Pregnancy research on an LC-MS/MS assay from Gabriella Mayne

Oct. 13, 2021

Graduate student in Biological Anthropology, Gabriella Mayne recently published with a team, “ Development and validation of an LC-MS/MS assay for the quantification of allopregnanolone and its progesterone-derived isomers, precursors, and cortisol/cortisone in pregnancy ,” in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry . Neuroactive steroids are potent neuromodulators that play a critical...

A Discussion of the Obstetrical Dilemma with Anna Warrener

July 21, 2021

Leakey Foundation grantee Anna G. Warrener, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, was recently featured on the Leaky Foundation Origin Stories podcast to discuss the “obstetrical dilemma.” A hypothesis that explains why babies are so helpless, and why childbirth is so difficult for humans compared to other animals, the obstetrical dilemma suggests...

Gabby Mayne Shares After Birth Struggles in a New Digital Story

July 21, 2021

Gabby Mayne, graduate student in the Anthropology Department published in the online journal Aquifer her digital story After Birth . “After Birth” is a four-minute auto-ethnographic digital story of the birth of her second son. It details the emotional and spiritual struggles she experienced after his birth and ultimately how...

Success at Thesis Competition Talks for Gabby Mayne

April 28, 2021

Graduate student in Biological Anthropology, Gabby Mayne, recently had great success in four different rounds of 3-minute thesis competition talks for her presentation, "Birth: What's Love Got to Do With It?" She received second place in the statewide competition of the Colorado Council of Graduate Students, after receiving 2 nd...

Marty Otañez Opening Boulder Symposium and Organizing a Free, Virtual Colloquium this Month

April 15, 2021

CU Denver faculty, staff and students are invited to CU’s 2021 Cannabis and Psychedelic Symposium Saturday April 17, via Zoom . Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology Marty Otañez, the opening plenary speaker, will present “Transformative Cannabis: Exploring Ways to Unite Cannabis Consumers, Weed Workers and Multi-State Operators.” The virtual...

Learn to Build Better Worlds with New Book from Michael Kilman

Feb. 16, 2021

Michael Kilman, Instructor in the anthropology department, along with anthropologist Kyra Wellstrom recently published the book Build Better Worlds: An Introduction to Anthropology for Game Designers, Fiction Writers, and Filmmakers . The book features core concepts of real cultures to help readers understand how cultural systems work. What makes cultures...

Christopher Beekman Coedits New Book from University of Colorado Press

Feb. 16, 2021

Mobility and Migration in Ancient Mesoamerican Cities , edited by Associate Professor of Anthropology Christopher Beekman (with M. Charlotte Arnauld and Grégory Pereira) is the first focused, book-length discussion of migration in central Mexico, west Mexico and the Maya region. Looking beyond the conceptual dichotomy of sedentism versus mobility, the...

Marty Otañez Publishes on the Legal Cannabis Industry in Times of COVID-19

Dec. 2, 2020

In November 2020, Marty Otañez, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Jassy Grewal, a legislative advocate with the United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council, published "Health and Safety in the Legal Cannabis Industry Before and During COVID-19" in New Solutions : A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy...

A Conversation with Marty Otañez on Improving the Cannabis Industry

July 22, 2020

Associate Professor of Anthropology Marty Otañez was featured in the podcast episode Cannabis Workers' Rights and Social Responsibility , produced by Cannabis Science Today. The podcast covers how to build a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable cannabis industry, and avoid the pitfalls of Big Tobacco. Otañez shares his research on...

Charles Musiba Joins On-Line Discussion about the Difficulty of Social Distancing

June 18, 2020

Associate Professor of Anthropology (Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow and Montgomery Fellow) Charles Musiba was a panelist for an online conversation from the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences called COVID-19—Social Distancing and the Origin of Human Sociality. Musiba joined Curator of Arachnology and Evolutionary Biologist Paula Cushing to discuss why...

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