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January 2014

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Lawrence Argent's newest art installations aim to foster awareness, conversation

“Pieces Together”(Jan. 28, 2014) The two sculptures couldn't be more diverse or distant — multiple interlocking lips on the grounds of a Los Angeles hospital and a panda peering over a building in China. For all their differences, both public art projects share a common thread: The work of art professor Lawrence Argent, they are whimsical, arresting, outsized, thought-provoking and, at first glance, even jaw-dropping.

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Ed Estlow named Honorary Life Trustee

(Jan. 21, 2014) When Ed Estlow came to the University of Denver in 1939, it was the beginning of a relationship that would last more than 75 years. A standout athlete and scholar during his time at DU, and later chair of the Board of Trustees and founder of the University's Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media, Estlow (BA '42) left his mark on campus. In September, Estlow was named an honorary life trustee, an honor that was recognized last week in a special board meeting.

"I have been chair of the board going on five years and I've been on the board for 17 years, and I have found Ed's wisdom really helpful," says current chair Trygve Myhren. "We're celebrating him and everything that he has done for the University."

Part of that celebration involves the naming of the garden area between University Hall and the Anderson Academic Commons in honor of Estlow and his wife, Charlotte, who died in summer 2013. Ed Estlow met Charlotte Schroeder (attd. 1941–42) on the DU campus in 1941. The two were married in 1944.

Former CEO of media giant the E.W. Scripps Co., Estlow retired from his post in 1985 and returned to his home state of Colorado, where he chaired DU's Board of Trustees for five years, ending his term in 1990.

"He was a steady hand when DU needed a steady hand," Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie, who served on the board alongside Estlow, told the University of Denver Magazine in 2012. What's more, Estlow's investment in the institution grew out of his personal experience at DU. "Ed is quintessential DU," Ritchie said. "I think his blood is crimson and gold."

Read more about Ed Estlow in this magazine profile from 2012.

Samuel Museus given NASPA National Award for his work on racial inclusiveness in higher education

(Jan. 21, 2014) Each year, NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education recognizes members who are doing outstanding work in the student affairs profession. Samuel Museus, associate professor of higher education in the Morgridge College of Education was selected as the 2014 recipient of the George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and/or Research Award.

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Christa Bruning Tears It Out!

Christa Bruning(Jan. 14, 2014) Last spring, the DU community contributed over 300 pounds of paper to local schools in need through marketing programs manager Christa Bruning's Tear It Out! program.

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