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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, exemplified in spotlights from the CLAS Deans' Notes, a bi-weekly e-newsletter. Stories below are from the current issue of the newsletter and offer some of our most timely and important coverage.

CLAS Deans' Notes News | September 11, 2014

Call for Applications: CLAS Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Fund

The Council on Diversity and Inclusion of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Colorado Denver is pleased to announce the CLAS Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Fund (DIIF) Awards for the 2014-15 academic year.  The DIIF is targeted to promote CLAS’s strategic priority “to enhance diversity across the college and foster a culture of inclusion.” The DIIF aims particularly to fund projects that encourage people to think about diversity and inclusion in meaningful ways and to make positive changes in CLAS and the broader campus.  To achieve this goal, DIIF projects should address broad audiences rather than small groups. Examples of projects related to diversity and inclusion goals that the DIIF will support include but are not limited to

•             Hosting speakers, symposia, and conferences

•             Developing and providing workshops on best practices and pedagogies

•             Showcasing diversity and inclusion work

•             Improving policies and procedures within the college

All CLAS students, faculty, and staff are eligible to apply. Applications may have multiple participants, and participation of ... Read More »

Call for Papers: Don Quixote in the American West: A Fourth-Centenary Celebration (1615–2015)

The University of Colorado Denver and the University of Wyoming are now accepting abstracts in English or Spanish for the upcoming International Conference “Don Quixote in the American West: A Fourth-Centenary Celebration (1615–2015)” to be held April 23–26, 2015 in Denver, Colorado, and Laramie, Wyoming. Papers are welcome from any theoretical perspective and may examine any aspect of the second part of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote (1615). This conference will feature seven of the most prestigious Cervantes scholars: William Egginton (Johns Hopkins University), Mercedes Alcalá Galán (University of Wisconsin Madison), María Antonia Garcés(Cornell University), Steven Hutchinson (University of Wisconsin Madison), Luce López-Baralt (Universidad de Puerto Rico Río Piedras),Edwin Williamson (University of Oxford), and Diana de Armas Wilson(University of Denver).  A selection of papers will be published in a collective volume.

Please send paper abstracts and titles (max. 250 words) by December 1st, 2014 to:Conxita Domènech at

For more information on the conference please visit this link.

For any additional information contact Andrés Lema-Hincapié at 303- 556-3443 or Read More »

REMINDER: Faculty and Staff Headshots Tomorrow from 10:00am – 3:00pm

CLAS will have a professional photographer in the Dean’s Conference Room (NC 5018) on Friday, September 26, to take headshots.  These can be used on the new faculty and staff directory, as well as anywhere a professional image is needed—book jackets, speaking engagements, etc. (permissions are cleared). Appointments are not requited: simply come between 10AM and 3PM; last semester the average wait was less than 15 minutes.

Any questions can be directed to Tracy Kohm at 303.556.6663 or