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• Student author • Middle East expert • Graffiti exhibit • Building dedication • Nonprofit advocate • Forest steward

The DU Pioneers won the ECAC conference tournament on May 7.

Pioneers turn in historic season
The DU men’s lacrosse team has turned in the greatest season in program history, culminating with the program’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Final Four. While the magical season ended with a 14-8 loss to eventual NCAA champion Virginia in the national semifinals on May 28, the program can look to a host of other accomplishments. The Pioneers won the inaugural Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament championship as well as the ECAC regular season title while going undefeated in conference play. Signature victories abounded throughout the season. DU’s first NCAA tournament victory in program history — over Villanova — was also the first NCAA lacrosse tournament game played west of the Mississippi. DU then went on to beat a powerhouse Johns Hopkins team in the NCAA quarterfinals to advance to the Final Four. The regular season brought wins against Ohio State in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Showcase and an upset of the then-No. 4-ranked Duke Blue Devils in New York. “This is a special group of student-athletes,” head coach Bill Tierney says. “They worked hard, came together as a cohesive unit and believed in themselves all season. What they achieved was remarkable.” The season also brought DU its highest-ever ranking — No. 4 — and by season’s end, a 15-3 record. DU’s Mark Matthews, a junior from Oshawa, Ontario, won conference player of the year honors and was named second-team All-American. The accomplishment is the highest All-America honor for a DU lacrosse player. “Mark has played at a high level all season,” Tierney says. “He is a very unselfish player who is one of our offensive catalysts. Mark is certainly deserving of the second-team honor.” Sophomore Chase Carraro of Louisville, Ky., freshman Jamie Faus of Lakeville, Conn., and sophomore Cam Flint of Georgetown, Ontario, were named All-American honorable mentions.
—Nathan Solheim

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Creative writing student receives accolades
Joanna Ruocco says she always wanted to be a writer. As a child, she spent countless hours lying flat on her stomach writing her epic novel about mice by pencil. The novel never came to fruition, but Ruocco’s dream came true. Ruocco, who is pursuing a PhD in creative writing at DU, has already published two books and just received the $15,000 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize for Another Governess/ The Least Blacksmith-A Diptych from Fiction Collective Two (FC2). “Joanna’s success is impressive and a testament to her discipline,” says Brian Kiteley, professor of English. “She’s a beloved student.” Ruocco already has an MFA from Brown University but says she attended DU because of its community of writers. “I’m totally blown away by the talent of people I’m in classes with,” she says. “It’s a privilege to be around them.” Others feel the same about Ruocco. Kiteley describes her as modest, but tough. He says she’s one of the smartest students he’s ever had. “Her fiction is very precise,” Kiteley says. “It strikes me that she almost never does anything that’s wrong or out of place; whatever rules she’s setting for herself, she sticks to them.” Ruocco seems to delight in setting rules for different projects. She explains how in The Mothering Coven (Ellipsis Press, 2009) she used wordplay and drew on the Saxon and German languages to create a language for the witches in the novel. David Simon, in his review for The Nation, described the book as “a laboratory in which she conducts experiments by combining language and language-like systems — those that display both regulated coherence and infinite flexibility.” Ruocco says when she tackles a project with such heavy language she finds that she often works simultaneously on a piece with language that’s much more mundane. She did that with Man’s Companions (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010). “I change a lot from project to project,” she says. “I get excited about figuring out a different narrative, the logic and vocabulary. I try not to have a set idea about what I’ll produce — I like that mysterious space feeling out what could happen with the language.” While Ruocco relishes her mysterious space, her fans know her success is no mystery. Still, she is overwhelmed by her recent award by FC2. “It’s really exciting and overwhelming,” she says. “I feel very lucky that my work is being rewarded with this kind of recognition.”
—Kristal Griffith

TEDxDU was rad
TEDxDU, an independently organized TED event dedicated to ideas worth spreading, brought 20 speakers and performers to DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts on May 13 under the banner of “radical collaboration.” Speakers included scientists, inventors, spiritual leaders, artists, students and teachers. Watch videos of the speakers at tedxdu.com.

Courtesy of Tarpaulin Sky Press





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DU receives national honor for community service and service learning
May typically is the time of year when students receive recognition for their academic achievements. This year, the University of Denver also is being honored. DU was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The honor recognizes DU as a leader among higher education institutions for supporting students, faculty and staff in volunteerism, service learning and civic engagement. Out of 851 colleges and universities that applied, 511 were admitted to the 2010 honor roll. CNCS selects institutions based on several criteria, including the school’s commitment to long-term community partnerships, measurable outcomes of community service, and the extent to which service learning is embedded in a school’s curriculum. During the 2009–10 academic year, more than 1,400 DU students were involved in service learning and at least 4,000 students performed community service, which amounted to more than 540,000 hours to help their communities.
—Amber D’Angelo Na

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Leading expert

Professor quickly becoming go-to source on Middle East
niversity of Denver Assistant Professor Nader Hashemi jokes that all of four people used to hear his radio program during his stint at a college radio station in Ottawa. But today, Hashemi’s audience extends far beyond his radio days. His growing media presence includes local news outlets as well as national platforms such as “The PBS NewsHour,” Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Hashemi, who teaches Middle East and Islamic politics at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, is a go-to source for everything from the recent tumult in Egypt to the ongoing debate between religion and secularism in the Muslim world. Though Hashemi was born and raised in Canada, his Iranian-immigrant parents followed the 1979 Iranian revolution closely. The family even moved back to Iran briefly in 1980 before returning to Canada a few years later. “I was old enough to observe a transformative moment not only in the politics of Iran but the broader Middle East,” he says. “At a young age, it really inculcated in me an interest in the relationship between religion and politics.” His latest book, The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future (Melville House, 2011), reflects his ongoing fascination with the Middle East’s political dynamics. The tome “demystifies a lot of assumptions people make about the politics of the Muslim world,” he says. University of Denver Professor Haider Khan says Hashemi brings a unique educational background to campus as well as an empathic ear for the Middle Eastern region at large. The latter allows Hashemi to reach out to a broad range of students. Khan adds that Hashemi understands past cultural connections between the Arab and European cultures as well as the modern college student’s mindset. “He’s very sensitive to the need to educate people in a gentle way,” Khan says. “Our job is to engage them in a nonconfrontational, enlightening way so they feel comfortable presenting their disagreements.” Hashemi’s academic career has taken him to the University of Toronto, Northwestern University and UCLA, and in 2008 he accepted a position at the University of Denver over another institution with a strong international component. “[Then Korbel Dean] Tom Farer really left a positive impression on me,” he recalls. The professor’s typical course load includes classes DU Assistant Professor Nader Hashemi teaches Middle East and Islamic politics at exploring modern Islamic political thought, the region’s DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. political context and timeless books on the subject like Albert Hourani’s Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age. Hashemi says he starts each of his classes with a vow to his students, one he does his best to live up to himself. “I want to get my students to challenge their unexamined assumptions about the world,” he says, “positions passed on from both their families and communities.” DU graduate student Clifton Martin recalls reading Bernard Lewis’ What Went Wrong? in one of Hashemi’s classes. His classmates found plenty of fault with Lewis’ arguments, but Hashemi prodded them to not simply disagree but to make a better case against them. “It’s that extra step he takes to ask us to think about the material, question it, and come up with our own perspective. Then he challenges that perspective. It’s a great method of reinforcing the critical thinking process,” Martin says of Hashemi, who serves as his adviser both as a student and with the Middle East Discussion group Martin co-directs. Covering Middle Eastern issues can make for divisive conversations, but Hashemi says he is delighted when students tell him they aren’t sure where he stands on the positions discussed in the classroom. “My position is not to preach,” he says. “It is to get my students to think critically.”
—Christian Toto

Courtesy of Nader Hashemi


Anthropology professor pursues the writing on the wall
When DU art and anthropology Professor Christina Kreps met Daniele Pario Perra in Bologna, Italy, in 2009, she knew he’d be a great artist-in-residence for Denver. The Italian artist is known for using a technique called fresco removal to remove graffiti and preserve it as art. “He’s a relational artist who works in and with a community,” Kreps says. “His work is very anthropological. Perra actually doesn’t call his work art, but research and fieldwork.” Perra’s been an artist-in-residence since March 22 at the PlatteForum, an arts organization that connects professional artists with Denver-area youth. His visit culminates with an installation titled “ANARCHETIQUETTE: the etiquette of anarchy: preserving the writing on the wall,” which opened May 6 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The exhibit features Perra’s work from Italy as well as graffiti and writings from Denver. “I hope the exhibit has people thinking about the meaning and message behind writing on the wall,” Kreps says. “This is a whole new way to look at graffiti. We have to see how this is someone’s voice.” Perra is not interested in tagging or the large-scale art graffiti that is popular in Denver. Rather, he is drawn to writings that say something. He calls graffiti “spontaneous communication” and the “cultural DNA” of a city. The exhibit is open through June 29. Admission is 10 cents. For more information, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art website, www.mcadenver.org. —Kristal Griffith
Courtesy of PlatteForum

Wayne Armstrong

The building that houses DU’s Knoebel School of Hospitality Management was named in honor of Joy Burns. Here, Burns addresses the crowd gathered for the naming event.

Building named for longtime Trustee Joy Burns
Joy Burns, already an iconic name on campus, recently was honored for three decades of service to the University of Denver and the Daniels College of Business when DU officials named the building that houses the Knoebel School of Hospitality Management the Joy Burns Center. Burns and her late husband, Franklin Burns, are the namesakes and primary benefactors of several campus facilities and programs, including the Joy Burns Ice Arena in the Ritchie Center, the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management and the Joy Burns Plaza at the Newman Center. “Joy joined the University’s Board of Trustees in 1981 and, over the past 30 years, she has helped the University to become the extraordinary institution that it is today,” says DU Chancellor Robert Coombe. “We are forever grateful for all she’s done to strengthen and expand our academic programs, especially in the Daniels College of Business, and to make our campus into one of the most beautiful in America.” Burns, a Denver-area businesswoman, philanthropist and women’s sports pioneer, chaired DU’s Board of Trustees from 1990–2005 and again from 2007–09. “We would like to convey our deepest appreciation to Joy Burns for her involvement with and commitment to the Daniels College of Business and the University of Denver,” says Daniels Dean Christine Riordan. In addition to housing the Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, the Joy Burns Center is home to the Daniels executive education program and the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. It also serves as a primary venue for many conferences and events on the DU campus. Burns was one of the original founders of the Women’s Bank in 1976, which became Colorado Business Bank in 1993. She renovated the former Hampshire House into the Burnsley Hotel in the 1980s, was a founding member of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, and is the first woman to chair the Denver Metro Convention and Business Bureau. She is president of the D.C. Burns Realty & Trust and president of the Sportswomen of Colorado board of directors. In 2000, she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. —Kim DeVigil

Daniele Pario Perra shows how he preserves graffiti.

Frosh ideas

Law graduate to continue nonprofit advocacy through Gordian Fund
lan Frosh (BA political science ’05) can’t remember a time when words like “philanthropy,” “service” and “community engagement” weren’t in his vocabulary. Frosh — who graduated on May 21 with a JD from DU’s Sturm College of Law, is the chairman and founder of the Gordian Fund, a nonprofit for young professionals who want to engage in philanthropy. Frosh traces his interest in philanthropy back to his Jewish faith’s emphasis on social justice. As a high school student, Frosh worked at the Young Americans Center for Financial Education, an affiliate of the Daniels Fund. While at DU, he founded the Daniels Legacy Circle, a youth advisory board for young alumni to stay involved as ambassadors for the programs. After graduating, Frosh joined the El Pomar Foundation as a senior program associate/fellow. He worked on professional development and built community partnerships in Colorado mountain communities. While at El Pomar, Frosh started thinking about how he could bring young professionals together to share in his passion for helping the community. “As my high school and college classmates began to populate the workforce, I was amazed at how few recognized the need for supporting the nonprofit sector,” Frosh says. He came up with the Gordian Fund, a donor-advised fund comprised of young professionals looking for opportunities to give back to their communities. After researching and discussing the idea for two years, Frosh reached out to his network of peers to recruit founding members. The fund received nonprofit status in 2007. Gordian Fund members commit to a five-year giving cycle with an amount they can afford to give — for most, it’s about $100 Alan Frosh, who graduated from DU’s Sturm College of Law on May 21, per year. Twice a year, fund members nominate nonprofits and started the Gordian Fund, a philanthropy group for young professionals. convene to vote on one organization to receive a grant. As of May 2011, the fund had 52 active members — including 15 DU alumni and six current DU graduate students. The fund is open to all age groups, though most members are 21–29 years old. As membership grows, the grant amounts grow as well. Frosh says the fund aims for quality members over quantity. “Our goal is to grow reasonably and strategically,” he says. “A lot of organizations, especially using social media, expand way too quickly and move far away from their core goals and mission. Our goal is to find the right members who are committed to the five-year cycle and to learning and growing.” The fund has a board of directors and several committees, and aside from the two annual meetings, Gordian Fund members get together throughout the year for organized volunteer opportunities and networking events. Thus far, the organization has given three $1,000 grants and one $1,500 grant to the following Denver-area nonprofits: Colorado Youth at Risk, Growing Home, Freedom Service Dogs and Denver Urban Gardens. Over the next five years, Frosh estimates the fund will make at least two $5,000 grants per year. Frosh does not receive any compensation for his role at the Gordian Fund, as all of the funds go directly to grants. Now that he’s graduated, he hopes to put his law degree to use as a general counsel for a nonprofit. “Charitable work makes me feel great, and I hope that my life’s work will make that feeling contagious.”
—Amber D’Angelo Na
Wayne Armstrong


DU named tops in Sun Belt Conference for renewable energy credits
We’re No. 1. The Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing the University of Denver for being the largest “green power” purchaser in the Sun Belt Conference — a “conference championship” when it comes to sustainability. Over the course of the EPA’s 2010–2011 College and University Green Power Challenge, DU purchased some 15 million kilowatt-hours of power generated from renewable sources, or about 34 percent of the school’s power usage, according to the EPA. The agency estimates that purchase is equivalent to eliminating the atmospheric carbon dioxide release from the electricity use of more than 1,000 homes over the course of a year, or the equivalent of the carbon dioxide release of 2,000 cars in a year. “The purchase of REC’s (Renewable Energy Credits) helps to lower our carbon footprint, thereby factoring into our ability to meet the objective set forth in our Climate Action Plan of a 24-percent carbon reduction by 2020 and carbon neutrality by 2050,” says DU energy engineer Tom McGee. McGee says the University’s most recent purchase will help offset costs associated with development of wind power in Texas. The credits were purchased from NextEra Energy Resources, North America’s largest producer of wind and solar power.
—Chase Squires

Communications student’s nonprofit receives national honor
Colorado’s White River National Forest is the most visited recreation forest in the nation. More people visit the forest than Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain and Grand Canyon national parks combined. Due to its popularity, the forest’s trails and other amenities see heavy damage. That’s where Jessica Evett, who’s working on her master’s degree in strategic communication at DU, steps in. As executive director of Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Evett and her organization try to help reverse the declining conditions of national forests, specifically in Colorado’s Summit County. “Our mission is to promote stewardship of the White River National Forest in Summit County,” Evett says. “We are fortunate to have a very active volunteer community. We did 60 projects last year alone.” The volunteers perform a number of tasks, including trail maintenance, weed control, fire mitigation and tree replanting. Volunteers logged more than 7,000 volunteer hours last summer. For their work, the organization was named Volunteer Group of the Year by the National Forest Service volunteer program. Evett’s organization was selected out of hundreds of similar groups across the country. “It’s a huge honor,” Evett says. “It’s a testament to what our volunteers do.” Evett says thesis research at DU also could benefit the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. “What is also interesting about Jess is that her thesis is an examination of factors affecting stakeholder relationships between the Forest Service and volunteer organizations,” says Renee Botta, associate professor of media, film and journalism studies. “With her thesis research, she learned what it takes to build a good relationship with the Forest Service; being chosen as the best volunteer organization by the Forest Service is really reflective of her ability to apply that knowledge.” Evett hopes she can apply it even further. A goal is to create awareness about the organization beyond Summit County. “We’re always looking for people to volunteer with us, and there are a variety of ways to get involved,” she says. “I love this kind of work because people want to give back this way and there is a desire to take care of these Jessica Evett poses with Smokey Bear at the 2010 Beetlefest in Frisco, lands.”
Colo. The event served as a benefit for Friends of the Dillon Ranger District.
—Kristal Griffith

Photo courtesy of Jessica Evett


DU club baseball says goodbye to departed teammate
On a Mother’s Day that brought Denver its first hint of summer, the University of Denver club baseball squad said goodbye to former pitcher Joe Lubar, who was killed in a skiing accident over the winter. Joined by more than 30 of Lubar’s family and friends drawn from across the Midwest, teammates retired Lubar’s No. 9 jersey before putting on a hitting display in a game played in his honor, beating rivals Colorado College 14-7. Both teams lined up along the All City Field base paths prior to the game, with Lubar’s mother and father, Madeleine and David, and siblings Patrick and Hannah gathered by the pitcher’s mound sporting gold DU baseball T-shirts emblazoned with Lubar’s number on the back. DU’s Idiosingcrasies a cappella group opened the ceremony with Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes” before coach Jared Floyd stepped forward. “We’re here to celebrate the life and baseball career of Joe Lubar. He was a very good baseball player, and an even better teammate,” Floyd said, then turned to the assembled family and added “We love The Lubar family (left to right), mother Madeleine, brother Patrick, sister Hannah and father you guys so much. We can’t show it enough.” The team presented the Lubar family with David, join the University of Denver club baseball team on Mother’s Day to honor their son, Joe, a baseball player and DU student killed in a skiing accident this past winter. Lubar’s framed jersey, and in a gesture that highlights the nature of club baseball’s sportsmanship, Colorado College’s Jeremy Kazanjian-Amory presented the family with a game bat. Patrick Lubar kicked off the game with a blazing ceremonial first pitch over the plate, showing off some of the talent his older brother brought to the diamond. An emotional DU team seemed to feed off the energy off the ceremony, pounding out six runs in the first inning on the way to victory. —Chase Squires
Chase Squires

DU beats rival CU in annual Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge
For the sixth time in nine years, DU has won the Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge, beating its rivals at the University of Colorado–Boulder (CU). Both teams spent several months working on a real-life case study, researching and creating a redevelopment plan for Nine Mile Station — a 23-acre redevelopment property located at South Parker Road and I-225 in Aurora, Colo. Every year, Colorado’s chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) selects a property in the Denver metro area that needs to be redeveloped. CU students spend a semester working on their redevelopment plans, while DU students spend an academic quarter on theirs. The teams presented their final plans to a panel of 13 judges — all Denver-area commercial real estate leaders — at the Real Estate Challenge’s awards banquet on May 3 at the Marriot City Center in downtown Denver. More than 800 commercial real estate professionals attended the competition, where Ed Tauer, mayor of Aurora, announced DU as the winner. “This was by far the best educational experience of my life,” says DU team member Ilan Reissner. DU’s team created a plan that included space for King Soopers, Key Bank, a brewpub, retail shops and a suburban-style, walk-up apartment complex. DU’s team members won more than just bragging rights. They also took home a trophy, a $2,500 cash award and a $5,000 scholarship to help future real estate and construction management students. “This team came to the reality that they needed to first look at the market and say ‘OK, what will the market respond to?’” says Clinical Professor Jeff Engelstad, who teaches DU’s graduate-level real estate development class that prepares students for the competition and helps them develop their plan. “Because if you go off to build the Emerald City you might get it approved, but you’ll never get it built and you’ll go broke trying.”
—Amber D’Angelo Na




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Around campus

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showcase. Featuring student films from the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies. Davis Auditorium. 7 p.m. Free. Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Commencement address by Jami Miscik (MA ’82) 4:30 p.m. Magness Arena. Tickets not required. Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Commencement address by John Morgridge. 9:30 a.m. Magness Arena. Tickets are required. P .A.S.S. Camp. Through June 10. Also June 13–17, 20–24 and 27–July 1. 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Coors Fitness Center. $229 per week. Sustainability Council meeting. 8:30 a.m. Mary Reed Building, DuPont Room. Free and open to the public. Music and Meditation. Noon. Ruffato Hall, Mountain View Room. Free.


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Neverland.” 9:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. Call 303-399-8087 for tickets. The Recorder Orchestra Festival of America. 3 p.m. Hamilton Recital Hall. Tickets not required. Donations accepted to benefit Japan disaster relief. Colorado Vincentian Volunteers presents “Heart and Soul Benefit Concert 2011.” 7 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $30 general admission, $15 student and $50 patron. Rocky Mountain School of Dance “Festival of Dance 2011.” Noon and 6 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $25. Carillon Summer Recital Series. Geert D’hollander, carillon. 7 p.m. Williams Carillon, Ritchie Center. Free.

Commencement Time
DU’s graduate Commencement ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. June 3. Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies will take place at 9:30 a.m. June 4. Both ceremonies are at Magness Arena. For more information, visit www. du.edu/commencement.


Around campus


4 Independence Day. Campus closed. 5 P.A.S.S. Camp. Through July 8. Also
July 11–15, 18–22 and 25–29. 8 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. Coors Fitness Center. $229 per week.

1 2011 BFA Senior Exhibition.

Featuring work by students graduating from the DU School of Art and Art History. Through June 3. Myhren Gallery. Free. Exhibit open noon–4 p.m. daily.


For law grads, tough economy brings opportunity to help
In a telling sign of the country’s struggling economy, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver) didn’t sugarcoat the difficult job market facing University of Denver Sturm College of Law graduates but reminded them that tough times also afford opportunities. Nearly 300 new DU law graduates crossed the stage May 21 inside Magness Arena, facing elevated unemployment nationwide. DeGette told graduates there are still opportunities to make a difference and put their skills to work. Instead of taking a job in a metropolitan law firm, working as an associate and striving to make partner, DeGette suggested working for a legal aid organization or working in underserved rural areas. “Think outside the box. Get in your car and go to Ouray or Grand Junction or Nebraska,” she said. “Find a small town that needs a lawyer. … It’s the opportunity for you to make the difference of a generation.”
—Chase Squires

6 Carillon Summer Recital Series.


Koen van Assche, carillon. Also July 20 with Anne Kroeze, carillon. 7 p.m. Williams Carillon, Ritchie Center. Free.

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Ballet. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $21. Ars Nova Singers presents “Horizons & Reflections: Ars Nova at 25.” 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Recital Hall. $23.75 general admission, $17.25 seniors, $12.25 students and $7.25 children. Denver Young Artists Orchestra. National Concerto Competition winner performing Barber’s Violin Concerto. Program includes Dvorak’s 9th Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $17.25, $23.75 and $33.75 general admission; $7.25, $12.25 and $17.25 students and seniors. Pointe Dance Academy recital, “Ready Set Glam.” 3 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $10–$20.


Around campus

1 P.A.S.S. Camp. Through Aug. 5. Also

Aug. 8–12 and 15–19. 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Coors Fitness Center. $229 per week. Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement. Commencement address by Bill Zaranka (PhD ’74). 8:30 a.m. Magness Arena. Tickets not required.


3 Carillon Summer Recital Series.

Carlo van Ulft, carillon. Also Aug. 17 with Janet Tebbel, carillon. 7 p.m. Williams Carillon, Ritchie Center. Free.

For ticketing and other information, including a full listing of campus events, visit www.du.edu/calendar.