Founders Forum 2017

Date: 3/1/2017
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Tuscan Ballroom

Online registration for this event has now closed. Tickets will still be available on-site at the event.

Extraordinary Faculty. Innovative Ideas.

Join us for this 2nd annual showcase of our stellar faculty who inform and inspire as they present the innovative research they undertake to better our communities and our world. Through short, fast-paced presentations, Discover how faculty collaborate across disciplines to design the knowledge that addresses the complex challenges facing the world today.

Program includes dinner and refreshments. Learn more at

Tuscan Ballroom, Joy Burns Center
(Please note the location change.)

$20 general admission, $5 of each ticket donated to the University of Denver Chancellor's Innovation Fund

The following faculty members will present their work in brief-and-brilliant 10 minute talks:

Lawrence Conyers

Lawrence Conyers

Professor, Department Chair, and Director of Graduate Program
Department of Anthropology
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

"How ground-penetrating radar (GPR) snapped the first picture of Native and Colonial partnership"


William Cross

Clinical Professor, Higher Education and Counseling Psychology
Morgridge College of Education

"Social Identity as something you do in everyday life"


Lisa Martinez

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminology

Core faculty member, DU Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES)

"Lecture title to be announced"

Robin Tinghitella

Robin Tinghitella

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics

"Grand gestures and love notes: animal mating communication in a rapidly changing world"

Steve Wiest

Steve Wiest

Professor and Co-Chair, Jazz Studies
Lamont School of Music, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

"The positive force of jazz"

Barry Zink

Barry Zink

Associate Professor of Physics
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Natural Sciences & Mathematics

"The hot nanoscale spin on our energy and information challenge"

Contact Information

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Tuscan Ballroom

Joy Burns Center
2044 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80210