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Final CEAS Seminar is April 26—lunch will be provided

RSVP NOW! College Year-End Celebration and Awards Ceremony, May 11

You’re invited to attend the Spring Senior Design Competition, May 11

CU Denver Senior Send Off 2012—May 10; faculty and staff are invited to attend

Register now: CU Online Spring Symposium, May 17

Do you have news you’d like to share with the college? Send it to Erica Lefeave.


Final CEAS Seminar is April 26—lunch will be provided

Dear colleagues and students:

The final CEAS seminar for the spring 2012 semester will occur on Thursday, April 26.
I hope that you will all be there.


Titsa Papantoni
Professor of Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Spring 2012 Seminar Series

Thursday, April 26, 2012
11 a.m., NC 2607/09

Analytic Element Modeling of Groundwater Flow with Heterogeneity, Anisotropy, and Multiple Layers

Dr. Charlie Fitts
Geoscience Department
University of Southern Maine

Analytic element (AE) methods simulate groundwater flow using superposition of analytic solutions associated with boundary conditions.  This results in accurate and geometrically flexible simulations, particularly at small scales near wells, barriers, drains, and streams. The approach used here divides the modeled region into polygonal subdomains, each with its own flow model and its own isotropic or anisotropic aquifer parameters. It also allows for flexible layering in multi-layer models; more layers in the area of interest can abut fewer layers or a single layer in the far-field. The distributed source terms due to vertical leakage and transient storage fluxes are modeled with spatially-variable area sinks.  Storage fluxes are determined using finite-difference time steps, just as in MODFLOW.   This approach allows simulation of complex multi-layer, anisotropic, and transient systems while retaining the geometric flexibility of AE methods.

Charlie is a professor in the Geosciences Department at the University of Southern Maine. His graduate studies included engineering geology and soil mechanics (Cornell) and groundwater modeling  (U. Minnesota).  He wrote the groundwater modeling programs TWODAN, SOLUTRANS, and now ANAQSIM (Analytic Aquifer Simulator). He is author of the textbook Groundwater Science (2002); the 2nd edition will be published in 2012.


RSVP NOW! Year-End Celebration and Awards Ceremony, May 11

Time is running out as the end of the semester approached. RSVP now for the first annual college year-end celebration and awards ceremony.

Friday, May 11, 2012
11:30 – 2:30
Lawrence Street Center Terrace Room
1380 Lawrence Street

Join students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends as the college celebrates the end of the academic year and the beginning of summer with BBQ, laughs and an award ceremony honoring outstanding faculty, staff, alumni and students.

Contact Erica Lefeave to RSVP; space is limited so don’t wait. | 303-352-3675


You’re invited to attend the Spring Senior Design Competition, May 11

Mark your calendars: the Spring Senior Design Competition will be held on May 11 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the North Classroom Atrium. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Fifteen teams have registered to compete for cash prizes.
Stay tuned for project details. We hope to see you there!


CU Denver Senior Send Off 2012—May 10; faculty and staff are invited to attend

Thursday, May 10 from 4-7pm at Rock Bottom Brewery on 1001 16th Street

Anyone who’s graduating, faculty, staff, friends, and family are welcome!

$1.25 Parking with validation from Rock Bottom in the Independence Plaza Parking garage

Please RSVP:

More information is available at:


CU Online Spring Symposium, May 17

Registration is now open for the CU Online Spring Symposium. If you teach online classes, this is an opportunity to make your courses better. All CU Denver faculty are invited to attend free of charge. Register now at




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