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Christmas Cinema Discussion from Andrew Scahill

Feb. 2, 2023

Assistant Professor of English Andrew Scahill was interviewed last month by LE FIGARO, the largest and oldest French publication (est. 1826), and one of the three newspapers "of the record" in France. The interview centered around Scahill’s love for holiday movies because he’s taught a class on Christmas movies as...

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Adam M. Lippert on Recession-Proofing Personal Finances

Feb. 2, 2023

To identify where unemployment claims are decreasing the most, even amid costly inflation, this article compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on changes in unemployment claims for several key benchmark weeks. Broadening the scope, Assistant Professor of Sociology Adam M. Lippert was asked what people can...

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­Five Fridges Farm and Amanda Weaver Featured

Jan. 19, 2023

Regenerative agriculture is not just a topic in rural Colorado. It’s also the central focus of Geography and Environmental Sciences Senior Instructor Amanda Weaver’s 13-acre farm called Five Fridges, sandwiched between multi-family housing developments in the Denver metro area’s Wheat Ridge. An economic geographer by training, she now teaches classes...

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Diana Tomback on Genetic Resistance to Whitebark Rust as Hope for a Threatened Future

Jan. 19, 2023

Commenting on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s designation of whitebark pine as threatened with potential extinction, Diana Tomback, Biology Professor and Policy Director of the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation said, “We know how to find genetic resistance to white pine blister rust and there's a number of whitebark pine...

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Mobile Home Park Expert Esther Sullivan Weighs in on All Too Common Florida Situation

Jan. 19, 2023

Caribbean Isles represented an affordable retirement dream. Residents thought it would stay that way after they sold the park — and their protection. Previously, homeowners with shares in the park paid a small monthly fee for maintenance and management. When it came to major decisions about the park, they each...

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College in Prison Changes Lives, It Did for Ben Boyce

Jan. 19, 2023

“College programs in prison provide students with the tools to change them from incarcerated people into tax-paying citizens. It is fiscally, ethically, and logically superior to the way we currently do things. And most importantly, it reduces recidivism,” said formerly incarcerated Communication Lecturer, Ben Boyce. Commentary - Educating Incarcerated Individuals:...

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Research on the Wide-Ranging Impacts of Access to Contraception for Women from Sara Yeatman

Dec. 13, 2022

“Past research linked the introduction of the oral contraceptive pill in the 1960s to women’s college completion, but it was unclear whether improvements in access to contraception in the contemporary U.S. would yield similar results,” said Health and Behavioral Sciences Professor and lead author, Sara Yeatman. Her study, published in...

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Cythnia Wong Contributes to a Discussion of Ishiguro

Dec. 13, 2022

English Professor, Cynthia Wong, recently contributed some literary remarks to the BBC program, The Exploding Library . The “warped literature” series of this book-lovers program returned for a new run where comedians explode and unravel their most cherished cult books, paying homage to the tone and style of the original...

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Climate Change Impacting Mating Habits According to Michael Moore

Dec. 13, 2022

Michael Moore, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology, studies dragonfly coloration and how it impacts sexual selection. But increasingly there is a twist: “We’re all realizing, ‘Oh, we need to be studying reproduction in addition to survival if we’re going to understand how organisms are going to respond to the climate...

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English Alum Ajha Fox Proud Aurora Honorary Poet Laureate

Dec. 13, 2022

Honorary Aurora Poet Laureate and Creative Writing Alum, Ahja Fox, is proud of being born and raised in the diverse City of Aurora. And while Fox is quick to credit her caring teachers and mentors for instilling a love of poetry, what originally "started her pen” was seeing a collection of...