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University to welcome alums back on campus for symposium

University of Denver alumni will have the opportunity to sharpen their pencils — and their minds — by returning to campus for a weekend of learning, engaging discussions and a chance to reconnect with others on Oct. 3–4.

The 2008 Alumni Symposium will feature keynote addresses, campus tours, faculty seminars and meals during the two-day event. There is no cost to attend, but a $50 donation to the Alumni Merit Scholarship Fund is encouraged.

David Von Drehle (BA ’83), editor-at-large for Time magazine, will be the featured keynote during the opening reception and dinner; Pamela Turbeville (MA ’83), CEO of Navistar Financial Corp., will give a weekend luncheon address.

Chancellor Robert Coombe will speak during the Saturday morning breakfast in the Ricketson Law Building.

The symposium, which will begin with registration and campus tours, provides alumni with three opportunities to get back into the classroom. Faculty presentations cover a wide-range of topics, including Islam in America, Chinese nationalism, population and the environment, 125 years of astronomy at DU, the psychobiology of trauma, the presidential election, the Motown phenomenon and computer/video games that help society.

Closing festivities include a “Star Party” at DU’s historic Chamberlin Observatory (weather permitting) and a Pioneers hockey game at Magness Arena.

Call 1-800-871-3822 for more information, or visit for a complete schedule, descriptions of the presentations and online registration. Registration for the event will close Sept. 30.

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