Sponsored by the CLAS Council on Diversity and Inclusion, Exchanges take place from 11am to 12:30pm, in the Student Commons Building, Room 1401. All members of the campus and community are welcome and lunch is served!

Death and Dying

October 31
Student Commons Room 1401
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

*Lunch Served*

Teresa M. Cooney, PhD, Chair and Professor of Sociology and Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, is a social gerontologist specializing in intergenerational family relationships and transitions within aging families. Her research addresses how changing family demographics influence the later years of life especially in terms of family relationships and support systems, as well as family influences on end-of-life planning and decisions. Her talk will address, "Evidence of Inequalities—Even in How We Die."

Channing Tate, MPH, is the program manager for the Colorado Program for Patient Centered-Decisions (CPPCD) and is a doctoral student at the Health & Behavioral Sciences program. Channing is a health outcomes researcher with expertise in shared decision making, health disparities and end-of-life decision making. She works on multiple research projects promoting end of life care. Her dissertation research focuses on hospice decision making and African Americans.

Teague von Bohlen is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing, one of the Fiction Editors for the literary magazine Copper Nickel, Adviser to the student newspaper The Sentry, and literature correspondent for Westword. He'll be reading a ghost story from his forthcoming flash fiction collection Flatland (debuting in December)--and the true ghost story that's behind it.

During the academic year, the CLAS Interdisciplinary Exchange offers monthly presentations, discussions, and working groups highlighting the research and creative work of CLAS faculty, staff, and students around diversity and inclusion.

Videos of past exchanges can be found here.

If you have ideas for future Interdisciplinary Exchanges please contact Tracy.Kohm@ucdenver.edu.​​