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The Anderson Academic Commons is so much more than a library


Office of the Chancellor

Dear Readers: Two years ago, I wrote a column for the University of Denver Magazine about Penrose Library and a transformational renovation project that was to begin for this campus landmark. Penrose had opened in 1971 as an iconic modern building of that time, complete with orange carpets and egg chairs. Very little had been done to the building since then, however, and our purpose for the renovation was to change not only the appearance, but the entire functionality of the building. In an age where data and information are available anywhere, anytime, Penrose had become much more about people than about access to bound volumes, and its spaces for peopleto work and think, either individually or in groupswere totally inadequate for todays DU. So a fundamental objective was to replace the space once occupied by bound volumes with new space for students and faculty members, in an environment conducive to deep intellectual activity. Also factored in was the clear need for a campus center, a focal point for our intellectual culture and for the social culture that sustains it. The 10 years during which we planned this project, raised funds and started construction were also years of tremendous transformation in higher education. This transformation has to do with the fundamental mechanisms of teaching and learning, the basic relationships between faculty members and students, the nature of faculty work, and the focal points of faculty scholarship. Behind this transformation is also the fundamental reality that we need to change the financial model of higher education. In many ways, the metamorphosis of Penrose Library into the Anderson Academic Commons is emblematic of that broader change. Over the course of those 10 years, there were many internal battles over just how much of the past was to be retained and just how far we should reach for the future. For many of us, a library is much more than a building. It is a place associated with our own intellectual stories, our personal paths to learning and scholarship. It is deeply bound up with our professional culture as faculty members, and that can be very difficult to abandon for a yet-tobe-clarified future driven by rapidly accelerating technical and social change. But change we must. Collectively, we must prepare ourselves to seize a future in learning and scholarship that may well be very different from the past that nurtured us so well, but one that holds the potential to be far more effective, impactful and rewarding. The Anderson Academic Commons is truly glorious. It is a magnetic place, flooded by light. It is a place dedicated to learning and thought and yet amazingly comfortable, a place to meet friends and colleagues. It undoubtedly will be our center, an iconic DU building for today and the future. If our journey to the Anderson Academic Commons is emblematic of the difficult path to broader change, the result is surely indicative of our institutional strength. A quick stroll through the building is really uplifting, almost therapeutic. It is such as to convince one that though the future may hold many challenges, for us at DU it is bright, indeed.

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26 A Catalyst for Connection

By Tamara Chapman and Greg Glasgow

 The Anderson Academic Commons gives students and faculty a 21st-century library to call their own.

30 Digging for Insight

By Tamara Chapman

 Archaeology students uncover World War II-era history at Amache.

36 Pioneering People
By Janalee Card Chmel

 Founders Day recognizes alumni accomplishments.


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Athletic conference change Visiting painter Dana Schutz Mapping website Ethics boot camp Lacrosse season Crane memorial Legal help for farmers Christopher Hill on Iraq

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16 Research 20 Sports 21 Views 24 Q&A

19 Academics

23 People

41 Alumni Connections
On the cover: The Anderson Academic Commons provides students and faculty with new points of connection; read the story on page 26. Photo by Wayne Armstrong This page: The librarys famed egg chair is moved into its new home in the Anderson Academic Commons. The new hub for interdisciplinary learning opened its doors March 25; read the story on page 26. Photo by Ce Shi

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Volume 13, Number 3 Publisher

Kevin A. Carroll

Theres something about a library. Since I was young, the library was a place where I felt safe, a place where I felt stimulated, a place where I felt connected to knowledge and to my community. At DU, Penrose Library used to be right across the green from my office in Mary Reed. I actually liked the buildings funky 70s look, but more than
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that I liked it because it often was a respite from a busy day, a place to get away for a few minutes and see what was new on the shelves. Perusing the stacks while students conversed and studied at tables nearby made me feel connected to the intellectual heartbeat of the University in a way I never quite did anywhere else. Then construction on the Anderson Academic Commons began, and for nearly two years my place of escape was no longer there. Im happy to say that the library is backbut now, as our cover headline says, it is so much more than a library. The Anderson Academic Commons is a spacious, light-filled building with all sorts of nooks for studying, reading and dreaming. There are seating areas with fantastic views of the downtown Denver skyline, and there are comfy chairs near fireplaces where you can sit and talk philosophy on a cold winters day. A few weeks before the building officially opened, I joined our photographer, Wayne Armstrong, and a group of students for the photo shoot that produced the pictures on the cover and in the Catalyst for Connection feature that begins on page 26. I had been in the new building prior to that, but seeing the way the students reacted to the spacethe way they immediately settled in and began to talk and study and planmade it finally come alive. Its a building made for peoplefor students, faculty and staff and now that its open and bustling nearly around the clock, its true purpose has become clear.

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Thats not J-Mac!

Editors note: Several readers wrote to let us know that the photo on page 33 of the winter issue was not of a J-Mac dorm room, as the caption read, but of a room in Centennial Towers or Halls. On the bright side, the error gave a few alums the chance to reminisce about their days in the residence halls and about the fabled lofts of J-Mac. You should solicit/feature a photo spread showing the unique and short-lived lofts of J-Macs third-floor, A-shaped roof spaces. During the 1970s and 80s, perhaps dating back to the 1960s, students were allowed to build their own lofts, or custom-designed wooden platforms, where mattresses (twin or full) were kept and beds were madeallowing more room below for such furnishings as sofas, chairs, bean bags (seating), stereo systems, even bars and cabinetsyou name it. This opened things up greatly for more comfortable spaces, decor, socializing and parties. These lofts could be sold to the next years residents, which secured for them a place in the coveted third-floor rooms. My roommate and I came to DU from the same Denver high school, heard about the lofts at a summer orientation, requested a third-floor room, got one without a loft, built our own for $90 in materials and sold it after two years for $300. Some people sold theirs for up to $500 and maybe more. Ours was tastefully simple in design with ladder

access. Some actually had stairs, ladder stairs and split levels. My roommate fell to the tile floor once, when the leaning ladder slipped out from under him, but we got a large area rug that secured the ladder Jeme Ertl Wallace (BS 77) in place, and we never Cary, Ill. had another problem. M A G A Z I N E We included the carpet All the third-floor rooms with the sale of the loft. I had those high ceilings so heard that some time in people could build lofts the 1980s these were all and sleep upstairs and had demolished as not being much more downstairs to code or as built withroom. I climbed a ladder out permits (though ours every night to bed. They IN ThE was structurally sound), were great. Until Jeff Quinn spotlight and I thought I heard from administration decided talk of DU installing they were a fire hazard and uniform lofts there under permitted condidisconnected all our lights upstairs and had tions, but Im not sure if this ever happened. them removed over the summer break. I heard there are no lofts at J-Mac Boy, were people mad at him. I wont nowsadly. repeat any of the phrases or words uttered David McClinton (BA 82) in his honor. Denver One thing that really stands out was during finals period one year. It was cold I lived in J-Mac for 2 years in the 70s. and snowy outside, and someone hit the The only thing these buildings all had in fire alarms at midnight or 1 a.m. Everyone common was brick walls. J-Mac was THE had to go outside immediately. Including place to live, especially for those of us who many of the students, especially the girls, were science geeks. The stoners lived in who were downstairs in the cafeteria Towers, and Halls was just the hodgepodge barefoot. People were peeling off their of everyone else, mainly BizAd students. coats in the snow and cold and putting And Im thinking that [the photo] them down for the barefooted people to was probably taken in the 1980s. Any selfstand on. Our wing, on the third floor, got respecting student in the early- to mid-70s people out so fast that at first we thought

wore his or her hair parted in the middle and straight down the back (males and females!). And I loved the pic of Dr. Barretts desk [From the desk of, winter 2012]. I was one of those students who went out to Bodega lab with him one interterm. Cemented my love of the oceanafter the mountains, of course. Two other students and I were coming back to the lab after harvesting sea urchins north of Bodega Bay, missed the turn and decided to turn on the next road while blatantly ignoring the no right turn sign (I recall something about a very blind corner there)directly into the path of an oncoming police car! We nearly got ourselves arrested that day, I believe, but got off with a severe reprimand and some mumbling about wild hippies not obeying the rules.

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we were the only ones going outside. Our guys really took care of each other. I also remember a time when the guys stole all the toilet seats from the girls side of the building and lined them all up in the volleyball court with a large sign that said, Queen J-Mac, you have been dethroned. We also had what was lovingly called The Bod Squad. When a single woman needed to go across campus, a volunteer from the dorms would walk with her, carrying and bouncing a tennis ball. This could be any time, day or night, but someone always stepped up to it. Some of the more scientifically oriented people in the dorm used to make tennisball cannons. They would tape steel cans together, put cigarette lighter fluid in the bottom and launch tennis balls from inside the dorm. We are lucky we never got killed.

We had more than our fair share of food fights in the J-Mac cafeteria. The staff would try to lock the doors and keep people in until they cleaned it up, but the J-Mac cafeteria had lots of exits, so it was like trying to stop a bunch of fleeing rats. I made a lot of good friends at J-Mac. We took care of each other, protected each other and sometimes got into fights and mischief. But overall, it was a great group of people, except for Jeff Quinn, whom I still havent forgiven.
Mark Edgar (BSA 81) Aurora, Colo.

ence of Professor Tarr and of Allen Breck, chair of the department. Professor Tarr was one of the most forthright and considerate people I have ever met in academia, and this after 40 years in the profession. Tarr and Breck wrote the letters of reference that got me into Harvards PhD program and a career. I was delighted to read in your description of his life that he had had a great retirement.
Michael Monten (BA 68) San Diego, Calif.

Remembering Professor Tarr

Your obituary on Terrence Tarr [Winter 2012] came as a shock and brought back a much earlier era. I was at DU from 196468 and became a history major due to the influ-

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In November, close to the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the University of Denver installed a set of memorial screens at the Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site near the Anderson Academic Commons. Designed by University Architect Mark Rodgers and landscape architect Spencer
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Nickel, of Five Design, the metal lattice partitions suggest the shattered windows of Kristallnacht and spell out the Hebrew word hineni, which translates as Here I am.
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Season of transition
Pioneer athletics programs shuffle conferences in 201314
By Jeff Howard

For the majority of the University of Denver varsity athletics programs, the 201314 academic year will find the teams traveling to new places and welcoming new foes. The nationally ranked DU hockey team will begin play in the inaugural season of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), while 11 other sports squads will depart the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) for the Summit League. It will be an exciting year for Pioneer sport teams, says Peg Bradley-Doppes, vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center operations. Our goal every year is to compete

for the Directors Cup title, consistently showing we have one of the best athletics programs in the nation. These new affiliations will hopefully bolster our ability to achieve the very lofty goals we have each season. The conference moves were made necessary due to several factors occurring within collegiate athletics. In the case of the hockey program, two universities withdrew their membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), which forced the remaining members to look at the viability of keeping the WCHA. With the departure of Minnesota and Wisconsin for the new Big Ten Conference hockey platform, what ultimately became the best solution was a fresh start with an entirely new conference. In addition to the

University of Denver, the NCHC includes Western Michigan, St. Cloud State, Colorado College, Miami University, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Nebraska Omaha and University of North Dakota. We will forever remember the many years of competitive success in the WCHA, BradleyDoppes says. Moving forward in the NCHC, we must again establish ourselves as elite among universities that value their collegiate hockey programs as much as we do. While membership in the WAC was shortlived for the Pioneers, the Summit League is a conference on the rise, and the addition of the University of Denver only makes the alliance stronger. Teams slated to compete for titles include mens and womens basketball; mens and womens golf; mens and womens soccer; mens and womens swimming and diving; mens and womens tennis; and volleyball. DU becomes the ninth member of the Summit League, joining Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, North Dakota State University, Oakland University, University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Just as a university is responsible for providing its student-athletes with solid instruction and guidance both in the classroom and on the field of play, a robust conference values educational excellence as well as athletic achievement, Chancellor Robert Coombe said during the announcement of the Summit League transition. Considering its strong academic focus, along with the competitive success of its member institutions sports programs, we could not be more pleased to find a permanent home in the Summit League. DU has 17 varsity sports overall. The additional five include the mens and womens skiing program, which is aligned with the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association; the nationally ranked mens lacrosse program, a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference; the womens lacrosse program, a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation; and the nationally ranked gymnastics team, which will operate as an independent in the 201314 season. >>denverpioneers.com

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Whole Foods CEO speaks at Voices of Experience

