From: The GRAD
Date: April 27, 2023
Subject: The GRAD Week 5

Week 5 | Spring 2023

Graduate Student Government Applications Open!

| Crimson Connect Applications to join the executive board of Graduate Student Government for the 2023-24 academic year are now open. Check out the Crimson Connect application for more details regarding mission and position descriptions. Apply Here by midnight on May 2nd!  

4D Symposium

May 18 9:30 am - 5:30 pm | Community Commons The 2023 4D Symposium held on May 18 from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm in the Community Commons is designed to bring together campus stakeholders - faculty, administrators, staff, and students - to learn more about the 4-Dimensional (4D) Experience and share progress and models around elevating this work. Throughout the day, the 4D team, as well as a variety of faculty, staff, and student speakers, will be presenting sessions on how they see 4D integrating with their experience at DU, as well as the ways they envision the future of 4D taking shape. We hope this event will inspire our community to support holistic learning and development experiences for our students through integrating the four dimensions of advancing intellectual growth, exploring character, promoting well-being, and pursuing careers and lives of purpose. More info

Join the Community Conversation on Antisemitism

Thursday, May 4, 5:45-7 pm | Community Commons Room 2800 Join Provost Clark and Anti-Defamation League Regional Director Scott Levin on Thursday, May 4 at 5:45 pm in CCOM 2800 to learn about and discuss contemporary drivers of antisemitism and hate more broadly and find out how you can take action in combating bias of all kinds. More info  or 303-830-7177

The Grad Picnic Monday

Join the Office of Student Engagement, Monday, May 15 on the Campus Green for 'The Grad Picnic Monday' From 12 pm-5 pm. There will be lawn games, free picnic blankets, food, and drinks. You may also bring your own food. Come and have fun with your fellow Graduate students! Register now!

Assessment of Campus Safety Policies and Procedures

Dear DU Community, The safety and security of the University of Denver community is a top priority. As we continuously strive to enhance our policies and programs, it is helpful to periodically conduct objective assessments of our initiatives to help us to understand how we may further address the safety of our community. As the Chancellor stated in his recent communication, we have retained Margolis Healy, a nationally recognizedÔÇ»school safety and security consulting firm to lead a comprehensive assessment. Through this assessment, we hope to further identify ways of enhancing school safety and improve upon existing University of Denver strategies and practices. Margolis Healy will be conducting onsite work from May 2 – 4, 2023. During this time, they will meet with individuals from across the University of Denver in support of the assessment. We greatly appreciate your continued support and contributions in making our community safe for all and would like to invite you to the following open forums: Open Forum Session for Undergraduate and Graduate Students – Tuesday, May 2nd, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Centennial Conference Room (201) in the Mary Reed Building. Open Forum Session for Faculty and Staff – Wednesday, May 3rd, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm in the Dupont Conference Room in the Mary Reed Building Best Regards, Michael Bunker University of Denver Director of Campus Safety.More info  

NOW HIRING - Social Justice Peer Educators

Priority Deadline for Applications: 9 am on Monday, 8th May 2023. | N/A Inclusion & Equity Education (IEE) has an exciting NEW PAID opportunity for students! We are hiring Social Justice Peer Educators for 2023-2024, with some online trainings during the summer and the pilot program launching in the Fall. Students are encouraged to apply at Here by 9 am on Monday, 8th May 2023. Please share this information wherever you see fit and you can direct any questions to Dr.  

National Geographic Live presents Mark Synnott May 15

Monday, May 15 (7:30pm-9pm) | Newman Center for the Performing Arts Mark Synnott is a big wall rock-climber of the highest order. Hear how he is using his legendary climbing abilities to reach incredibly inaccessible environments in search of rare species. Students can access $15 tickets using promo code DUST. May 15th at 7:30pm at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. More info LINK: 

Block by Block: Looking to the Future of Blockchain | Part two of the 22-23 C+V Blockchain Symposium Series

Tuesday, May 2 (12:00-3:00 PM) | University of Denver, location will be shared with attendees prior to event Block by Block: Looking to the Future of Blockchain Part two of the 22-23 C+V Blockchain Symposium Series Tuesday May 2, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm | University of Denver After an exciting and informative symposium in the fall, Community + Values is thrilled to announce the second part of our 2022 - 2023 C+V Symposium Series on Blockchain on May 2, 2023! DU faculty members, students, alumni, and industry experts will present the future of Blockchain in different fields. Blockchain technology has the potential to transform various industries by enabling secure, decentralized and transparent record-keeping systems. The widespread adoption of blockchain technology in areas such as finance, the arts, supply chain management, healthcare, real estate, higher education, and more has only just begun -- this powerful technology will lead to greater efficiency, cost savings, and new business models. You are invited to attend the second of our C+V Symposium Series as we discuss technological advancements, unique uses, regulatory frameworks, and beyond of Blockchain. • 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: Ethical Implications of Blockchain Technology presented by Dr. Wendy Charles, Chief Scientific Officer, BurstIQ; UCOLL Faculty Member • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Three Lightning Round Talks • Art After the NFT Storm presented by Professor Christopher Coleman, CAHSS • Blockchain & the DU Student Experience presented by Matt Romo Nichols, DU Web3 Club President • Reports from the Bleeding Edge: Crypto-Assets and the Law presented by William “Wil” Wenzel, Esq., Owner, Red Road Legal, PC • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Networking Hour & Reception * Light snacks and beverages will be served at the symposium. More info

The Sustainable Development in Africa Conference

Friday, May 26, 2023 (8:30AM - 5:30PM) | Sie Complex, Room 5025, Maglione Hall With this year's conference on "Meaningful Engagement NOW for Generations to Come" we are excited to dive deeper into The Future of Africa on the Global Stage in the Face of Agenda 2063 and the SDGs, discuss Climate Change and Innovations, explore African International Politics, Global Governance & Security, and focus on Diaspora Engagement and Diasporic Work. The Keynote speaker for this year's conference is Ambassador Fred Ngoga-Gateretse. He is the Senior Advisor for partnerships, the AU border program, and regional security mechanisms in the office of the Commissioner for Political Affairs and Peace and Security of the African Union Commission. Please feel free to join us for the conference in its entirety or to come and go as your schedule permits! The conference will include a catered lunch from the local African restaurant Pikine Grill and a Networking Happy Hour from 4: 00 pm - 5:30 pm. More info

Guest Artist Recital - Arjun Verma on Sitar

Saturday, April 29 (7:30 PM - 9:30 PM) | Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for Performing Arts Join us for a magical evening of Hindustani classical music on April 29th at 7:30 PM at Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for Performing Arts. Prepare to be transported by the ethereal sounds of the sitar performed by virtuoso Arjun Verma accompanied by Colorado-based tabla artiste Nabin Shrestha. A reception will follow. Free for all with a DU ID and all students | $12 for all others 2344 E Iliff Ave Free parking at the Newman Center parking garage on E. Wesley Ave, south of the venue. More info  

Cyrille Aimée May 19 Newman Center

Friday, May 19 (7:30 pm-9 pm) | Newman Center for the Performing Arts Improvisation is not just a technique for Grammy-nominated artist Cyrille Aimée, it’s a way of life. The acclaimed French vocalist has won the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition. The New York Times calls her a “rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers.” More info  

Campus Appreciation Apple Sale

Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 5, 2023 | DU Bookstore Save on already low Apple education prices and get the right device at the right price. Stop by the DU Bookstore to pick out your Apple product next week! More info


Wednesday, May 3, 4:00-6:30pm | Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290 Join us for an informative event on grant funding opportunities for graduate students! There will be three panel discussions by members of the DU faculty on grants and other types of funding opportunities. Each panel will be followed by a Q&A session, and the event will conclude with an opportunity for students to engage with panelists more informally to ask questions. Who should attend: • Current and prospective grad students What topics are covered: • Panel 1: How to identify potential funding opportunities • Panel 2: Understanding the proposal process • Panel 3: Advice from faculty grant reviewers Why you should come: • These panels are a great opportunity to learn more about how to find and pursue funding opportunities to advance your academic and career goals! Refreshments will be provided and the recording will be shared with all registered participants. Please register by April 28! Sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; Office of Scholar Development and Fellowship Advising; University Libraries; and University Writing Center and Writing Program. More info

Asian Student Alliance celebrates Solar New Year

The Asian Student Alliance celebrated Solar New Year with food, performances, and a good luck ritual where the tossing of water on another indicates cleansing and blessings for the new year. Follow @du.asa on Instagram to keep up with current and upcoming events!   

Submissions for Photo Showcase!

Students are invited to submit photos that reflect the impact community engagement has had on their experience at DU! Top 3 photos will be awarded prizes - including a polaroid camera kit. All photos will be displayed in the Community Commons Art Gallery with winners being announced at the Public Good Celebration on May 15th at 4pm on the Community Commons rooftop. Photos must be submitted by April 28th. Learn more and submit photos at More info  

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: 2023

Thursday, May 18, 2023 (10:00AM - 3:00PM) | Burwell Center for Career Achievement, Room 340 Join us either in-person or on Zoom for our upcoming Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) event at DU. As GAAD states, “The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.” Come learn and share together as we visit with two guest speakers and a panel of DU students about their stories and experiences. We will also have a tabling session featuring community members from both inside and outside of DU. You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn more about how you can ensure accessibility is a core part of our community and about actions you can take today! More info  

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