Teresa Cooney, Chair and Professor of Sociology

Cooney on ex-spousal care in times of illness

Aug. 23, 2018

Chair and Professor of Sociology Teresa M. Cooney (recently named to the Editorial Board of The Journal of Adult Development) had a qualitative study published in 2014 (with Christine Proulx, Professor at the University of Missouri) of 21 ex-spouse caregivers. The study found that most assumed the role for the...

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics

Friedson on hot Colorado economy

Aug. 23, 2018

"I don't think it came as a shock to anybody that Colorado continues to be one of the hottest economies in the country," said Andrew Friedson, Assistant Economics Professor. Colorado's Economy Is Among The Fastest Growing In The Nation Colorado Public Radio , Aug 6

Hasinoff evaluates norms in popular media

Aug. 23, 2018

"(Media) is giving us what we want to watch, but it also shapes us," said Amy Adele Hasinoff, Assistant Communication Professor. "If there was a television show that ran counter to our expectations, it wouldn't be compelling." 'Sixteen Candles' and 'Law & Order': What stories on our screens teach us...

Emily Melnick, doctoral candidate in Health and Behavioral Sciences

Melnick and Li on plate effects on kids’ eating

Aug. 23, 2018

Published this month, research in Association of Plate Design With Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables Among Preschool Children (in the JAMA Pediatrics journal) found that on days when kids used certain plates they served themselves nearly 14 grams more vegetables per day on average — and ate about 7.5 grams...

Morris on #FreeRedFawn

Aug. 23, 2018

Political Science Professor and longtime organizer with the American Indian Movement of Colorado explains what the #FreeRedFawn movement has meant in Denver, why supporters believe Fallis was framed and then wrongly accused, and what Fallis has planned for the future. Glenn Morris Reflects on Red Fawn's Sentencing, Standing Rock Westword...

Hasinoff on technology and parental monitoring

July 19, 2018

Technology has helped make monitoring kids easier, as apps can track where they go and what they say, but Assistant Communication Professor Amy Hasinoff said, "It's much better to just start from communication, build a relationship, have an open dialogue." Should parents allow privacy for their kids or monitor their...

Otañez on child labor in tobacco

July 19, 2018

Marty Otañez, Associate Anthropology Professor, said, "There is a disconnect between what company representatives say they do and what they actually do," he alleged. "In every segment during the tobacco production process, you find different magnitudes of child labour." Tobacco: activist investors pressure £20bn companies over child labour The Guardian...

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics

Friedson on Colorado job market growth

June 21, 2018

"If the U.S. isn't slowing down right now, then Colorado definitely isn't slowing down," said Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics. Colorado Job Growth Quickens, Surprising Economists Colorado Public Radio , June 15

Hunt on Stapleton and national renaming debates

June 21, 2018

Associate Professor of History Rebecca Hunt said the local discussion about renaming Stapleton is happening within a national conversation on race relations and history that includes the choice by some cities to take down Confederate monuments. "We are dealing with things like Stapleton and statues because of the modern time...

Luck on tariff impacts on beer prices

June 21, 2018

Economics Assistant Professor Philip Luck was interviewed about how new aluminum tariffs could hurt the American beer industry. Luck believes the tariffs themselves will inevitably lead to higher beer prices. "The main problem here, again, is the uncertainty generated by these tariffs," Luck said. When it comes to beer, Luck...

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