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John Tinnell argues for improvement of the scooter situation in Denver

Aug. 27, 2019

John Tinnell, Associate English Professor and Director of Digital Initiatives, has urged caution in allowing private companies to capitalize on public space. At a recent forum, he asked the city to publish more detailed information about each scooter company’s record. “We need to start pitting scooter companies against one another...

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The dangers and costs of rebuilding homes in fire-prone areas, according to Gregory Simon

Aug. 27, 2019

The prospect of additional tax revenue is a common incentive for cities to approve more housing in fire-prone areas, according to Gregory Simon, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences. “Why does fire rage on and become so costly and injurious and even deadly? That’s almost always a social thing,”...

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The role of genetic and social factors in alcoholism, according to Amy Wachholtz

Aug. 13, 2019

Genetics make people more prone to alcohol addiction, but psycho-social factors — including life stressors, childhood abuse, early exposure to alcohol, anxiety and social acceptance — also play a role, says Amy Wachholtz, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Ph.D. program. A person’s genetics might...