“The Mathematical Coloring Book” by Alex Soifer, professor, interdepartmental studies at UCCS, was the subject of a favorable extended review in the August-September 2013 issue of the “Monthly,” the lead journal of the Mathematical Association of America. … Carrie Makarewicz, assistant professor of planning and design, CU Denver, has had an article published based on some of her dissertation research. “Vouchers, Magnet Schools, Charter Schools, and Options: Analyzing the Effects of School and Housing Choices on Mode Choice to School” appears in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2327 (1), 1-8. … Sarah R. Lotfi, lecturer in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and a 2012 alumna of UCCS, received the Colorado Spotlight Award on Oct. 6 during the Indie Spirit Film Festival. Lotfi earned the award for her direction of the film “Menschen,” which was set during World War II in Czechoslovakia and filmed entirely in Colorado. Robert von Dassanowsky, professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures and Department of Visual and Performing Arts, served as the film’s executive producer and historical adviser. … Jesse Kuroiwa, coordinator of CU Denver’s Visual Resource Center and the College of Architecture and Planning’s photographer, has an exhibit on display at the West Gallery of the Earlville Opera House Arts Center in Earlville, N.Y., near Syracuse. The exhibit, “Resurfacing: Sites of Violence During the Japanese American Internment, Photos and Text,” opened with an artist reception Sept. 28 and will be on display until Nov 9.