Deans' Notes News Archive | CLAS Students
- English Department Announces Dillon Scholarship Winner
The recipient of the Richard T. Dillon Scholarship for the 2013-2014 Academic Year is Ashley Adams-Gorton. He will be a senior in English literature and plans to graduate in the spring of 2014. A native of Colorado, his love of language is matched by that of camping, hiking, and fishing.
- CLAS Dean's Awards Announced
At a standing-room-only ceremony on May 10, Dean Daniel J. Howard announced the winners of the college awards for 2012-2013. The highest honor, the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, was presented to Sonja K. Foss of the Communication Department. Foss will receive $5,000 per year for her 3 year term, and will deliver a celebratory lecture for CLAS in fall. Complete list of winners and photos from the ceremony.
- LRPC Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to Tomorrow
Please alert interested students that The Latino Research and Policy Center (LRPC) of the Colorado School of Public Health has been awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to explore the use of social media to influence policy maker decision making related to sexual and reproductive rights among Latino communities in the Denver area. As part of the award, the Ford Foundation has granted student scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and selected high school students. LRPC will fund up to eight Sexual and Reproductive Rights Scholars each semester through December 2014. Scholarships will range from $1500 to $3000 per semester. Scholars will be expected to participate in multiple training and research activities associated with digital storytelling and other social media strategies, survey research, and will also be expected to enroll in courses and/or workshops to facilitate their training in sexual and reproductive health. 2013 Summer Scholarships will be awarded for the period of May 15 through August 30. Interested applicants should send a one-page cover letter with a short resume and school transcripts detailing their qualifications to Alice Bradley (303-315-2514) at Alice.Bradley@ucdenver.edu.
- Denver Writing Project Update
In Washington D.C. this month, nearly 150 teachers from 38 separate states represented the National Writing Project by visiting the offices of their state senators and representatives. Armed with the message that the Denver Writing Project’s model works and it deserves support, the small cohort of educators from CU Denver included Rich Argys, senior instructor in Education and Human Development and Miranda Egger, instructor in English. They ventured into a world of sequestration and looming government shut down in order to remind our Colorado legislators that amidst all the budgetary distress there still exists an organization that (thanks in part to CU Denver's ongoing support) has managed to hold on. In fact, even with federal funding slashed, The Denver Writing Project is still working towards putting quality, well-supported educators of literacy — at all levels and in all disciplines— in front of every student in the state.
While America's political issues and legislative deadlock are daunting, the work of organizations like The Denver Writing Project is far too critical to let it fall by the wayside. Educators still need cost-effective professional development and support, and students still need quality instruction on literacy skills in all disciplines. The Denver Writing Project is working towards making a big impact in these areas. Research studies conducted at 16 separate National Writing Project sites ... Read More »
- Geography Announces Rodgers Memorial Scholarship Winners
Annually, Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) awards a scholarship to a junior or senior geography major. This year, GES had so many exceptional applicants; they gave out six scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000.00 each.
GES is very proud of this year's recipients of the William M. Rodgers Memorial Scholarship Award:
- Denver Writing Project hosts the Young Writer's Camp
For one week each summer, the Denver Writing Project hosts the Young Writer's Camp on the Auraria Campus. This camp is geared toward Colorado students, going into grades 5-12, who love writing and would like an opportunity to hone the craft, workshop with professional writers, and meet other young writers like themselves. The following writers are featured this summer:
- Author and Broadcaster Dom Testa, Tuesday, June 11th, http://www.domtesta.com/
- Journalist Joan Gandy, Wednesday, June 12, is a former reporter, copy editor, page designer and editor in chief for daily newspapers including The Opelika-Auburn News, The Alexander City Outlook, The Douglas County News Press and The Denver Post. She has covered town government, lifestyles, police/crime, and education. Joan has a master's in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Slam Poet Jovan Mays, Thursday, June 13t, http://www.jovanmays.com/
The camp is open to all young writers, not just those who have family affiliated with our campus. Feel free to pass this information along to any budding authors you know! This year's camp is June 10-14. The cost is $185 for the week, with some financial aid available.
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- Communication faculty and students participate at Western States Communication Association Meeting
Members of the Communication Department from Denver and Beijing participated widely in the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) in Reno, Nevada, from February 15-19, 2013. Dr. Brian L. Ott, Associate Chair of Communication, was honored as the President-Elect of WSCA and became the association’s President. In his work as President-Elect, Ott organized the 2013 conference, "Going Global: Communication in the Network Era." Drs. Stephen John Hartnett, Lisa Keränen, and Patrick Dodge, along with Dr. Donovan Conley from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, co-organized a one-day pre-conference on “US-China Communication in Age of Globalization” that brought together scholars from both nations, including International College of Beijing (ICB) instructor Supriya Karadapuram. All told, Communication TTF and instructors made more than a dozen presentations on topics ranging from visual communication to biosecurity discourse.
Several Communication graduate students and recent alums also presented their research. Among them were Rachael Thompson who presented “The Disaster of Real Experience: Transforming Identity in The Memory Thief”; Harry Archer who presented, “The Denial of Equipment for a Political Third Way in Brazil,” and Nicole Palidwor who participated in a panel honoring Dr. Stephen John Hartnett as last year’s recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award from WSCA. In ... Read More »
- Auraria Library Exhibit on World War II Japanese-American internment camps now open
The Auraria Library will host a special exhibit until Wednesday, March 20, to commemorate the lives of Japanese Americans who were detained during World War II in a southeast Colorado camp in the city of Granada, known as the Amache Japanese Internment Camp. “Connecting the Pieces: Dialogues about the Amache Archaeology Collection” will be displayed in the Auraria Library on the first floor. Also called the Grenada Relocation Center, the World War II camp was in operation from August 1942 through October 1945 to provide housing for Japanese-Americans who were displaced from the west coast to Colorado. Camp Amache housed more than 7,500 people, two-thirds of whom were American citizens.
The exhibition, originally compiled and designed by anthropology students at the University of Denver, has already been displayed at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus at the Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities in Oct. 2012. Included in the artifacts that will be on display are items found from archaeological excavations at the camp, which are paired with stories told by the survivors and their families. In addition, Auraria Library owns six manuscript collections related to Camp Amache. Some of the photographs, yearbooks, letters, and other objects that were once part of the social fabric of the camp will be displayed alongside the exhibit.
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