Speaking as part of the Daniels College of Business Voices of Experience series, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey came to campus on Jan. 28 to share some of the lessons he writes about in his 2013 book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Talking about one of the books central tenets, valuing stakeholders, Mackey told a story about the early days of Whole Foods, when a powerful flood wiped out the companys first store. What happened the next day really changed our destiny, and it changed my thinking about business forever, said Mackey, who was interviewed at the event by Daniels Dean Christine Riordan. We had dozens of customers show up the next day and help us clean up the store, and a company that should have died was saved by its stakeholders. Our team members worked for free, our customers helped us clean up the store, our bank loaned us more money, the investors put more capital in, our suppliers gave us new inventory on credit, and somehow, miraculously, our business got reopened 30 days later. Thats when, Mackey said, he realized that stakeholders matter. They are the lifeblood of a company, he said. I never forgot that lesson. Other fundamentals of Mackeys conscious capitalism include discovering a business higher purpose, creating cultures that empower employees and practicing servant leadership. We need a different kind of leadership, he said, not a leadership thats there to line its own pockets and extract as much money as possible out of the business and get all the perks of being in a corporation. Mackey urged Daniels students to start businesses right after graduation and not risk letting their passion cool. Entrepreneurs are on fire, he said. You want to start a business? Do it. Now. Building a business is so much fun. Youll learn so much, you meet such interesting peopleIve loved it. Most people that start businesses have an interesting lifethat I can almost assure you. So if you want to do that, go for it. Life is an adventure.
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Law clinic scores victory in prisoner-rights case

The Civil Rights Clinic at the Sturm College of Law scored a major victory Aug. 24, when U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson held that it is unconstitutional for Colorados Supermax prison to continue confining inmate Troy Anderson without access to outdoor exercise. Three Sturm College students argued Andersons case in federal court last May. Under the supervision of Professor Brittany Glidden, three generations of clinic students litigated the case, handling everything from drafting the complaint to presenting the closing argument at the end of the eight-day bench trial. The students and Glidden earned praise from Judge Jackson at trial and from opposing counsel. Anderson has not been outside for 12 years, says Professor Laura Rovner, who has overseen the Civil Rights Clinic since 2004. We are hopeful that this will lead to Colorado ending this inhumane practice for the nearly 1,000 other men in the state Supermax prison who are similarly denied outdoor access, many of whom have been in these conditions for over a decade. The court also ordered that our client, who is mentally ill, be re-evaluated for the mental health care and medications he seeks. Anderson has spent a quarter century in prison, including the last 12 years in administrative segregationprison-speak for solitary confinement. University of Denver Magazine UPDATE 9



On Jan. 18, a delegation from Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), one of the top international studies universities in China, visited the University of Denver to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The agreement creates a cooperative alliance between the two schools that allows select BFSU students to enroll in a graduate degree program at the Korbel School while also completing their studies at BFSU in Beijing. The students in this program will be referred to as China Center Scholars. As a leading school of international studies in China, BFSU has produced more than 100 Chinese ambassadors and senior Chinese government officials, as well as international business and legal leaders.
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The University of Denver Strategic Issues Program (SIP) announced Nov. 9 it will study the role of money in American politics. A nonpartisan SIP panel will spotlight campaign finance and consider what kind of regulation, if any, is needed. SIP Director Jim Griesemer will lead a panel of 18 leaders in business, health services, education, public advocacy and government, including former Colorado lawmaker Polly Baca, Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO Stephanie Foote, attorney John Moye and Hugh Rice, senior chairman of investment banking for FMI Corp. The panel will hear presentations from speakers including Americans for Campaign Reform President Larry Noble, Oakland University Professor David Dulio, Colorado Secretary of State Campaign Finance Manager Steve Bouey, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and others. Panelists will work together to draft by consensus a comprehensive overview and suggested reforms, if needed. Findings will be presented in mid-2013. >>du.edu/issues

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The University of Denver womens soccer team in November made its first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in school history. The Pioneers were shut out by No. 1-ranked Stanford in the Nov. 18 game, which was preceded by Pioneer victories over Colorado College and Maryland in the NCAA Tournaments first and second rounds, respectively.

In October, Oxford University Press published The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age, by Lynn Schofield Clark, an associate professor in the Universitys Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies. In the book, Clark investigates how young people and their parents are navigating a decades worth of dramatic changes in digital and mobile media. She looks at how teens and pre-teens are using digital media to tell stories about themselves and connect with peers. She also examines how parents are attempting to make sense of media-generated challenges everything from eyebrow-raising content to cyber-harassment on social networking sites.

Art of the State, A Juried Exhibition of Colorado, an exhibit that ran Jan. 24March 31 at the Arvada Center for the Arts, featured work by four DU-affiliated artists: Catherine Chauvin, head of the printmaking program in the School of Art and Art History; Craig
The University of Denver took the No. 2 spot on the 2013 list of top Peace Corps volunteerproducing colleges and universities in the graduate school category, and No. 18 in the undergraduate medium school category. Last year DU ranked No. 3 in the graduate category and No. 27 in the undergraduate category. There are currently 20 graduate students and 23 undergraduate alumni serving overseas in 19 host countries. Many of the graduate students currently serving abroad are part of the Masters International program, which allows students the opportunity to integrate a masters degree at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies with overseas service. Additionally, the School has 43 Paul D. Coverdell Fellows returning Peace Corps volunteers who enroll at the Korbel School and receive academic credit for their service. Since 1961, 541 DU alumni have served in the Peace Corps.

Robb, sculpture lab technician for the School of Art and Art History; Mel Strawn (work pictured), former director of the School of Art and Art History; and alumna Patricia Aaron (MFA 98).

The University of Denver ranks sixth in the nation among doctoral and research institutions in the percentage of undergraduate students participating in studyabroad programs, according to the 2012 Open Doors report. Released Nov. 12 by the Institute of International Education, the report shows that DU sent 64.3 percent of its undergraduates abroad in the 201011 academic year. Nationally, around 14 percent of all enrolled undergraduates studied abroad. DU offers more than 150 study-abroad programs in more than 50 nations. Through DUs Cherrington Global Scholars program, eligible students have the opportunity to study abroad while paying their tuition and fees to the University.

Lynn Gangone, dean of Colorado Womens College, in September was named one of the 25 most powerful women in Denver by the Colorado Womens Chamber of Commerce. Also on the list were Cleo Parker Robinson (CWC 70), head of her eponymous Denver dance company, and Carita Watson (BBA 88, MCIS 98),
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global transformation executive for IBM Global Services.

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Undergraduate students work to design permanent prosthesis

Senior engineering majors Patrick Parkinson, James Hills and Kathryn Van Lieshout are working on a potentially life-changing design for amputees. Their concept is to create a post that could be implanted in the bone and attach to a prosthesisa design that would allow amputees to get rid of the popularly used stump-socket design. The project is part of Professor Peter Lazs 30-week senior design course in the School of Engineering in conjunction with the Universitys Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics. The students are working in collaboration with Dr. Ronald Hugate, of Presbyterian/St. Lukes Hospital, and amputee Woody Roseland to create their design. The students currently are in the preliminary design stage, collecting data by utilizing the Human Dynamics Lab housed inside the Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness. In the lab, Parkinson, Hills and Van Lieshout place reflective markers along Roselands body. His movements are captured by infrared cameras to create 3-D images. It gives us the capability to analyze a persons movements, Van Lieshout says. We want to see how much pressure, bend and weight a person experiences while doing typical movements. The data collected will help the seniors understand what their implant design needs to look like to be most beneficial to amputees. By May, they plan to have a 3-D prototype to present to Hugate, along with their recommendations on creating a fully functioning implant. Undergrads doing transformative research is phenomenal, says Bradley Davidson, director of the Human Dynamics Lab. Its rewarding to see undergraduate students executing such high-level research.

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Womens College reclaims historical name

The Womens College of the University of Denver is getting a new namean old one. Just in time for its 125th anniversary, the Womens College will reclaim its historical name, Colorado Womens College. By reclaiming our name, we honor the historic legacy of the college, we honor the University of Denver and its commitment to the education of women, and we honor the state that we live in and the community that we serve, says Lynn Gangone, dean of the college. Colorado Womens College was founded in 1888 by the Rev. Robert Cameron with the dream of forming a Western Vassar, an institution to rival the East Coasts prestigious womens colleges. It opened its doors in September 1909 with an enrollment of 59 students. The only all-women higher education program in the Rocky Mountain region was acquired by DU in 1982. In 2004, the Womens College moved into a new home in the Merle Catherine Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women on the north side of the DU campus. Now we offer the best of both worlds: a womens college with a historic legacy inside a really fabulous, state-of-the-art university, Gangone says. The University of Denver has a really strong commitment to the advancement of girls and women. Theyve done what no other large university that has merged with a womens college has done in maintaining an academic program for women. What DU has accomplished in terms of maintaining the identity of this college and creating a space for women on campus is really extraordinary. In reclaiming its legacy name, Colorado Womens College now known officially as the University of Denver Colorado Womens Collegeembraces the women of its past, present and future. This is an opportunity to really elevate who we are, to elevate the women we educate, and to welcome more fully two really important groups: the students and prospective students for whom having this identity and legacy will really make a difference, Gangone says. They are supported by thousands of alumnaeacross the country and the world, extending through 125 yearswho are joined again as part of one college. The new name will be feted with a series of alumnae gatherings across the country and as part of the colleges 125th anniversary celebration in November.

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Barbara Wilcots (PhD English 96), associate provost for graduate studies
1 Wilcots and her husband, Gary, had the
Wilcots brought this hand-carved family tree back from a trip she took to South Africa with Higher Education Resource Services, which promotes women in higher education administration. It was a study tour to visit universities in South Africa shortly after they were becoming integrated, she says. It was really an interesting trip to see how people were adjusting to the changes in higher education. Wilcots got to meet civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks after a Denver appearance 15 years ago. People always thought of her as this old fragile lady who was just too tired to stand up when she was told to give up her seat on the bus, Wilcots says. She told us that was not the case at all; that she was chosen to do that and it wasnt her feet that were tired, it was her soul that was tired. Also on Wilcots celebrity meet list: Oprah Winfrey, on whose show Wilcots appeared when Oprah selected author Ernest Gaines A Lesson Before Dying for her book club. I was teaching it at the time, and I gave it to my son to read, Wilcot says, and when he read it, he contacted the Oprah show and recommended that I be part of the dinner show, and they called me.
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opportunity to meet South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu at a Denver appearance several years ago. I believe in some of his values about peace and justice, says Wilcots, who was one of the founders of DUs Social Justice Program. Wilcots son gave her this figurine of Star Trek: The Next Generation character Guinan after a student joked that, like the character, Wilcots was a wise counselor because she knew what people were thinking.

3 One of more than 150 items in Wilcots elephant collection, this specimen was a gift from a co-worker who brought it back from a trip to Taiwan. My mother used to collect elephants because she said theyre really, really gentle with their children, but theyre powerful, Wilcots says. I like that symbol. It reminds me to be strong but kind. 4 A student gave Wilcots this stuffed-doll version of famous author and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, whose work Wilcots taught as part of the English department faculty. Unfortunately, it does look like him, she says.



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I really like working with students one-on-one, because you get a feeling for their individual work and everyone is so different, says Dana Schutz, far right. I think thats really greatgoing into different studios and really seeing what students are up to and thinking about.

Artistic inspiration
Visiting painter Dana Schutz offers advice to students
By Greg Glasgow

New York-based painter Dana Schutz has become one of Americas best-known young artists by embracingand painting the often-strange ideas that come into her head. In one series of paintings she portrays people eating themselves; in another she imagines an Earth with only two people left: a man named Frank and a woman who observes and paints him. In fall 2012, art students at the University of Denver got the opportunity to learn from Schutz in person as she visited campus as part of the Hamilton Collaborative Visiting Artist program, funded by Frederic and Jane Hamilton. Schutz was in Denver twice in the fallin conjunction with exhibits of her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Denver Art Museumand she spoke to and led workshops with DU students both times. She could talk to each student, no matter what level they were at, and find something to say, says Deborah Howard, associate professor of drawing and painting. She was amazing. I was really inspired as a teacher. The class bonded, Howard says, over an assignment Schutz gave during her first visit, in September: Paint a self-portrait of yourself as a dog. Schutz critiqued the results during her second visit, in November.

The paintings ended up being autobiographical in a way that could not have happened if someone just gave them the assignment to do a self-portrait and talk about what you feel, Howard says. It gave them a real vehicle to do it in an indirect way. It was a great assignment, and Im going to use it again. Thanks to Schutzs encouragement, senior art major Ryan Hatfield is now applying to graduate schools in New York. He says Schutz brought a fresh eye to his portfolio and let him know the strengths of his work, as well as the areas in which he needs to improve. I expected that kind of snooty artist, but thats not what Dana was at all, he says. She was one of the most down-to-earth people Ive ever met. Extremely friendly, willing to joke with youimmediately your friend. To art students trying to find their way to a career as an artist, Schutz has some simple advice. You just have to work really hard and throw everything into it, she says. That sounds so banal and cheerleader-y, but its really true. Its really hard to be an artist, and even if you do work really hard, theres no guarantee about anything. Theres no advice you can give someone that things will somehow work out, but you can talk to people about how they can make art a big part of their life.

