist Reinvented the Map
Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:30PM-8:30PM
AAC Room 290
The 1920s ushered in a new style of cartography that almost caricatures traditional maps. Designed by modern artists, these maps were created for tourism, commercial advertising, or to illustrate the news and other themes. Known as “Pictorial Maps”, they integrated narrative, geography, and a sense of humor in a way that was both useful and visually striking. This lecture, by Professor Susan Schulten in the Department of History, is part of a joint program entitled "Mapping in the Early 20th Century" by the Rocky Mountain Map Society, Denver Public Library, and the University of Denver. Please register online.

Chaplain's Book Club
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:00PM-1:00PM
AAC Room 370B
Join DU Chaplain Gary Brower for a discussion of Susan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring your lunch! For more information, contact Gary Brower.

COMPosium
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 3:00PM-7:00PM
AAC Room 290
COMPosium is a celebration of first year writing and research. The event will feature two poster sessions, in which students from spring writing courses will present their work through posters, podcasts, and interactive presentations, as well as a live presentation session. For more information, contact Lauren Picard.

Rocky Mountain Map Society Event: Pictorial Maps, A History and Overview
Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:30PM-8:30PM
AAC Room 290
The 1920s ushered in a new style of cartography that almost caricatures traditional maps. Designed by modern artists, these maps were created for tourism, commercial advertising, or to illustrate the news and other themes. Known as “Pictorial Maps”, they integrated narrative, geography, and a sense of humor in a way that was both useful and visually striking. This lecture, by Curtis Bird, owner of The Old Map Gallery, is part of a joint program entitled "Mapping in the Early 20th Century" by the Rocky Mountain Map Society, Denver Public Library, and the University of Denver. Please register online.

An Evening with Two Poet Laureates
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00PM-8:30PM
AAC Room 290
Poet Laureates Unite!  This reading brings together for the first time Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (University College) and former Oregon Poet Laureate Lawson Inada.  Both will read from their work, as well as engage with the audience. This event is open to the entire DU community. For more information, contact Bonnie Clark.

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.