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Disney’s Moana Producers Visit CU Denver

STUDENTS INSPIRED BY CREATIVE PROCESS Disney has been under the public eye for being a studio that fails to incorporate diversity into its films and characters. In response, Disney hit the drawing board and released its much anticipated indigenous princess flick, Moana.       

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Poe Takes Denver In A Romantic Fall Play In RiNo

TACKLE’S WRITERS DEPRESSION AND DEATH RiNo is Denver’s rising, culturally rich neighborhood that provides city slickers with a diverse range of activities. From Oct. 21 through Nov. 13, RiNo’s Crossroads Theater ran a production named Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan

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Paul Conner: Guiding The Future of CGI

INSTRUCTORS RESUME TOP-NOTCH The list of incredible staff members with even more impressive resumes is never-ending on the CU Denver campus—but some of those resumes are more mysterious than others. Paul Conner—instructor and Program Coordinator for the Digital Animation Center at CU Denver—is a man

Professor Releases Award-Winning Film

MOVIE BOASTS FEMINISM, MOTORCYCLES When attending a women’s motorcycle event a couple years ago, Assistant Professor of Digital Design Michelle Carpenter was hungry for stories. She patiently waited for one so captivating and unique that she could make a documentary or film out of it.

Professor Aims to Find Reality Through Poetry

NICKY BEER TALKS NEW YORKER INSPIRATION At dawn, the birds storm/the back yard like a country/they are astonished to have/won without a single shot/fired. There is no end/to its richness, every seed/tasting like a year…” This excerpt from “Juveniles,” published in The New Yorker on

Alumnus Connor Serr Co-Curates ‘Nexus’

MYSTICAL EXHIBIT UNITES PAINTINGS, TATTOOS As live music filled the room, conversations buzzed, and fine wine poured, visitors to Abend Gallery gathered for the opening party of the new exhibition Nexus. Abend Gallery, located on East Colfax near East High School, is an influential piece

‘Variations Stylistiques’ Published

BOOK HELPS STUDENTS SPEAK LIKE NATIVES Diane Dansereau, associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages, had a problem: She couldn’t find any books at a truly high level for her top-tier French class. “It took me a long time to figure out why, and

Destruction, Creation in ‘Cellar Door’

CU DENVER ALUMNA PERFORMS ART PIECE As a performer in the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance event Cellar Door, CU Denver alumna Tiffany Matheson contributed a wide variety of art in her performance piece “Sentence: Sentience,” which left viewers to interpret the meaning behind her piece’s

Art by Architects Gives CU Scholarships

RENOWNED ARTISTS EXHIBIT WORK AT CAP On the second floor of the CU Building lives an art showcase unique to the College of Architecture and Planning. Students, staff members, and artists roam around with plates of snacks and admire the artwork done by renowned artists,

Emmanuel Gallery’s Juried Show

EXHIBITION SHOWCASES STUDENT TALENT The Emmanuel Gallery’s latest show appealed to CU Denver students, since it comprised some of the best works created by their own peers. This juried exhibition opened before Spring Break and ended April 6. One of the most immediately noticeable aspects