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  1. 1. [ ] 0 2 . 2 0 1 1 CAMPUS | NEIGHBORHOOD LIFE | RESEARCH ARTS | EVENTS | PEOPLE Inside • Pete Coors • New restaurant • Aspen Skiing Co. • DU poets • Dating violence recognition • Concussions law ShutterstockGetty Images Love for charity Love Grown Foods granola A presidential performance recently brought 375 bags of love — in the form of granola, of course — and served breakfast When President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address on to children at Denver’s Ronald McDonald House. Run by Jan. 25, he singled out Morgridge College of Education alumna Kristin Waters Maddy D’Amato (BA ’08) and (PhD ’06) for her work to turn around Denver’s failing Bruce Randolph School Alex Hasulak (BSBA ’08), the company donated one bag for as its principal from 2005–09. “Three years ago, it was rated one of the worst each new fan and follower on schools in Colorado … But last May, 97 percent of the seniors received their Facebook and Twitter. “During hard times, we often neglect diploma,” Obama said. “Most will be the first in their families to go to college. ourselves, and finding healthy, And after the first year of the school’s transformation, the principal who made delicious foods that are easy to grab-and-go and filling is not it possible wiped away tears when a student said ‘Thank you, Ms. Waters, for easy. We are thrilled to leave showing that we are smart and we can make it.’” Waters now serves as an loads of love for all the families and children,” D’Amato and instructional superintendent with Denver Public Schools. Hasulak wrote on their blog, >>Read more about Waters at
  2. 2. Colorado native, DU alum Pete Coors named Pioneers Top TenCitizen of the West States where DU alumni reside The National Western Stock Show recently honored DU alum- nus Pete Coors (MBA ’79) as its 2011 Citizen of the West. 1. Colorado With a family history dating back to before Colorado’s statehood, Coors is a fourth generation Coloradan and the second in his family to 2. California receive the honor. William Coors, Pete’s uncle and a DU Honorary 3. Texas Life Trustee, received the honor in 1992. The award is given annually by National Western to individuals 4. Illinois who “embody the spirit and determination of the western pioneer 5. New York and who are committed to perpetuating the West’s agricultural heri- 6. Florida tage and ideals.” “Without Pete, the Rockies and Coors Field would not be here. 7. WashingtonOur state, region and country are better because of Pete Coors and the leadership he has pro- 8. Arizonavided,” said National Western Stock Show Chairman Jerry McMorris when he announced Coorsas the recipient. “He is a true Citizen of the West.” 9. Massachusetts This is the second year in a row the Citizen of the West has had a DU tie. Last year, Rebecca 10. MinnesotaLove Kourlis, executive director of DU’s Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal Sys-tem, and her husband Tom, a DU alumnus, received the award. Former DU Chancellor Dan Ritchie received the honor in 1998. The awardees are selected by a committee of community leaders. Proceeds from the dinnerhonoring Coors, held Jan. 10, support 74 scholarships awarded by the National Western Scholar-ship Trust. —Kim DeVigilSkew infuses quick-casual Asian cuisine withfour-star style Skew — a new restaurant that seeks to turn steak, chicken, pork and seafood into “art on astick” — opened its doors Jan. 10 in a space vacated by Stick-e-Star in April 2010. The new eatery at 2070 S. University Blvd. offers 41 grilled or fried “skews” for eat-in or [ ] UN I V E R S I T Y O F D E N V E Rtake-out. “The food that we do here is the same food you’d get in a four- or five-star restaurant, w w w. d u . e d u / t o d a ybut I do it at a much lower price and a lot faster than a full-service restaurant,” says Watcharat Volume 34, Number 6Phairatphiboon, one of the six owners of the family restaurant. “It’s quick casual.” Interim Vice Chancellor for Choices range from the chicken yakitori skew for $3.75 and the Tsukune meatball skew for $4 University Communicationsto a spicy Newport shrimp skew that melds tiger shrimp with onions, peppers and a “Newport” Jim Berscheidtsauce of ginger, scallions and sake for $6.75. Editorial Director Fried skew offerings include items such as kneaded pork with onions, scallions, nori and katsu Chelsey Baker-Hauck (BA ’96)curry sauce for $4.75 or Philly Katsu, a Panko-breaded mozzarella-stuffed Angus steak with onions, Managing Editor Kathryn Mayer (BA ’07, MLS ’10)tri-color peppers and black pepper sauce for $5.50. Side dishes include sticky rice, noodle salad and “volcanic edamame.” Vegetarians can pick Art Director Craig Korn, VeggieGraphicsfrom crispy organic tofu to grilled asparagus, zucchini and shiitake mushrooms. Even the desserts are exotic, with a mango and sticky rice parfait made of infused coconut Community News is published monthly by the University of Denver, University Communications,sticky rice with fresh mangos and coconut gelato ice cream for $5. 