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February 2013

UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY REMEMBERS RABBI DR. STANLEY WAGNER

(Feb. 26, 2013) It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Dr. Stanley Wagner, founding director of the Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) at the University of Denver. During his 24-year tenure at the University, Rabbi Wagner made many scholarly contributions that had broader impact on the Denver community as a whole. His founding of CJS included the creation of the Holocaust Awareness Institute, Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives.

He was also Rabbi Emeritus of BMH-BJ, the Denver Synagogue, as well as a world-renowned scholar. His recent work included a collaboration with Israel Drazin on a multivolume translation and commentary on the writings of Onkelos, an important second-century biblical commentator.

Rabbi Wagner's dedication, leadership and vision made Judaic Studies a reality at the University of Denver. His commitment to Judaic Studies has brought to the University a team of research and teaching experts in Jewish history, religion, literature, culture and thought.

Rabbi Wagner is survived in Denver by his daughter, Chaya Meyer.

DANIELS PICKS STEPHEN MILLER AS FIRST SENIOR DIRECTOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

(Feb. 19, 2013) Stephen Miller, the first senior director of entrepreneurship at the Daniels College of Business, brings a wealth of experience to the position.

Miller will coordinate activities across the University of Denver and Daniels to build key partnerships and relationships in the entrepreneurial community, work with faculty and staff to enhance the overall entrepreneurial curriculum, design and launch new entrepreneurship activities, and expand co-curricular programming.

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BILL CROSS RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ELDER AWARD FROM NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL CONFERENCE AND SUMMIT

(Feb. 12, 2013) Bill Cross, program coordinator for higher education at the University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education, has returned from the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) after being recognized and honored as one of five recipients of the Elder Award for 2013.

The National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) is sponsored by five divisions of the American Psychological Association committed to multiculturalism and diversity.

This prestigious award recognized Dr. Cross's lifelong commitment to transforming multicultural psychology across the world and highlighted his work considered as foundational to the NMCS.

In addition, Dr. Cross's Elder Award recognition exemplifies the University of Denver's vision of being a great private University dedicated to the public good through creating an ethical, diverse and intellectually vibrant campus community.

Prestigious social work journal appoints Dean Williams editor-in-chief

(Feb. 1, 2013) Graduate School of Social Work Dean James Herbert Williams was named editor-in-chief for "Social Work Research," one of the top four journals in the discipline. His appointment is for a four-year term through 2017. Congratulations Dean Williams!