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arts calendar


(all events take place in the Myhren Gallery at the Shwayder Art Building) April 11May 5 Tim Schwartz and Sandy Skoglund: Creative Conversations on the Library, featuring large-scale installations created in collaboration with DU students, open noon5 p.m. daily, free May 16June 7 BFA Exhibition 2013, featuring works by graduating seniors in the BFA programs of the School of Art and Art History, open noon5 p.m. daily, free


(all events take place at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts) APRIL 12 Flos Underground, student jazz, 5 p.m., free 17 Guest artist Mariel Roberts, cello, 7:30 p.m., $10 1821 Lamont Opera presents Carlisle Floyds Susannah, 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sunday), $11$30 19 Flos Underground, student jazz, 5 p.m., free 22 Faculty member Heidi Brende Leathwood, piano, 7:30 p.m., $10 24 Jazz night, 7:30 p.m., free 25 Newman Center Presents Strings on Fire, featuring guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad, 7:30 p.m., $26$49 u 26 Flos Underground, student jazz, 5 p.m., free 30 Lamont Symphony Orchestra new music concert, 7:30 p.m., free (ticket required) MAY 3 Flos Underground, student jazz, 5 p.m., free 34 Newman Center Presents The Mikado, by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, 7:30 p.m., $26$49 q 5 Faculty member Joseph Galema, organ, 7:30 p.m., $10 8 Lamont Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., free 10 Flos Underground, student jazz, 5 p.m., free 15 Faculty jazz combo, 7:30 p.m., $10 16 Lamont Chorale, Mens Choir and Womens Chorus, 7:30 p.m., free 17 Flos Underground, student jazz, 5 p.m., free 17 The Playground Ensemble, chamber music, 7:30 p.m., $10 19 Lamont Composers Series, 7:30 p.m., free 20 Lamont Horn Choir, 7:30 p.m., free 20 Jazz night, 7:30 p.m., free 21 Lamont Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., free 22 Lamont Steel Drum Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., free 2324 Lamont Music Theater Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., free 24 Flos Underground, student jazz, 5 p.m., free 28 Lamont Guitar Chamber ensembles, 7:30 p.m., free 29 North Indian Classical Ensemble and Senegalese Drumming Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., free 30 Lamont Wind Ensemble, 4 p.m., free 30 Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Lamont Chorale, Mens Choir, Womens Chorus, 7:30 p.m., free JUNE 4 Newman Center Presents Colorado Symphony, The Art of Baroque, 7:30 p.m., $26$49 University of Denver Magazine UPDATE 15

The 201314 Newman Center Presents series is a great mix of old and newwith an emphasis on the new. Having honed his ear for the post-classical crowd that mixes Radiohead and Rachmaninoff, laptops and leitmotifs, Newman Center Executive Director Steve Seifert has put together a season featuring artists pushing the boundaries of their respective art forms.

Newman Center Presents 201314 season

Sept. 2122: Mark Morris Dance Group Oct. 5: Chris Thile, solo mandolin p Oct. 16: Colorado Symphony, featuring Natasha Paremski, piano soloist Nov. 9: Cameron Carpenter, organ Nov. 2223: MOMIX, Botanica Dec. 12: Music of the Sun, featuring ETHEL, a string quartet, with guest artist Robert Mirabal and members of the Opera Colorado Chorus Jan. 16: Duets, with Chick Corea and Bla Fleck Jan. 31: Trey McIntyre Project Feb. 11: The Miners Hymns, a silent documentary film, with live accompaniment by ACME and the Denver Brass Feb. 23: Colorado Symphony: Music of the Silver Screen A Tribute to Judy Garland March 6: Gabriel Kahane and yMusic March 20: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo April 26, 2014: Paco Pea and Eliot Fisk, flamenco guitars May 1011, 2014: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, with Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and vocalist Kim Nazarian May 14, 2014: Colorado Symphony: Music From the Opera Season subscriptions go on sale in May, and single tickets go on sale in June; visit newmancenterpresents.com for more information.



Media mashup
History professor blends a book and website for a study of maps
By Jack Etkin

History Professor Susan Schulten had visions of a book brimming with lots and lots of maps. They would be detailed and complex, brought to life by bursts of color and precise shading aesthetic treasures, really. All well and good, except her editor told Schulten that Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Chicago Press), which was published in July 2012, would not have large and lavish illustrations. In the book, Schulten examines the rise of maps as analytical tools. Various crises in 19th-century American life, she says, accelerated the development of maps that analyzed rather than merely depicted data. The tension that led to the Civil War, epidemic diseaseparticularly yellow feverand the amassing of information by the U.S. Census Office all fostered the evolution of a different type of map. What is it about a map that is able to transform information or data into knowledge? Schulten asks. Its that power that really lies at the heart of this book. But her explanatory prose could only go so far, especially since the maps in the book were reduced in size and printed in black and white. Schulten knew something needed to be done.

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So Schulten enlisted some University of Denver colleagues to help her create mappingthenation.com, a website that allows visitors to view the maps in the book by chapter, by creator, and chronologically. The site includes all 130 of the maps mentioned in the book, not just the 50 or so maps that are shown. I believe the site stands on its own, Schulten says. Anyone can come to this site and make sense of itsee a little bit about each map and navigate it. You dont have to have read the book. I wish the book had every image in high color and resolution. That wasnt going to happen. This, to me, is the next best thing. The site was designed by Erin Pheil (MA digital media studies 02) and Josh Petrucci, owners of TimeForCake Creative Media in Frisco, Colo. Schulten collaborated on the concept with Alex Karklins, an instructional technology support specialist for the Universitys Office of Teaching and Learning. John Adams and Chet Rebman, from DUs Office of Digital Initiatives, added their expertise to the project. The maps were scanned by Dresha Schaden, in Digital Production Services, and comprehensively catalogued by Betty Meagher, who recently retired from Penrose Library. Im very proud of the site, says Schulten, whose research is featured in Maps: From the Local to the Global, the first exhibit in the new Anderson Academic Commons. Particularly because I had never collaborated with anyone in scholarship. And that was a thrill for me. We worked extremely hard, and the coordination thats involved for something like this was very much a surprise for me. I didnt know how many details and decisions were involved. And we had to do it by the time the book was released. It was a real deadline. The illustrations in Mapping the Nation include Edward Bartons map of the 1854 yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans, the U.S. Coast Surveys map showing the distribution of the slave population in the Southern states in 1861 and Francis Amasa Walkers 1874 proportional map of foreign population compiled from the ninth U.S. census. The makers of these maps considered maps as a way not just to represent data, but to excavate the problems of American life, Schulten says.


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One to watch
Paige Jones, undeclared
By Kelsey Outman


Former GSSW dean dies

John Jack Jones, dean emeritus and research professor at the University of Denvers Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), died Feb. 20, 2013, from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 83. A native of Ireland, Jones earned a bachelors degree from the National University of Ireland. He then moved to the United States for graduate studies, earning a masters in social work from the University of Michigan and a masters in public administration and a PhD in social work from the University of Minnesota. Before he came to DU in 1987 as dean of GSSW, he served for 12 years as director and chair of the social work program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before that, he was founding dean of the School of Social Development at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Jones also held short-term academic positions at Hong Kong University, the University of Wisconsin and Case Western Reserve University. At DU, he also was a research professor at the Universitys Conflict Resolution Institute. Jones was known internationally as a researcher and scholar of social development in developed and developing countries. His research was conducted under the auspices of the United Nations, nongovernmental organizations, foundations and federal agencies. At the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he assisted in the revision of the social work profession in China; at DU, he helped create GSSWs partnership with the All China Youth Federation and the China Youth University for Political Sciences in Beijing. A member of the GSSW faculty from 1987 until the time of his death, Jones served as the schools dean from 1987 to 1996. After stepping down as dean, he remained on the faculty as professor. He also served as project coordinator and liaison between GSSW and various international agencies, including the United Nations Centre for Regional Development. Jones is survived by his wife, Lois, son, Sean, daughter, Kristin, and son-in-law, Nick Troiano.

First-year student Paige Jones has a passion for helping others. Through her humanitarian work, Jones is a leader making a positive impact in the University community and around the globe. A Broomfield, Colo., native, Jones was drawn to the University because of its small size and academic programs. The deciding moment came when she was accepted into the Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP). She hasnt yet decided on her major, but she already is involved in an array of community-service activities. Through PLP, Jones volunteers on a regular basis at the Gold Crown Foundation, an organization that provides afterschool opportunities for youth to expand their technological and cultural knowledge. Jones also is an executive board member of DUs chapter of GlobeMed, an organization working toward global health equality to improve the lives of those living in poverty around the world. As co-campaign coordinator for the chapter, Jones oversees all fundraising and awareness efforts throughout the academic year. This summer, she and six other University of Denver students will travel to Cambodia to implement sustainable chicken coops for families affected by HIV and AIDS. Jones leadership and hard work with GlobeMed have been recognized by 9News, the local NBC affiliate station, which awarded her the November 2012 9Who Care award. Jones remains humble about her achievements, saying, Instead of measuring my success by GPA or class rank, I measure my success by my experiences and my involvement in the world. Its about who I am as a human being, not a human doer. Outside the University, Jones is on the programming board for the Colorado Hugh OBrian Youth Leadership seminar, where she helps plan speakers, activities and service projects for the three- to four-day summer seminar for high school students. After graduation, she hopes to travel abroad and start her own nonprofit organization. Leadership is about the confidence to create your own vision, the courage to pursue the change and the bravery to ask for help, Jones says. I believe that making a difference in the lives of the people around you is just as easyor as hardas you make it. Even on the days that are challenging, remember that at the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.

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The right stuff

Business students explore integrity and values at Ethics Boot Camp
By Tamara Chapman

Todays college students are no strangers to ethics scandals. Theyve grown up with headlines chock full of them. Think Enron. Lance Armstrong. Penn State. Such debacles, says Corey Ciocchetti (BA 98, BSBA 98, MA 99), an associate professor of business ethics and legal studies in the Daniels College of Business, represent a serious problem that needs addressing. After all, ethics failures create messes for all of us. Enter the Ethics Boot Camp, a high-impact Daniels College program that not only puts ethical issues center stage, but aims to create leaders whose decisions are guided by values. If you become a values-based leader, Ciocchetti explains, then everything else falls into place. Unique to the Daniels College, the boot camp is part of a required business law and ethics class that every business major takes sophomore year. The two-day camp typically occurs about three weeks into the class and offers everything from a comedy event to presentations exploring how ethical and legal issues arise in day-to-day business operations. The boot camp also includes breakout sessions in which the 350 or so participants analyze a range of thorny scenarios. Students also engage in activities and projects that demonstrate the ramifications of ethicaland unethicaldecisions. At a boot camp in October 2012, students competed in a bicycle race that began with vehicle assembly and ended with a dash around a campus quadrangle. Teamseach named after a virtuewere tasked with business-world priorities: You need to be first. You need to be quick, Ciocchetti says. But you also need to be careful. To keep participants on task and engaged, the camp relies on student team leaders. At Octobers event, Cora Foley, a junior finance major who has served as a leader at two boot camps, took charge of Team Reliability. At meals, she led conversations centered around that virtue. For example, everyone could share

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stories about how participants in group projects all paid the price when one member shirked responsibilities. There are a lot of kids, Foley says, who go into [the boot camp] thinking, Oh, who cares about ethics? But once they see the ramifications of unethical behavior, they start to see things differently. Daniel Connolly, associate dean for undergraduate programs at the Daniels College, considers the boot camp an essential experience for students. Thats because it involves immersion in what he calls a topic that is so important it needs to be part of everybodys DNA. Were trying to personify some issues for students and help them see that this is not just textbook; this is real world, he explains. We want to make sure were shining the spotlight on these things, so when students are in a decisionmaking capacity, they are making decisions they can stand behind and they are modeling the way for others.

Through his Twitter feed, ethics specialist @CoreyCiocchetti shares wit and wisdom. From Feb. 21: How does character differ from integrity? Or does it? From Dec. 13: Quote of the day: A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela

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Four-year plan
Bill Tierneys first-year freshmen are now seniors, and theyre ready to play
By Pat Rooney

It took just a few days for legendary coach Bill Tierney to put his stamp on the University of Denver mens lacrosse program. Tierney owned six national championships with Princeton before he arrived at DU in 2009, and in his first season with the Pioneers, Tierney led his new team to the NCAA tournament. His second campaign was even more remarkable, as the Pioneers made their first appearance in the Final Four.
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Yet this year, even with three NCAA tourney appearances in three seasons already under their belt, the Pioneers finally are entirely Tierneys team. With his first crop of freshmen now leading the club as seniors, Tierneys Pioneers have another run at a Final Four appearance well within their sights. Weve got all our guys that have played for nobody else, Tierney says. Now what youre going to see is what were going to be. Well be a team that loses some good players and brings in good players. Were going to be a team that plays against the best teams in the country in the regular season and has high expectations for winning league championships and being in the tournament. If some years we exceed that, then great, Tierney continues. If weve underperformed, then thats on me. But people know now what to expect. They expect us to be a top-10 team. They expect us to be fighting for championships. And they expect us to put a good group of players on the field. Were going to do that. Mark Matthews (BA 12), the most prominent of the players Tierney inherited, is gone, leaving a huge vacancy in the Pioneers attack. The loss of Matthews, who left the program as DUs all-time leader in points and goals, would be devastating for most teams. However, the Pioneers do not expect to miss a beat this season. Midfielder Cameron Flint and attacker Eric Law are the leaders of DUs senior class, with Law expected to fill much of the offensive void left behind by Matthews graduation. The Pioneers also expect to boast perhaps the best pair of goalies in the nation in junior Jamie Faus and sophomore Ryan LaPlante, who turned in a stellar freshman campaign last year after Faus was sidelined with a torn Achilles tendon. Its funny now, and Im not a big rankings guy, but its funny to see us ranked [high], Tierney says. Not so much for where we are, but that some of the programs I wanted to live up to are below us. The first year was a new beginning, the second year we couldnt have asked for anything better, the third year I dont look at as a disappointment, but your expectations start to get high. Weve been talking about a new beginning. Its the post-Mark Matthews era. >>denverpioneers.com

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Cranes for Alex
Photograph by Wayne Armstrong

Led by Daniels EMBA student Rumi Nishimura, founder of the nonprofit Cranes for Joy, other Daniels students joined students, faculty and staff from the Morgridge College of Education in a community project to honor Alex Teves, a 2012 Morgridge graduate who was killed in the Aurora theater mass shooting on July 20, 2012. With the help of students and faculty from Denvers Bruce Randolph School, the DU community folded 1,000 origami cranes in memory of Teves. The crane, which represents good fortune and longevity, is a mystical creature throughout Asia believed to live for a thousand years. The cranes are displayed on the second floor of the Morgridge Colleges Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall. >>cranesforjoy.org

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AHSS receives $1.3 million estate gift

The late Robert Clemens (BA 81) bestowed $1.3 million of his estate to liberal arts academics at the University of Denver. A world traveler and a lover of fine art and languages, Clemens dedicated his career to teaching English as a second language (ESL) classes internationally. He founded and managed an ESL school in Santiago, Mexico. Bob devoted his life to teaching. He always wanted to give back, and our family is not surprised that he found a way to give back even after his passing, says Dennis Clemens (BSBA 85), Robert Clemens younger brother. Bob loved his time at DU. In fact, I visited him while he was a student and saw firsthand why he loved DU. It was because of my visit to see my older brother that I chose to attend DU, too. Per his and his familys wishes, Clemens estate gift has been divided evenly among three departments in the Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: the history department, the English department and the School of Art and Art History. Clemens gift will allow the history department to provide internship support for students and to establish an endowed faculty research fund. As a DU student, Clemens studied under history Professor Allen Breck (BA 36). Professor Breck was not just an adviser, but also a mentor for Bob. Bob credits Professor Breck for giving him a lot of guidance, so our family is pleased to see his gift support the history department, Dennis Clemens says. The English department has created the Robert L. Clemens Endowed Fellowship, which will be awarded to a fourth-year PhD candidate, preferably a student from Mexico or a student who has experience working with racial minorities. The Robert L. Clemens Endowed Studio Art Fund will fund instructional costs in studio art for the School of Art and Art History, and the Robert L. Clemens Endowed Creative Production Award will be given to two faculty members per year. The faculty recipients will be called Clemens Artists.

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Fields of expertise
Echoing Green fellowship helps Rachel Armstrong help farmers
By Gary Chandler

Rachel Armstrong (JD 12) didnt plan on becoming a lawyer. The founder of Farm Commons, a nonprofit legal-services firm, and the recent recipient of an $80,000 fellowship from a global entrepreneurship foundation had something more pastoral in mind. As a kid, when people asked me what I wanted to be, I would always say I wanted to be a farmer, Armstrong says. Or else marry a farmer, she adds with a laugh. Armstrong did become a farmer, working for several years after college on mixed vegetable farms outside Madison, Wis. She became immersed in the fast-growing world of community-supported agriculture (CSA). These farms are usually small, collectively run operations that supply weekly boxfuls of fresh produce to paying members and, increasingly, to grocery stores and restaurants. Armstrong loved the work, but a nasty case of carpal tunnel syndrome eventually made it too painful to grip a shovel or operate a spray hose. She left farming but not the field of sustainable agriculture, taking a marketing and business development job with a nonprofit working to increase the use of fresh local produce in restaurants and elsewhere. It was there that Armstrong saw the pressing need for affordable legal services for farmers and, at the same time, the reluctance of many farmers to seek help from a lawyer. Farmers definitely have a touch of antiestablishment in them, she says. They may not be inclined to ask someone in a suit for advice. Armstrong came to two conclusions. First, farmers would benefit greatly from the creation of a legal services organization where they would feel comfortable asking for help, and where the staff and lawyers would actually know something about farms and farming. Thats how Farm Commons was born. The nonprofit startup is dedicated to providing low-cost legal assistance, resources and education to farmers so they can operate stable and resilient enterprises. The second conclusion? She would have to go to law school. Of the few law schools with agriculture law programs, none was located in a place Armstrong

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felt like spending three years of her life. Instead she came to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, drawn not only to life in the Mile High City, but also to the law schools strong emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning. Armstrong says there were no farm law classes for her to take per se, but everything I learned, I would be thinking, How does this apply to farmers? In June 2012, Armstrong earned a coveted fellowship from Echoing Green, a global foundation supporting social entrepreneurs. Only 20 fellows were selected out of thousands of applicants worldwide. The fellowship comes with $80,000 in funding for Farm Commons, to be distributed over two years, plus access to Echoing Greens vast support and development network. The foundation called Armstrongs dual background in farming and the law a powerful combination for efforts to improve sustainable farm security. >>farmcommons.org

Rachel Armstrong at a glance

Age: 32 Hometown: Duluth, Minn. Favorite book: Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver Favorite vegetable: Spinach, kale and all the leafy greens Favorite movie: Closer Favorite album: Boxer, by the National Quote that sums up your philosophy on life: It is compassion on which the moral high ground is built. I dont know who said thatI saw it on a bumper sticker once. Hobbies: Making jams and pickles

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Looking back
Korbel Dean and former ambassador Christopher Hill talks about 10th anniversary of Iraq invasion
Interview by Danny Postel

ditors note: On March 19, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq. In advance of the 10th anniversary of that event, the University of Denver Magazine asked noted journalist Danny Postel, associate director of the Universitys Center for Middle East Studies, to discuss the invasion and its ramifications with Christopher Hill, dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Hill served as U.S. ambassador to Iraq from April 2009 to August 2010. An excerpt of their conversation follows. It has been edited for brevity and clarity.

Photo illustration: Wayne Armstrong

Q Americans dont want to think about Iraq anymoretheyve moved on. Yet it keeps coming back, doesnt it? We saw it with the Chuck Hagel [confirmation] hearings. He was really grilled over his position on Iraq. Where do you think were at on the legacy of the Iraq war a decade on now? A First of all, its not surprising to me that, a decade on, Iraq would still be debated. Were a country that likes debates. Almost 240 years later, were still debating the meaning of the Constitution. So its not surprising that we continue to debate the meaning of Iraq. It was, from a national security perspective, probably the most divisive moment since Vietnam. And I think it will continue to be. For the original architects of the war, Iraq represented a first step in what they believed would be a Pax Americana. For them, there was an added element to Iraq, a revenge elementthat somehow we would deal with Iraq in a way that would address all of the frustrations we had with not having completed the task in 1991. In their view, to complete the task in Iraq would usher in a new era for Middle East policy. The war was sold by its proponents not just on the basis of weapons of mass destruction, but also that it could turn this troubled country into a shining city on a hill and that it would ultimately usher in a new era of peace in the Middle East. In many respects [the invasion] was hopelessly oversold. But the overselling of Iraq didnt end with the invasion of Iraq. The overselling continued for years after. The next phase of this

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overselling became the notion that with the surge we had somehow overcome all the obstacles to our problems in Iraq. The surge became a kind of metaphor for those who kept the faith, for those who understood the need to double down on this venture. Iraq provided a kind of rebirth in terms of Americas self-narrative of a country that doesnt quit but that rather doubles down.

Q You served in Poland in the early 1980s when the country was under martial law. You were in the Balkans in the 1990s during what was the bloodiest conflict on European soil since World War II. And youve negotiated with the North Koreans over their nuclear program. Yet you call Iraq your most formidable challenge. Why? A The complexity of the issues in Iraq exceeded anything else I had dealt with. This is not to say that Kosovo or Bosnia were simple issues, but Iraq fed into a lot of the divisions not only in the Middle East, which were tough enough, but also within Washington. The emotions in the states were far greater than what I encountered in the Balkans. Most people who followed the Balkans wanted the killing to stop and wanted American diplomacy to set up some political arrangements by which there could be some modicum of a future that people could look forward to. There was no great enthusiasm for sending troops to Kosovo and Bosnia, but at the same time, the troops were sent on the basis of a peace agreement, and the deployments essentially were a success. Sending troops to Iraq was quite another matter. At the same time, I think some of the lessons from Iraq were learned in different ways. Washington regarded it as a security challenge; those of us in Iraq regarded it as a political challenge. When you regard something as a security challenge, you have different approaches to the problem than if you regard it as a political challenge. I think too often the diplomacy of Iraq was there as a kind of follow-on force to the security issues. I dont consider diplomacy as a continuation of war by other means, and yet that was the attitude that we got from a number of peoplepeople who had never seen diplomacy

before but simply saw it as a phase of war fighting. It was a very tough time for professional diplomats. Many people were running away from the issues. The military was very much of two mindsthere were those who wanted to be done with it, and those who felt we ought to stay. So it was a tough issue, and on a day-to-day basis it was not really that much fun to deal with.

It was, from a national security perspective, probably the most divisive moment since Vietnam. And I think it will continue to be.

Q Polls show that 60 percent of the American public now believes that the invasion of Iraq was a tragic mistake. Do you think the course of action we took was the right one? A I had the privilegethe honor, reallyof leading thousands of Americans in an embassy there. Im not prepared to say that their sacrifice and by the way, we did lose some people there was not worth it. Ill leave others to examine the history and whether it was worth it or not. I think any time you can take a Saddam Hussein off the board, that is a good day for world civilization. I think the issue for Iraq is whether that good day cost their country too much.
Read Danny Postels full interview with Christopher Hill at du.edu/iraqwar

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A Catalyst For

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The Anderson Academic Commons gives students and faculty a 21st-century library to call their own.
By Tamara Chapman and Greg Glasgow

hen Penrose Library was completed in 1972, learning was largely a matter of lectures, books and

labs. Todays learning model involves experience, collaboration and access to information in forms barely imagined 40 years ago. Computer databases have replaced card catalogs and microfilm; group projects have replaced individual reports; and mobile devices have made all of it portable, sharable and accessible from anywhere. At the University of Denver, the future of academic libraries has arrived. After 16 months of construction, the Anderson Academic Commons opened its doors March 25. Created with the support of more than 5,000 donors, the fully remodeled building features several dozen tech-equipped group study areas, deep quiet zones for intense study and an in-house caf with patio seating and a menu of seasonal, locally sourced cuisine. As Nancy Allen, dean and director of University Libraries, notes, academic libraries today must complement the way learning occurs on campus. Higher education is no longer about students gaining knowledge from the sage on the stage. Rather, students are learning from peers and experience, as well as from their professors. The Anderson Academic Commons provides ample opportunities for quiet study, but it also expands space for collaborative workcomfy areas where armchairs can be pulled into a circle so that students can explore digital resources together. Project teams can meet in group study rooms, equipped with flatpanel monitors, to put the finishing touches on class presentations. An array of connection points means students and faculty members can plug in a tablet or phone to share their mobile work with others. The library is a place that offers choices, Allen says. If youre at a point in your studies where you need quiet, concentrated spaces for solo work so that you can focus, using

your brain power to its best capacity, weve got a place for you. If you need to meet up with your colleagues from one of your classes to produce a shared project, we have a place for you. If you want to do that behind walls so youve got some acoustic protection, greatyou can reserve a room. If you want to be out and visible and waving to your friends who are walking by, weve got a place for you. And all of those places have electrical power and technology: display panels, communication networks. We have the infrastructure to help you succeed. In terms of cultural offerings, the commons has been designed to include exhibit spaces for items from the Penrose archivesmaps, rare books, artworks and more. And the main level features a 3,000-square-foot events arena, a glass-walled space suitable for poetry slams and author readings. Our idea is that the building should be more of a cultural center, a community center, Allen says. The library has never had its own location for book lectures or poetry readings. We just didnt have the space. The notion of space is prevalent in the new building, where seating areas and study rooms have replaced much of the real estate once occupied by books, and where a giant skylight fills the ground level and second floor with sunlight during the day. On the upper level, a formal reading room offers comfortable perches for perusing print and digital materials, as well as a stone fireplace and panoramic views of campus. The upper level also provides entry to a glass-walled classroom that hangs between the skylight and the main floor. The lower level, meanwhile, is home to Special Collections and Archives and the bulk of the book collections. Thanks to compact shelving, the commons affords access to about eight miles of books, while reading tables provide space for visitors to spread out with their selections from the stacks. The Anderson Academic Commons also provides integrated workspace for a full array of academic support services, including the Writing Program and Center, the Office of Teaching and
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Learning, the Math Center, the Research Center and the University Technology Services Help Center. In addition, a Digital Media Center assists students and faculty in the emerging art of editing digital content and marrying media into presentations. Were all about empowering people and providing access to information, says Julanna Gilbert, director of the Office of Teaching and Learning, which works with faculty to improve teaching and learning and to acquire high-tech pedagogical expertise. I see the new building as responding to that. Once obscured by stacks of books in the southeast corner of Penroses upper level, the Office of Teaching and Learning now has an increased visual presence that helps patrons see the connections among services. It allows students and faculty to get research assistance at one stop, advice on persuasive rhetoric at another and a consultation on embedding media in a PowerPoint presentation at still anotherall without leaving the building.

