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Jennifer Reich Remains a Go-to Expert on Vaccine Response

Oct. 15, 2020

Producing a safe and effective vaccine for a disease within a year of that disease's discovery would be unprecedented. Even if "Operation Warp Speed," Trump's initiative to streamline the vaccine development, approval and distribution process, is successful, the number of things that would have to go right for a vaccine...

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Jennifer Reich Explains Polls Showing Coloradans Are Reticent to Get Vaccinated

Sept. 30, 2020

Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich wasn’t surprised by two recent polls revealing that low numbers of Coloradans actually want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Colorado Health Foundation found nearly one-third of Coloradans surveyed said they would likely not step up to get vaccinated for coronavirus when a vaccine becomes available,...

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Gregory Ragland’s New Research Looks into Fruit Flies’ Impeccable Timing

Sept. 30, 2020

Fruit flies have the uncanny ability to wake up from a months-long hibernation right when their food of choice is at its peak. A new study coauthored by Gregory Ragland, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology, found many genes responsible for setting the fruit flies’ internal alarm clocks, and that an...

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Link Found by Laura Argys’ Research Between Low Birth Weights and Living Near Airports

Sept. 30, 2020

New research from a team, including Economics Professor and Associate Dean Laura Argys, shows that living in a flight path can increase the chance of having a child born underweight by approximately 20%. “For people who live right on along the runway…and experienced increases in exposure to airplane noise, there’s...

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Andrew Friedson Links Recent Sturgis Rally with COVID-19 Surge

Sept. 17, 2020

In a report published by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, titled “ The Contagion Externality of a Superspreading Event: The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and COVID-19 ,” Economics Associate Professor Andrew Friedson, along with collaborators, describes the impacts of the August 7-16, Sturgis, South Dakota, motorcycle rally as a superspreader...

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Greg Whitesides on the Legacy of the Montreal Protocol

Aug. 19, 2020

HIstory Assistant Professor Greg Whitesides wrote this piece on the Montreal Protocol, “The Little Treaty That Could.” He writes, “Emissions of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone-depleting substances could have destroyed two-thirds of the stratospheric ozone layer by 2065. Today, however, scientists believe the near-total ban on the production of these...

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Growing Denver Homeless Camps Reflect a Search for Safety Amid Uncertainty According to Marisa Westbrook

Aug. 19, 2020

"We’re seeing more visible homelessness as people are seeking out groups, seeking out safety, but also sharing information and sharing resources, especially right now when there’s so much uncertainty going on," says Marisa Westbrook, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Homeless Camps in Central Denver...

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Forces Larger than Politicians Made Colorado’s Economy Strong says Andrew Friedson

Aug. 19, 2020

“The best thing John Hickenlooper did for the Colorado economy was stay out of its way,” said Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics. “And I think you could probably say the same thing for Cory Gardner.” He went on to say, “I find it very hard to believe that either...

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Brendan Beck on Gentrification’s Ties to Policing

Aug. 19, 2020

“Recent protests have demanded that police no longer be used as the first response to social problems like mental health crises and drug addiction. That demand might also extend to excluding police from urban ‘renewal,’” writes Brenden Beck, Assistant Professor of Sociology. The Role Of Police In Gentrification The Appeal...

Brendan Beck on Gentrification’s Ties to Policing

Aug. 19, 2020

“Recent protests have demanded that police no longer be used as the first response to social problems like mental health crises and drug addiction. That demand might also extend to excluding police from urban ‘renewal,’” writes Brenden Beck, Assistant Professor of Sociology. The Role Of Police In Gentrification , The...

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