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September-October 2015

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Former University College dean Peter Warren dies at 77

(Oct. 27, 2015) Peter Warren — who served the University of Denver as a visionary dean of University College, as vice provost for global development and as an associate professor of mathematics — died on Oct. 15 at his home in Lower Downtown Denver.


Anne DePrince receives Campus Compact award for community engagement

(Sept. 29, 2015) Anne DePrince, professor, chair of psychology and director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, has received the 2015 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award from Campus Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to campus-based civic engagement and the public purposes of higher education.


Suisheng Zhao named to World's Most Influential Scholar List for China's International Affairs

(Sept. 29, 2015) Suisheng Zhao has been named one of the world’s most influential scholars on China’s international affairs, according to research by Shanghai International Studies University.


Joseph Labrecque publishes course

(Sept. 15, 2015) Joseph Labrecque, senior interactive software engineer, published a new course on, entitled “HTML5 Canvas and WebGL in Flash Professional CC.” No longer restricted to only ActionScript and Flash Player, Flash Professional CC offers more publishing possibilities than ever before. Developers can now use Flash to build assets and animation that target platforms such as HTML5 Canvas and WebGL. And adding JavaScript allows for playback on just about any modern desktop or mobile device.


Joseph Labrecque appointed to Apache Software Foundation

(Sept. 1, 2015) Joseph Labrecque, senior interactive software engineer, has been appointed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) as a “committer” for the Apache Flex® project. Apache Flex® is a highly productive, open source application framework for building and maintaining expressive Web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops and devices (including smartphones, tablets and TV). DU has a number of applications which rely on Apache Flex in some way, including VideoManager and CourseMedia. To contact Joseph in his ASF role, email

Retirement celebration for Nancy Allen

Friday, Sept. 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

(Sept. 1, 2015) Join us as we celebrate the service and accomplishments of Nancy Allen, dean and director of University Libraries since 1992. As the longest serving DU library dean, the third-longest serving dean in University history, and the longest serving female dean at the University, Nancy has managed collections and services for the main library and the music library, and oversaw the design and construction of the nationally acclaimed Anderson Academic Commons. Please RSVP