Doug Hesse, director of the Writing Program, expects the new design, with its open floor plan and emphasis on transparency, to increase demand for services. I think the Academic Commons is much more purposeful and inviting, he says. Its going to convey to students that this is central to the academic mission of the campus and not ancillary. As a result, I anticipate students using the services more. To Allen, the combination of student support services with areas for research and collaboration puts the University of Denver on the cutting edge when it comes to academic libraries. Ive been saying all along that its going to have magnetic properties, she says. Students will be irresistibly drawn to it. Lots of power outlets and lots of spaces for every academic purpose everything from the caf to the deep quiet study areas with the acoustic glass. Its a well-done project, and I hope every single student will work there.

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Anderson: Academic Commons is a game changer for DU

The founder of a successful venture capital firm, Ed Anderson (BFA 71) is always on the prowl for game changers. As an investor, hes looking for companies chasing a billion-dollar market and pursuing solutions to big problems. As a philanthropist, hes looking to put his money behind education-focused enterprises that foster opportunity, access and aspirations. The Anderson Academic Commons fits that bill nicely. Named in recognition of a lead gift from Anderson and his wife, documentary filmmaker Linda Cabot, the building houses the Universitys main library, its special collections and an array of services that support teaching and learning. Its a great place for students to come together in a very elegant building, with incredible views of the mountainsthe soul of Colorado, says Anderson, a University of Denver trustee. They will be able to seamlessly access data, do great research, attend great seminars and discuss what theyve learned. Hopefully, it will open up new horizons for them. When Anderson was studying advertising design at DU in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the campus was a far cry from what it is today. The Mary Reed Building served as the institutions library, while the site of the future Penrose Library was better known as Woodstock Westan impromptu protest zone created by students (including Anderson) in response to the 1970 shootings at Kent State. Anderson sees the new library as a venue that not only supports crossdisciplinary learning but that allows students wide-open access to educational resources all over the world. He hopes that alumni, those of his generation in particular, will look at his gift as a call to arms to support their alma mater and its efforts to enhance opportunities. Anderson came to DU from New England at the urging of his father, who had come to love Colorado when he served at Camp Hale with the Armys elite 10th Mountain Division in World War II. Andersons renewed engagement with the University began in 2002, when he returned to campus to speak to students as part of the Masters Program, sponsored by Alumni Relations and designed to offer students insight from alumni working in various fields. I hadnt been back to the campus in 30 years and was astounded to see the scale of new building across the entire campus; it has evolved into something really exceptional, Anderson recalls. Id encourage alumni from the 70s and 80s to come back to DU, see for themselves what has happened, and like me, invest in its future. The Anderson/Cabot gift to the Academic Commons aligns with the couples longstanding tradition of supporting educational causes. We believe education is the great equalizer, Anderson says. Devoting time and financial resources to education pays back in many ways. Very broadly, it helps people from all walks of life scale mountains.
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Digging for

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Archaeology students uncover World War II-era history at Amache.

By Tamara Chapman Photography by Wayne Armstrong


first glance, its hard to see anything but barbed wire, parched trees and plants armed for battle at Amache, the southeastern Colorado setting of a World War II internment camp for people of Japanese descent. From 1942 to 1945, Amache housed so many people that it qualified as Colorados 10th largest city. Today, to the naked orb, its just another ghost town. To the archaeologists eye, however, Amache is teeming with possibilities. Just ask the participants in Bonnie Clarks archaeology field school, a four-week intensive program held every two years. They have uncovered stories in shards of broken glass, punctured cans, dusty marbles, shattered sake cups and rusting barrettes. For Clark herself, Amache is a personal passionits a trove of data for what she calls ground-level history, as well as a reminder of what happens when a nation forgets its values.
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Associate Professor Bonnie Clark (MA 96) is writing a book about the gardens of Amache, which she describes as plots of dignity and ingenuity.

ts 11 a.m. and a scorching 104 degrees in late June 2012. With an hour left before the scheduled lunchtime retreat to airconditioning, the members of Team Surrender crouch under a dying shade tree. Time to rehydrate, chat about the mornings accomplishments and preparepsychologically and physicallyfor the last burst of surveying. The teams moniker captures its stance in the face of blazing heat and a seemingly insurmountable pile of work. We surrender, they joke, and then they get back to it. Theyand members of the other student-led teams working the siteget back to it every weekday morning from mid-June to mid-July. After lunch, they assemble at the Amache Museum in nearby Granada. There, they work on exhibits, assist with collections management and help interpret the camps story for future generations. Under Clarks direction, the field school meshes a rigorous academic experience with a community heritage project and a cross-generational exercise in collaboration. Students from across the country join undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Denvers Department of Anthropology in a project that also enlists camp survivors and high school interns. They descend upon Amache to survey and excavate plots of land, analyze artifacts and interpret data. Along the way, they learn a little about

teamwork and a lot about the contributions historical archaeology can make to our understanding of events. Why do you do archaeology on a site people remember? Clark asks, repeating a question she encounters frequently. Well, they dont remember everything. Nor do they necessarily talk about what they do remember. The internees at Amache were notably circumspect. Kelli Tademaru, a high school intern from Los Angeles, pursued the Amache opportunity because she wanted to learn more about her familys experiences at the camp. Her grandfather was born there, so his memories were minimal, but her great-grandmother, who remembers it well, doesnt care to talk about it. They want to forget, Tademaru says. To ensure that the rest of us dont forget, participants in the field school tackle a hefty list of goals aimed at preservation and building knowledge. In summer 2012, students helped support graduate research projects and Clarks ongoing inquiry into Amaches gardens. They also worked to clear and survey a plot of land slated for an important installation: the return of an original barrack. The barracks that once covered Amache were sold and dismantled soon after the camp closed in October 1945. Today, nothing remains of them but the concrete slabs that served as foundations. The restored barrack will be accompanied by a replica

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of a guard tower, designed and built from archival photos. Clarks teaching goals for the program include proper methodology for field work, as well as introducing students to such innovative practices as groundpenetrating radar, a technology adapted by DU anthropology Professor Larry Conyers to find, map and analyze buried archaeological materials. Clark has worked at Amache since 2005, a year before it was declared a national landmark. Knowing that landmark status would bring a surge in visitors, she wanted to accelerate efforts to identify and protect archaeological resources. She also wanted to give would-be archaeologists the chance to work on a significant project. With these goals in mind, she launched the field school in 2008, and since then, 27 undergraduate and graduate students and 11 volunteers have contributed to the digging and surveying at Amache. The work, admits intern Abby Hopper, a 17-year-old from Granada, can be tedious, but the hours of meticulous data collection all seem worthwhile at the end of the day. Hoppers father founded the Amache Museum, and over the years, she has met many Amache survivors and their descendants, who visit in hopes of making sense of the relocation experience. Like Hopper, Bri Colon, an anthropology and French major at Santa Clara University, and Stephanie Chan, a graduate student from Stanford, savor the contributions they can make to history. Its rewarding, Colon explains, to be part of a project that will continue long after they graduate. And, Chan adds, their work serves as a critical reminder: This is not just Japanese-American history. Its also American history. Clark believes any history of Amache begins not with the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor but with the mid-19th century arrival of Chinese immigrants in California. From the beginning, the Chinese were greeted with suspicionan attitude transferred to the Japanese as soon as they stepped foot on U.S. shores. Suspicion and distrust were only stoked by Pearl Harbor. In response to the attack, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for creation of internment camps for persons of Japanese descent. Amache, one

of 10 such camps, opened in August 1942. Amache was constructed almost overnightits square mile of scrubby terrain confined by barbed wire and dominated by seven guard towers. Within that inhospitable space, the residents gardened, raised children, taught art classes, published a newspaper and created a community. The attitude was to make the best of everything, says camp survivor and field school volunteer Carlene Tanigoshi Tinker, who was 3 years old when her family was uprooted from California and dispatched to Amache. The Japanese have a saying, she says: shikata ga nai, which means nothing can be done about it. Since nothing could be done about it, she adds, internees were determined to persevere with integrity. The archaeological record at Amache testifies to that perseverance and illustrates some of the ways residents made the best of everything. Clarks research on gardens is a case in point. Amache residents so wanted to beautify their new surroundings that they pooled their resources to buy and plant trees. They even journeyed to the nearby Arkansas River to dig up cottonwoods and transplant them in the camp. Outside their barracks, internees created ornamental and kitchen gardens from an assortment of improvised pots, river rocks carted from the Arkansas and materials discarded from the canteens. It continues to amaze me the way they would take broken tile and make a pathway, Clark says. These were plots of dignity and ingenuity. One of the most surprising finds at Amache, she adds, is canna pollen. Because canna plants and bulbs were not readily available in Colorado, Clark suspects that internees wrote to friends and relatives in Hawaii and asked them to send bulbs. That very act, she says, testifies to their spirit. Stephanie Chan, meanwhile, is intrigued by modified artifacts, those adapted for multiple uses. One of thesea metal barrel converted to a hibachiindicates that the internees built community by cooking for celebrations and groups. They also expressed themselves through artistic works, many of which are on display at the Amache Museum. They did some really creative stuff. What they really did
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was take garbage and turn it into art, Chan says. They also used garbagegiant mayonnaise jars, for examplefor display cases. Still other artifacts offer insight into state of mind. Broken ceramics for sake suggest that, in the one suitcase allotted each individual, camp residents brought items that asserted their identity. They also indicate that, though alcohol was not allowed at the camp, residents were not averse to sneaking adult beverages into their quarters or even brewing them under the noses of camp administrators. As one student pointed out, Clark says, what could be more American than sneaking alcohol into a forbidden zone? Clark cheers the resistance revealed in such artifacts. Here were these people, during the war, incarcerated for being too foreign. And what do they do? They bring Japanese things with them. This place is all about who belongs, Clark adds, scanning the unfriendly landscape. That is why she has come to think of Amache as a site of conscience. nita Miyamoto Miller and Carlene Tanigoshi Tinker were toddlers when their families were ordered to abandon their California homes and relocate to Colorado. Their memories of camp life are fleeting: a tortoise smashed by a camp vehicle, bare light bulbs in the barrack, looming guard towers, a ride to the canteen on top of parental shoulders and meals of hot dogs and beans. Once in a while, as a treat, we would get Spam, Miller recalls, marinating the words with distaste. Since summer 2010, Miller and Tinker have volunteered with the field school in hopes of learning more about what their familiesalways reticent on the topicendured at Amache. The septuagenarians not only work in the triple-digit temperatures alongside students, they tell their stories and bring the artifacts to life. It helps to have Anita and Carlene around to humanize the experience, Bri Colon says. In trying to find out about

ourselves and our families, we were willing to come back, Tinker says. And willing to rough it. I think you have to suffer a little bit to learn about your history, Miller adds. Tinker has located the concrete foundation of the structure where her family bunkedbarrack 11G 4C. Her cot was right inside the doorway. She can stand there now and begin to imagine what life was like. Tinkers interest in Amache has grown over the years. Recently, she inherited a collection of Amache memorabilia, including camp newspapers. She donated these to the library at California State University, Fresno. To ensure that people everywhere could access the materials through the institutions digital collections, she spent untold hours scanning thousands of documents and keystroking information. or the teams working at Amache, every artifact is important, but some make the heart beat a little faster. Take the teapot lid with a Japanese pattern. It was found, in a small scatter of glass and porcelain, in block 11H by Kevin Davis, a University of Denver junior majoring in anthropology and religious studies. It was really exciting to pull it out of the dirt, he says, noting that the lids design stands out in the midst of more nondescript items. Who did it belong to? Where did it come from? How was it used? The history behind the objects, he adds. That is what I find really fascinating. The survey work that yields such finds involves painstaking attention to every square inch of a site. Walking side by side, team members systematically scour a site for shards of glass, tin cans or broken porcelain. Whenever an artifact is found, students and volunteers mark the exact spot with a colored flag and a label. Once the surveying is done, they return to the flags and begin collecting data. They measure, describe and photograph the article on a log sheet. Then, they return the artifact to where it was uncovered and leave the flag in place. Later, the flags are mapped so that artifacts can easily be found again. Sometimes well do a catch and release, says Peter Quantock, a University of Denver graduate student and crew leader. When an

Over the years, Amache has proved a rich resource for innovative research projects. Take the one that keeps Christian Driver returning to the site again and again. A masters student in the University of Denvers anthropology department, Driver is utilizing digital-mapping software to define the viewshed of the Amache guard towers. He plans to analyze the artifacts within and outside the viewshed with one primary question in mind: How does the presence of guard towers influence behavior? If they are outside of the viewshed, he says of certain artifacts such as sake cups and brewing implements, it may say that people were trying to avoid intentionally or unintentionallythe guards. The same question arises with childrens toys. Were parents comfortable letting their children play within the tower viewshed? Did groups socialize in front of the guards, or did they convene away from the gaze of authority figures? In a project like this, says field school director Bonnie Clark, negative data is as fascinating as positive data.

