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Reminders of Who is Most Impacted by Climate Change from Catalina de Onís

Nov. 25, 2021

“People on the front lines of climate chaos have long documented that Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, coastal and rural regions, and low-income and low-wealth communities are most at risk. These disproportionate impacts stem from centuries of colonial and imperial violence, neoliberal austerity measures, environmental racism, racial capitalism,...

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Amy Hasinoff Clarifies the Legality of the Actions of Florida Representative Gaetz

April 15, 2021

Amy Hasinoff, Associate Professor of Communication, recently co-authored a study on image-based abuse, and said in a recent interview, "Just because someone consented to send a photo doesn't mean the receiver has consent to distribute it. That's a completely separate act." Matt Gaetz thought he could 'do what he wanted'...

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Sarah Fields Part of Amicus Brief to Supreme Court on NCAA Case

April 1, 2021

On March 31, 2021, the U. S. Supreme Court heard the case of NCAA v. Alston. It is an antitrust case in which the NCAA argues that the property rights of Division I basketball and FBS football athletes should be dismissed because college athletes are amateurs. Lawyer and Communications Professor...

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Lisa Keranen Quoted Extensively in Lead Article on How We Talk About Viruses

April 30, 2020

Using war as a metaphor for illness during a pandemic or global crisis is not just a contemporary occurrence. “There is an ancient and cross-cultural tendency to frame disease in terms of war,” said Lisa Keranen, Associate Professor of Communication, and a medical rhetorician who studies how we speak about...

Faye Caronan and Lisa Keranen on Racism Spreading Like a Virus

March 5, 2020

Focusing on how anxiety can fuel racism, and how that can be prevented, Faye Caronan (Associate Professor and Chair of the Ethnic Studies), and Lisa Keranen (Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication) held an event on campus focusing on the Coronavirus, and also sat down with local media. Colorado...

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Amy Hasinoff looks at how child pornography laws are applied to sexting

Sept. 10, 2019

“There is a lot of strong anecdotal evidence that child pornography laws work the same way all of our other laws do, which is they’re disproportionately applied to people of color,” said Amy Hasinoff, Associate Professor of Communication. “They’re disproportionately applied to kids in foster care, because they’re under more...

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Amy Hasinoff on sexts resulting in sex offender registery of a minor

July 23, 2019

Amy Hasinoff, Associate Professor of Communications, was asked to comment after Colorado’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling that required a juvenile boy to register as a sex offender after trading erotic pictures with two girls roughly his age. Hasinoff said she was disappointed the court could not differentiate between child...

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Protected digital speech according to Matthew Kaskavich

June 18, 2019

The Colorado Supreme Court is currently considering a case that could have widespread implications for free speech in the social media age. Communication Lecturer Matthew Kaskavich believes that companies hold the true power when it comes to determining what protected speech is. "Social media has always had this sort of...

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Bean on mobile alerts in the U.S. and Canada

Feb. 25, 2019

On February 15, Hamilton Bean, Associate Professor of Communication, participated in a live radio interview with KCBS All News 740 and FM 106.9 in San Francisco, CA. Hosts Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor spoke with Bean about the use of mobile alert and warning messages in emergencies. Later that...

Bean on recent WEA texts

Oct. 18, 2018

The test was meant to ensure that the WEA system is an effective means of warning the public about national emergencies. However, Hamilton Bean Associate Professor in the Communication Department and an expert in WEA technology—says texts and alerts can actually make a bad situation worse by delaying action. Turns...