From: The GRAD
Date: April 13, 2023
Subject: The GRAD Week 3

Week 3 | Spring 2023

Announcing the Provost's Award for Excellence in Academic Advising

The Office of Student Success is excited to announce that nominations for the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising are now being accepted! Graduate and undergraduate faculty and staff academic advisors, for whom advising is at least a portion of their responsibilities, are eligible and may be nominated by DU students, faculty, or staff members. Nominations submitted by students will receive special consideration. One staff and one faculty advisor will receive the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, which will include a stipend to support professional development in the upcoming academic year. The awards will be presented at the 2023 annual advisor training prior to the start of fall quarter. For more information about the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising and criteria for nomination, please visit the website. Nominations should be submitted via the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising survey and are open until June 2, 2023. Thank you to all academic advisors for your commitment to student success and to the DU community, at large, for your support in recognizing the efforts of exemplary advisors! More info

We Want to Hear from YOU! Take the DU Health & Wellness Survey between April 10th-21st

April 10th - April 21st | Online (Survey Sent in Email) Be entered to win one of over 100 prizes, including a $500 or $250 airline voucher when you take and complete the DU Health & Wellbeing Survey! This is your chance to tell us what you think and help shape campus initiatives around health and well-being - the link to take the survey was emailed to you and is completely confidential. The survey will be open until April 21st, so be sure to complete it by then to be entered to win! Questions? Contact

Nominate Your Faculty Career Champion!

It's time for our annual Faculty Career Champions Nominations! Is there a DU professor who has supported you in your internship, academic research, career, and/or continuing education goals? Please help us acknowledge a professor who assisted you with your career and professional development goals by taking a few minutes to tell us the name of the professor and how they contributed to your career preparation. We will use this information to thank them for supporting student careers & professional success. Simply click the below link and tell us about your Faculty Career Champion by April 23, 2023. More info


| Anderson Academic Commons, front entrance; Driscoll Commons entrance by the US Bank; Community Commons entrance by the Starbucks Join the Center for Immigration Policy and Reform (CIPR) and the University Libraries in supporting the migrant community in Denver by donating urgently needed items, listed here: Drop off donations through April in the Community Commons front entrance (near Starbucks), the Driscoll Commons concourse (near the US Bank), or any time during the spring quarter at the Anderson Academic Commons front entrance. Contact & for questions.

Calling all DU undergrads, professional/graduate students, and other trainees!

 Are you interested in converting your work at DU into real economic, commercial, public, and/or social impact? Would you like to learn how to shepherd high-impact research results into real-world use and applications? Do you want to learn the knowledge and gain applied skills and experience that will make you a superior candidate for the job opportunities of tomorrow?  Do you want to develop the skills, knowledge, and connections to move fluidly across the academic-industry divide?  Would you like to help DU change the higher education paradigm? DU will be submitting an institution-wide grant proposal at the beginning of May, and we’re looking for students and trainees—at all levels—to participate! Students will be invited to join new courses, programs, and applied experiences that will be developed as part of the grant, and their feedback will shape these offerings for future generations. Students/trainees with a deep passion for the goals of this project may also be among the select few to serve as ambassadors! These select individuals will have the opportunity to champion the program while learning from a nationwide network of ambassadors (including representatives from universities, government/community bodies, and industry, to world-class researchers and fellow students)! This opportunity is brought to you by DU RITE—the team spearheading DU’s information gathering, visioning, and proposal drafting for this grant proposal. If you’d like to help DU to “DU RITE,” check out the DU RITE Digication page. More info  

Stories that Speak to Us: What the CAHSS Community is Reading, Listening to, Watching for Earth Month

This is a news article published in the CAHSS newsroom asking faculty, students, and staff about their favorite environmental books, movies, tv shows, podcasts, etc. ahead of Earth Day later this month. More info

DU At The Colorado Senate

We would like to recognize DU International Students at both the Colorado Senate and the Colorado House of Representatives this week, representing their support for Internationalization and international students. DU had many study abroad students and international students in attendance to meet with CO Senators and House representatives and shared their stories.

Table with us on Family Weekend!

Saturday, April 22 (10:00am-2:00pm) | Campus Green Join us for Family Weekend's Lunch on the Lawn! This is a great tabling opportunity for all student organizations to connect with students and families to showcase what their organization is all about! Lunch on the Lawn will take place Saturday, April 22 from 10am to 2pm. By signing up for this event you will be provided with a table and lunch for those tabling. Please register by April 12th to guarantee your spot. If you have any questions, email More info

Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP)—Climate Fresk

April 22 | Burwell Center: Room 340 Are you a graduate student looking to expand your knowledge and make a difference in the world? Our interactive workshop on climate change is just what you need! This event is designed specifically for graduate students, faculty, and administrators and will take place on Earth Day, April 22nd, at Burwell Center: Room 340 from 12-3 pm, located at 2190 East Asbury Avenue in Denver, Colorado. During the workshop, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental science behind climate change and learn practical strategies for taking action. With interactive presentations and expert speakers, this is a unique opportunity to connect with others in your field and make a real impact. Don't miss out on this chance to build your knowledge and contribute to a brighter future. Register now and join us on Earth Day! More info

Career Fair Prep Week: Get ready for the Spring 2023 All-Majors Career & Internship Fair

Thursday, April 13th - Monday, April 17th (times vary) | Virtual and hybrid in the Burwell Center Thursday, April 13th - Monday, April 17th (times vary) Virtual on April 13th and April 14th Hybrid on April 17th (Zoom & The Burwell Center) Career Fair Prep Week includes: How to Prepare for the Fair Flash Sessions (30 minutes each) which teach you what to expect and how to prepare for the fair such as what to say to an employer when you first meet them (hint: it’s called an elevator pitch). Individualized resume reviews so you can confidently apply to opportunities you learn about at the All Majors Career & Internship Fair. And more! More info  

 Are you ready to use your French professionally?

