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Correcting a Red-State Rumor, Jennifer Reich Weighs in on Vaccination Deaths

April 27, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has NOT announced that lethal batches of COVID-19 vaccinations were distributed to states with conservative-leaning populations. Social media posts spreading erroneous information are relying on a flawed analysis published by a website known to spread false information. Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich noted that...

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Esther Sullivan on Mobile Home Park Water Issues

April 27, 2023

Many American mobile home parks were built in the 1970s and ’80s — meaning their infrastructure is crumbling. “This is a systemic issue,” said Esther Sullivan, Associate Professor of Sociology who has spent years researching mobile home parks across the country. “It’s not one or two communities — it’s an...

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Brian Buma on Wildfires and Wildfire Mitigation in Colorado

April 12, 2023

"Fire is a perfectly normal thing in Colorado," said Brain Buma, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology. "It's been here for tens of thousands of years, and it will be... our forests are quite adapted to those fires.” But Mother Nature's job is getting harder. "The fires that we're getting now...

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Denver’s Zoning History Relates to Modern Affordability According to Mandy Rees

April 12, 2023

In Denver’s early days, there were few rules about what had to go where in the city. “You could be living right next door to a place that was vulcanizing tires, for example, or a smelter or where you're rendering fat from chickens or cows,” said Mandy Rees, a Lecturer...

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Diana Tomback on the Positive Side to Whitebark Pine’s Endangered Listing

April 12, 2023

“The listing of whitebark pine provides authority, coordination, additional funding sources, and soon, a roadmap for restoration,” says Diana Tomback, Professor of Integrative Biology and Policy and Outreach Coordinator for the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation. Whitebark Pine Tree Gets Endangered Species Act Protection All About Birds , April 5

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James Walsh on Starbucks’ New Union Contract Negotiations

March 29, 2023

“It typically takes new unions at least a year to get their first contracts,” said James Walsh, Political Science Clinical Associate Professor. “Starbucks is engaging in a strategy that's pretty typical in this country,” he continued. “When workers win the right to organize, the employers typically stonewall the negotiations or...

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Even in Places with Stronger Regulatory Systems, Help for Mobile Home Residents Can Be Hard to Come By According to Esther Sullivan

March 29, 2023

Esther Sullivan , Associate Sociology Professor, and author of Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place , has become a go-to expert across the country on matters related to mobile homes as affordable housing options. She was recently interviewed on the state of regulation for mobile...

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Anna Warrener Publishes on Pelvis Myths and Truths

March 16, 2023

In this piece Anna G. Warrener, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, discusses the preoccupation with pelvis size and how it hides a complicated story of interacting biological and cultural factors that shape the human birth experience. She says, “The obstetrical dilemma , a term first coined by Sherwood Washburn in 1960,...

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Mike Moore Chats Climate Impacts on Animal Mating Pressures

March 16, 2023

Showy traits like dark pigmentation on a dragonfly’s wings or a lion’s big, dark mane play a key role in how some animals choose a mate. New research suggests that climate change is making some classically attractive traits more difficult to pull off. Evolutionary Ecologist and Assistant Professor of Integrative...

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Groundbreaking Psilocybin Research in the Works from Jim Grigsby

March 16, 2023

For the first time ever, the National Cancer Institute is funding a study that will look into psilocybin's effect on the emotional and mental suffering of terminal cancer patients. Led by Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Stacy Fischer and Clinical Health Psychology Professor Jim Grigsby, the study will monitor patients...