2016 CAM Winter Convocation

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University of Colorado
College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado DenverCAM_Convocation
2016 Winter Convocation: A Celebration of the
College of Arts & Media and the Creative Economy

Kick off the New Year and new semester with fellow College of Arts & Media students, faculty and staff members. Enjoy an informative and entertaining panel discussion about CAM, the creative economy and the global impact of the arts, followed by a reception featuring student artwork and performances.

Monday, January 25
2016 CAM Winter Convocation
4:30-6 p.m.
King Center Concert Hall
Auraria Campus, Denver

Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Featured Guests

Panel Moderator: John Hockenberry, host of “The Takeaway,” a co-production of WNYC and Public Radio International

Panelists: Emmy award-winning CAM alumnus Tim Kimmel (’98); INDEX: Design to Improve Life CEO Kigge Hvid; independent film producer and CEO of Creative Future Ruth Vitale; recent graduate Kameshia Hazard (’15); CAM students Luke Austin and Michelle H. Lee

Presenters: Donald Zuckerman, Colorado Film Commissioner; Dorothy Horrell, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver; Laurence Kaptain, Dean, College of Arts & Media

Student Performances
Voz de le Clave

Questions: Contact the College of Arts & Media at camevents@ucdenver.edu

College of Arts & Media | University of Colorado Denver
CAM@ucdenver.edu | www.cam.ucdenver.edu

Laurence Kaptain

About Laurence Kaptain

The College of Arts & Media at CU Denver We envision a world made smaller, and more fully human, by the artist’s interpretation of the human experience. Our students come to us with passion for artistic expression. Our goal is to send them out into the world confident of purpose, ready to succeed. Mission Our mission is to effect change by preparing students to successfully pursue their passions. Our students acquire the skills they need to excel in an academically rigorous, experiential learning environment energized by creative exchange, real-world experience and diversity of voice. Laurence Kaptain, Dean of the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, brings 16 years of higher education leadership experience at leading public and private universities to his new assignment. As a recording artist he can be heard on a Grammy-winning recording (2001) with New York's Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, as well as numerous recordings with the Chicago Symphony (Solti, Boulez, Jarvi), St. Louis Symphony (Slatkin), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Wolf) and LaScala Opera (Reynolds). He is currently a Fellow in the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the National Advisory Board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver School for the Arts Foundation, Dr. Kaptain served as the Director of Creative Initiatives in the Department of Research and Economic Development and Paula Manship Professor of Music, and prior to that, Dean of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts and Penniman Family Professor of Music at Louisiana State University from 2009-14. Prior to assuming this post at LSU, he was Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory near Washington, DC, Director of the heralded Schwob School of Music in Georgia, and Vice-Provost for Faculty Programs and Academic Quality at UMKC. He received the first doctorate in percussion instruments at the University of Michigan, where he was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico and received the prestigious Rackham Graduate School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.