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This Month's Featured Stories  

Three AHSS Faculty Receive Awards

Chancellor Rebecca Chopp delivered the annual Convocation address in October to an assembly of university trustees, faculty, staff and students.  Three faculty members from Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences received awards for their outstanding contributions to the university. Susan Schulten, professor of history, received the University Lecturer Award; Christina Kreps, associate professor of anthropology, received the Distinguished Scholar Award; and Charles Reichardt, professor of psychology, received the Faculty Service Award.

"It is a testament to the outstanding scholarly work and teaching of the faculty in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences that not one but three of our faculty members were recognized at Convocation,” said Dean Daniel McIntosh. “Congratulations to Susan, Christina and Chip for their deserved receipt of these special awards.”

DU Receives Eight Large-Scale Prints by Andy Warhol

worhalEven posthumously, Andy Warhol is one of the most influential artists in contemporary culture. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which holds the late artist's estate, donated eight Warhol prints to DU's University Art Collections this year.

Warhol left a significant legacy in Colorado. He spent considerable time in the state, even lecturing at DU's student union in February, 1968. In 2011 the Myhren Gallery hosted an exhibit about these connections entitled "Warhol in Colorado," which drew thousands of guests.

The Warhol Foundation's mission is to advance the visual arts, primarily through grants supporting contemporary art projects. Its first gift to DU came in 2008 through the Foundation's Photographic Legacy Program. More than 150 academic museums and galleries each received over 150 photos by Warhol through that program. As a follow up, this summer, the Foundation donated eight additional pieces to DU.

These works include a "diamond dust" portrait of Queen Elizabeth, along with other icons, such as Annie Oakley and V.I. Lenin. The prints were on view at the Vicki Myhren Gallery in summer 2014. All eight works have been added to the University's permanent art collection, where they can be studied in detail by DU students.