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208-4816. The University of Denver is an EEO/AA institution. “I’ve been a student here so I know how sensitive people are to price,” Phairatphiboon says.“If you want people to try a new type of cuisine or food, you have to make the price low enoughfor people to try it.” Skew offers a full bar of beer, wine, sake, and fruit-inspired or muddled martinis among a range Contact Community News at 303-871-4312of exotic beverages. One concoction — the $12 Volcano — even claims to be strong enough per or tips@du.eduserving to “quench” a party of four. To receive an e-mail notice upon the publication of Community News, contact us Skew is open daily from 11 a.m.–midnight. with your name and e-mail address. —Richard Chapman 2
  3. 3. Professor revives child near death in Africa Think you have a good story about your winter Phil Tedeschi break? Phil Tedeschi sure does. Tedeschi, a clinical associate professor in the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, spent two weeks in December in east Africa as part of a class he teaches called Social Work in Kenya: Context, Empowerment, and Sustainability. The class exposes students to the difficulties in the region and challenges them to develop ways to support the people there. The day before the class was to return to the United States, Tedeschi and students spent a little time experiencing the beaches of the Indian Ocean. “There were hundreds of people just lounging and enjoying the warm waters,” Tedeschi says. But on this day, the tide was low — low enough that people could walk several hundred yards into the ocean. In fact, locals call it “the drowning tide” because it often forms small but relatively deep pools of water that are difficult to see. A few minutes after arriving, a colleague alerted Tedeschi that there had been an accident. Tedeschi noticed a group of men pulling a surf board with a small boy on it, about 6 years old, face down and not moving. “I immediately went over to see what was going on. I turned the boy over and his eyes were open and fixed, he wasn’t breathing and he had foam around his mouth and nose,” Tedeschi says. “But I did notice he had a good heartbeat.” Tedeschi, who’s trained as a wilderness emergency medical technician, quickly blew a rescue breath into the boy and turned him to the side. “That’s when he expelled a lot of water, so I put him on his back and gave him another breath and again he expelled more water,” Tedeschi says. “He had a dazed look for about 30 seconds and then let out a loud scream and began crying. That’s when I knew he was going to be OK.” Tedeschi says he never saw or met the boy’s parents. “I don’t think they knew what to do for him. The men who brought the boy to shore were going to claim him as dead,” Tedeschi says. And more good news: Tedeschi is now communicating with a Kenyan organization he works with as part of the social work class to start emergency medical and CPR training there. “I think that’s something that may help,” Tedeschi says. —Doug McPherson Dazbog joins coffee competition with new store on South Downing Competition for the coffee dollar intensified over the holidays when a new Dazbog coffee shop quietly opened Dec. 27 in the 2400 block of South Downing Street. The bright, airy bean-and-brew store occupies a one-story office building on the west side of Downing just north of Porter Adventist Hospital. “People who come in say they’re finally glad we’re open,” said franchise holder Keith Darr, a former software consultant and real estate fix-and-flipper. “Most of the people from the neighborhood love the location.” So do Dazbog founders Anatoly and Leonid Yuffa, who dropped into the store Jan. 3 to make sure everything in the shop — the