She is one of the world’s foremost authorities on aboriginal rock art (pictographs and petroglyphs).
The past 50 years, she has almost single-handedly professionalized the field of rock art studies in the greater Southwest and has had a major impact on rock art studies worldwide.
Mike Fryt Nominated by: UCCS Commencement: December 16, 2016, UCCS Mike Fryt is both a UCCS Mountain Lion and CU-Boulder Buffalo, earning a bachelor of science in accounting from UCCS in 1977 and a juris doctorate from the Colorado Law School at CU-Boulder in 1980.
He left CU short of a degree for personal financial reasons.
He is a member of the prominent Committee of 100, a national nonpartisan organization composed of outstanding American citizens of Chinese decent.
With his wife, Anna, John co-founded the Anna and John J. The foundation’s mission “supports the sharing of knowledge amongst peoples and cultures throughout the global community, with an emphasis on Down syndrome, education, media, business, and technology.” The foundation has supported many educational and research institutions throughout Colorado and beyond, including the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, the Anna Maglione Italia Filmmaker Award at the Starz Denver Film Festival, the Sie Film Center in Denver, the Be Beautiful Yourself Fashion Show, the CU Boulder College of Music, the CU Boulder Bio Frontiers Institute, and more.
In 2009, Anna and her husband were named “Man and Woman of the Year” by The Villager; in 2010, they received the prestigious Community Cultural Enrichment Award from the Mizel Museum; and in 2012, the CU regents awarded them University Medals for their support of CU, which continues today. Sie Nominated by: CU Boulder Commencement: May 12, 2017, CU Boulder John J. Congress and the FCC the very first white paper on digital compression, which would dramatically change the landscape of television.
Sie is considered by many to be the father of digital television. He is the founder and former chairman of Starz Entertainment Group LLC and the Colorado-based Liberty Media Corporation.
She has authored and coauthored 10 books and 50 articles and book chapters in leading academic presses.