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James Walsh Key to Historic Project in Leadville

July 21, 2021

Of the more than 1,300 now sunken graves that surround the memorial site in Evergreen Cemetery, about 80 percent were dug for Irish immigrants, and almost half for children younger than 12, said Jim Walsh, historian for the memorial project and Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science, who has researched...

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Mobile Home Residents More Vulnerable to Heat Waves Says Esther Sullivan

July 21, 2021

Author and Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan has spent 12 years researching the inequalities plaguing America’s mobile home residents. “Zoning has kept mobile home parks situated along interstates and highways, in industrial and commercial zones, and it has kept them out of residential neighborhoods, making them far more at...

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Chloe East Weighs in on How Childcare Availability Affects the Workforce amidst Nationwide Labor Shortage

July 21, 2021

“Limited childcare access is harmful for parents and particularly for mothers with young preschool-age kids,” said Assistant Professor of Economics Chloe East. “If we were to reopen childcare more than we have, I would expect to see an increase in work effort among parents, but again especially mothers.” Amid Staff...

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Colorado Leading the Way in Immigration Policy According to Edelina Burciaga

July 21, 2021

For years, Colorado was in a middle ground for introducing new immigrant-inclusive policies while dealing with past policy implications, said Edelina Burciaga, Sociology Assistant Professor. Now, she said the state has become a leader in pro-immigrant legislation. “I would kind of put Colorado more on the continuum of states that...

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Brian Buma Featured in National Geographic Magazine and Receives Grants to Study Colorado Wildfires

June 17, 2021

Assistant Integrative Biology Professor Brian Buma's explorations and research in southern Cape Horn were featured in National Geographic Magazine last month, highlighting the finding and documentation of the world's southernmost trees. These forests grow on the inhospitable island of Isla Hornos, one of the top 10 windiest places in the...

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Dr. Colorado Tom Noel on the History of the Klu Klux Klan in Colorado

June 17, 2021

Early in Denver’s history, working-class neighborhoods tended to have higher KKK membership rates because those people were more likely to live near or work with immigrants, