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Enrichment Program

Dear Lifelong Learner, Do you find yourself curious about topics ranging from history to religion, art to politics? Do you thrive in dynamic educational settings where you’re both challenged and inspired? Do you crave creative thought? Then you’re in the right place! Welcome to the Enrichment Program, offering non-credit short courses for the love of learning. Take advantage of your proximity to a world-class university—the University of Denver—and put your thinking cap on. We’re here to challenge conventional thought, broaden horizons, and connect you to topics that make you stop and think, imagine and create, and sometimes even tap your toe. And to think you can find such intellectual stimulation on a beautiful campus right in your own backyard (or perhaps just a quick jaunt down I-25). You’ll be surrounded by peers who are as thirsty for knowledge as you are, and you’ll be led by faculty who really know their stuff (that’s a technical term). As one DU faculty member put it: “It was the best teaching experience of my life.” Dive deep into a topic you love during a multi-session course, discover a new passion at a one-night lecture, or gain insights into important issues of the day through panel discussions. We’re opening the doors to the University of Denver and giving you access to courses designed specifically for adult learners. It’s time to dedicate a moment to your own personal fulfillment and invest in lifelong learning. Ready to join us? With appreciation,

Michael McGuire Dean, University College

Deb Olson Director, Enrichment Program

Stimulate Your Mind … Reawaken Your Curiosity Simply for the love of learning!

Topic Course Title

Cultural Connections Art History Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic Art Edgar Degas Food/Drink Scrummy! A British Feast Food/Health Cooking/Eating for Inflammation – 2 sections Music The Spirituals and the Blues The Music of John Williams Beethoven and the Piano American Folk Music The Late ‘60s British Invasion Religion Dead Sea Scrolls Special Event Author Daniel Pink Writing Your Story of Illness and Healing Faculty Showcase 1 Night Lectures Enrichment Lecture Series Art Painted Pages Spontaneous Photography Intro to Drawing Current Issues The Question of Leadership World Politics in the Age of Trump Conflicted Middle East Africa in the 21st Century Finance The Financial Marketplace Demystified Film Film v. TV with Kennedy and Ostrow History 5 Women Who Changed the World Forever US Economic History The British Monarchy Stolen Art: Panel Discussion, “Whose Art?” Stolen Art: The Legacy of Nazi Art Looting History/Culture Morocco Literature Great American Playwrights Nobel Laureates from Yeats to Dylan Nature/Science Climate Science and Policy It’s About Time Great Discoveries in Life Sciences Winged Migration: Birds, Bats, Butterflies OLLI OLLI-Enrichment DAYTIME Philosophy/Ethics Democracy and the Human Condition Philosophy/Science Human Nature: Philosophical Debates Religion Salon Jewesses Common Figures in the Bible and Qur’an Social Sciences Investigative Reporting in the Age of Trump The Christian Right CSI Meets Criminal Minds Writing Manuscript to Screen Focus Forward

Planning for Change in the Third Age – 2 sections Revitalizing Career Reinventing Retirement Expanding Community

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Cultural Connections

Connecting you to the finest cultural institutions in the Denver area, our Cultural Connections offerings are characterized by unique pairings of inclass learning and off-site experiences. Courses are designed to further your knowledge and appreciation of a genre, artist, period or culture, as well as to enhance your in-person experience. How better to understand the blurring definitions of music genres, the passions that drive artists to perfection, the inspirations behind the creations, or the mysteries surrounding the most captivating religious discovery of our time. In all cases, fellow lifelong learners and distinguished experts join forces to make your Enrichment experience educational, inspirational and memorable! Event tickets included unless otherwise noted.

Edgar Degas Three Women at the Races About 1885 Pastel on paper Denver Art Museum: Anonymous gift, 1973.234

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

The British Invasion: England’s Rockers Who Defined a Generation

Early 1964 was a time when rock ‘n’ roll in America was stagnating. Out of nowhere came those Liverpool lads with long hair and lapel-less suits, joyfully taking “our” music to new and exciting places. The chart-busting success the Fab Four enjoyed in the U.S. soon unleashed an unending wave of bands and solo artists headed our way, all with charming English accents, colorful clothes and lots of talent. The British were coming—and we couldn’t get enough of them! This course, taught by popular Enrichment Program instructor (and diehard rock ‘n’ roller) Marc Shulgold, will be more than a nostalgic look at that late-60s “invasion.” Listen to some of the great songs from that turbulent period, discover where the music came from, and peek into the complex layers of English society, which contributed to the styles and sounds that emerged from the other side of the pond. Soho’s fashion boutiques offered social climbers new ways to dress as they danced in London’s clubs. Meanwhile, in the dark edges of England’s working-class cities, bored and restless young men in leather jackets formed gangs and embraced the edgy music of The Who. Enjoy tracks from The Who’s Tommy in preparation for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ staging of Pete Townshend’s enigmatic “rock opera.” Mods and rockers welcome! 10% discount to Denver Center subscribers.

Four sessions

Thur., 7–9 pm, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 2018 DCPA performance, Sat., 7:30 pm, May 5 $160

Marc Shulgold is a music journalist, concert lecturer and teacher. After working at the Los Angeles Times for 12 years, Marc became the first—and the last—music and dance writer at the Rocky Mountain News, covering the cultural scene throughout the region for nearly 22 years.


Denver Museum of Nature & Science The Dead Sea Scrolls: Discovery, Decipherment and (Mis)Understanding

The Dead Sea Scrolls are said to be the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century, as well as the most important manuscripts illuminating the Bible ever found. Originating in Jerusalem and discovered between the Judean Hills and the Dead Sea, this incredible cache of more than 800 ancient religious manuscripts dating back over 2,000 years will be the focus of this spring’s regional premiere of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibition The Dead Sea Scrolls. DU Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaic Studies Alison Schofield, an internationally recognized expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls, was granted rare access to the scrolls in the Israel Museum of Jerusalem. Join her to explore how these exciting discoveries shed light on the history of the Bible and the origins of Judaism and Christianity, as well as Western religion and sacred writing in general. How do these oldest copies of the Bible compare to the Bible versions of today? What do these texts say (or not say) about the life and times of Jesus? What is truth and what is conspiracy regarding the modern history of these important finds? Answer these and other questions as you prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime instructor-guided tour of the Museum exhibit. Gather with Alison immediately after the tour to debrief (location TBA). Come away with rare insight into one of the most captivating religious discoveries of all time! 10% discount to Museum members.

Four sessions

Tue., 7–9 pm, Mar. 20, 27, Apr. 3, 2018 Museum visit, Sun., 1:30 pm, Apr. 8, followed by class debrief $165

Alison Schofield is associate professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies. A specialist in the Dead Sea Scrolls (ancient religious manuscripts originating in Jerusalem), Alison was granted rare access to the scrolls in the Israel Museum of Jerusalem and discovered missing fragments that had been lost to scholars for more than 2,000 years.

Dead Sea Scrolls The Exhibition, in partnership with Israeli Antiquities Authority

See more Religion-focused courses on page 19.

Short non-credit courses, no exams or grades


Swallow Hill Music American Folk Music: Telling the Stories and Dreams of Generations

Perhaps no other musician is more identified with American folk music than Woody Guthrie. Yet, folk music’s origins date back to our country’s first pilgrims, growing out of a communal, workingclass tradition, and producing subgenres such as spirituals, cowboy songs, Appalachian family groups and Cajun crooners. Today, the genre has expanded even more to include, as musician Mike Seeger once said, “… all the music that fits between the cracks.” Led by musician and author Dick Weissman, explore this influential music tradition. First, learn about the impact of the Revolutionary, Mexican and Civil Wars on music and musicians. Examine the music of the Appalachian and African American cultures, work songs, the importance of John and Alan Lomax, and the beginning of professionalization by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, the Almanac Singers and others. Then take a musical journey from post-World War II to 1965 to discuss influential singers such as Burl Ives and Joan Baez, the blacklisting of The Weavers (Pete Seeger included), and Harry Belafonte’s influence on the folkpop era. In class three, focus on the relationship between singersongwriters and the folk revival—figures including Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Tom Paxton, Carly Simon and, somewhat later, Tracy Chapman, Dar Williams and Holly Near. Consider how folk music was transformed by the folk-rock movement thanks to emerging technology and the creativity of Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash Credit: Library of Congress (& Young) and others. For your fourth session, attend Harry Tuft And..., an intimate Swallow Hill Music performance featuring Harry Tuft, the “godfather” of folk music in the Rocky Mountain region, along with a special guest. Then return to the classroom to explore the emergence of regional acoustic music organizations, such as Swallow Hill (what was Harry’s influence?), and the blurred definition of folk music. How are today’s musicians, such as Chris Smither, Tim O’Brien, Abigail Washburn and The Wailin’ Jennys, paying tribute to those who came before them? Come away with new appreciation for this long-revered music tradition that continues to impact today’s songs and songwriters. 10% discount to Swallow Hill members.

Five sessions

Thur., 6:30–8:30 pm, Mar. 1, 8, 15, Apr. 5, 2018 Swallow Hill performance, Thur., 6:30 pm, Mar. 29 $165

Dick Weissman is an accomplished banjo, guitar and mandolin player who has written several books about American roots music. He has also written many recorded songs and instrumental pieces, including one featured on the TV show My Name Is Earl. He previously served as an associate professor of Music at the University of ColoradoDenver.


Colorado Symphony Beethoven at the Keyboard: Pushing the Piano’s Boundaries

The evolution of the keyboard begins with the modest clavichord, a quiet little voice heard in 16th-century drawing rooms, and ends with the powerful grand piano of today, gracing the world’s concert halls. It’s no coincidence that the instrument saw most of its significant growth during the time of Beethoven, a composer whose singular personality challenged and stretched the parameters of music and the piano. As a boy, Beethoven was drawn to the keyboard, most likely learning on a harpsichord or a cheap, 61-key fortepiano. In the early 1790s in Vienna, young Ludwig had to deal with fragile, light-sounding pianos, which suffered as he pounded away, breaking strings, hammers and keys. As Beethoven’s fame grew, local piano factories responded to his demands for bigger sound and greater resilience, developing instruments that withstood his violent playing. Thanks to him, the piano developed muscles—and music would never be the same. In this course, taught by popular Enrichment Program instructor Marc Shulgold, trace the development of the keyboard as you journey through the extraordinary music that Beethoven wrote for his lifelong companion, the piano: solo works, chamber pieces and magical concertos. Conclude with a visit to Boettcher Concert Hall to hear the everpopular “Emperor” Concerto. Come away with a new appreciation for Beethoven’s work and for the instrument that evolved to meet his demanding expectations! 10% discount to Symphony subscribers.

Four sessions

Thur., 7–9 pm, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 2018 Symphony performance, Sat., 7:30 pm, Mar. 17 $165

Marc Shulgold is a music journalist, concert lecturer and teacher. After working at the Los Angeles Times for 12 years, Marc became the first—and the last—music and dance writer at the Rocky Mountain News, covering the cultural scene throughout the region for nearly 22 years.

Silver Screen to Concert Hall: The Music of John Williams

From sharks (Jaws) to spaceships (Star Wars), John Williams has written some of the most familiar and beloved film music of recent generations. But did you know that he’s also a composer of acclaimed music for the concert hall? Not limited by how many seconds a film scene lasts, Williams’ concertos, symphonic works and chamber music give him a broader canvas for musical expression, and the result is a marvelous indulgence (not just for Williams, but for performers and listeners, as well!). Join music historian Betsy Schwarm as she explores the influences upon Williams’ music, both for cinema and for concert performance. Consider the steps that go into creating a film score and how that art has grown over the past century. Then explore how Williams adapts those skills for his concert works and how film music as a whole has impacted compositions written for the concert hall today. Between class sessions two and three, attend John Williams: An American Journey, a Colorado Symphony tribute to the composer and his impressive career. Return to class the following week to discuss what you heard and felt. American master composer Aaron Copland said that film music was a crucial part of the classical world; discover for yourself why Williams’ work is proof of that statement. 10% discount to Symphony subscribers.

Four sessions

Thur., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 2018 Symphony performance, Sat., 7:30 pm, Feb. 10 $165

Betsy Schwarm writes program notes that have appeared internationally and gives preperformance talks for the Colorado Symphony and Opera Colorado. She has contributed over 200 articles to Encyclopedia Britannica, published seven books on classical music as part of her Classical Music Insights series, and spent a dozen years on the air with the vintage KVOD, “The Classical Voice of Denver.”

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Lamont School of Music

Denver Art Museum

The Spirituals and the Blues: A Cultural Journey of the Soul

Linking Asia: Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic Art Including a private, instructor-led tour of the exhibition

Encompassing the art and architecture of

From the spirituals of the Southern slave fields in the 18th and 19th centuries, to the rural and urban blues of the 20th century, African Americans have long used music as a vehicle for escape, inspiration, outrage, passion and sorrow. Join Arthur Jones, founder of the Spirituals Project and teaching professor of Music, Culture and Psychology at the Lamont School of Music, as he traces the cultural, psychological and musical evolution of these two interconnected music genres. Though sometimes misunderstood as disconnected, primarily because one is considered religious and the other secular, the spirituals and the blues are both rooted in longstanding African American cultural sensibilities. Spirituals were developed to inspire, conceal, instill hope and uplift in times of crisis, as well as to facilitate clandestine protest and resistance. Blues, according to prominent theologian James Cone, are “secular spirituals … about black life and the sheer earth and gut capacity to survive in an extreme situation of oppression.” What are the foundational cultural forces that connect the spirituals and the blues? What role do these art forms play today? Conclude with the rousing Lamont School of Music Spirituals Project performance The Spirituals and the Blues at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, held as part of a special “Spirituals and Blues” symposium. Students are invited to attend the symposium; more information will be provided in class. 10% discount to Lamont Society members.

Three sessions

Tue., 6:30–8:30 pm, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 2018 Spirituals concert, Tue., 7:30 pm, Feb. 13 $90

Arthur C. Jones, teaching professor of Music, Culture and Psychology at the Lamont School of Music, founded The Spirituals Project, an independent nonprofit organization, in 1998. With a mission of preserving and revitalizing the music and social justice teachings of the spirituals, The Spirituals Project became an official program of the DU Lamont School of Music in September 2016, ensuring its long-term sustainability.


Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam, the religious art of Asia spans 2,000 years and thousands of miles. In conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion, journey through this incredible trove of art and history with Sarah Magnatta, the Museum’s interpretive specialist of Asian Art. Buddhism and Hinduism, both indigenous to South Asia, developed out of the Vedic and Upanishadic traditions and included ideas of reincarnation, karma and the endless cycle of rebirth. The art Bodhisattva of Compassion (Guanyin) that developed to Seated in Royal Ease express these ideas China, 900s wood varied greatly, from Walter C. Mead Polychromed Collection, 1946.4 meditative Buddha images that inspire the Buddhist practitioner to “awaken,” to dancing Shiva figures that showcase the Hindu god’s role in the cyclical destruction and creation of the universe. The later arrival of Islam greatly impacted India, Southeast Asia and East Asia and is seen in numerous works of art and architecture, including the famous Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Over three class sessions, Sarah shares images of artworks and explains their religious inspiration as well as their importance in the cultural history of Asia. Conclude with a visit to DAM’s Linking Asia exhibition to view a special collection of works from each religious tradition. Come away with a deeper understanding of Asia’s rich artistic history. 10% discount to DAM members.

Four sessions

Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 2018 DAM private tour, Sat., 9 am, Feb. 24 $135

Sarah Magnatta is the interpretive specialist of Asian Art at the Denver Art Museum. She received her PhD in art history from The Ohio State University with a specialty in Himalayan and South Asian art. She currently teaches as an affiliate faculty member at DU’s School of Art and Art History.

Denver Art Museum Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Including a private, curator-led tour of the exhibition

Edgar Degas’ works defy categorization. Being neither a Realist nor an Impressionist, but a hybrid of sorts, he worked fearlessly, passionately and determinedly in a vast array of media, including etchings and monotypes, pastels and oils, sculpture and even photography. Although known for his fetching images of the ballet, theater and café scenes, he focused his attention on much more, obsessed as he was with horses and race tracks, the nude, landscapes and portraiture. In celebration of the Denver Art Museum’s much-anticipated exhibition Degas: A Passion for Perfection, join curator Timothy Standring for an introduction to Degas and his prolific works. Based on his extensive research undertaken in museums and libraries across Europe and North America, Standring offers insight spiced with telling anecdotes into the artist’s techniques, themes and transformation over his 60-year career. Why, for example, is Degas, whose centenary occurred in 2017, considered the most radical of the late 19thcentury French artists working in Paris? Conclude the course with a double bonus: an exclusive curator/ instructor-led tour of Degas at DAM, which happens to be the sole American venue for the exhibition! Come away with new appreciation for the artist’s “passion for perfection.” 10% discount to DAM members.

Three sessions

Mon., Tue., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 26, 27, 2018 DAM private tour, Sat., 9 am, Mar. 3 $125

Timothy J. Standring, Gates Family Foundation Curator at the Denver Art Museum, is curator of Degas: A Passion for Perfection, and an affiliate faculty member at DU’s School of Art and Art History.

Edgar Degas Woman Scratching Her Back 1881 Pastel on paper Denver Art Museum: The Edward & Tullah Hanley Memorial Gift for the People of Denver and the area, 1973.161

Edgar Degas Dance Examination 1880 Pastel on paper Denver Art Museum: Anonymous gift, 1941.6

Short non-credit courses, no exams or grades


Nutrition Therapy Institute Fight the Fire Within: Cooking and Eating to Reduce Inflammation It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation causes or contributes to many serious illnesses, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, acne, eczema, psoriasis, chronic fatigue, asthma, sinus infections, allergies, migraines, acid reflux, celiac disease, IBS, depression, Lyme disease … and the list goes on. Even some forms of cancer are believed to be caused by inflammation.

The cornerstone of the body’s attempt at self-protection, inflammation works to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants or pathogens—and begin the healing process. However, chronic inflammation is inflammation that has gone on for months or even years. Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition and exposures to toxins can all contribute to chronic inflammation, but diet plays a large role, as well. Changes in diet can help reverse the process. Food should make you healthy. Natural Foods Chef Lynda Lacher explains which foods may cause inflammation, shares how to incorporate foods that reduce inflammation into your diet, and guides the class through the preparation of foods that will positively influence your health. Focusing on good quality protein, fats and an abundance of vegetables and fruits, Chef Lynda helps participants create healthy meals using only organic produce, sustainable seafood, and hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and poultry. The class will utilize foods that are anti-inflammatory and can be easily added to your diet—good foods that taste great! Weekly Menus: • Pork tenderloin, roasted vegetables with walnuts, ginger wasabi sweet potatoes • Zucchini noodles with garlic shrimp and romesco sauce • Coconut curry chicken, mashed cauliflower, sautéed kale with almonds

TWO SECTIONS, three sessions each:

Wed., 6:30–9 pm, Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2018 $185

Wed., 6:30–9 pm, Apr. 11, 18, 25, 2018 $185

Chef Lynda Lacher is the founding chef instructor of the Natural Chef Program at the Nutrition Therapy Institute. She specializes in teaching the vital skill of cooking while creating confidence in the kitchen! Chef Lynda is committed to empowering people with the idea that what we put on our plates can provide quality of life, deep nourishment and a sense of community.


Tattered Cover Book Store Author Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink’s TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time. Daniel Pink’s provocative, bestselling books, including Drive, A Whole New Mind and To Sell Is Human, attempt to change the way we live by changing how we think. In celebration of the January release of his latest book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, the Tattered Cover Book Store joins the Enrichment Program in welcoming Daniel Pink to the DU campus. In When, Pink reveals the scientific secrets about timing our actions and decisions in order to live more fulfilling lives. We’re constantly figuring out how to do things, but do we ever consider when to do them, or even contemplate that timing could be a decisive factor in the outcome? Why should you never have surgery in the afternoon? Why is lunch actually the most essential meal of the day? Why are naps (and school recess) important? And why are sports teams that are slightly behind at halftime more likely to win? Using cutting-edge research and data from the fields of anthropology, biology, economics and psychology, Pink shows us how to leverage the underlying patterns and rhythms of the day to our benefit, resulting in a richer, more engaged existence—and, in the process, he proves that timing is not an art after all, but instead a science. After Pink’s fascinating and sure-tobe enlightening talk, you’ll truly understand the meaning of “timing is everything!” The presentation will conclude with an audience Q&A and post-program book signing.

One evening

Wed., 7–9 pm, Feb. 21, 2018

$40* *Price includes a copy of When by Daniel Pink. Daniel Pink was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. He’s a frequent contributor on shows including NPR’s Hidden Brain and the PBS NewsHour. His books include the #1 New York Times bestsellers To Sell Is Human and Drive, as well as A Whole New Mind, which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for 96 weeks over four years (Oprah Winfrey gave 4,500 copies to Stanford University’s graduating class when she delivered the commencement address in 2008).

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts Scrummy! Tuck into a Feast Fit for the Queen With the popularity of programming such as The Great British Baking Show and the recognition of renowned chefs like Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson, people are beginning to realize there’s more to British food than fish and chips served with mushy peas. Cooks in the U.K. are known for sourcing their ingredients locally and presenting straightforward dishes that highlight the natural flavors of the ingredients. Join us at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts as the cuisine of Britain is celebrated with a feast fit for the Queen.* After meeting fellow diners over the house-made charcuterie board, partake in one of Wales’ most famous exports, Welsh rarebit—a dish made with a savory cheese sauce, which will be served alongside the British staple bangers (sausage) with cress. And what could be a more quintessentially British meal than the Sunday roast? Savor beef rib roast accompanied by, of course, Yorkshire pudding, along with roasted local vegetables and wild mushroom and leek gravy. Fancy dessert? Satiate your sweet tooth with Eton mess, comprised of roasted strawberries, vanilla meringue, lemon cream and ginger preserves. “Scrummy!” as famous food writer and television presenter Mary Berry would say. Throughout the evening, expect demonstrations, tips and techniques shared by the chef, and beer and wine pairings highlighted by the sommelier. Bring your appetite … you’ll want to relish every royal bite! *This is not a cooking class.

One evening

Sat., 6–9 pm, Mar. 24, 2018 $95

Program designed by Cook Street’s Chef John Parks, currently the executive chef instructor of the Professional Culinary Arts Program, and Cindy Eger, a Level 2 Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, professional member of the Society of Wine Educators, and Cook Street’s assistant chef and resident wine instructor.

See our British Monarchy course on page 24.

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Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Newman Center Presents is delighted to once again collaborate with University College to enhance the performance experience with engaging courses. At the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, our goal is to present nationally and internationally recognized touring artists and engage in the community with various learning opportunities with these artists. Newman Center Presents programming provides the community with experiences that engage “beyond the stage.” In addition to the performance, our visiting artists often lead master classes for pre-professional artists and participate in pre- and post-performance discussions with the audience. Newman Center Presents invites you to continue to enrich your journey through the performing arts by taking part in these thought-provoking programs. ~ Kendra Whitlock Ingram, Executive Director The Robert and Judy Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Newman Center Presents

DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts offers an eclectic mix of performances by worldrenowned artists. Enjoy a FREE Behind the Curtain lecture at 6:30 pm before each performance. For a complete schedule and ticket information, visit or call 303-871-7720. Whiffenpoofs of Yale / Sat., 2 pm & 7:30 pm, Jan. 6 The oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group will return to DU with a repertoire featuring a diverse selection of songs, ranging from traditional Yale songs to original compositions and hits. The Tierney Sutton Band / Thur., 7:30 pm, Jan. 11 The Tierney Sutton Band makes its Newman Center debut with a unique interpretation of the best of Sting’s diverse repertoire from their Grammy-nominated album, The Sting Variations. Spectrum Dance Theater, A Rap on Race / Fri., 7:30 pm, Jan. 26 For this groundbreaking production, playwright Anna Deavere Smith and choreographer Donald Byrd reimagined the legendary 1970 conversation on race between Margaret Mead and James Baldwin. wild Up, future folk / Thur., 7:30 pm, Feb. 1 With their program future folk, wild Up creates a communal concert of sound/noise/experience that celebrates old-world ways of living in the modern era. Antonio Sanchez, BiRDMAN Live / Thur., 7:30 pm, Feb. 22 Experience the Oscar-winning film BiRDMAN, accompanied live by composer and jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez, as his eclectic Grammy Award-winning score provides the heartbeat of the film. L.A. Dance Project / Sat., 7:30 pm, Mar. 10 Performing a powerful triple bill including a ballet by Benjamin Millepied, founding director of L.A. Dance Project, the program is highlighted by bold musicality and dynamic movement. Sarah Chang, Eight Seasons: The Music of Vivaldi and Piazzolla / Tue., 7:30 pm, Mar. 13 Program includes excerpts from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Astor Piazzolla’s tribute to Vivaldi with a tango masterpiece entitled The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Cashore Marionettes, Simple Gifts / Fri. & Sat., 7:30 pm, Mar. 23 & 24 Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide a sensitive vision of what it is to be human. Nrityagram Dance Ensemble / Fri. 7:30 pm, Apr. 6 One of the premiere Odissi dance ensembles performing today, Nrityagram has the unprecedented distinction of making The New York Times’ “Best Dance of the Year” list two consecutive years in a row. ODC Dance, The Velveteen Rabbit / Fri., 7:30 pm, Apr. 27 Known for their athleticism and passion, the ODC dancers seamlessly navigate the many roles that bring the story of The Velveteen Rabbit to life. Terence Blanchard and The E-Collective, Breathless / Thur., 7:30 pm, May 3 Led by trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, Breathless is a master class in storytelling, written in response to social tensions and inspired by Eric Garner’s resounding final words “I Can’t Breathe.”


Curious Theatre Write Your Story of Illness and Healing

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~ Mary Oliver

What Our Students Are Saying For the Love of Learning! Superb, energetic, expert instructor with a deep interest in her subject. ~ Jon Richard I appreciated the professor’s lecture style with a clear outline and supporting facts. Thank you for providing this rich experience at a very reasonable cost. ~ Marschall Smith

We are all mortal. We know our time on earth is finite and, yet, thanks to the numbing effect of our daily routines, we live as though we have all the time in the world. Then the screeching STOP of a serious disease changes our perspective on virtually everything. We’re forced to review plans, relationships, priorities and even our definition of self. Often there’s accompanying panic, rage, grief, indignity and late-night terror. Join physician-turned-writer Gail Waldstein as she helps you experience how the physical act of putting pen on paper or fingers on keyboard can help make sense of a severe diagnosis (yours or a loved one’s). Utilizing her own experiences as physician and patient, Gail guides you through the challenge of exploring your fears, priority reversals and even the daily grind and hardship of treatment. Offering compassion and encouragement along the way, she explains techniques to help retrace and record what you’ve endured and come to understand into personal essay, fiction, memoir or poetry. Between classes, attend the Curious Theatre Company performance of Your Best One, which addresses some of these issues. If you’re seeking to make sense of a serious medical crisis, this workshop can help. 10% discount to Curious subscribers.

Five sessions

Mon., 6:30–8:30 pm, Apr. 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2018 Curious Theatre performance, Fri., 8 pm, May 4 $165

Gail Waldstein, MD, practiced pediatric pathology for more than 35 years. She is the author of three books, including the 2015 collection The Hauntings. Her poetry, stories and essays have won numerous awards and her work has appeared in The Denver Post, 5280, Nimrod, New Letters, The MacGuffin, Carve, Bayou, The Potomac Review, Harpur Palate, Connecticut River Review, The Examined Life, Pearl, Zone 3, The Iowa Review and others.

The topic was timely, the instructor very knowledgeable, and the delivery enthusiastic. I’m excited to learn more about this topic. ~ Mary Alice Jackson Learning about the literary antecedents & influences on the novel; learning about other related novels to read; discussion on topic of race with well-informed adults; hearing the author speak at his Pen & Podium lecture. So excited to have discovered this learning resource in the community! ~ Christina Bauer The energy, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge of the instructor. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes. I only wish it had been six weeks instead of four. ~ anonymous Professor was very knowledgeable about the Middle East. Really appreciate the excellence of DU offerings. ~ Christine Hagelstein Guy This course was timely and crucial for some of us. The instructors were sincerely interested in responding to our questions and willing to listen, even if we were not always as articulate as we could be. Each of the presentations added to my previous knowledge about religion. The final panel was excellent. ~ Anne M. Reid The class was a catalyst for effective dialogue between students and teacher. Well organized and a stimulating environment for the exchange of ideas. ~ Spiros Antoniadis The energy and perspective the professor brought to the class. Our discussions were lively and he encouraged debate [which] helped to enhance critical thinking skills. Overall excellent class ~ Ted Pomeroy

Short non-credit courses, no exams or grades


Faculty Showcase

Forget the days of stark lecture halls, the repetition of historic dates, and copious notes overflowing in binders. Today’s “lectures” are engaging, stimulating and timely, and they’re presented by some of the best faculty and topic experts in the Denver area. As leaders in their fields, Enrichment instructors help us understand local and global issues, explain historical impacts and scientific discoveries, and guide us to becoming better artists and healthier people. They’re news commentators, award winners, esteemed authors and researchers. This is your chance to engage with some of the best minds in Colorado, the nation and the world!

Enrichment Lecture Series Save $40 by registering for all 8 lectures! $160 The Internet: An American Invention, Weaponization by Foreign Adversaries, and an Era of Western Jeopardy

What began as a research network between academia and the Defense Department has become a weapon to destabilize the West. How have adversaries converted the Internet into an asymmetric warfare platform? Drawing upon his White House, military and homeland security experiences, cyberlaw attorney and Cyber Resilience Institute cyber innovator Doug DePeppe discusses tools of the trade, aggressive cyberattack tactics, how cybercrimes against Western targets play into a greater antiU.S. strategy, and emerging efforts to address these modern-age threats. Mon., 7–9 pm, Jan. 29, 2018 $25

The Healthcare Crisis: Why Can’t America Find a Solution?

Teaching Professor Art Jones, founder of The Spirituals Project, now of DU’s Lamont School of Music. See Art’s course, The Spirituals and the Blues, on page 6.

The Republicans in Congress, and Donald Trump, have been promising to “repeal and replace” Obamacare for the past several years. Arguably, this is one of the reasons Trump was elected. So, what are the issues impacting the debate at national and state levels and the disagreements between parties that are impeding change? And what is reasonable to expect in the future? Join nationally recognized healthcare policy expert Bill Lindsay, board chair for both Craig Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado, to discuss these critical issues. Thur., 7–9 pm, Feb. 8, 2018 $25

Since we launched the series in fall 2013, our one-night lectures have become an extremely popular learning option. In fact, this term registrations for the series hit 4,295! Thanks not only to you, our students, but also to the outstanding faculty who make these opportunities possible.


Enrichment Lecture Series Geography: A High-Tech Science Critical to a Sustainable Planet

From maps on your smartphone to energy, city planning, transportation networks, and a deep understanding of the world’s atmosphere, oceans and more, revolutionary discoveries in geography have enriched and enabled 21st century life. In “discovery discussions” with geographer Joseph Kerski, learn why geography is a high-tech subject that is critical to a sustainable planet. Mon., 7–9 pm, Mar. 5, 2018 $25

The Public Media: Strengthening the Civic Fabric of Colorado

Gun Rights in the United States

The expansion of concealed carry legislation, the sun-setting of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, polls indicating support for gun rights, and the increasing rate of U.S. gun sales all speak to the increasing public support for gun rights and ownership in the U.S. Trent Steidley, assistant professor of Sociology and Criminology, discusses why support for gun rights is experiencing unprecedented popularity and how the gun rights movement has been able to not only oppose new gun control legislation but expand gun rights across the United States. Tue., 7–9 pm, Apr. 3, 2018 $25

Amanda Mountain, president and CEO, and John Ferrugia, principal news anchor and managing editor, at Rocky Mountain Public Media discuss trends in the media industry and how they’re affecting levels of public trust, as well as the role the public media plays in the broader landscape to help strengthen the civic fabric of Colorado. Discover how this complex, dynamic industry is changing and the steps Rocky Mountain Public Media is taking to stay relevant and provide trustworthy information.

North Korea: One Army Officer’s Perspective Why does North Korea want nuclear weapons and what makes the regime such a threat to the United States and its allies? What drives the provocation cycle on the Korean Peninsula and how can we best address the challenges the North Korean regime poses for the region? What’s at stake if we go to war with North Korea? Having recently served two years as the Senior Intelligence Officer for the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Dickerman discusses his experiences and takes your questions on the challenges we face on the Korean Peninsula.

Mon., 7–9 pm, Mar. 12, 2018

Wed., 7–9 pm, Apr. 11, 2018



Our Aging Brains: Advances in Neurodegenerative Disease Diagnosis

Lies, Privacy and Free Speech

Mon., 7–9 pm, Mar. 26, 2018

Thur., 7–9 pm, Apr. 19, 2018

What is happening in our brains as we age? Can we easily quantify the physiological changes taking place? What sort of preventative actions can we implement in our daily lives to achieve a better and healthier aging process? From imaging techniques (such as MRI) to blood biomarkers, join Research Assistant Professor Aurélie Ledreux of the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging to explore the latest advances in research to help diagnose neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease. $25

The First Amendment has been used to protect some of the most offensive and divisive speech in our nation’s history. Recently, the political right has fashioned itself as the champion of free speech, invoking protests and criminal activity surrounding conservative speakers at universities. Likewise, Planned Parenthood’s civil and criminal campaign against undercover investigators reflects a narrow view of free speech. It seems we like free speech only when it benefits our cause. Law Professor Justin Marceau examines current controversies and discusses the scope of free speech protections today. $25

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Current Issues Challenges and Changes in a Conflicted Middle East

The Bush administration’s 2003 decision to invade Iraq began a series of unforeseen events significantly altering how America views its role in the Middle East. Further modified under the Obama administration, that role is undergoing another change under the Trump administration. For example, the 2015 Iran nuclear accord was seen by the U.S. and many around the world as the only approach to resolve the rising threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. That accord itself is now under threat by the new U.S. administration with its own views of confronting the Islamic Republic. Once the dominant foreign power in the region, is America still the major power of influence? How did the Iran nuclear accord impact Iran’s rise to major regional power status? Russia has returned to the region for the first time in more than 40 years. China’s involvement has also expanded. What role will these countries play? As it becomes less dependent on Mideast oil, does the U.S. need to maintain its strong concentration in such an unstable region? Join former U.S. Ambassador Gary Grappo, Distinguished Fellow at DU’s Center for Middle East Studies, to explore these issues and review key upcoming issues and possible outcomes to the many challenges and conflicts within this region.

Two sessions

Thur., 7–9 pm, Feb. 15, 22, 2018 $85

Gary Grappo is a Distinguished Fellow at The Center for Middle East Studies at the Korbel School of International Studies. From August 2016 to March 2017, he served as a Visiting Senior Scholar at the University of Wyoming. Holding nearly 40 years of diplomatic and public policy experience, Ambassador Grappo’s career with the U.S. State Department included service in Jerusalem as head of the Quartet mission and Envoy under former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad; U.S. Ambassador to Oman; and Charge d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia.


Givers, Takers and the Question of Leadership in the Age of Trump

For nearly 100 years, students of leadership aligned themselves with the view, as expressed by 19th-century historian Thomas Carlyle, that history consisted of nothing but the biographies of great men–“The Great Man Theory.” But moving through the 20th century and into the 21st, that concept of leadership changed. Instead, the preferred model involves a more holistic process in which leaders are but a part. Are today’s top leaders reflective of this new thinking? Join Norman Provizer, professor of Political Science and founder/director of the Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership at Metropolitan State University of Denver, to explore modern-day leadership in the context of a Donald Trumpstyle presidency. Are the best leaders born or made? Are they givers or takers? In his research, contemporary thinker and Wharton School Management Professor Adam Grant finds that the most successful leaders are givers— prioritizing diversity, collaboration, cooperation and teamwork—rather than takers—the solitary, all-knowing male leader in it for himself. Who are the successful leaders of today? Are they givers or takers? With the 2016 presidential election, did the old image of a leader gain new life? In light of the outcome and the sort of leadership thus far portrayed by our president, is it time to once again reconsider the idea of leadership?

Two sessions

Wed., 7–9 pm, Jan. 31, Feb 7, 2018 $85

Norman Provizer is a professor of Political Science and the founder/director of the Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is coeditor of three books on the Supreme Court, editor of a volume on Third World/Global South politics, and has published numerous journal articles on leadership, as well as book chapters. He is frequently interviewed by local and national press and has served as an election news analyst. See our Climate Science and Policy course on page 27.

Current Issues Africa: Rising Global Significance or Breeding Ground for Conflict?

The continent of Africa, comprised of 54 countries, is so vast that it would fit the combined landmass of the United States, China, India, Europe and Japan. Despite its incredible diversity, Western news images of Africa emphasize impoverished, undernourished people, dusty savannas, small villages and violent conflict. In truth, the continent is home to a complex tapestry of cultures, politics and geographies. Africa expert Stacy Stephens explores key issues affecting sub-Saharan Africa, sharing country-focused case studies. Start with governance and democracy. Why do electoral controversy and violence erupt in Kenya, considered a democratic star, while countries like Rwanda and Uganda routinely hold elections without incident? Why is South Africa’s commitment to democracy waning? Examine Africa’s complex relationship with other world powers. Why did Rwanda and other countries recently ban secondhand clothing from the U.S.? What is the impact of China’s nearly $80 billion investment in Nigeria in 2017? Consider why African states have grappled with the task of educating their citizens and creating economic development to employ those citizens. What is the state of education in Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan and other countries? Finally, discuss the significant role of religion in Africa and how religious beliefs and ethnic and tribal affiliations influence political attitudes and educational preferences in countries such as South Africa, Tanzania, Sudan and South Sudan. Come away with a more nuanced and deeper understanding of this dynamic, diverse continent.

World Politics in the Age of Trump

As the world continues to face a period of political and economic instability, U.S. foreign policy becomes increasingly important. Under Trump, what is the U.S. approach to the world and how could his administration’s foreign policy substantially impact the entire global system? Join Kevin Archer, associate teaching professor at the Korbel School of International Studies, to examine critical questions concerning the current state of world politics. First, consider the key elements of the Trump administration’s foreign policy. How are Trump’s foreign policy changes likely to affect security, economic and environmental policies, as well as relations with other nations? What is the response from major states, such as India, China, Russia, Japan and European nations, all of which are undergoing their own challenges? In a world of increasingly nationalistic foreign policies, how will states confront transnational concerns, such as terrorism and humanitarian issues? With the measureable decline in support for the liberal international order, will the United States remain the “indispensable nation”? Is this an era of decline for the United States and one of growth for China? Will this period of instability lead to more conflict or cooperation among the great global powers? Contemplate these trends and come away with new insight into the current state of world politics.

Four sessions

Tue., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 2018 $170

Kevin Archer is an associate teaching professor and associate dean of Student Affairs at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. His areas of expertise include international political economy, multilateral negotiation theory, global governance and international relations. He is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Global Education.

Four sessions

Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 2018 $155

Stacy Stephens, a Josef Korbel School of International Studies alumna, is project manager for Korbel’s new effort to create the Africa Center for Peace and Development. She has sub-Saharan Africa-related expertise in the areas of religion and politics, political and economic development, U.S. foreign policy and environmental and sustainable development. She spent time in Tanzania working with educational organizations and researched African electoral systems as an academic fellow in Washington D.C.

See courses on The Christian Right and Investigative Reporting on pages 16, 17.

Short non-credit courses, no exams or grades



Social Sciences

Film v. TV: Kennedy and Ostrow on Watching in the 21st Century

The Christian Right: Understanding Its Past, Present & Potential Future

While studios and critics bemoaned one of the lousiest summers in movie history, television’s critics and audiences were enjoying a second and ongoing “Golden Age.” It’s no secret that TV has been giving the movies a run for their money— not only in terms of buzz but, more impressive, in terms of creativity. Sure, the fall, with its high-profile, prestige movie releases helps to soothe what ails cinema (at least until the next summer), but autumn is also a strong season for TV, as cablers and networks add even more binge-worthy fare to your overloaded DVR queue. And there are ohso-many alternatives to traditional TV networks (Netflix, HBO and Amazon Video top the list), not to mention ways to watch good stories these days (streaming, pay-per-view, satellite TV, cable …). What’s a confused and overwhelmed screen fanatic to do? One idea: Join former Denver Post critics Joanne Ostrow and Lisa Kennedy as they tag team to share secrets of the critic’s trade, take a look at this year’s best on both the big and the smaller screens, and ask how any of us should make sense of storytelling’s shifting landscape. Scheduled to run during the build-up and aftermath of the Academy Awards, this course doesn’t play favorites, yet nevertheless asks: “As Emmy nominees increasingly cross-pollinate with Hollywood’s best and brightest, is Oscar still the ultimate award?” Two critics, one classroom: What could go wrong?

Four sessions

Tue., 7–9 pm, Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 2018 $165

Lisa Kennedy has written on the arts and culture for The Denver Post, Essence, Newsday, American Theatre, The New York Times, One Good Eye, and Variety among others. She’s at work on an experimental biography and writes Little Wanderings, a weekly culture/memoir blog at Joanne Ostrow, a freelance writer, served as Denver Post Television Critic and media reporter for decades (Miami Vice through Mad Men; VCRs through DVRs and streaming). From D.C., she grew up watching TV in the Maryland suburbs, graduated from Newhouse journalism school, and was a Washington Post staff writer before moving to Denver in 1983.


In 1976, nearly half of evangelical voters supported presidential candidate Jimmy Carter, a self-identified evangelical himself. Four decades later, 81 percent of white evangelical Christians cast their vote for Donald Trump. Surely, no two presidents could be more different, in principle and in policy. How does one make sense of the changing political winds over those 40 years? Join Associate Professor of Political Science Josh Wilson to explore the Christian Right, a group so prominent that it’s hard to comprehend that as an organized constituency it is a relatively new arrival. How did this group of voters become a political force to be reckoned with and what is their impact on today’s conservative movement? Examine the process and forces that helped to create the modern Christian Right; the movement’s concerted efforts to study and respond to American politics; the institutions developed (the Moral Majority, Christian Coalition and beyond); the tensions within the movement and between the Christian Right and other modern conservative groups (when motivated to do “God’s work,” is there room for compromise?) and how the movement and its relationship to the conservative coalition has been maintained. Finally, discuss the seeming paradox of the group’s strong support for President Trump—a man whose multidecade public identity has arguably been defined by qualities that the Christian Right ostensibly opposes— and what the future of the movement might hold. Once prematurely pronounced dead, is the Christian Right stronger now than it’s ever been?

Three sessions

Wed., 7–9 pm, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 2018 $125

Joshua Wilson is an associate professor of Political Science at DU. His research concerns the varying abilities of political and social movements to use law in the pursuit of political ends. He is the author of two books, including The New States of Abortion Politics, published in 2016.

Social Sciences In the Shadow of Watergate: Investigative Reporting in the Age of Trump

Beginning in 1972, two young Washington Post reporters, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, led the charge to expose what came to be known as Watergate. Their book and the subsequent movie All the President’s Men taught us what dogged investigative reporting looks like and made having a press card “cachet.” Seventy-two percent of Americans polled by Gallup in 1976 said they had “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in the mass media to fully, accurately and fairly cover stories. No more. By 2016, that same poll resulted in just 32 percent confidence—the ninth time in 10 years fewer than half of respondents expressed trust in the mass media. What in the name of Woodward and Bernstein happened? Led by award-winning investigative reporter Kevin Vaughan, trace the arc of investigative reporting from Watergate and the Pentagon Papers, through the Janet Cooke debacle and into the digital age. Examine the effect of relentless attacks from politicians and others—some legitimate, some partisan—on the mainstream media. Discuss the use of unnamed sources and consider a fundamentally interesting question: Is it possible Donald Trump may be the unlikely catalyst for a resurgence of trust in newspapers, TV and radio? Along the way, hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Katherine Boo in her Denver Post Pen & Podium series lecture. Gather greater insight into the ups and downs of investigative journalism, and come away with a better understanding of why the reporting of today is being compared to that of Watergate.

Four sessions

Mon., 6:30–8:30 pm, Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 12, 2018 Katherine Boo P&P lecture, Mon., 7:30 pm, Feb. 5 $165

Kevin Vaughan is an award-winning investigative reporter for KUSA-TV 9NEWS in Denver. He formerly wrote for the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post and worked as an investigative reporter for Rocky Mountain PBS and FOX Sports 1. He has been honored numerous times for his work and is the co-author (with Jim Davidson) of The New York Times best seller The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival.

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Social Sciences CSI Meets Criminal Minds: Separating TV Fictions from Reality

On October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, killing 58 people and injuring 546 others before committing suicide. While the who and the (immediate) how are known factors in this crime, what is still a mystery—at least to the public—is the why. If this were an episode of Criminal Minds, the evidence in the case would’ve been sealed in a box and shelved in the evidence room within days. But in real life, the practical applications of crime-solving are much more complex and protracted. Join four recognized experts from intersecting forensic disciplines for a study of real-world cases, including Las Vegas*, separating the facts from the myths popularized on TV. Begin with Lynett Henderson Metzger, clinical associate professor and assistant director of Forensic Studies, who introduces the Las Vegas case and presents an overview of key legal and psychological concepts to be explored throughout the course. Next, nationally recognized police psychologist John Nicoletti discusses risk prediction and the current emphasis on risk/threat management. Learn about the various types of assessments and appropriate countermeasures for preventing an attack. In class three, move deeper into the psychology of the offender with Clinical Professor Kim Gorgens, an expert in the psychology of criminal behavior. Consider mental illness and the legal limits of presenting neuroimaging data presented in courts. In class four, Forensics Professor Phil Danielson, who served as science advisor for the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, explains the challenges of firearms evidence, the tools and technologies used in and out of the crime lab, and how science helps to solve complex crimes. All four instructors come together in the final session to offer counterpoints to the issues presented and field student questions. *Due to confidentiality issues surrounding this ongoing case, certain information will be withheld.

Five sessions

Thur., 7–9 pm, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2018 $210

Phillip B. Danielson, PhD, professor of Molecular Biology at DU, oversees a forensic R&D program, serves as a forensic DNA consultant, teaches courses in forensic science and served as Science Advisor for the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (Rocky Mountain Region). Kim Gorgens, PhD, ABPP, clinical professor in DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) and director of its Continuing Education program, teaches courses in the Forensic MA and Clinical PsyD programs and is an expert on TBI-related injuries. Lynett Henderson Metzger, JD, PsyD, clinical associate professor and assistant director of Forensic Studies in GSPP, is a specialist in the intersection of law and mental health. She has worked as a victim advocate, legal researcher and in clinical private practice. John Nicoletti, PhD, ABPP, clinical/police psychologist, specializes in identifying, assessing and defusing attack-related behaviors and violence. He was on-scene at the 1999 Columbine school shooting and the 2006 Platte Canyon High School shooting, and he responded to the 2012 Aurora Theater shooting.


Religion Salon Jewesses: Love, Literature, Gender and Judaism at the Birth of the Modern World

Back in the early 1800s, when female authors assumed male pen names to be taken seriously and fathers arranged the marriages of their daughters for business reasons, a group of Jewish women were holding weekly salons and living lives that challenged the very fabric of their society’s expectations. While much has been written about the men who participated in these salons (Hegel, Beethoven, Schleiermacher), less is known about the women who led these intellectual gatherings. In Berlin, nine weekly salons were hosted, all by Jewish women. Join Theology Professor Ted Vial as he introduces you to three of the most noteworthy: Dorothea Mendelssohn, Rahel Levin and Henriette Herz. Learn about Dorothea’s desire to marry for love, and the repercussions of that passion. Explore the mystery of how Rahel’s letters, used by philosopher Hannah Arendt to write her dissertation in 1933, went missing and then reappeared in Krakow, Poland in 1979. How did her work impact our assumptions about legitimate literature? Discover how all three women scandalized the world with their genderbusting lifestyles, forging paths that we now consider normal. Finally, Rahel, Henriette and Dorothea grew up in homes that today we would call “Orthodox,” the only form of Judaism in Europe at the time. They were Jews, but Orthodox Judaism had no place for them. What, then, is Judaism, in their day and ours? By investigating each of these women’s stories, gain a new perspective about concepts often taken for granted and an appreciation for the revolutionary Salon Jewesses who led the way.

Four sessions

Mon., 7–9 pm, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2018 $165

Ted Vial is professor of Theology and Modern Western Religious Thought at the Iliff School of Theology. He wrote Modern Religion, Modern Race (Oxford 2016), and has published articles in Numen, Harvard Theological Review, and Religion, Method & Theory in the Study of Religions. See our Dead Sea Scrolls course on page 3.

Common Figures: The Bible and the Qur’an

Zacharias, Elijah, Elisha, Job, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Joseph, Mary and Jesus. Recognize those names from the Hebrew or Christian Bible? In fact, each of these figures, and many more, as well as the stories about them can be found in both the Bible and the Qur’an. Guided by Andrea Stanton, associate professor of Islamic Studies, and Greg Robbins, associate professor of Religious Studies, open both texts and explore the people and stories that bind the two faiths closer than you might ever have imagined. Start with a scholarly introduction to both scriptures, including their authorship, their authority, and their shared and divergent histories. Consider the common characters who make cameos and those who play leading roles. How do the different scriptures present God, for example? Discuss similarities in many narratives, such as the Garden of Eden, the Flood, the calling of the people of Israel, Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son, and the life of Jesus. (In the Qur’an, Jesus is the only person who can perform miracles.) Learn how Muslims have been taught to view Jews and Christians: the Qur’an proclaimed that both Jews and Christians should be protected as “people of the book,” or holy scripture. Also consider similarities in artworks depicting people, such as Mary, the infant Jesus and Satan. Enjoy epiphanyfilled conversations and come away with a new understanding of both faith traditions.

Four sessions

Tue., 6:30–8:30 pm, Apr. 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2018 $170

Gregory Robbins, chair of DU’s Department of Religious Studies and associate professor of the history of Christianity and its scriptures, has directed the Anglican Studies Program at the Iliff School of Theology since 2003. He also serves as Canon Theologian at Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral. Andrea Stanton, associate professor of Islamic Studies, spent her summers in Syria in 2002-2006, and lived in Beirut from 2006-2008. Her areas of expertise include Middle Eastern History and Media and Politics, and she is a frequent expert commentator in local and national news media.

Short non-credit courses, no exams or grades



Philosophy & Science

Stocks, Bonds and Bitcoin: Understanding Today’s Financial World

Human Nature: Philosophical Debates with Real-World Relevance

There are nearly as many ways to make (and lose) money today as there are pennies in junk drawers. And yet, a very small percentage of people truly understand the markets that affect everything from their retirement plans to their grocery budget. Join DU Associate Professor of Finance Vaneesha Boney Dutra as she demystifies the financial marketplace and explains why it’s important for you to play an active role. First, start with a primer on the stock market. Vaneesha discusses the financial assets that trade on the stock market and the risks associated with those assets. She also shares resources that are available for novices and experts alike to research stocks. Next, learn how the news impacts your portfolio, as Vaneesha grabs the day’s headlines and shows how events can affect your portfolio’s value. In class three, explore the ethical issues facing our financial markets and why we should all be informed and vigilant. Sharing clips from recent popular movies, such as The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short, Vaneesha reveals how the scams worked and discusses their impact on investor confidence. Finally, learn about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (digital money). How do they work and why are they so popular? Come away with a better understanding of our nation’s financial systems and why your active participation is so important.

Four sessions

Tue., 6:30–8:30 pm, Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2018 $165

Vaneesha Boney Dutra is an associate professor of Finance at the Daniels College of Business. She actively researches financial concepts in the following areas: market timing, equity and bond mutual funds, market volatility and real estate finance.

If you were forced to define “human nature,” could you? Many people start by identifying properties common to all people. For example, “It’s human nature to possess a language.” But is it? Defining human nature is frustratingly hard. Yet our assumptions influence the way we approach everything from race relations to healthcare. Examine this age-old philosophical debate with Marco Nathan, assistant professor of Philosophy. Discuss contemporary attempts, such as sociobiology and evolutionary psychology’s efforts, to “scientifically” understand the nature of men v. women by studying human behavior and the human mind. Consider the idea of human races. Until the mid-20th century, it was common to partition groups of “different” people into different races. Does our understanding of genetics vindicate or undermine such practices? For example, pharmaceutical companies routinely develop drugs targeted to racial groups. Next, explore the concept of health versus disease. Can health be associated with a state of “normality?” If so, how should we understand disabilities? These are important social issues since insurance is unlikely to cover treatments for conditions not considered diseases, such as mild depression, obesity and gray cases such as aging. Finally, discuss why our concept of human nature is critical to some of today’s biggest bioethical questions: think cloning, “designer babies” and performance-enhancing drugs. Come with your “thinking cap” and leave with a better understanding of how your own concept of human nature impacts the way you approach the world.

Four sessions

Thur., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 2018 $165

Marco Nathan, assistant professor of Philosophy, studies the philosophy of science, with emphasis on the fields of biology, psychology, neuroscience and economics.


Philosophy & Ethics The End of Democracy? The Framers and the Nature of the Human Condition The Framers of our Constitution sought to fashion a government that could realistically function. Meaning, they based their decisions on their assumptions about human nature and the human condition. As James Madison wrote, “… what is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” Professor Emeritus Buie Seawell examines the fundamental assumptions as understood by Jefferson, Madison, Adams and others, and asks: In light of what we now know about human nature, can this democracy survive? Jefferson believed citizens should be rational and truthful. Madison, educated by Presbyterian ministers, understood that humans are fallible. How did the “Fathers’” assumed truths about the human condition relate to today’s scientific truths about human nature? Are we rational? Is it realistic to expect reasoning in the practice of governance? (Many would argue that reason has been lost to human failings such as vengeance or greed.) Are we truly equal? Hobbes believed we are but that we look after our own interests to the detriment of others. How did the concept of equality impact the Framers’ decisions? Finally, consider our “certain inalienable rights.” What do we have the right to expect from our government? Safety? Liberty? Along the way, discuss writings from The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers to Steven Pinker and Jonathan Haidt. John Adams said, “Democracy never lasts long.” Considering today’s political struggle, how long can our nation endure?

Four sessions

Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 2018 $165

Buie Seawell, professor emeritus, retired as professor of the practice in the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies at Daniels College of Business in July 2017. He holds degrees in History, Theology and Law; served as a Presbyterian minister, worked in politics, practiced law, and for nearly 25 years taught ethics, law and public policy at UCD and DU.

All I Know About Ethics I Learned on a Sailboat ­-- Coming in September 2018.

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Ethics would be a very simple matter if we just understood that we’re all in the same boat. ~ Buie Seawell Buie Seawell, DU professor emeritus, believes there is no more powerful context for teaching and learning ethics than the cockpit of a sailboat. Join Buie as he leads you through a once-in-a-lifetime ethics experience. First, spend four evenings in the classroom and then, if you choose, head to San Diego for a hands-on sailing experience, all while learning about ethics and teambuilding in a dramatically impactful way.

Four-evening course topics:

• Sailing and the Human Condition: (aka Hobbes and Universal Queasiness). Hobbesian ethics begins with the understanding of how alike we are when exposed to the vast ocean of existence and the infinity of space. • Stories in the Cockpit: Narrative Ethics, the oldest of all ethical enterprises, is that of expressing meaning through story. •The Rules of the Road: Principle-Based Ethics emphasizes “who has the right of way.” • The Virtues of the Sea: Take an Aristotelian look at virtue ethics, and specifically the habits of the heart required by sailing: courage, patience, empathy (mindfulness), connesione (perspective).

Four days at sea:

Journey to San Diego for four days of sailing under the tutelage of world-class skippers (many of whom were part of the All Women’s Americas Cup Team). Come away with skills and stories to share for the rest of your life!

Save the date!

• Four-session course: Beginning in Sept. 2018, exact dates TBA • Sailing trip: Oct. 18-21, 2018 • To be added to a “waiting list,” email

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History Maybe history does repeat itself. The Gilded Age of the late 19th century was characterized in a political cartoon of the time showing members of Congress as bags of money. Sound similar to complaints about the “cronies” in Washington D.C. today? Join Bob Melvin, award-winning economics instructor, as he explores moments in history that bear striking resemblance to today’s economic atmosphere. If economics is cyclical, as some believe, how can the past help us navigate some of today’s big economics debates, such as tax code restructuring and regulation versus deregulation? History has shown that the U.S. economy under Democratic presidents has performed significantly better. But what does history say about a Republican president and a Republican-controlled Congress? How might this sort of party control help or harm our country’s financial strength? Through a survey of U.S. history, consider many surprising similarities between the past and the present. Learn how “radicals” like George Washington and Ben Franklin helped turn the world upside down, both politically and economically. Meet a variety of characters who challenged the economic status quo, such as Mother Jones, Joe McCarthy, John Brown and John Muir. Who might be their doppelgangers today? As with all of Bob’s courses, enjoy a little levity as you explore this timely topic and come away with a broader perspective of the economic issues we face today.

Four sessions

Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Mar. 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 2018 $165

Bob Melvin is a consultant, award-winning instructor of Economics and Human Communication, and recipient of DU’s Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award.

Addams, Sanger, Roosevelt, Carson and Winfrey: Five Women Who Changed the World Forever

In celebration of Women’s History Month! Credit: Library of Congress

The US Economy: Moments in History

Jane Addams, founder of social work and a suffrage activist, was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Margaret Sanger championed reproductive rights. Eleanor Roosevelt fought for human rights and was the United States’ first delegate to the UN. Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring, transformed agriculture and advanced the global environmental movement. Oprah Winfrey is a prominent media mogul, actress and talk show host, as well as the nation’s first multi-billionaire African American. How did each of these women help to change the world forever and how do we measure their influence and impact? Join journalist and historian Tripp Baltz to learn more about these five female trailblazers, chosen from the 20th century and across various disciplines, and examine the change they brought into the world. Consider those who came before them, giving them their inspiration, and those who came after, the icons of their legacies. Given the legal, social and political constraints that women have faced throughout time, how did these women find the courage to assert themselves when others didn’t? In studying their passion and actions, ponder the very meaning of change, and then ask, “Where would we be without these five women, and how are our lives better because of their work?”

Five sessions

Thur., 6:30–8:30 pm, Mar. 8, 15, 22, Apr. 5, 12, 2018 $195 See our Stocks, Bonds and Bitcoins course on page 20.


Tripp Baltz, author and reporter for Bloomberg BNA, teaches courses in history, law, politics, media, technology, philosophy and anthropology.

History Center for Art Collection Ethics

Nearly every week, a news headline announces the latest lawsuit over a valuable work of art. An heir of a Holocaust victim sues a museum over a painting stolen by the Nazis. An antiquities-rich country sues a dealer or gallery over objects plundered by profitseekers. Indigenous peoples claim sacred objects looted by amateur archeologists and donated to art museums. Often, the objects have been sold multiple times before reaching the current owner, complicating legal and ethical dimensions of the disputes. In celebration of the newly established Center for Art Collection Ethics at the University of Denver, the Enrichment Program is proud to present the following panel discussion and short course in collaboration with the Center and DU’s Holocaust Awareness Institute. Register for only the panel discussion, or register for the course, which includes the panel discussion.

Whose Art? Ethical Museum Collection Stewardship

Join us for a one-night panel discussion regarding the legal and ethical dimensions of cultural property disputes and the importance of provenance (ownership) research in determining rightful ownership. Whose art is it and how will restitution efforts impact not only museums’ reputations but their efforts to share history? Panelists include DU faculty, Christina Kreps, director of the Museum of Anthropology; Dan Jacobs, curator of University Collections; and Elizabeth Campbell, associate professor of History and director of the new Center; along with Kate Chimenti, provenance researcher with ARIS Title Insurance Corporation.

Panel discussion

Tue., 7–9 pm, Apr. 17, 2018

Above: Appraisal2137: Bowl, Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico Left: 2124banner: Pitcher, Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, c.1890 Courtesy/University of Denver Museum of Anthropology


The Legacy of Nazi Art Looting

A nationally recognized specialist in Nazi art looting, Associate Professor Elizabeth Campbell continues the conversation in a three-session course focusing on the legacy of Nazi art looting. Discuss case studies of ongoing, high-profile cultural property disputes: the latest on the infamous Gurlitt stash found in Germany and Austria (totaling nearly 1,500 works of art); a lawsuit over the Adam and Eve paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, now in the possession of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena; and a contested Picasso at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Explore the complicated (and often scandalous) history behind the art dispute headlines and come away with deeper understanding of why this issue is more important than ever. Enrollment in this course includes the above panel discussion.

Four-session course

Tue., 7–9 pm, Apr. 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2018 $155

Elizabeth Campbell, associate professor of History and director of The Center for Art Collection Ethics, is the author of Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy and is currently writing a book on the recovery of art looted by the Nazis.

Courtesy/U.S. National Archives Loot found in church at Ellingen, Germany by troops of the U.S. Third Army. 4/24/45. RG 111-SC-204899

Short non-credit courses, no exams or grades


History Tragedies and Triumphs: The Modern British Monarchy

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch, and the institution of the monarchy is, for many Americans, virtually synonymous with Britain itself. But why does Britain still have a monarchy at all in an age of democracy? Although there are periodic calls for the abolition of the monarchy, almost no one seriously expects it to go away. Yet, this was not always the case. In the last hundred years, “The Firm,” as the royal family calls itself, has been roiled by scandal, including an abdication, flirtation with fascism, and the death of Diana after her very public divorce from Charles. By the late 1990s, some questioned whether the monarchy could survive. Yet it now seems stronger than ever, with the Queen enormously popular and a photogenic new generation in line for the throne. Led by History Professor Ingrid Tague, examine the triumphs and tragedies of the monarchy over the past century, exploring how and why it has managed to survive for so long, and what its role is in contemporary society and politics. Whether you are an avid collector of royal memorabilia or you think it’s nonsense for someone to rule a nation through an accident of birth, you’ll come away from this course with a greater understanding of the complex relationship between the British and the Royal Family.

Four sessions

Mon., 6:30-8:30 pm, Apr. 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2018 $165

Ingrid Tague, professor of History and associate dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, teaches European history from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, and is a specialist in early modern British history, with a particular interest in cultural and gender history. She is the author of two books, including Animal Companions: Pets and Social Change in Eighteenth-Century Britain, published in 2015.

See courses on England’s Rockers, page 2, and a British Feast, page 9.


History & Culture Destination Morocco: Couscous, Dervishes and Tradition Meet Modernity

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, a progressive monarch who has worked tirelessly to change the cultural and political impact of his father’s dictatorial ways, has set a tourism goal for his country: 18 million visitors by 2020. With this goal, the king has invested in infrastructure development, making travel to and around the country much easier than it was just a decade ago. For those seeking to experience a peaceful, moderate and culturally rich Muslim country, Morocco has it all! Join Catlyn Keenan, who conducted research in Morocco on a Fulbright-Hays scholarship, as she discusses Morocco’s rich religious history, geographic wonders, cultural norms, must-see cities and stunning architecture, arts and crafts. Start with Morocco’s ancient Muslim tradition, which dates back to the 8th century C.E. Today, Morocco remains 99 percent Muslim, but with an incredible diversity within that faith. For example, the mystical Sufis, who are persecuted in many other Muslim countries, are embraced in Morocco. Also study women’s roles in this more progressive of Muslim cultures. In class two, Catlyn shares her research into Moroccan fairy tales and folklores, explaining what they reveal about the country’s politics, ethnicities and gender relations. She also discusses and shares images of the elaborate handmade crafts that spring from Morocco’s artisans, such as their renown fabrics, rugs and lamps. In class three, examine Morocco’s political structure: a monarchy with an elected parliament housing 23 political parties that all compete for the king’s favor! Catlyn also addresses societal “norms” that visitors should consider (and honor) during their travels. Finally, take a virtual tour of the country’s geography, architecture and cities as Catlyn shares video clips and still images from her travels. Learn why the old “medina” cities are laid out like honeycombs, causing much confusion for today’s tourists. Wrap up with a traditional Moroccan meal at the delightful and delicious Cafe Paprika. Come away with a new understanding of and appreciation for this country’s rich and diverse culture … and perhaps a new destination for your travel bucket list!

Five sessions

Mon., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 2018 Dinner at Cafe Paprika, Mon., 6:30 pm, Mar. 12 $195

Catlyn Keenan, PhD, is a professor of philosophy and religious studies at Front Range Community College. She travels and conducts research extensively throughout the world.

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Nature & Science It’s About Time: Our Ever-Evolving Understanding of Time

Five sessions

Tue., 6:30–8:30 pm, Apr. 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2018 NIST field trip, 4 pm: Wed., May 2 or Fri., May 4


Winged Migration: Colorado Birds, Bats and Butterflies On the Move! In the spring, Colorado’s prairies, forests and wetlands come alive with the sights and songs of a rich diversity of songbirds that only weeks earlier were wintering in habitats ranging from the southern United States and Mexico to Central America and northern South America. Who are they? How do they navigate the thousands of kilometers between winter and summer latitudes during their nocturnal migrations? What factors have shaped the diversity of song, courtship, mating habits and ecology that distinguish our native bird species? Join Kate Hogan of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver, for an interactive class on the fascinating ways that birds (and some other winged creatures!) migrate throughout the state of Colorado. Migration patterns and behavior take shape in different and exciting ways, not only for birds but many other animals, as well. Learn about some of the other amazing creatures that exhibit seasonal migration in Colorado, such as butterflies, bats and boxelder bugs. How does butterfly migration differ from birds? How do bats know when to migrate or hibernate? Discuss these topics and more in two evening class sessions led by Kate and two Saturday bird-watching field trips in which Kate is joined by two Audubon Master Birders. Enhance your knowledge of the winged creatures who migrate through Colorado and delight in the sheer pleasures of listening to and watching Colorado birds in springtime.


Four sessions

Paul Hemenway was a member of the Astrometry Science Team of the Hubble Space Telescope and worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics on the astronomical aspects of the Gravity Probe B mission. He teaches a variety of astronomy-related courses.


Thur., 7–9 pm, May 3, 10, 2018 Bird-watching field trips, Sat., 7:30–11 am, May 5, 12 Kate Hogan, community outreach manager, manages the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park and strives to inspire people of all ages to appreciate the wildlife found all around us.

Photo: Dick Vogel

“What time is it?” We ask this question “all the time.” Yet, what is time? Philosophers, biologists, psychologists, chemists, physicists, astronomers and religious leaders have pondered that question from time immemorial. Join one-time Hubble astronomer Paul Hemenway on a quest to understand the very nature of time including a most perplexing question about the “arrow” of time: “Why do we remember the past and not the future?” In a universe where the fundamental laws of physics are “time reversible,” why does the progression of events seem to flow in only one direction? Review the history of timekeeping from the daily passage of the sun across the sky, through the development of accurate timepieces necessary for navigation at sea, to the latest applications of relativity and quantum theory, which allow us to create extraordinarily accurate clocks. Visit the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder where they are on the cutting-edge of timing technology. Finally, consider the relationships among the arrow of time, the complexity and disorderliness of systems, how we came to be here in the first place, and why some of the answers go back to the Big Bang. The next time someone asks you, “What time is it?” you may need to take time before responding!

Nature & Science Viruses to Genes: Turning-Point Discoveries in the Life Sciences

In the 1950s and ‘60s, scientists learned to identify genetic mutations that cause certain diseases, leading to treatments and cures for oncedebilitating conditions. More recently, scientists have learned to create stem cells using a patient’s own skin cells, helping to alleviate the wrenching debate around embryonic stem cell usage. These discoveries, and many others, are among the great discoveries in the life sciences—discoveries that changed everything from the way we feel about our own humanity to the way we eat. Join Associate Professor of Biology Dan Linseman, as he leads a “greatest hits” tour of major discoveries in the life sciences. Consider the latest findings into the human genome, which forms the blueprint for our entire human self. Then take a step back in time: the Spanish Flu of 1918 infected nearly onethird of the world’s population and killed more than 50 million people. How did the discovery of viruses change the way we approach healthcare? Also examine the discovery of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, which led to the most common treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Along the way, Dan shares the importance of cloning (including cloning of organs for transplants), pluripotent stem cells, microRNAs and more. Come away with an appreciation for the ways that discoveries in the life sciences impact (and enhance) your life everyday.

Climate Science and Policy: Can We Handle the Truth?

Four sessions

Affirming what climate scientists have been saying since the ‘70s, the November 2017 National Climate Assessment reports, “It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.” To the surprise of many, even the White House didn’t try to refute the findings. Can the science be wrong? How do scientists evaluate the human activities that lead to global warming? Does policy adequately address the reported and expected impacts? Join atmospheric science expert Chuck Wilson, a John Evans Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, to explore the science behind climate change findings and how climate policy is responding. Learn about the research behind findings such as rising temperatures and melting ice, and the contributive human activities. Discuss greenhouse gases and possible scenarios if emissions are not eliminated. Consider the 2015 Paris Climate Accords, signed by 197 parties, ratified by 169. Are the environmental changes promised sufficient? How many countries didn’t sign? In light of the latest assessment, will the United States step up to the long-term challenge of climate change? Along the way, visit Chuck’s lab for an infrared camera demonstration of how greenhouse gases work. Join thoughtful discussions and gain deeper insight into what many consider to be the greatest threat of our time.


Thur., 6:30–8:30 pm, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018

Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2018 Daniel Linseman, associate professor of Biology and researcher at DU’s Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, is currently researching apoptosis, a type of cell death that contributes to several devastating neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s and ALS.

Four sessions $165

James Charles Wilson, John Evans Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has studied atmospheric science since 1972 and been supported by NASA to make measurements in the atmosphere since 1980. He specializes in small particles in the air (atmospheric aerosols) and their impact on air quality, ozone depletion and climate.

Short non-credit courses, no exams or grades




Manuscript to Screen: Using Screenwriting to Elevate Your Fiction

“Stella!” Understanding the Contributions and Crafts of Great American Playwrights

Under the Influence of Maria Semple

New York Times bestselling author Maria Semple will soon join the ranks of Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies) and George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) as HBO and Julia Roberts join forces on a star-studded miniseries, Today Will Be Different. This isn’t Semple’s first shot at the screen: She started writing on hit sitcoms like Mad About You and the cult classic Arrested Development, so it’s no wonder that her fiction is prime for adaptation. Using Today Will Be Different and other Semple samples, screenwriter Jenny Taylor-Whitehorn explores how Semple’s cinematic fiction style can be used to influence your own stories. Learn how to craft strong, rich characters that actors can’t wait to play; imaginative worlds that extend beyond the page; and vivid dialogue that lives on in internet memes forever. Gather more inspiration (and maybe some tips!) when you see Maria Semple live in her Denver Post Pen & Podium series lecture. This course is open to writers of all abilities: those with experience can expect to find new ways to approach their fiction; beginners will get a good start on that piece they’ve always wanted to write by applying newly learned skills. Come away with an arsenal of screenwriting techniques that will give your own work a cinematic sheen.

Five sessions

Wed., 6:30–8:30 pm, Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2018 Semple P&P lecture, Wed., 7:30 pm, May 16 $195

Three sessions

Jenny Taylor-Whitehorn is a recent graduate of UCLA’s Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting program where she was awarded the James Pendleton Award, the Larry Thor Memorial Award and Oliver’s Prize, and was featured at the 2016 UCLA Screenwriter’s Showcase. Currently, Jenny is in development with DreamWorksTV for her feature Yearbook. Her short stories have been published in Qwerty, Room and 303 Magazine.

See our Writing about Healing course on page 11.


Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Iceman Cometh, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Angels in America. What do these extraordinary plays have in common? They were written by great American playwrights, each of whom was gifted at capturing our country’s moods, challenges and turning points for the stage. Join Douglas Langworthy, director of New Play Development at the Denver Center Theatre Company, as he discusses the pantheon of American greats (Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee and others) along with less-heralded midcentury writers and more diverse playwrights from the late 20th century. Langworthy shares biographical sketches of the playwrights, their own writings about the theatre and excerpts from their seminal plays. Also learn about the directors, actors and designers who helped bring each playwright’s work to life. Especially consider the risks taken by each artist, and the highs and lows of their careers. Finally, learn about the relationship between American playwrights and Hollywood, discuss the importance of Broadway, and discover what led to the development of the regional theatre movement. Between classes, hear from one of today’s greats—Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner in his Denver Post Pen & Podium series lecture. Come away with a deeper appreciation for the American play as an art form and the playwrights who created its masterpieces. Mon., 7–9 pm, Mar. 5, 19, 2018 Kushner P&P lecture, Mon., 7:30 pm, Mar. 12 $125

Douglas Langworthy is director of New Play Development at the Denver Center Theatre Company. He held similar positions at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the McCarter Theater. He has translated and adapted numerous plays and has even co-written the libretto for an opera.



The Bard for Our Times? Nobel Laureates from Yeats to Dylan

Grab the Camera! Spontaneous Photography Done Right

Pointed threats, they bluff with scorn Suicide remarks are torn From the fool’s gold mouthpiece the hollow horn Plays wasted words, proves to warn That he not busy being born is busy dying ~ Excerpt from It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), by Bob Dylan In their press release for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, the committee praised Bob Dylan for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” This citation raises some interesting questions: Are song lyrics poetry? Is Bob Dylan a poet? If poetry and song lyrics are different, then what does Dylan’s win say about our concept of literature? Join Teaching Associate Professor Geoff Stacks to explore select poems by Nobel Prize-winning poets, such as William Butler Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Pablo Neruda and Seamus Heaney. Consider the themes and techniques they apply to their craft. What if they had set their poetry to music? Would the addition of music enhance or diminish the impact of their words? While reading these famous poets, begin to develop your own working definition of poetry based on traits that these poets and poems have in common. Then examine Dylan’s work and what the Nobel Prize committee calls his “poetic expressions.” How does Dylan’s work compare to that of the traditional poets? How well do his words stand on their own without music? Come away with a new perspective on poetry and whether being a poet “within the great American song tradition” is different than being a conventional poet.

Four sessions

Mon., 7–9 pm, Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 2018 $165

Geoff Stacks, PhD in American Literature, is a teaching associate professor in the DU Writing Program. He researches and has published on contemporary American literature, and he has spent several years studying the lyrics and music of Bob Dylan.

You’re driving through Rocky Mountain National Park and suddenly you see a mother coyote frolicking with her cubs. You’re at a Rockies game and find your child’s cotton candycovered face irresistible. In either case, your reaction is the same: Grab the camera! But are your results all that you had hoped for? If not, let Angie Buckley, professional photographer and scholar-in-residence at CU Denver, teach you to take spontaneous photos that are both sharp and compelling. In most cases, the deal-breaker between a good shot and a fantastic shot is your understanding of light. Whether your camera is an SLR or a simple point-and-shoot, you can capture spectacular images when you use light properly. First, learn basic language such as shutter and film speed, aperture, depth of field and exposure. Then, view photos to better understand aesthetic principles such as composition and lighting. Finally, put your knowledge to the test as you head out for evening photo shoots under Angie’s guidance. Take the week to practice (try some morning shots!), then return for feedback. How did the light change from week to week, morning to evening? How does that change your technique? Come away with new skills for consistently capturing the images you want, even in moments of spontaneity. Prerequisite: Must be familiar with the operation of Photo/Angie Buckley your camera.

Four sessions

Mon., 6:30–8:30 pm, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 $155

Angie Buckley, scholar-in-residence at CU Denver, has taught photography for nearly 20 years and has photographed public figures including Nancy Pelosi, Joe Sakic, Bill Owens and John Hickenlooper. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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Art Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t Draw: Learning to See Like an Artist

As young children we were encouraged to stay within the lines in our coloring books and beginning drawings. But is that what really makes a drawing “good?” How many frustrating experiences did it take to convince you that you can’t draw? Alfredo A. Ortiz, adjunct professor of Drawing at DU’s School of Art and Art History, has been sharing his passion of art through teaching for over 13 years. He believes that anyone can learn to draw well with the correct instruction and some practice. Before you can draw like an artist, though, you’ll need to know how to “see” like an artist. Learn to perceive things in a completely new way and then record your impressions. With exercises and topics that include understanding line, value and negative space, composing still life and onepoint perspective, you’ll gain important tools to help you create more sophisticated works of art. Weather permitting, you’ll even enjoy a bit of drawing en plein air. This course is for beginners or those looking to sharpen their drawing skills. Registration includes supplies. Space is limited, so enroll early!

Painted Pages: Paint, Color, Paper, Play!

Touching a paintbrush to canvas can be quite intimidating. What if you make a mistake? How can you explore your ideas if canvas makes each stroke permanent? In this hands-on workshop, award-winning artist and instructor Jill Berry teaches painting fundamentals using a special paper (Arches Text Wove) that can be “fixed” when necessary (wow!). With such freedom and flexibility, Jill leads new artists through an exploration of color, paint and technique. Learn about the qualities of paints and pigments, and how to create luminous layers that look vibrant instead of “muddy.” Explore water-based mediums, as well as sumi and walnut inks, which are rich and smooth for added dimension. Discover techniques for creating texture by using unusual tools, such as cheesecloth, salt, wax paper and orange oil spray. Use symbols from around the world as patterns while you learn simple mono-printing and stenciling skills. Come away with a new skill and unique ideas for scrapbooks, cards, journals, collages or original paintings to frame and display. The majority of supplies are included. Seating is limited, so register early!

Two-day intensive

Sat., 9 am–noon; 1–4 pm, Apr. 28, May 5, 2018 $195

Mexican-American artist Alfredo Ortiz is an adjunct professor of Drawing at DU’s School of Art and Art History. He received a BFA from Metropolitan State University of Denver and an MFA from CU-Boulder. His work has been exhibited locally as well as in Palestine, Colombia and Mexico City.


Weekend intensive

Sat. & Sun., 9 am–noon; 1–4 pm, Feb. 17 & 18, 2018 $215

Jill K. Berry has been a graphic designer and painter for over 35 years. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Denver Public Library. She has written three art books and taught art classes nationally and internationally.

FOCUS FORWARD: Reinventing Career and Retirement

This class changed my life. It gave me a chance to really think about the next step. ~ Mitzi Schindler I highly recommend this program to anyone who finds that they need to do something different in their life to restore passion and fulfillment. ~Cindy Abrahamson As you know in business and in life, it’s not just about asking questions, but asking the right questions. Focus Forward: Reinventing Career and Retirement is an integrated program exclusively and thoughtfully designed for professionals ages 50+ who are seeking career mobility and change or planning a post-career transition into retirement. Offered by the University of Denver’s college of professional and continuing studies, University College, the program helps you ask the relevant questions and determine the best course of action through new frameworks, tools and strategies that will help you map out the future you desire. Lead instructor Lori Zahn is a Hudson Institute Professional Certified Coach with extensive expertise in adult development and helping people just like you—professionals at this transitional point in their work lives—navigate successful midlife and “third age” transitions. The “third age” is a pivotal and exciting time in life beginning in our 50s. The Focus Forward program is designed to inspire, inform and motivate you no matter where you find yourself at this critical juncture. In a learning format ideally suited for adult learners, classes include a mix of presentation, discussion, interactive activities, relevant readings and assignments between classes. You will experience a built-in learning community of fellow students and have access to ongoing support. The program begins with Planning for Change in the Third Age, a foundational workshop that first explores the third age and then presents a model and framework for navigating change and transition for lifelong renewal, as developed by The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, recognized experts in adult development, renewal and leadership training. Once this workshop is complete, you may enroll in Revitalizing Career or Reinventing Retirement. Additional short courses focusing on topics of interest, such as Healthy Aging and Expanding Community, are also offered.

Focus Forward Info Session Saturday, 9:30–10:30 am, January 13, 2018 Join Lori Zahn, executive coach and Focus Forward program lead instructor, to learn the philosophy, process and learning outcomes for this integrative program. Lori will discuss the Planning for Change in the Third Age workshop, subsequent career and retirement courses, and additional resources available to students in this program. If you’re considering enrolling in Planning for Change in the Third Age, come and hear what the Focus Forward program is all about!

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Short non-credit courses, no exams or grades


FOCUS FORWARD: Reinventing Career and Retirement Planning for Change in the Third Age

Revitalizing Career


Three sessions

Ready for a change? This prerequisite workshop will help stimulate your thinking about your third age, the time in life beginning in your 50s and 60s, and help you chart a course ahead. The workshop is designed around The Hudson Institute’s core model known as the Cycle of Renewal™, a powerful learning tool for individuals navigating transition and change. Begin with an exploration of the third age as a significant life transition and opportunity for exciting growth, then learn a model for navigating change and transition for lifelong renewal and begin to chart a course ahead. By the end of the workshop, you will have learned 10 important considerations for a successful third age, acquired a powerful tool for navigating transitions that can be used again and again, learned valuable life skills for sustaining purpose and passion, and developed a plan for moving forward in the months ahead.

Three evenings

Wed., 6–9 pm, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2018 $385

Sat., 9 am–1 pm, Mar. 10, 17, 24, 2018 $435


Three Saturdays

Sat., 9 am–noon, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 2018 $385

Save the Date! Fall 2018

Registration Opens in July 2018 Planning for Change in the Third Age workshop Sat., 9 am-noon, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13 Expanding Community short course Sat., 9 am-noon, Oct. 27, Nov. 3


Looking to sustain and invigorate your current career or considering a career change? As professionals remain in their careers, they may lose a degree of passion for their work or find that the demands on their time and energy are too much. Some have a yearning to do something different and may already know what that is but need help taking those first steps. Others are unclear as to what they want to do next and need help seeing possibilities. This course allows you to explore whether and how to stay in your current career or transition to a new one. Among other important discoveries, you will identify how your talents, skills and experience can be parlayed into new opportunities; learn about new ways of working, encore careers and portfolio careers; and begin exploring and experimenting by trying out new possibilities. Leave with a framework, a process and resources to help you proactively manage your career and work life, as well as strategies for actively managing career satisfaction and renewal. Prerequisite: Planning for Change in the Third Age workshop.

My only complaint is that I wish the program was longer ... I’ll be sad when it’s over! ~ Nancy Greager My greatest takeaway from both the guidance of Lori/course materials and my fellow classmates is that I realized I didn’t/don’t need to completely reinvent myself. I’ve combined and jump-started my previous work and life experiences to create a part time “encore” career that suits my needs and lifestyle. ~ Michele Hedlund The class provided valuable insight for personal change, renewed direction and the tools to achieve the goals I set during the course. ~Jeff Groat Lori Zahn provides a passionate, caring, very skilled, educated and experienced approach to the ... workshop. ~ Jenette Smith

FOCUS FORWARD: Reinventing Career and Retirement Reinventing Retirement

Do you want to move on to the next chapter in your life where career is no longer the predominant focus? If you want to shift your focus away from a full-time career to a next chapter that may or may not include “work” of some form, you will benefit from Reinventing Retirement—a course that will introduce new ways of thinking about retirement. From meaningful new forms of work to community engagement to lifelong learning, the potential outlets for post-career avenues will be discussed. Among other important discoveries, you will build on your sense of purpose and passions; explore new roles and potential outlets for your experience, skills and passions; identify options and resources for lifelong learning and renewal; and begin exploring and experimenting by trying out new ideas and possibilities. Leave with an expanded perspective and a vision for living this next chapter in your life. Prerequisite: Planning for Change in the Third Age workshop.

Three sessions

Sat., 9 am–1 pm, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 2018 $435

Expanding Community

This short course is available to all students who have taken Planning for Change in the Third Age. In that workshop students talked about the 10 Important Considerations in the Third Age. One of those considerations was “Sense of Community.“ If you’re like many of your third-age peers, you may find that your relationships are changing and that having a strong sense of community has become increasingly important to you. Your sense of community in the third age might be different than your partner’s or your best friend’s. In this course discuss how relationships change in the third age and the potential of having a strong sense of community. Explore what community means to you, learn about the sources of community all around you, discuss ways of expanding your social community, and consider related action steps you can take. Prerequisite: Planning for Change in the Third Age workshop.

Two sessions

Sat., 9 am–noon, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 2018 Field trip, 1:30–3:30 pm Registration opens in July / $215

About the Lead Instructor

Lori Zahn, president of Perceptive Leaders LLC, a leadership development con­ sulting company, is an executive coach working with organizational leaders and career professionals. Educated in adult development and learning, and drawing on years of experience working in corporate environments—both as a senior level leader in Fortune 100 companies and as a consultant to senior level organizational leadership—Lori brings her passion for the third age and working with profes­ sionals to create fulfilling next chapters.


The cost of Focus Forward: Reinventing Career and Retirement covers all of the materials necessary for the workshop and courses, including selected articles and required book(s). By participating in the Focus Forward program, students will also have access to additional one-on-one coaching services and DU’s Career Services at a reduced fee.


Enroll along with a friend or family member in Planning for Change in the Third Age workshop and both receive $35 off registration. Register for one of the optional courses within the same academic year as Planning for Change in the Third Age workshop and earn a $35 discount. University of Denver staff, faculty and alumni receive $35 off each registration.

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In a new collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at DU, we are pleased to offer the following OLLI at DU courses to all Enrichment Program students. For more information about OLLI, see next page. Note: Parking is NOT included. Students are responsible for their own parking (options include streets and visitor lots).

Consider the Lobster and the Hare: Contemporary Writers and Object Lessons

The Whys of Where: Maps in the 21st Century

Four sessions

Four sessions



Contemporary writers often focus on material objects, tracing the way “things” create “object lessons.” In this course, taught by DU Teaching Professor Emerita Carol Samson, examine a group of strangely wonderful, poetic and discerning writings about things and thing theory. Learn “object lessons” and, as a result, find new ways of seeing and new ways of reading contemporary literature. Tue., 9:30–11:30 am, Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2018

The Savvy Caregiver: Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia – Part I

Developed by the University of Minnesota, the Savvy Caregiver program is a comprehensive learning experience for family caregivers currently caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Interactive sessions will be led by JJ Jordan, a consultant on dementia-related topics and a 15-year facilitator of the program. Professional dementia caregivers are welcome to attend.

Four sessions*

Tue., 1–3 pm, Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2018

$130 *This 16-hour course will be taught in two parts, with Part II offered in spring 2018.

Israel Through Multiple Perspectives

A 70-year-old country with 5,000 years of history, Israel is a fascinating, complex, inspirational and challenging place. Perspectives vary on a host of issues, including the country’s ancient roots, modern society, inspirational holiness, troubling conflicts, social and ethnic makeup, parliamentary system and people’s army. Discuss various points of view with Israeli Osnat Fox, in Colorado on a 3-year term as JEWISHcolorado’s Shlichah, or Israel Emissary.

Four sessions

Tue., 1–3 pm, Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2018 $130


For thousands of years, maps and geography have been used to explore the “whys of where,” communicating a great amount of detail in a small amount of space. Under the guidance of geographer and educator Joseph Kerski, learn why maps are even more relevant and exciting today than they were in the past, how maps tell rich stories, and how you can create your own maps of things that interest you. Tue., 1–3 pm, Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 2018

The Lighter Side of Opera

If you thought opera was always tragic, allow music historian Betsy Schwarm to provide you with a different point of view. From inside jokes to broad comedy, witty dialog to clever plot twists, opera can laugh as well as sing. Discover how even the greatest opera composers knew they shouldn’t always take themselves too seriously.

Four sessions

Wed., 9:30–11:30 am, Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2018 $130

Ancient Wisdom & Modern Medicine: The Art & Science of Tai Chi

Tai Chi, one of the hottest topics in modern biomedical research, is also the world’s oldest and most popular form of exercise used as medicine. Designed to be a theoretical and hands-on learning experience, this course, led by nationally board-certified practitioner of Oriental Medicine Joseph Brady, will explore the principles and basic exercises in Tai Chi and the growing body of evidence of its value in treating or preventing many health problems.

Four session

Wed., 1–3 pm, Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2018 $130

For more information on these offerings, please contact Barbe Ratcliffe at barbara.ratcliffe@, or see the course listings at http://

More Educational Opportunities at University College at the University of Denver Bachelor of Arts Completion Program

Considering going back to school to finish your bachelor’s degree? Want a program that will challenge and inspire you? The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program is designed, delivered, and priced for busy adults who have completed at least one year of undergraduate credit. • Offered entirely online • Small class sizes • Combined bachelor’s and master’s available • Scholarships available • Dedicated academic advisor • Transfer previous credits directly toward your DU degree

Master’s Degrees and Graduate Certificates

Hone your talent and advance your career with a master’s degree or graduate certificate from a top 100 university! We are proud to be a part of a tradition of academic excellence and forward thinking from one of the nation’s most highly regarded universities. • Offered entirely online or evenings on campus • Career-focused curriculum • No GRE required for admission • Four start dates per year with 10-week terms Our many master’s degree and certificate areas of study include: Creative Writing, Strategic Innovation and Change, Energy and Sustainability, Arts Management, Healthcare Leadership, Web Design, Marketing Communication, and more. Finish a master’s degree in 18 months or complete a certificate in less than a year! Learn more at

Center for Professional Development

Cultivate new professional skills and enhance your knowledge through workshops and short courses offered at the University of Denver’s Center for Professional Development (CPD). From fundraising to marketing, web development to civic issues, keep pace with the evolving needs of the contemporary workplace. Continuing education credit available! See the schedule of upcoming professional development courses at Ask about the Coding Boot Camp!

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Denver

Are you age 50 or “better?” Do you crave intellectual stimulation and the pursuit of new ideas and experiences with like-minded peers? Then check out OLLI at DU— celebrating 20-plus years at the University of Denver! Participants from diverse backgrounds and professions come together to learn through small classroom lectures, larger Speakers Series programs including our popular Leading Edge Medicine series, workshops, Hot Topic lunches, the International Symposium, multi-media presentations, books, magazines and handouts, as well as informal discussions and social interaction. Maximum enjoyment of learning can be expected. Curious? Contact OLLI Assistant Debra Loftin at 303-871-3090 or for more information, or visit OLLI online at or

Short non-credit courses, no exams or grades



Registration opens December 4, 2017.


Course Discounts Discounts are available to partner subscribers, OLLI members and DU faculty, staff and alumni. Check with registration staff to see if you qualify.



In Person:

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Upon registration, via links within an email confirmation, you will receive important information, including course details, class location, parking map and parking code (unless otherwise noted). All classes take place at the University of Denver campus unless otherwise noted. Website contains most current information on schedules, classroom locations, faculty bios and special events.

Disability Services Program (DSP):

DSP provides reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to students with documented disabilities. Accommodations afford students equal opportunity to participate in the University’s programs, courses, and activities.


You’ve taken more courses about current and global issues than you can count. Isn’t it time you started getting acknowledged for your commitment to staying abreast of what’s happening in the world? Be recognized for your achievements, build your credibility, even enhance your resume with a Certificate of Lifelong Learning from the Enrichment Program at University College, University of Denver. Criteria: 30 hours of participation within a three-year period in Enrichment Program classes pertaining to current and global issues and events.

To receive your Certificate, email and include a list a courses taken. Upon verification, you will receive one Certificate in the mail and another by email.

*An example of the many possible course combinations.

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In Appreciation

The Enrichment Program extends a heartfelt thank you to the following organizations for their outstanding support.

Cafe Paprika Colorado Symphony Cook Street School of Culinary Arts Curious Theatre Company Denver Art Museum Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Denver Museum of Nature and Science The Denver Post Pen & Podium Series Lamont School of Music Nutrition Therapy Institute Swallow Hill Music Tattered Cover Book Store

University College at the University of Denver

Thanks to the entire Enrichment Team: Michael McGuire, Dean, Deb Olson, Director of Enrichment Program, Charles Stillwagon, Enrichment Program Coordinator, Janalee Chmel, Writer, Michele Long, Assistant Dean of Admissions & Student Services, Monica Gray, Assistant Director of Student Services, Jerry Ceja, Elly Dahlman, Micaela Johnson, Meghan Montelibano, Mia Segoro Gonzales, Student Support Team, Victoria O’Malley, Director of Marketing & Communications, Marisela Calderon, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Ray Lam, Director of Web & IT Services, Teri Fuller, Assistant Dean of Business & Operations, Tina Miller, Student Financial Advisor

We would like to hear from you! Send program suggestions, course recommendations and feedback to us by mail or email.

Certificate of Completion

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The Enrichment Program will provide a Certificate of Completion, or other evidence of course attendance, upon request. Please contact us in advance at 303-871-3801 to request the appropriate documentation.

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Focus Forward: Reinventing Career and Retirement Info Session Sat., 9:30–10:30 am, Jan. 13, 2018

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