Develop your French and work toward a DU Credly badge for your resume by studying topics relating to international relations with this course from the CWLC. In French for International Relations 1, participants will complete professional tasks following the Paris Chamber of Commerce curriculum. This six-week online course with a weekly synchronous meeting is $500 and open to students at a minimum of an intermediate-low proficiency level or who completed the intermediate college sequence (two years).

DU Vin Wine Festival

Saturday, May 13 (1 pm - 4 pm) | Joy Burns Center The DU Vin Festival at the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management is the product of a class of senior Hospitality Management students. Students manage and are in charge of planning, executing, and coordinating all aspects of the wine-pairing dinner and wine-tasting event with guidance from professionals in the Food, Wine, and Hospitality Industry. Proceeds from the event will be used to award scholarships and travel opportunities to future hospitality students. Tickets for the Dinner and the Wine Festival are now available! Purchasing tickets to just the Dinner on Thursday, May 11th, 2023 Purchasing tickets to just the Wine Tasting on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm o´╗┐r purchasing tickets to BOTH. More info

DU First Edition Presents: A COppella!

Friday, April 21st - 6:00 PM | Hamilton Hall, Newman Center Join us for an a cappella showcase featuring groups from schools across the state! Please RSVP using the crimson connect link! Free for students! More info  

Vibrant Legacy: Holocaust Remembrance Concert

April 20  The DU community is invited to attend a free concert, “Chamber Music of a Lost Generation: A Vibrant Legacy” with Yumi Hwang-Williams (violinist, concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony), Sheila Reinhold (concert violinist/violist) and Seoyoen Min (cellist, principal cello of the Colorado Symphony). It will be held at 7 p.m. on April 20 inside the intimate Feiner Chapel of Temple Emanuel Denver and feature music composed by musicians who were murdered during the Holocaust. The short program will include the vibrant, virtuosic "Duo for Violin and Cello" by Erwin Schulhoff and pieces by three composers of great talent who perished before the age of 30: the folkloric "Duo for Violin and Viola" by László Weiner, "Two Chassidic Dances" for two violins by Zikmund Schul, and the hauntingly beautiful "String Trio" by Gideon Klein, written just days before he was transported to his death. The wonderful recovery of these pieces, and many more by composers banned and persecuted by the Nazis because of Jewish ancestry or opposition to the Nazi regime, is a legacy for us all to celebrate. Please join in commemorating these composers in this unique and moving concert. The concert is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Find more information here. More info  

Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program

April 19th | Everyone in the DU community is invited to the Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program, which will be held this year on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 at Temple Emanual in Denver. Sponsored by DU in collaboration with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of the Mountain State’s Region, the Program brings people of all faiths together to honor holocaust survivors, remember those who died, educate people about the horrific crimes committed in the Holocaust, and inspire contemporary action in our community. This year’s Remembrance will feature a conversation with Paul Galan, a survivor of the Holocaust whose immediate family members all survived the war through a series of unusual circumstances and extraordinary luck. The event will also include remarks from Gov. Jared Polis, the chanting of the El Maleh Memorial Prayer, and more. Registration is free and open for all, and a live stream of the event will also be available. For more information, visit ADL’s website. More info

Today! Free! War in Arts, Films and Digital Media

Wednesday, April 19 (4 - 6 pm) | Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Co 80206 Join the Italian filmmaker, Antonio Falduto, DU Journalism Professor at the Dept. of Media, Film and Journalism Studies, Kareem El Damanhoury, and DU Art Historian and Professor at the School of Art and Art History, Scott Montgomery, for a presentation on the war in the arts, film, and digital media. This timely presentation will focus on the unique challenge artists and filmmakers face when depicting war, and how extremist groups like ISIS weaponize war representations. Clips from relevant films will be shared. More info  

Global Accessibility Awareness Day - 2023

May 18th, 10am - 3pm | Burwell Career Achievement Center, Room 340, University of Denver 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 talk together as we hear from a panel of DU community members about their stories and experiences. Learn more about how you can ensure accessibility is a core part of our community and about actions you can take today. Please visit for updated information. More info  

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

Samosa Friday Event

April 28th, 10 AM-12 PM | Burwell Center Patio Are you curious about jobs on-campus or want to lock in your summer/fall work plans early? Come by the Burwell Center patio any time between 10 am and noon on April 28th to enjoy delicious veggie Burmese samosas and chat with on-campus employers! Join the Office of Student Employment and the 4D Initiative for a morning of snacks and jobs. You don't need to bring (or have) a resume or a suit or anything, just yourself. In addition to tasty crispy goodies, we'll also have current student employees who can be your buddy for the day and give you an introduction to their favorite employers on campus. Staff from ISSS and Financial Aid will even be there to support international students and students with questions about work-study awards, and our career advisors will be there to walk you through applying. This event is open to all students who are eligible to work on-campus in the summer or fall of 2023! Contact: Elise Goss-Alexander. More info  

Last Day of the Dinosaurs: Provost Author Lecture with Riley Black

April 25 (12:00 - 1:00PM) | Anderson Academic Commons 290 Office of the Provost and University Libraries present the annual author lecture, featuring Riley Black and her book The Last Days of the Dinosaurs. Join us on April 25 from noon-1pm in AAC 290 for Black's talk and a Q&A led by Provost Mary Clark. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP! More info  

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