Phil Gallegos, associate professor of architecture at CU Denver, has been named director of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture Program. Gallegos formerly served as chair of the Architecture Department and has been advocating for an undergraduate architecture program in Denver for many years. … Chad Kautzer, assistant professor of philosophy at CU Denver, delivered the 2012 Zimmerman Lecture in November at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., titled “Returning to Democracy: Dewey, Arendt, and Occupy.” … Kevin Landis, assistant professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, recently received a 2012 Special Accomplishment True West Award for his work on the TheatreWorks Prologue series. The award was announced by CultureWest.org, a Denver-based arts and entertainment website. Award winners were determined by former Denver Post theater critic John Moore from more than 100 Colorado shows produced in 2012. … Donna Martinez, professor and chair of ethnic studies at CU Denver, had a conference paper included in the Asian Conference on Education’s 2012 Conference Proceedings, “American Indian Students in Culture Blind Schools.” The interdisciplinary international conference invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.