company’s 30th — was perking along properly. “It’s a great neighborhood store,” Leonid Yuffa says, noting that the shop expects to draw from the University neighborhood to the east and the Porter Hospital community in addition to the University of Denver.Richard Chapman “I like the appearance and the openness,” Yuffa said. “It has room and a good feel. It’s a good place to study and hang out.” There’s free WiFi and Darr added parking in the back for about 11 cars. In 1996, the Yuffa brothers started Dazbog — which is a greeting that expresses a wish for good fortune — and have expanded the chain to five states since then. The company sells about a dozen locally roasted specialty and organic coffee blends plus pastries and teas. The new store at 2450 S. Downing St. will be open daily from 6 a.m.–8 p.m. —Richard Chapman 3
  4. 4. High slopeAlumnus runs one of the world’s top ski complexesA lifelong skier who learned the sport on a tiny ski hill in Courtesy of Aspen Skiing Co. Wisconsin, Aspen Skiing Co. CEO and President MikeKaplan (MBA ’93) now runs one of the world’s top ski complexesat four resorts in the Rockies. Kaplan hopes SkiCo will build on its success in the 2009–10season, when skier-days grew by 4 percent to 1.4 million. It wasa decent rebound after the dismal 2008–09 season, which sawattendance drop 7 percent in the depth of the recession. “Last season was so uncertain,” says Kaplan, 46, whocommutes four miles to the office by bike during the summerand fall and skis the steeps come winter. “We went in thinkingflat was a win, and we were pleasantly surprised. Consumerswere spending more freely.” Kaplan hopes to build on that success this season, with anew hands-free ticket system that operates on a radio frequency,expanded glade skiing at Aspen Highlands, and a new burger-themed restaurant at Snowmass. Gearing up for the 2010–11 season brings him back tohis early days as a high-school ski racer training at WilmontMountain — a Wisconsin ski hill with a vertical elevation of 230feet. Snowmass touts the biggest vertical elevation change in theU.S. at 4,406 feet from the base of 8,104 feet to the summit at12,510 feet. He set his heart on a career in the ski industry whileski bumming at New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley Resort, wherehe headed after earning his undergraduate degree from theUniversity of Colorado. At Taos, he taught skiing, worked thegraveyard shift running the snow guns and learned the scienceof avalanche control on the ski patrol. Needing a stronger foundation in management to make hisnext career move, he enrolled at DU’s Daniels College of Businessto earn his MBA. “I’d come to realize that most managers in the ski industryback then had come up through the ranks and had gotten on-the-job training,” recalls Kaplan, who lives in Aspen with his wife,Laura, and children Emma, 16, Eli, 15, Stella, 13, and Ava, 6. “Abusiness degree was a good next step.” At Daniels, Kaplan did case studies on issues in the skiindustry while also taking classes in hospitality and tourism management. After earning his MBA, he landed a job at Aspen, starting as director of Aspen’s ski school then moved up to operations. By 2005,he was named chief operating officer, and a year later, he was appointed CEO and president. Four years later, Kaplan says SkiCo is poised for renewed growth. Health-conscious baby boomers are reaching their 50s and 60s stillin shape, with money to spend, and with legs strong enough to head down a run in a foot of fresh powder. Better mountain groomingand improved ski technology has also improved the on-mountain experience. Those years, however, won’t last forever, and Kaplan — like the rest of the ski industry — knows the industry needs to reach out tothe younger generation to get more skiers and snowboarders up on the mountain. This year, SkiCo’s four areas are among 21 Colorado resorts participating in Colorado Ski Country USA’s Fifth Grade Passportprogram, in which fifth-graders receive three days of free skiing at each of the mountains. This year, fifth-graders also receive rental gearand a lesson on their first day on the slopes. “Things are good right now, but down the road, we need to replace those baby boomers with Gen X and Gen Y,” says Kaplan. “Weneed to build and nurture Gen X, and Gen Y is a different generation. It’s more diverse, and our business is not that diverse. We need todiversify our customer-base to compete for those vacation dollars.” —David McKay Wilson 4