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Who did it belong to? Where did it come from? How was it used?
article is particularly unusual, it will be transported to the field lab for additional analysis. Afterward, thanks to the flags and map, it will be returnedor releasedto its original location. Quantock estimates that 99 percent of the artifacts found are left on site. As Clark sees it, catch and release honors a critical responsibility to the site. It also represents a sea change from how archaeologists once worked. We used to mine our sites, she says, but todays professionals prefer to leave materials in place, in part so they can serve the research needs of future archaeologists, but also so they can honor the integrity of the site. My feeling, Clark says, and I feel really strongly about this, is that when internees and their families come out here, I want it not to be picked clean.

any visitors to Amache do little more than drive through the site. It takes mere minutes to read the information displays and circle the compound. But for the visitor who wants to make sense of a disconcerting chapter in American history, a singular story reveals itself in broken tiles, rusting cans and chips of porcelain. Where the casual eye sees only refuse, Clark and her students see testimony. They see the resilience of the human spirit, the creativity of people who worked to make the best of a bewildering situation. There are ways to maintain your dignity under stress, Clark says. This is a place where we can see how one group made that happen.

Amache Facts
Two and a half months after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the eviction of persons of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. He tasked the newly created War Relocation Authority with designing and administering 10 relocation camps to confine the evacuees. One of them was the Granada Relocation Project, nicknamed Camp Amache, in Prowers County in southeastern Colorado. The camp bears the name of the Cheyenne wife of 19th century cattleman John Prowers, for whom the county is named. Construction on Amache began June 12, 1942. The center opened a couple of months later in August. It was filled to capacity that October. At one point, more than 7,500 evacuees lived at Amache, making it the 10th largest city in Colorado. The camp housed a diverse array of people, from lawyers and engineers to farmers and fisherman. Two Walt Disney cartoonists were evacuated to the camp. The residents of Amache were remarkably self-sufficient. Internees established a tofu factory and a consumer cooperative that operated a shoe store, a dry cleaner, a barber shop and a clothing store. The camp had its own newspaper, schools, hospital, cemetery and fire department. The camp itself spanned a square mile encased in barbed wire. The relocation project included 15 square miles of land used for raising livestock and farming. An estimated 10 percent of the Amache population volunteered for military service. Amache soldiers were awarded 38 combat pins and badges for conduct under fire. The camp officially closed on Oct. 15, 1945.

Sources: Amache, Colorado, a brochure supplied by the Amache Museum, Granada, Colo.; Colorado State Archives, www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/wwcod/granada.htm

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Founders Day recognizes alumni

Stories by Janalee Card Chmel


In 1951, the University of Denver presented its first Evans Award. Named for John Evans, principal founder of the University, the award went that year to Mary Lathrop (LLB 1896), a College of Law graduate who became the first female lawyer to be admitted to practice before the Colorado United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals. Since then, the award has been presented annually to a distinguished alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated achievement in his or her profession, offered humanitarian service to the community and demonstrated continuing interest in the University. The list of recipients includes many names familiar to students of DU history: Alberta Iliff Shattuck. Chester Alter. Frank Ricketson Jr. Edward Estlow. Condoleezza Rice. In 1968, the University added the Randolph P . McDonough Award for Service to Alumni, named for DUs alumni director from 193463. Its recipients contribute to or serve DU alumni in a noteworthy and significant fashion. Two additional awards were introduced in 1973. The Professional Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in their field, while the Community Service Award honors alumni involved in major community activities and charitable causes. In 1976 came the Distinguished Service to the University Award, followed by the Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement in 1993. Somewhere along the line, a tradition was born: Founders Day, a chance every year for the University to recognize its best. This years gala was held March 7 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, where the people on the following pages were celebrated for their contributions to the University of Denver community.

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The Evans Award:

Margot Gilbert Frank
Margot Gilbert Frank (BA 71) has done so much for the University of Denver that it would be easy to imagine that she does nothing else. And yet her professional and community activities have touched so many that its a bit staggering to read her resum. For her tireless work at DU and beyond, Frank received the Evans Award, the Universitys highest alumni honor. After graduating from DU with a degree in history and a minor in political science, Frank came back to the University for a teaching certificate. She taught at-risk students for Colorado Youth Services for three years then taught for 24 years in the Jefferson County Schools. While teaching full time, she also was volunteering for organizations including the Junior League of Denver, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, the Denver Center for the Performing Artswhere she currently is on the board of trusteesand the Mizel Museum. Unlike donors who find one school or program to support, Margot and her husband, Allan Frank (JD 67), became passionate supporters of many DU programs. They established the John J. Gilbert Accountancy Chair and scholarships to benefit students in the Daniels College of Business and the Morgridge College of Education. Margot has served on the University of Denver Board of Trustees since 2000. She also has endowed a chair in her fathers name; mentored the Recent Graduate Alumni Group; helped manage the campaign for the Morgridge College of Education; helped to recruit key administrative professionals to the University; provided leadership to the Advancement Committee and the successful ASCEND Campaign; and helped create the Korbel Dinner at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Allan and Margot remind themselves every day how blessed they are. Sharing their good fortune and giving back to the community is a must for them. Margot believes that service and philanthropy are part of her DNA. The rewards of being generous and philanthropic come with great responsibility, she says. One of the most gratifying experiences of my life has been interacting with all the exceptional individuals affiliated with the DU community, she says. It is important to remember that it is people who make an institution great.

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Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement:

Ryan Greenawalt
What does a young, successful man do when hes reached the ceiling at an investment banking company in New York City? Why, start a film and television production company, of course! That sums up the decade-old career of Ryan Greenawalt (BSBA 02), recipient of this years Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement. Greenawalt, who also helped establish the University of Denvers Young Alumni Scholarship Fund and committed $25,000 to its coffers, says he needs to be challenged in life and, simultaneously, he wants to help others. To stay challenged, Greenawalt works as managing director at New York-based Jefferies & Co., a major global securities and investment banking group. But two years ago, he started to feel just a bit bored. So he enrolled at the New York Film Academy. Ive always loved film. To me, being moved by a film is like when people get moved by art, Greenawalt says. I get an emotional high. I wasnt getting it from my professional life, so I decided to pursue film. Greenawalt took courses at night and then launched his own production company, Harrison Street Productions. Very quickly he earned an executive producer credit for his role in Codebreaker, a 2011 TV movie about British mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked the German Enigma code during World War II. Now, Greenawalt is working on a film based on the biography Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn (Picador, 2007), by William Mann. Greenawalt also is on the board at amfAR: the Foundation for AIDS Research. AmfAR is the best thing Ive ever done in my life, says Greenawalt, who is helping to launch Generation Cure, an effort dedicated to keeping younger people focused on finding a cure for AIDS. In reflecting upon his University of Denver experience, Greenawalt says, I absolutely credit everything I do today to the education I received at DU. I was a lost soul when I landed at the University. At DU, I saw the endless possibilities available to me. I just had to grab onto them.
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Professional Achievement Award:

Carter Anne Prescott
Carter Anne Prescott (BA 71) wrote the speech that was delivered by International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, which means that her words were heard by 4 billion people. When Rogge addressed the United Nations and the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations/Economic Club of Chicago, Prescott wrote those speeches and coached the IOC president on his delivery. When you ask her what it was like to have her

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Distinguished Service to the University Award:

Ron Grahame
Ron Grahame (BA 73) knows the University of Denver from just about every perspective possible. Since the 1960s, Grahame has been a student-athlete, hockey coach, parent and administrator. He once skated on a campus ice rink that no longer exists, and more recently, he has shoveled snow off of the lacrosse fields. Today, Grahame serves as assistant vice chancellor and senior associate athletics director, overseeing 17 varsity programs. He is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service to the University Award. Grahames commitment to DU runs broad and deep. He has participated in the Ammi Hyde Interview program and represents the University on a national level with his conference committee work, including service on the NCAA Division I Mens Ice Hockey Committee. He also has been tournament director for the Sun Belt Conference volleyball and swimming championships. But Grahame says his real passion is in providing the best opportunities for student-athletes and their coaches. I hope that our student-athletes get an opportunity to understand more about who they are, Grahame says. They are put in situations that challenge them athletically, academically and socially. Im hoping that once they get to the end of their DU career, theyve experienced situations and people and opportunities that help them to come out a better person. Even after so many years at his alma mater, Grahame reports that he never loses his passion for his work. The kids keep you young, he says. We have new kids coming in every year. Its sad to see the seniors leaving, but the expectation is that they are leaving as better people. The new kids come in, and we get to see them grow, having an impact on their team, the institution and their sport. That would keep anybody young.

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words in such a spotlight, Prescott enthusiastically says, Fun! Prescott, recipient of the Universitys Professional Achievement Award, has long subscribed to an all-purpose mantra: Whatever you do, have fun. She acquired the phrase from a professor during her days as an undergraduate at Colorado Womens College. She also says that her experience at the Womens College taught her that it was OK to open my mouth. I graduated from high school in 1968 in Atlanta, Georgia, which was pre-womens lib and the height of segregation in the South, she says. So it was a pleasure to go to a school where a woman could open her mouth and say whatever she thought. In 2011, Prescott used her voice to champion the Womens College, where she serves on the Board of Advisors. And again, she had a huge audience.

Prescott appeared as a contestant on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and on national television she committed to giving her entire winnings to scholarships at the Womens College. She won $25,000 and made good on her word. Today, Prescott is president and CEO of New Yorkbased Carter Communications International Inc., and she has written for corporate powerhouses such as Accenture, AT&T and Philip Morris International. These days, she says, shes stretching her fingers and working on projects that are, perhaps, a little more near and dear to her heart. I would like to become a full-time playwright, she says. I have spent 30 years putting words in other peoples mouths. Its their ideas and my words. Now Im trying to figure out how to tell my own stories.
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Randolph p. McDonough Award for Service to Alumni:

Robert Newman Sheets
Robert Bob Newman Sheets (BA 61), recipient of the 2013 Randolph P . McDonough Award for Service to Alumni, actually knew Randolph P . McDonough. In fact, Sheets dated McDonoughs daughter for several years. Randy was known all over the state as Mr. DU, Sheets recalls. He was DUs alumni director for about 30 years. His job was to make sure that all of the Universitys graduates never lost touch with their alma mater. After a moment of reflection, Sheets says, Thats not too different from what were trying to accomplish at the Morgridge College of Education. Sheets helped establish the Morgridge Colleges alumni board and has served as its chair for four years. In that time, he has been instrumental in increasing alumni involvement at the school. And hes done it in a unique way: through stories. Over the course of his life, Sheets has been a Marine, teacher, historian, genealogist, theater director, founder of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, the first executive director of the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities and the first national chairman of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. He served with the National Endowment for the Arts, was the first president of the Western States Arts Foundation, served on the board of the Colorado Art Educators Association and was dean of the first National YWCA Arts & Humanities Institute in Aspen. But when you get right to the heart of the man, hes a storyteller. And he loves to hear other peoples stories as well. So when the Morgridge Colleges then-dean, Ginger Maloney, asked Sheets how he thought they might inspire more involvement from alumni, Sheets said, Lets invite them to tell their stories. In just a few short years, Sheets has helped organize 12 events featuring speakers from among the colleges alumni, faculty and constituents. Being a genealogist, I believe were all connected, Sheets says. Its our stories that enrich the connection. Thats what were trying to do with Morgridge. There are teachers out there who have persevered and made a difference, and we want them to come back and share their stories with us.

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Community Service Award:

Karen Mathis
Youve heard of white-collar families and blue-collar families, says Karen Mathis (BA 72). Mine was a no-collar family. An Army brat, the oldest of four children and witness to her parents traumatic divorce, Mathis looks back and realizes she had a lot of odds stacked against her. And yet, from those humble roots, Mathis rose to become just the third woman to serve as president of the American Bar Association (ABA) in its 130year history. Mathis resum is also loaded with volunteer and professional positions with organizations that help women and children and expand the rule of law. They include stints as national president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a national board member with Volunteers of America, board member of Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood and a Mile Hi Girl Scout Council officer. She also served as executive director of the Central European and Eurasian Initiative Institute, an international provider of postgraduate legal education headquartered in Prague. For her decades of service locally, nationally and internationally, Mathis is this years recipient of the Community Service Award. Mathis knew she wanted to be a lawyer from the age of 14, but since no one else in her family had ever gone to a university, and since there was no money for tuition, she wasnt sure how it could happen. A full-ride scholarship to DU launched her. While completing her degree in history and political sciencewith a secondary education certificateMathis began what would become a habit: serving others. She became a Big Sister when she was a DU sophomore. Mathis eventually became executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters and served for two and a half years before returning to her educational roots. She now serves as associate executive director

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of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at DU. This institute is dedicated to improving the justice system, which I am very passionate about, she says. And its also an opportunity for me to give back to my alma mater. Its pretty cool to end your career where you started it.



