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...

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics

Friedson on gubernatorial candidates’ ideas on healthcare

Oct. 18, 2018

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics points out that Jared Polis' plan will take an immense pool of political capital from dozens of lawmakers in states that are more conservative than Colorado. "I don't think heavily Republican Kansas is about to jump on board with this,"–while his concerns about Walker...

Breslin on Kavanaugh's nomination

Sept. 20, 2018

"Kavanaugh's inability to address whether he considers Roe v Wade to be a law he would not overturn is consistent with how justices have handled hot button issues in the past so that's not particularly unusual and perhaps it's appropriate," Karen Breslin, a Political Science Instructor told Anne Trujillo. "But...

Colwell on threats to museums

Sept. 20, 2018

Chip Colwell, Lecturer in Anthropology, writes about how risks to museums are constantly evolving. Museums are locked in a constant struggle against decay and an almost absurdly wide-ranging array of natural and human threats. There's even a formal list of the evil-sounding "agents of deterioration" that museums use to evaluate...

Diana Tomback, Professor in Integrative Biology

Tomback on 1988 Yellowstone fires

Sept. 20, 2018

"The fires were good for Yellowstone," said Integrated Biology Professor Diana Tomback. "There is no one who thinks the Yellowstone fires were harmful." A summer of fire and then ... rebirth Deseret News , Sept 8

East, Luck, Mansour and Valasquez research cited in The Economist

Sept. 6, 2018

Economics Assistant Professor Chloe East, Assistant Professor Phil Luck, Associate Professor Hani Mansour, and Assistant Professor Andrea Valasquez’s research The Labor Market Effects of Immigration Enforcement examined the effects of reducing the supply of low-skilled immigrant workers on the labor market outcomes of domestic workers. The perverse side effects of...

Jennifer Reich, Sociology Professor

Reich on women leading the outdoor industry

Sept. 6, 2018

"Women entrepreneurs on surveys voice greater satisfaction and more optimism about their work lives than do women employed in large companies," says Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich, an expert in gender and public policy. "They are more hopeful they can support gender equity." Women Finding Fresh Paths to Leadership in the...

Sullivan goes deep on mobile home insecurity

Sept. 6, 2018

"Part of the paradox at the heart of manufactured housing," explains Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan, "is that it’s precisely the thing that makes it so affordable that also makes this a highly insecure form of housing." 99% Invisible: Immobile Homes KALW Public Radio San Francisco , Aug 24

Noel to lead state historians council

Aug. 23, 2018

On August 1, Colorado Day, History Colorado will install its new State Historians Council, comprising five historians from academic institutions across the state. History Professor Tom Noel will head the council. And so "Dr. Colorado," as Noel is known, will be in. History Colorado Replacing State Historian Patty Limerick With...

Stanton publishes new book on the Cold War

Aug. 23, 2018

The Cold War changed American citizens and their mindsets in different ways than Vietnam or other more traditional wars did. Political Science Lecturer Don Stanton wrote a new book, "Looking Back at the Cold War." Stanton told Colorado Matters that, with so much attention now on U.S.-Russian relations, understanding the...