  5. 5. Two DU poets winnational arts grants Acacia karroo Hayne (White Thorn) by Sandra Meek Ivory monastery, you invite Two poets retreat, your quills without ink, your needles hollow; you are slow exhalations with DU ties were of whistled breath, both cut among 42 poets and seam, the noteless stems of music a girl from across the scores into her arms; you are the soul’s nation awarded lit- razored canister. Antennae erature fellowships of many voices, you tune to the milky ships from the National of distant planets, your fray of ghosts Endowment for without waists, without wrists, a crystalline heart the Arts (NEA) in slivered to fossil trails November 2010. of shooting stars; you are the desert’s Sandra Meek drained hourglass, its whittled (PhD poetry ’95) vanishing, you are the bristling unlit incense of fog and sea-froth, your liver-spotted sleevesand current PhD student Jennifer Denrow each the stiff papery threadswere awarded $25,000, as were the 40 other of a petrified fountain, village cookfires’ lingering veilgrant recipients. honed to narrow vials, to spines of moonlight According to the NEA website, the grants echoing the body’s“encourage the production of new works of deepest wands, the cuneiformliterature by allowing writers the time and means of longing, how you avoided painto write.” by becoming its measure, your starved scepters clinging Meek (pictured), an English professor at Berry to anyone passing.College in Rome, Ga., plans to use the money to First published in Ecotone 2010 (Fifth Anniversary Issue): 191.return to South Africa — where she served in thePeace Corps 20 years ago — to work on her fifthbook of poetry, An Ecology of Elsewhere. If Reflection by Jennifer Denrow Denrow, whose first full-length book of You can put anything in the sky.poetry, California, comes out in April from Four You can put yourself in the sky.Way Books, plans to use her grant to travel and And if that doesn’t work,write as well. A native of Kansas City, Kan., she You can use a in her third year in DU’s PhD creative writing There is so much to the world.program. Stop taking apart the sky. The NEA’s annual creative writing fellowships I can’t. When I tell people about the skyalternate between poetry and prose. The agency They say, yes, we know.received 1,063 eligible applications for the 2010grants. Poems used with permission from authors. —Greg GlasgowStudent-athletes give nonprofits an assist DU’s student-athletes are showing that they’re not only good athletes — they’re good sports, too. Throughout the year, Pioneers are taking off their gear and taking part in service projects that support a number of service organizations aroundDenver and the state of Colorado through the University’s Citizen-Athlete Community Outreach Program. The program was created to increase efforts and strengthen DU’s connection to the community, says Cindi Nagai, DU’s director of student-athlete support services, diversity and community relations. The other goals of the program are to encourage student-athletes to deepen their self-understanding as citizens and role models for their peers;to create a learning laboratory that provides student-athletes opportunities to acquire skills for civic engagement by learning alongside communitypartners; and to empower student-athletes to become agents of positive social change. Each athletic team is required to do a community service project. On past projects, Pioneers have worked with Habitat for Humanity, theChildren’s Hospital, the 9Health Fair, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The council works in conjunction with Nagai and the Citizen-Athlete Community Outreach Program to coordinate community outreach activities.The council consists of two representatives from each team. Student-athletes undertake one large community service project each quarter. The fall quarter project was the 9News Food Drive; the winterproject supported Soles4Souls — an organization that collects new and gently worn shoes and donates them to people in need. —Katie Feldhaus 5
  6. 6. Sophomore History professor writes for New York Timesencourages series on the Civil WarDenver to On Oct. 31, 2010, The Wayne Armstrongrecognize dating New York Times began an unusual news series that tracksviolence the nation’s secession crisis and ensuing Civil War. The Statistics show one in three women “Disunion” series follows thewill experience dating violence at some events of the crisis on a dailypoint in their lives. For DU sophomore basis from several angles.Jenni Talcott, that wasn’t just a startling Susan Schulten, associatestatistic. It was her reality. professor of history at DU, was “In high school I was involved in a asked to contribute to the serieshighly abusive relationship. That year of by examining the crisis from aabuse turned my world upside down,” geographic and cartographicshe says. perspective. She is currently The criminology and psychology writing a second book aboutmajor from Englewood, Colo., worked the rise of thematic mappingto persuade then-Denver Mayor in American history, and from(now Colorado Governor) John 2008–09 she was a memberHickenlooper to recognize February as of the Abraham LincolnDating Violence Awareness Month in Bicentennial Commission inthe City and County of Denver. Colorado. Talcott says she was upset to learn “I’ve been interested inthat Dating Violence Awareness Month Lincoln and the Civil War aswas recognized by just 22 states, and both a researcher and a teacherthat Colorado was not among them. for years, and I’ve thought about“I was angered that my own state the meaning of maps for nearlyneglected to promote such a significant two decades,” Schulten says.issue,” she says. “So for me, the convergence It was through her work with of the two subjects made this athe Puksta Scholars Program that very tempting offer.”Talcott researched the issue and the Schulten’s first pieceproclamation process. Through the ran Nov. 11 and focused onPuksta program, scholarship recipients President Lincoln’s electionparticipate in a four-year, developmental victory on Nov. 6, 1860. Hercivic engagement program that moves second story ran Dec. 9 andstudents from volunteerism to systemic focused on a map of slaverysocial change work through the favored by Lincoln. It wascommunity organizing process. among the 10 most viewed After she presented her research to and e-mailed stories that day.Hickenlooper’s office, Talcott’s request Because of her expertise in mapping, Schulten plans to write about the geographical dimensionwas granted and she worked with his of the crisis, both through old maps from the period and also new maps that illuminate the crisis.staff to draft the official proclamation Clay Risen, staff editor and co-editor of the series, says Schulten is a perfect fit for theirlanguage. project. “Violence is perceived as a private Risen says a writer made the original suggestion to follow the events of the Civil Warproblem when it is really a public chronologically. The editorial staff liked the idea and decided they had an opportunity to useepidemic. I want people to acknowledge technology to discover new angles to American history and make it accessible to a wide violence’s prevalence in our “No one else has done this before,” Risen says. “The Civil War was one of, if not the turningcommunity and be inspired to take point in American history, yet people know very little about it.”action,” she says. “I never wanted the “It never ceases to amaze me that the Civil War continues to be a source of tremendousviolence to define me, but over time it interest for Americans,” Schulten says. “I was also fairly surprised at the intensity of the commentshas empowered me to share my story on the pieces we run, which recalls Faulkner’s observation that ‘The past is never dead; it’s notand help others.” even past.’” —Jordan Ames Schulten’s articles will run about once a month through April 2015. —Kristal Griffith 6
  7. 7. Ahead of the gameDU professor helps author proposed concussions lawA University of Denver professor spent much of 2010 helping prepare a bill Colorado lawmakers are now considering that addresses concussions among school-aged athletes. Kim Gorgens, a clinical assistant professor with the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology, worked withphysicians, nurses, school officials and leaders of several Colorado organizations to draft a position paper that has now become SenateBill 11-040. “I think what we’ve created is a bill that will make Colorado proud,” says Gorgens, who has spent much of her career studying andresearching head injuries. Colorado State Senator Nancy Spence (R-Centennial) submitted the bill to the state Legislature on Jan. 14. The measure includesthree key elements: • Specialized training for coaches, trainers and others who work with students. • Students with suspected concussions being pulled from play. • Athletes returning to play only after being cleared by a professional with expertise in concussion management. Gorgens spoke about concussions at the 2010 TEDxDU at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. “Kids are more vulnerable to brain injury,” she said in her talk. “High school athletes are three times more likely to sustaincatastrophic injuries relative even to their college age peers, and it takes them longer to return to a symptom-free baseline. After thatfirst injury, their risk for second injury is exponentially greater; from there, their risk for third injury is greater still, and so on.” Gorgens, who is also the Wayne Armstrongchair of the Colorado TraumaticBrain Injury Trust Fund — anentity the Legislature createdto provide statewide carecoordination and services tothose with traumatic braininjury — says Colorado is“toward the front of the pack”of states developing legislationon concussions. Gorgens estimates thatnine other states have passedlaws. “A few states raced throughquickly following public momentum and some of those ended up not really reflecting what research suggested was needed,” Gorgenssays. “I think Colorado did it thoughtfully and included everyone who had an interest, including attorneys, and there was a good meetingof the minds. No one got everything they wanted, but everyone left the table pretty happy.” Gorgens believes Colorado is doing a good job addressing concussions and head injuries. Specifically she mentioned the Denver Veterans Administration’s “groundbreaking research” on head injuries, and she praised KennyHosack, director of provider relations with Craig Hospital for his work on the bill. “He has, for decades, always been at the forefront of work on this at the local, state and federal levels,” Gorgens says. “He and CraigHospital have put Colorado on the map for this topic.” Gorgens invited her DU students to attend meetings on the position paper and bill and some did. One student in DU’s sportsand performance psychology program attended, networked with group members and is now doing some career-related work with theColorado Avalanche. “That’s exactly why I wanted students involved. It can turn in to some fantastic opportunities for them they can’t get elsewhere,”Gorgens says. On March 4, DU will host the fourth annual translational neuroscience conference from 7:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. in the Driscoll Center.The conference features national experts on head injury care. All proceeds go to community organizations focused on head injuries. for more information. —Doug McPherson 7
  8. 8. [Events] FebruaryAround campus Quattro Mani with pianists Alice Rybak and Sue Graves. 7:30 p.m. 28 “Jazz Night,” Lamont jazz ensembles. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. 1 Labyrinth Meditative Walk. 9 a.m. Hamilton Recital Hall. Unless otherwise noted, prices are $18 for adults, $16 for Iliff Great Hall. Contact Barbara Gish at or 303–765–3115. 5 Sabar drummer Lamine Touré. seniors and free for students with ID and DU faculty and staff. 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Recital Hall. Free. 4 Exhibits Chinese art demonstration, reception and silent auction. 5:30 p.m. Room 301, 6 Alumni concert featuring vocalists Cherrington Hall. RSVP to Dana Lewis at Katrina Twitty, Meghan Buness and or 303–871–4474. Art will Steve Taylor, with pianist Alix Corboy. 1 Underground Railroad Quilts. Through 3 p.m. Hamilton Recital Hall. Feb. 28. Iliff School of Theology lobby. be displayed on the Driscoll Bridge Feb. 5 Hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through and 7 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. Colorado Youth Symphony Fall Friday. Free. 7 Eric Schlosser, Denver Post Pen and Concert. 3:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $12. Warhol in Colorado. Through March 13. Podium Series. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Myhren Gallery. Noon-4 p.m. daily. Free. Hall. $39–$52. 7 Guitarist Leonardo Lozano. 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Recital Hall. Free. Hylaea, a video, print and rare book 8 Book discussion with Chaplain Gary installation by Tim Weaver. Through Brower. Discussing Terror in the Mind of 8 “A Far Cry,” chamber orchestra Feb. 14. Penrose Library. Free. God. Noon. Suite 29, Driscoll North. Free. with pianist Joel Fan. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. Free behind the curtain lec- Sports10 “Immigration in a New Light.” ture at 6:30 p.m. $32–$48. 4:30 p.m. 1880 Conference Room, Driscoll North. Free. 9 Violinist Jerilyn Jorgensen and pianist 4 Gymnastics vs. Ohio State. 7:30 p.m.15 Book discussion with Chaplain Gary Cullan Bryant. 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Hamilton Gymnasium. Brower. Discussing The Color Purple. Recital Hall. 5 Hockey vs. Colorado College. Noon. Location TBD. Free. 10 Lamont Symphony Orchestra. 7:07 p.m. Magness Arena.16 Screening of documentary The Passion 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. Free, but tickets required (must be picked up in per- 6 Women’s tennis vs. Utah. 10 a.m. of the Mao, presented by Lee Feigon. Pinehurst Country Club. 5 p.m. Cyber Café, Cherrington Hall. son at the Newman Center box office). RSVP to Dana Lewis at or 12 Denver Brass Presents “Bourbon 9 Women’s basketball vs. Florida 303–871–4474. Free. Street Brass: Sassy Jass!” 7:30 p.m. Atlantic. 7 p.m. Magness Arena.17 Rocky Mountain Sustainability Gates Concert Hall. Also Feb. 13 at 10 Skiing Great Slalom. All day. Also Summit. Also Feb. 18. Visit 2:30 p.m. $27.75–$47.75. Feb. 11 and 12. Winter Park. green for details. 17 Lamont Ragtime Ensemble. Noon. Joy 11 Women’s tennis vs. BYU. 5 p.m. Ozella’s Story: Underground Railroad Burns Plaza. Free. Denver Country Club. Quilts, with quilter Kathi Wilson and the “The Playground,” Lamont artist in resi- 12 Men’s tennis vs. New Mexico State. Spirituals Project. 7 p.m. Iliff Great Hall. dence. 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Recital Hall. 6 p.m. Colorado Athletic Club–Inverness. $20 or $5 for students with ID. 18 Violinist Linda Wang and pianist Alice 13 Women’s tennis vs. Tulane. 10 a.m.22 Music and meditation. Noon. Evans Rybak. 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Recital Hall. Pinehurst Country Club. Chapel. Free. 19 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. 7:30 p.m. Gates 16 Women’s basketball vs. Louisiana-23 “The New Jim Crow: Mass Concert Hall. Free behind the curtain lec- Monroe. 7 p.m. Magness Arena. Incarceration in the Age of ture at 6:30 p.m. $32–$48. Colorblindness.” A public forum pre- 17 Men’s basketball vs. Louisiana- sented by Michelle Alexander, a civil rights 20 Wind Chamber Ensembles. 4 p.m. Monroe. 7 p.m. Magness Arena. Hamilton Recital Hall. Also Feb. 21 at advocate and litigator. 6 p.m. reception; 7:30 p.m. Free. 18 Hockey vs. Michigan Tech. 7:37 p.m. 7 p.m. forum. Iliff Great Hall. Contact Magness Arena. Gloria Smith at for infor- String Chamber Ensembles. 7:30 p.m. mation. Free. Hamilton Recital Hall. Free. 19 Gymnastics vs. Nebraska. 6 p.m. Hamilton Gymnasium. 23 The DU Jazz Faculty Combo. 7:30 p.m.Arts Hamilton Recital Hall. Hockey vs. Michigan Tech. 7:07 p.m. Magness Arena. 1 Violinist Sara Caswell and vocalist 24 Side Show, a musical. A co-production 20 Men’s basketball vs. South Alabama. of the Lamont Opera and the DU theater Rachel Caswell. 7:30 p.m. Hamilton department. 7:30 p.m. Byron Theatre. 1 p.m. Magness Arena. Recital Hall. Free. Also Feb. 25 and 26. $15–$25. Women’s basketball vs. South 2 “Jazz Night,” Lamont jazz ensembles. Pianist Donald Berman. 7:30 p.m. Alabama. 3:30 p.m. Magness Arena 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. Free. Hamilton Recital Hall. 27 Men’s lacrosse vs. Vermont. Noon. Far Away, presented by the theater 26 Lamont Wind Ensemble, featuring the Barton Lacrosse Stadium. department. 7:30 p.m. White Box Studio, Denver Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Gates Hockey: $18–$27; $5 for DU students. Men’s basketball: Johnson-McFarlane Hall. Additional per- Concert Hall. Free. $9–$15; free for DU students. Women’s basketball: $8–$11; formances Feb. 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. free for DU students. Gymnastics and men’s lacrosse: $9. and 9 p.m.; Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 27 “Organized Rhythm,” with percus- Tennis: Free. 2 p.m. $10. sionist Joseph Gramley and organist Clive Driskill-Smith. 3 p.m. Hamilton Recital 4 Flo’s Underground, jazz combos. 5 p.m. Hall. Williams Recital Salon. Also Feb. 11,18 and For ticketing and other information, including a full listing of 25. Free. campus events, visit