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James Walsh Expands on Irish History in Leadville

Sept. 22, 2022

Assistant Professor in Political Science James Walsh says there were about 3,000 Irish-born people in the town of Leadville at any one time during the silver rush. Walsh, who has spent 20 years researching Irish history in Leadville and is publishing a book next year, says life for those who...

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Psychology Alum Karina Muro Helping Create a More Diverse Mental Health Workforce in Colorado

Sept. 8, 2022

Karina Muro, Psychology BA, 2021, didn’t see a lot of people who looked like her or had a similar background to her when she was growing up. Now living in the Denver metro area with her daughter and wife, Muro is chasing a goal to make the next Karina Muro...

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Esther Sullivan on the Challenges of Mobile Home Ownership

Aug. 24, 2022

Esther Sullivan, Associate Sociology Professor, said homeowners will often tolerate "egregious" rent hikes — 50-60% increases in some cases — because moving their homes to a more affordable park is not simple; it's a process that can cost between five and 15 thousand dollars, and then there is the added...

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Check out the Latest Interactive Film Series in Denver with Host Andrew Scahill

Aug. 24, 2022

The Rainbow Cult series, which launched this month at the Sie FilmCenter, is taking an interactive approach to cult-cinema screenings with props, call-backs, singalongs, costumes and live performances. Assistant Professor of English Andrew Scahill will host the new film series with drag queen DuPri . Scahill, a nationally regarded scholar...

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Complex Circumstances Behind Car Thefts According to Brenden Beck

Aug. 24, 2022

Rises and ebbs in crimes have more complex contributors than just one or two factors, said Sociology Assistant Professor, Brenden Beck. He pointed to drops in crime in the mid-1990s after a few years of increases, the causes of which criminologists still don’t agree on. Beck said, “And so if...

CLAS Faculty Among Those Working on Ninth Street Restoration Project

Aug. 24, 2022

In March, the University of Colorado Denver revealed plans to restore and renovate all of the buildings on Ninth Street that the school occupies. - Brian Page, Associate Professor and Chair of Geography and Environmental Sciences, is working on a project to digitize the history of Auraria by creating interactive...

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How Abortion and Vaccine Rhetoric Collide in ‘My Body, My Choice,’ from Jennifer Reich

July 14, 2022

Republican leaders started arguing against vaccine mandates when COVID vaccines were still only theoretical, said Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. They gained traction despite an obvious inconsistency: Often, the same people who oppose vaccine requirements — arguing that it's a matter of choice — are against abortion rights. Vaccination didn’t used...

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Laurel Hartley and Students Collaborating on Long-Term High Line Project

July 14, 2022

A study along the 71-mile High Line Canal in Denver is creating data points on each new tree the project planted, to help understand the impacts of climate change, drought and pests. Co-led by Chrissy Alba, Assistant Research scientist in the Research and Conservation Department at Denver Botanic Gardens, and...

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Advances in Hiking Footwear from Rachel Gross

July 14, 2022

Talk to almost any serious hiker or outdoor-gear enthusiast these days and you’ll hear the same story: stiff and heavy hiking boots are out, flexible and lightweight trail runners are in. “Elite hikers, long-distance hikers — no one is wearing boots above the ankle,” said History Assistant Professor Rachel Gross...

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Chloe N. East Responds to Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Decision

July 14, 2022

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that has for decades affirmed the right to abortion, only some states across the country will still protect access. “I do not think that voting or donating is enough anymore. The reality is the...