ULA Lecture Series
University Library Association lectures are sponsored by the University Library Association (ULA) and the University Libraries. Members of the DU community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, neighbors and friends, are welcome to attend at no charge.
January 13, 2022
Theresa Conley Ph.D, Discussing Difficult Topics - In and Out of the Classroom
Classroom discussions on college campuses are meant to be a safe space for students to explore ideas and debate different opinions. Some topics are controversial and push students and faculty to think deeply about their own perspectives and assumptions across all disciplines, including business. Dr. Conley will explore the role of a liberal arts education, how faculty navigate these discussions, and how these ideas can add a fresh perspective to your interactions.
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February 10, 2022
Jenny Thompson, Bias in the Canon: An Exploration into Whitewashing in America’s Classical Music and Its Forgotten African-American Past
Jenny Thompson is a MM in Vocal Performance Candidate in 2021 at University of Denver, Lamont School of Music. She presented "Bias in the Canon: An Exploration into Whitewashing in America’s Classical Music and Its Forgotten African-American Past" at last Spring Quarter's Lamont Colloquium, and also presented the same paper at the regional Music Library Association chapter meeting. Her paper was voted "Best of Chapter," and the MLA Best of Chapters Committee chose her work along with one other for presentation at the national MLA meeting.
March 10, 2022
Todd Rinehart, The Shifting Landscape of College Admission
Todd Rinehart is the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment at the University of Denver. In his 24 years at DU, Rinehart has helped elevate the University’s undergraduate reputation with unprecedented growth in enrollment, academic quality, and diversity. He will discuss the Shifting Landscape of College Admission, covering rising college costs, questions regarding the value of college, increased competition from colleges and universities, and declining birth rates. At today’s session, we’ll more closely examine some of these challenges and how DU is responding and thriving in this environment.
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April 14, 2022
The Honorable Lino S. Lipinsky de Orlov, Constitutional Foundation, Structure and Work of the Federal Courts
Honorable Lino S. Lipinsky de Orlov has served on the Colorado Court of Appeals since January 2019. Judge Lipinsky was previously a partner at Dentons US LLP, where he chaired the firm's Denver litigation department. This session will help us understand the federal court system. Courts in the federal system work differently in many ways than state courts. There are 94 district courts, 13 circuit courts, and one Supreme Court throughout the country.