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Dean's Messages

October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016

Dean’s Message

CAM Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

CU Denver will be hosting the 2016 National Conference of the Alliance or the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru). Here is the agenda—as of last week:

Here are the conference apps, constructed by Visual Arts student Nico Van Poolin,  Bravo Nico!

While I hesitate to recommend any specific sessions, if you had to choose one, try and attend Liz Lerman’s Keynote at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 in the Tivoli. Liz Lerman is an American icon and treasure, and just having her on our campus is a high honor.

Let me share again that the CU Denver membership in a2ru is shared by Dean Marc Ingber—College of Engineering and Applied Science (many of you know that we have received a large gift for CAM to collaborate with CEAS over a period of years), Dean Mark Gelernter—College of Architecture and Planning (there have been numerous collaborations with CAP—as well as the commonality of design between our units), and John Bennett--Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Director of inworks (he has funded numerous CAM faculty in the creation and offering of interdisciplinary courses).

There will be a special Friday morning session on creativity for CAM students hosted by author,  inventor, artist, Todd Siler, and facilitated by Angie Buckley.

CAM Colleagues who will be presenting or serving on panels:

  • Thursday, Nov 3rd, 3:00pm Marina Buszek Artist Residencies in Research Institutions, Adirondacks, Tivoli 440 (on a panel with Liz Lerman)
  • Thursday Nov. 3rd 4:45pm CAM student William Card will be on a panel led by J.D. Talasek, National Academy of Sciences. Making the Future — Foresight Thinking to Motivate and Innovate, Bearsden Ballroom, Tivoli 320
  • Thursday Nov. 3rd 6:00pm VA Chair Brian DeLevie, The Time for the Arts and Entrepreneurial Endeavors Is Now! Or Is It? Tivoli Community Theater
  • The closing session on Saturday November 5th 12:15PM “Glocal” Rocky Mountain Entrepreneurship Marco Polo Ballroom, Curtis Hotel, Keynote by John Bennett, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation Initiatives, Director of Inworks – University of Colorado Denver, Moderated by Laurence D. Kaptain, Dean, College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado Denver, panelists Gary Steuer, President and CEO – Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Lisa Gedgaudas, Program Administrator — Create Denver and Michael Seman, Director, Creative Industries Research and Policy – University of Colorado Denver


Laurence D. Kaptain, Dean