As part of the 1963 May Days festivities, students race go-karts in this photo from the 1963 Kynewisbok. If you can identify anyone in this photo or have May Days memories of your own to share, please let us know.

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The classes
Doris Finnie-Shade (BA 41) of Lakewood, Colo., was recognized as the No. 1 charter member of the alumni association for Mortar Board, a national college honor society. Doris retired in 2000 as the executive director of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute.

He also worked on medical buildings, including an extensive remodeling of St. Anthony Hospital in Denver. He was a member of the volunteer Wheat Ridge Fire Department for 24 years and was honored twice as outstanding citizen of Wheat Ridge. Duane Riggert (BA 51) of Middleton, Wis., retired in 1987 and is now organizing reunions for friends and family. Duane enjoys woodworking and reading the University of Denver Magazine in his free time. William Roub (BS 51) of Colorado Springs, Colo., worked for the Broadmoor Hotel for 36 years. William has been retired for 26 years.

in the Integrated Language Arts, A Stimulating Science Vocabulary Environment and Developing Pupil Vocabularies in the Social Studies. Marlow is a member of the External Examination Committee to evaluate PhD theses of Nagarjuna University in India. Dennis Wilcox (BA 63) of San Jose, Calif., recently completed a sixweek assignment as a U.S. State Department embassy policy specialist in Tbilisi, Georgia, to research the development of the advertising industry to support a diverse and free press in that nation. Dennis is a professor emeritus in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University.


Charles Redman (BS 48) of Las Cruces, N.M., has been awarded 26 patents and continues to write reports about electrical engineering, physics and plant science. Charles joined the Navy in 1942 and has worked for the White Sands Missile Range and the Solar Energy Institute.


Alvin Dyck (BSBA 50) of Colorado Springs, Colo., turned 90 in October and enjoys playing golf twice a week. Alvin is retired from the U.S. Air Force.

Bobby Dowell (PhD 62) of McAllen, Texas, has completed and published a three-part work titled Understanding the Bible: Head and Heart (Xulon Press, 2012). Bobby is retired from the University of Texas-Pan American and now focuses on his writing, presentations and book signings.




Harry Fleshman (BFA 51) of Wheat Ridge, Colo., is a retired building contractor who was director of construction for Shakeys Pizza Parlor throughout the United States.


Marlow Ediger (EDD 63) of North Newton, Kan., has had three of his writings accepted for publication, including Listening

Byron Bud Bartlett (MA 67) of Springfield, Ill., has written the nonfiction book Dollars (National Writers Press, 2012), an illustrated history of the dollar coin and bill. A former producer and publicist for public television, Bud became a freelance writer in the 1990s.

Alumni support DUs Latino community

Six members of the DU Latino Alumni Association (DULAA) have created a new scholarship to support the Universitys growing Latino community. The DULAA Endowed Scholarship was created in October and has since been matched by the University to total $70,000. The association is dedicated to serving the needs of the Latino community and exists to support, promote and channel the academic, social, professional and developmental interests of DUs Latino community. The association hosts alumni events and educational opportunities throughout the year, including an annual fall symposium with community leaders from the University of Denver and the University of Colorado, a student/alumni mentoring program and Latin Fest, a weekend celebration with live music and dancing. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on a combination of academic merit and financial need, the ideal candidates being active members of the Latino/Hispanic community. Adrienne Martinez, assistant director for Student Access and Success Programs at DUs Center for Multicultural Excellence, says the scholarship is an illustration of campus partnerships that align with the Universitys value of inclusiveness. Its a testament to the hard work of alumni who care deeply about the success and vision of their alma mater, she says. As the liaison to DULAA, I feel honored to have been a part of such an exciting and influential initiative. Tom Romero (BA 95), a member of the Sturm College of Law faculty, says he wanted to support the scholarship because of the opportunities DU provided him. I feel an important obligation to help future generations of Latino students and to continue to build the University into a multicultural and multiracial institution, he says. The scholarship is the next logical step in recognizing and supporting the achievements of our students who are such an important part of the tapestry that makes up DU. Lori Garcia McGehee (BBA 95), a DULAA member since its inception, echoes Romeros sentiment. These students enrich our community in so many ways, she says. This is a great legacy, and I envision it growing into a multimillion dollar scholarship someday. It will be great to continue to grow it so that more students can be assisted. Other alumni donors include Patricia Baca (BA 68), Yuri Calderon (BA 89), Andrea Smith (BA 85, JD 88) and Eileen Young (MLS 99). >>alumni.du.edu
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Peter Cerf (BSBA 70) of Arvada, Colo., is a certified residential specialist who in 1997 was honored as Realtor of the Year by the North Metro Realtor Association of Colorado. Peter has more than 35 years of practical real estate experience and is a past member of the Realtor associations board of directors.

Profile Curator Bob van der Linden

Mark Avino, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Moses Brewer (BA 71, MA 76) of Centennial, Colo., was honored at the annual Men of Distinction, Excellence and Leadership (MODEL) awards luncheon in September. MODEL celebrates AfricanAmerican men who are making positive contributions in their local community. Moses is director of multicultural relations at MillerCoors. James Bill Hopkins (JD 71) of Marble Hill, Mo., published his first book, Courting Murder (Southeast Missouri University Press, 2012), a mystery novel that takes place in the Missouri Ozarks.


Sandra Arkin (MA 73, EdD 85) of Aurora, Colo., was selected by AARP of Colorado to be the associations first spokesperson on YouTube. Sandra writes her own informational presentations, which cover the ways AARP serves its members.


Elba Arzadum (MA 75) of La Paz, Bolivia, volunteers with Cursillos in Christianity, a universal movement within the Catholic Church. Elba is working toward building a chapel for the local community in La Paz.

James Jim Goldsmith (BSBA 77) of Shaker Heights, Ohio, was named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2013. Jim works for Ulmer & Berne LLP.


Bob van der Linden (BA history 77) likes to say history is in his blood and that he couldnt have escaped a career involving the subject even if he wanted to. Van der Linden grew up in Washington, D.C., where his father was a newspaper reporter for 50 years and wrote history books on the side. Van der Linden remembers that politics and history were standard subjects discussed at the dinner table growing up, and that his familys favorite pastime was visiting the Smithsonian. Its still a favorite pastime, except now its from the inside, says van der Linden, chair of the aeronautics division at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM). He came to the institution in 1975 as a volunteer while studying at DU. He got a job as a library technician at the museum after graduation and became a curator after getting his masters and doctorate in American history from George Washington University. Van der Lindens love for his work, even after 30 years, is refreshing. He says working in the aeronautics division is his dream job because it combines his professional interest in history with his personal interest in aviation. The job entails researching and writing books and articles, creating exhibits using objects and images from the museums collections, collecting aircraft and other aviation-related artifacts, and performing outreach activities such as lectures, interviews and teaching. During his career at the Smithsonian, van der Linden has met many aviation and space pioneers, including World War I and World War II aces from both sides of the conflicts, aviation legend Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, many of Americas early astronauts, several Soviet cosmonauts and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins, who was the director of NASM when the museum opened in 1976. As a student, van der Linden was deeply impressed and motivated by DU professors John Livingston, Allen Breck and George Barany. As clich as it may sound, I learned the value of hard work and the joy of learning from them, he says. They made college a challenge, but one worth taking.
Shannon Cross

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Janice Jan Mauk (BA 80, MA 81) of Puyallup, Wash., is executive director of Communities in Schools of Puyallup. Jan joined the organization in 2005 as program coordinator.


Lynn Cardey-Yates (JD 81) of Salt Lake City is vice president of sustainable development at Kennecott Utah Copper. Previously, Lynn was vice president of legal at Kennecott.

Matt Dinerstein (BA 78) of Evanston, Ill., works on the NBC television series Chicago Fire as unit and production photographer. Matt previously worked as the still photographer on MTVs dramedy Underemployed.

Les Padzensky (BSBA 80) of Andover, Kan., was recognized as Restaurateur of the Year by the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association. Les is the vice president of food and beverage for Warren Theatres in Kansas and Oklahoma. Meyer Persow (BA 80) of Lewes, Del., works at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in Washington as the treasury liaison officer. Meyer completed his first Ironman triathlon in summer 2012.


Wendy Calvin (BS 83) of Reno, Nev., is director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy at the University of Nevada, Reno. Wendy studies geothermal exploration techniques. Nancy Easterlin (MA 83) of New Orleans, La., published a book titled A Biocultural Approach to Literary Theory and Interpretation (John Hopkins University Press, 2012). Nancy is a research professor of English and a professor of womens and gender studies at the University of New Orleans.

Coming to a city near you!

View the spring 2013 schedule www.alumni.du.edu/DUontheRoad
DU on the Road brings the University of Denver from the foothills of the Rockies to a city near you. Throughout the academic year, complimentary cocktail receptions are held in various cities across the country. Join us for a unique opportunity to speak with University leadership about the latest developments at DU while you mingle with fellow alumni, parents and friends of the university.

We look forward to connecting with you as we travel to your city!

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Profile Music editor Robert Wolff

On Oscar night, Robert Wolff was watching the best original score category very closely. Thats because Wolff (BM 83), a Lamont School of Music alumnus, did editing duties on John Williams music for Lincoln, which was nominated for best score. Lincoln is Wolffs latest outing as part of the famed composers team. Once the recording sessions for a given film are completed, Wolff uses session notes, comments made during the sessions and his own ear to select the best of the finished takes and assemble them into a complete performance that is then fit to the visuals. Wolff was at Orchestra Hall in Chicago for the recording of the Lincoln score; he also was present for the recordings of Williams scores to films such as The Adventures of Tintin and War of the Worlds. Its when the music is added, he says, that a film can come to life for a director. A live orchestra, playing the score as Robert Wolff, lower left, works with composer Stephen Trask and music editor Paul its conductor watches the film on a huge screen, often Rabjohns (top) on the score to the 2006 movie musical Dreamgirls. gives a filmmaker the first real glimpse of his soon-tobe-completed work. Thats where all the magic is, Wolff says. The best example I can years at Sony Classical. Now a freelancer based in Los Angeles, Wolff think of is the first film score I worked on, which was Schindlers List works with the Pacific Symphony and the Boston Pops, in addition to with Itzhak Perlman in Boston with the Boston Symphony. Itzhak had his work with film composers such as Williams, Mark Isham and John come in before the session, and John sat down at the piano and they Debney. ran through some of the cues. They were not looking at the picture as Though he hasnt picked up an oboe or a saxophone in about 30 they rehearsed, and to me it sounded a little pedestrian. When they sat years, Wolff says he still puts his Lamont schooling to good use. down with the orchestra the next morning and performed it with picI really take my hat off to [former Lamont director] Joe Docksey, ture, it was just jaw-droppingly beautiful. For those sessions I was up on who was the wind ensemble director when I was a student and as direcstage, and just watching that whole thing come together was really quite tor of the school became a driving force behind what Lamont is today, astounding. he says. I often say that it was what I learned from him and from [past An oboe performance major during his time at Lamont, Wolff origiLamont director] Vince LaGuardia in conducting class about reading nally got into recording as a part-time job at a Denver studio while he scores and trying to figure out what was importantthose are skills I was a student. He went full time after graduation and eventually ended still use all the time. Greg Glasgow up in the big leaguesthree years at Atlantic Records, followed by 13
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Pioneer pics
Marjorie (Opie) Carr (BA 52) of Arden Hills, Minn., sported University of Denver garb outside the Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, during her September voyage down the Volga River, the longest river in Europe. As you pioneer lands far and wide, be sure to pack your DU gear and strike a pose in front of a national monument, the fourth wonder of the world or your hometown hot spot. If we print your submission, youll receive some new DU paraphernalia to take along on your travels. Send your print or high-resolution digital image and a description of the location to: Pioneer Pics, University of Denver Magazine, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208-4816, or email du-magazine@du.edu. Be sure to include your full name, address, degree(s) and year(s) of graduation.

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Olaug Svarva (MBA 83) of Oslo, Norway, is managing director of Folketrygdfondet, which manages the Government Pension Fund Norway and the Government Bond Fund on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Finance. Olaug co-founded the Norwegian Institute of Directors, of which she is a board member, in 2009. She likes to cross-country ski, hike and go to the theater in her free time.


Debra Crew (BA 93) of Comfort, Texas, is president of PepsiCo Americas Beverages. Debra previously held the same title in PepsiCos Western Europe business and will now oversee the companys Gatorade and Tropicana businesses in North America, the Latin America Beverages business and the Beverage Growth Ventures Group.

Valerie (Wallace) Graham (JD 84) of Centennial, Colo., has devoted the past six years to patient advocacy in the local and national Parkinsons and deep brain stimulation surgery communities. Valerie retired from the practice of law in 2002 because of complications from Parkinsons disease. She is president of the nonprofit DBS Voices of the Rockies, and in 2009 was named a KMGH Channel 7 Everyday Hero for her volunteer work.



