Assistant Professor Heather Johnson, School of Education and Human Development at CU Denver, has been invited by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction to present her refereed paper, “Designing Covariation Tasks to Support Students’ Reasoning about Quantities involved in Rate of Change” at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom this July. The forum in Oxford is designed to promote reflection, collaboration, exchange and dissemination of ideas on the teaching and learning of mathematics, from primary to university level. Johnson teaches “Mathematics for Elementary Teachers” as well as “Curriculum and Methods in Secondary Mathematics.” … Clark Thenhaus, lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Director of Endemic at CU Denver, received a Special Mentions in the Infrastructural Transformation Category in the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2012 Competition. The program promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects. Thenhaus won for his project “Star Gardens: Purple Hollow,” which considers abandoned silos across the Midwestern U.S. and how they might be re-appropriated as spatial volumes. The abandoned silos are proposed to be fit with a perforated dome composed of 1800 oculi that are derived computationally from constellation pattern alignments. … Denver Mayor Michael Hancock proclaimed Jan. 31, 2013, “Dr. Donna Langston-Martinez Day.” This designation honors the CU Denver’s ethnic studies professor and department chair’s contributions to the creation of the Denver American Indian Commission and the Colorado Indian Education Foundation, and her ongoing commitment to American Indian students and ethnic studies. … Brian Ott, associate professor in communication at CU Denver, published two co-authored essays. The first, in the Western Journal of Communication, explores how media, and specifically film, can be incorporated into the classroom as part of a critical pedagogy. The second, in Critical Methodologies, examines constructions of the West in the Whitney Gallery of Western Art at the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyo.