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Jennifer Reich on the Recent Flux in Vaccine Mistrust

Oct. 13, 2021

Back in 2015, the Pew Research Center conducted a poll about vaccine safety that found no partisan difference in attitudes. Eighty-nine percent of Republicans agreed that vaccines were safe for healthy children, which was slightly more than the 87 percent of Democrats who agreed. Nearly all the resistance to COVID-19...

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A Parisian Influence on Denver According to Tom Noel

Oct. 13, 2021

A number of different factors created Denver’s diagonal streets. The orientation of natural features like the Platte River and Cherry Creek, for example, gave downtown Denver and Auraria their 45-degree angles. The influence of the City Beautiful movement, which focused on grand civic centers and parks, prompted the creation of...

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Running Stride Tips from Anna Warrener

Sept. 29, 2021

Keep a straight back when jogging to help prevent knee pain, suggests Anna Warrener, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. She found that the angle of the upper torso to the legs can affect the risk of injury – the more someone leans forward, the shorter the stride, and the greater the...

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Charles Musiba on Africa’s Place in the Evolution of Humans

Sept. 29, 2021

In a field with a reputation for bitter feuds and rivalries, the notion of humankind’s African origins unifies human evolution researchers. “I think everybody agrees and understands that Africa was very pivotal in the evolution of our species,” says Charles Musiba, Anthropology Associate Professor. Fossils and ancient DNA paint a...

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Later Life Can Bring Stronger Relationships Says Teresa Cooney

Sept. 29, 2021

Sociology Professor and Chair Teresa Cooney found, in comparing later-life remarriages to first marriages, these older couples are better at problem solving and argue less. What really sets these couples apart, whether they marry, live together or apart, is the emotional texture of their relationships. They have passed through life’s...

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Esther Sullivan Confirms that Mobile Home Owners Remain Vulnerable to Predatory Park Owners

Sept. 17, 2021

“This is one of our country’s primary methods of low-income homeownership,” said Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan, who wrote a book on manufactured housing. “It is incredibly important not just as a source of affordable shelter, but also as a route to the American dream of homeownership for those...

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Expert Commentary on Religious Vaccine Exemptions and Ivermectin from Jennifer Reich

Sept. 17, 2021

Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich continues to be a media go-to on many aspects of the ongoing coverage of COVID. Reich said when it comes to being granted a religious exemption some people will be more successful than others. "The rules around non-medical exemptions for religion have really focused on what...

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Ericka Wills Living What She Teaches With Anniversary March

Sept. 17, 2021

The Battle of Blair Mountain occurred in Logan County, West Virginia as part of the Coal Wars – a series of early 20th-century labor disputes in Appalachia. Today, the United Mine Workers of America retraced the miners’ march to that historic battle. “It’s all part of a larger historical struggle...

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HBS Student Marisa Westbrook Focused on Helping Others

Sept. 2, 2021

Health and Behavioral Studies PhD student Marisa Westbrook conducted research in 2018-2019 regarding people experiencing homelessness on Denver’s streets. “The dearth of public bathrooms and hygiene facilities helps explain why 54 percent of our survey respondents noted it was ‘difficult’ or ‘nearly impossible’ to find a place to use the...

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Jennifer Reich Weighs in on Why More Women than Men Might Be Getting Vaccinated

Sept. 2, 2021

Women are more used to making decisions about their own health and the health of their families, says Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. She believes that women are more likely to be in contact with health services as part of the process of searching for health-related information, which could be the...

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