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January-February 2016

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DU mourns loss of AHSS faculty member Cecil Franklin

(Feb. 23, 2016) Cecil Franklin, a former faculty member from the Religious Studies department, has died. Franklin retired in 1986, and was instrumental in founding the honors program at DU. The memorial service will be held at St. Timothy's (1401 E. Dry Creek Rd.) on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. with a reception following.

Jeff Jenson receives two prestigious national appointments

(Feb. 23, 2016) Jeff Jenson, Philip D. and Eleanor G. Win Professor for Children and Youth at Risk in the Graduate School of Social Work, recently received two national appointments. He was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and has been appointed to a four-year term as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. More

Chris Coleman to exhibit new artwork

(Feb. 23, 2016) Chris Coleman is exhibiting new artwork as part of the show "Spectra" at Eastern Connecticut State University, opening March 10, 2016. The work is a large-scale interactive projection that will depict the positive and negative relationships between different locations, a somewhat abstract discussion about borders and economies.

DU mourns loss of Korbel faculty member Ted Zerwin

(Feb. 16, 2016) Ted Zerwin, a member of the Korbel School of International Studies faculty, passed away last week after an illness. In announcing this sad news to the Korbel community, Dean Christopher Hill said of Zerwin: "Over the years, Ted contributed greatly to the Josef Korbel School and the many lives he touched and helped to shape. His classes were sought after by students, and his kind demeanor admired by those who came into contact with him. We are fortunate to have known this quiet gentleman who touched many of our lives in such a positive way over the years." The details of his service and ways to express condolences are being coordinated by his family and will be communicated within the University once known. Zerwin had been a DU employee for nearly 17 years and was an alumnus (MSW, '71).

Joseph Labrecque publishes course

(Feb. 16, 2016) Joseph Labrecque, senior interactive software engineer, published a new course on, entitled "Adobe Animate CC: First Look." After 20 years, Flash is changing its name and focus to Adobe Animate—signaling an entirely new direction for the product. Get your first look at Adobe Animate and learn about the new tools and improved interface as well the integration of Creative Cloud Libraries and Adobe Stock. More  

Benjamin Nourse to lecture at Denver Art Museum

(Feb. 16, 2016) Visiting Assistant Professor Benjamin Nourse will explore the world of Tibetan printed books, from the production of hand-carved printing blocks to the various printing styles that emerged among the great Tibetan printing centers at a Denver Art Museum lecture on Feb. 17.

Andrea Stanton is co-investigator for multisite research grant

(Feb. 16, 2016) Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Andrea Stanton is a co-investigator on a multisite research grant "Connecting the Wireless World: Writing Global Radio History." Based out of Bristol University (UK), the total grant funding is about $145,000, and the project runs February 2016 through January 2019. DU will host one research meeting/workshop in June 2018, funded by the grant.

Mike Abbott and Eric Gunnison to perform live on KUVO radio

(Feb. 16, 2016) Mike Abbott (jazz guitar) and Eric Gunnison (jazz piano), adjunct faculty from Lamont, will perform the music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall live on KUVO radio on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

Martin katz named among most influential people in legal education

(Feb. 9, 2016) For the third year in a row, Dean Martin J. Katz, Sturm College of Law, is named among the top 10 most influential people in legal education by National Jurist magazine. Read more on SCOL's website.

Bill Lobb retirement celebration

(Jan. 26, 2016)  Friday, Feb. 12, 3-4:30 p.m. –Mary Reed, Renaissance Room

William (Bill) Lobb will be retiring from the University of Denver Feb. 15, 2016. Bill has served the University in a number of positions for over 30 years. He joined the DU community as an accounting technician prior to working in the Controller’s Office as manager of financial reporting. He will finish his time at DU in Human Resources where he has served as senior financial budget officer. Please join us to acknowledge and celebrate Bill’s 30 years as a DU Pioneer. Please RSVP


(Jan. 19, 2016) Monday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. – Newman Center, Gates Concert Hall

Jonathon “JP” Parker, alumna Cleo Parker Robinson’s father who worked for DU at the Lamont School of Music for 39 years, passed away a few weeks ago. All in the DU community are welcome to celebrate JP’s life at this special event.

World-renowned medical research institute selects DU's Granholm as guest professor

(Jan. 19, 2016) Lotta Granholm, executive director for DU’s Knoebel Lotta GranholmInstitute for Healthy Aging, recently received a three-year appointment as a guest professor in neurosciences at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. One of the largest and most prestigious medical universities in the world, Karolinska is the premier research institute in Sweden and the university that gives out the Nobel Prize in Medicine (official name: Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology). The institute installed new guest professors at a ceremony in October, along with new full-time and adjunct professors. Granholm received her PhD in neurobiology from the Karolinska Institute.

Davies named Librarian of the Year

(Jan. 19, 2016) Nicolle Ingui Davies, an instructor in Morgridge College of Education’s Library and Information Science program, was named Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year. The Journal recognizes her leadership as executive director of the Arapahoe Library District, specifically in her commitment to making the library an essential part of community members’ lives. Join us in congratulating Nicolle for this honor!