Heidi Cordova-Strang (MA 96) of Denver was named the Colorado Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. Heidi is on the art history faculty at the Front Range Community College campus in Westminster, Colo.


Rebecca (Beardslee) Grabler (BA 97, MBA 05) of Highlands Ranch, Colo., is development director for the Lone Tree Arts Center.



Cheryn (Netz) Baker (JD 91) of Brandon, Miss., has rejoined the Mississippi secretary of states office in Jackson, Miss., as the assistant secretary of state, securities division.

Kathy Kron (JD 99) of Lewisburg, Pa., has released her second novel, Shades of Gray (Lethe Press), part of her series about gay relationships in the military. Kathys writing is inspired by her own experiences in basic training and military service at Fort Carson, Colo.


Patrick Dawson (MRECM 91) of Highlands Ranch, Colo., won the 2012 Readers Favorite Bronze Medal for womens literature for his novel Lessons in the Journey (CreateSpace, 2011). The novel is about a woman from Chicago who loses a child and tries to cope with the struggles of her faith and marriage.

Melissa (Helmbrecht) Kappeler (JD 01) of Bridgeton, N.J., is executive director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties Inc. Melissa debuted Splashlife.com, a resource and advocacy organization, in 2011.


Seth Siegel-Gardner (BA 03) of Houston opened a new restaurant called the Pass and Provisions. Seth has worked in numerous restaurants around the world and cofounded a restaurant group, the Pilot Light, two years ago.



Victoria Vicki Mann (MSS 92) of Salt Lake City is the general manager of community radio station KRCL.

Krisha Brooks (MBA 04) of Rockwall, Texas, is vice president of engineering services at GMR, a security lighting design consultancy firm. Krisha joined the company in 2011 and is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Brian Elizardi (BA 04, MA 06) and Myra Mia Elizardi (MA 08) recently moved back to Denver with their 2-year-old daughter, Sofie, after working at Tulane University in New Orleans for two years. Mia is an operations associate for the National Teacher Project and Brian has started a private student success coaching practice for high school and college students. Anthony Graves (IMBA 04) of Denver was recognized at the annual Men of Distinction, Excellence and Leadership (MODEL) awards luncheon in September. MODEL celebrates African-American men who are making positive contributions in their local community. Anthony is director of government and community affairs at Visit Denver. Angela Heyroth (MBA 04) and Jody Heyroth (MBA 04) of Littleton, Colo., welcomed a son, Zachary Daniel Heyroth, on Aug. 2, 2012. Former varsity baseball players Mike Shepard (BSBA 92), Alan Vernon (BSBA 90) and Mark Panella (BSBA 89) met up at a mens basketball game on Dec. 2 in Magness Arena. All three were on the 1989 varsity baseball team, which led the NCAA Division II in team batting average and team runs per game.

2012 Taste of DU Sponsors

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Matt Rice (MA 06) of Denver is the Colorado conservation director for American Rivers, a national nonprofit that focuses on river health, stewardship and conservation. Prior to joining American Rivers in 2007, Matt served with the Peace Corps for four years in Zambia, working on an agricultural program and as a provincial coordinator. Michelle Zeles-Hahn (MS 06, PhD 10) of Westminster, Colo., gave birth to her second son, Calvin William Hahn, on Sept. 24, 2012.

The University of Denver thanks our Taste of DU sponsors, who generously provided food to nearly 500 alumni, parents, students and families who were on campus for the 2012 Homecoming weekend! Were already looking forward to next year and hope that youll join us on campus for Homecoming 2013 on October 25 & 26! For information, please contact the Ofce of Alumni Relations at 303-871-2701 or alumni@du.edu.


James Jim Crawford (BSBA 07) of Denver is a director for the Broe Real Estate Group in Denver. Jim is responsible for sourcing commercial real estate investment opportunities and related equity financing. He also oversees the asset management team.

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Luke Johnson (BS 08, MBA 08) of Aurora, Colo., graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in June 2012. Luke is currently completing a surgical intern year at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and will then complete an anesthesiology residency at the University of Colorado. Tara Mager (BSBA 08, IMBA 09) of Denver has joined the Malman Law Firm as a civil litigation associate. Tara will focus on personal injury and family law.


Lyle Bauman (BS 11, MACC 11) of Centennial, Colo., married Tara Bauman in July 2011. Their son, Thomas, was born in May 2012. Lyle earned his CPA license in April 2012 and works for Ehrhardt, Keefe, Steiner & Holtman. Sara Meagher (BSAC 11) of Edina, Minn., earned her masters of accountancy in May 2012 from the University of Minnesotas Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis.


Levi Ennis (IMBA 09) of Englewood, Colo., is ice hockey coach at Valor Christian High School. Levi teaches private hockey lessons in his free time.


Catherine Pheasant (BS 10) and Jeremy Nelson (BA 07) of Cary, N.C., married on July 21, 2012, in the Harper Humanities Gardens on the University of Denver campus. The perfect combination of a winning team and championship course, Highlands Ranch Golf Club is the home of the Denver Pioneers. As a DU alumnus, youre eligible for preferred membership & daily play rates! Bo Pitto (BA 10) of Vail, Colo., founded Sport Bumper, a company that produces and sells magnetic ski bumpers for cars. Mia Schmid (BA 10) of Santa Cruz, Calif., was profiled in The New York Times for her work with the Firelight Foundation, an organization seeking to improve the well-being of children living in sub-Saharan Africa. Mias volunteer work with the organization has led to a full-time position supervising and mentoring other Firelight volunteers. Janeah Weaver (MSW 10) of Pagosa Springs, Colo., is executive director of the Pagosa Pregnancy Center Board of Directors. Janeah has extensive therapeutic experience with at-risk youth and has provided crisis intervention services to families in need.

Jessica Dale (PSYD 12) of Denver was awarded the Distinguished Student Practice Award by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), an international professional organization that promotes the field of sport and exercise psychology. Jessica has been a member of AASP since 2007, when she was a student representative for the 201112 team. She is a member of the International Society for Sport Psychology and the National Association of Social Workers. Sana Hamelin (JD 12) of Denver has joined the Sherman & Howard law firm as an associate. Sana will work with the firms litigation practice. Jim Henderson (JD 12) of Littleton, Colo., joined the trial department at Davis Graham & Stubbs. Jim focuses on construction and real estate litigation, bankruptcy and creditors rights, as well as general commercial litigation. Jessica Wedel (MSW 12) of Sheridan, Wyo., in May 2012 married Brett Riley in Edmond, Okla. Jessica is a family resource counselor for a child education center in Sheridan, Wyo.


1st Annual Denver Alumni Golf Tournament

Mark your calendar for May 11 at 2 p.m. and make plans to join us for our rst annual Denver alumni golf tournament! For more information, or to register for this event, please visit our website or call 303.471.0000.

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The Humanitarian Leader in Each of Us

Frank LaFasto (PhD 80) and Carl Larson, professor emeritus of human communication studies at the University of Denver, already have two books on leadership under their belts, but for their latest exploration of the topic, the two took a slightly different approach. In The Humanitarian Leader in Each of Us: 7 Choices That Shape a Socially Responsible Life (SAGE Publications, 2012), the authors profile 31 leaders from across the globe and outline the common traits that make them successful. Over the 40 years weve been working together, we always noticed that there were people who reached out, people who raised their hands, people who said, Ill take care of that, LaFasto says. We also noticed that these same people had a bigger life than what they were just doing at the job. These people who stepped forward in business environments also stepped forward in the larger role of society. And we wondered, Why is it that they do that? Why do some people take charge of helping others when so many of us do not? That was the beginning of the idea. Through profiles of world changers such as Ryan Hreljacfounder, at age 9, of a nonprofit that raises money for water and sanitation projects on three continentsand Operation Smile co-founder Kathy Magee, the authors identify seven common traits that define humanitarian leaders, including a sense of fairness, perseverance, and a belief that they can make a difference. The Humanitarian Leader in Each of Us begins with a profile of Victor Dukay (MBA 92, MA 93, PhD 95), who suffered a family tragedy at age 15 and went on to cofound the Lundy Foundation, a nonprofit that helps people affected by HIV/AIDS. One of the most powerful discoveries among all these leaders that we studied is that the momentum for what we call humanitarian leadership comes from within themselves, LaFasto says. They connected with their passionsomething that moved them profoundlyand through their quiet, often unheralded leadership changed peoples lives for the better. Some of these people worked in existing organizations, some became social entrepreneurs, some worked as individual citizens, but they all believed in their ability to make a meaningful difference because of their passion.
Greg Glasgow


Which alum worked at Atlantic Records? The answer can be found somewhere on pages 4249 of this issue. Send your answer to du-magazine@du.edu or University of Denver Magazine, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208-4816. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. Well select a winner from the correct entries; the winning entry will win a prize. Congratulations to Rick Rea (MS 06) for winning the winter issues pop quiz.

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Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness

1930s 1940s
Genevieve (Wayrauch) Hice (BA 37), Austin, Colo., 9-10-12 Elberta Scott (BA 38), Evergreen, Colo., 8-10-12 Ellen Vannatta (BFA 42), Phoenix, 2-26-07 Marion (Beebe) Cormack (BFA 44), Napa, Calif., 9-8-12 Stanley Boulier (BA 47), Jacksonville Beach, Fla., 12-25-11 Rosemary Niven (BA 48), Chevy Chase, Md., 9-6-12 James Decker (BS 49), Aztec, N.M., 8-29-12

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Harriet McKiernan (BS 51), Bremerton, Wash., 8-24-12 Joann Finch (BA 54), Arvada, Colo., 7-16-12 Edgar Schaefer (BA 54), Alturas, Calif., 11-3-12 Perrie Row (BSBA 60), Loveland, Colo., 11-2-12 Elmer Moyer (BA 63), Portland, Ore., 7-16-12 Glenn Giffin (MA 67), Denver, 8-12-12 Jane (Utterback) Weimer (MA 69), Saint Marys, Ohio, 7-26-12


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Tyler Starr (second-year Daniels business student), Denver, 9-12-12 Phong Samm Tang (second-year MA student), Los Angeles, 8-25-12

Faculty and Staff

Steve Carpenter, John Evans Professor in the Department of Physics, Littleton, Colo., 6-10-12 Charles McCann, professor emeritus in the Graduate School of Social Work, Corona del Mar, Calif., 2-25-12 Robert Bob Mesko, director of development in the Office of University Advancement, Denver, 11-16-12 Jack Mumey, former vice chancellor for public affairs, former director of Alumni Relations, Denver, 2-5-13

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Mark Morris Dance Group

Saturday / September 21 / 2013 at 7:30pm Sunday / September 22 / 2013 at 2:00pm

Chris Thile, Solo Mandolin

Saturday / October 5 / 2013 at 7:30pm

Cameron Carpenter, Organ

Playing a Rodgers digital organ in Gates Concert Hall Saturday / November 9 / 2013 at 7:30pm

MOMIX, Botanica

Moses Pendleton, Artistic Director Friday / November 22 / 2013 at 7:30 pm Saturday / November 23 / 2013 at 7:30 pm

Music of the Sun

ETHEL, String Quartet, and Robert Mirabal, Native American Flutist With Members of the Opera Colorado Chorus Thursday / December 12 / 2013 at 7:30

Chick Corea and Bla Fleck, Duets

Thursday / January 16 / 2014 at 7:30 pm

Trey McIntyre Project Friday / January 31 / 2014 at 7:30pm The Miners Hymns, a film by Bill Morrison
Featuring American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), the composer Jhann Jhannsson, and The Denver Brass performing the score Tuesday / February 11 / 2014 at 7:30 pm

Gabriel Kahane and yMusic

Thursday / March 6 / 2014 at 7:30pm

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

2013 & 2014


Thursday / March 20 / 2014 at 7:30pm Saturday / April 26 / 2014 at 7:30 pm

Paco Pea and Eliot Fisk, Flamenco Guitars A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, With Vocalist Kim Nazarian Saturday / May 10 / 2014 at 7:30 pm Sunday / May 11 / 2014 at 2:00pm Featuring Natasha Paremski, piano soloist Wed / Oct 16 / 2013 at 7:30pm Hilary Kole Pays Tribute to the Music of Judy Garland Sun / Feb 23 / 2014 at 2:00pm Beethovens Triple Concerto + A Trio of Opera Stars, Andrew Litton, conductor Wed / May 14 / 2014 at 7:30pm

The Colorado Symphony

*Artists and dates subject to change




Tickets available at the Newman Center Box Office Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday noon - 4pm (Sept.-May only) 2344 E. Iliff Ave. at University and Iliff 303-871-7720 www.newmancenterpresents.com

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King of cans
Wayne Armstrong

On campus, Mark Rodgers is known as the University Architect, helping to design such buildings as the Anderson Academic Commons and Nagel Hall. In the international world of beer can collectors, however, Rodgers is known for a far different feat: his collection of cans from every country that has ever brewed and canned its own beer. Among the brews in his collection are Crown & Hunters from Bangladesh, Kilimanjaro from Tanzania and Murrees Classic Lager from Pakistan. Rodgers has been collecting since 1976, when he was 11 years old, and currently has nearly 5,000 cans in his collection.

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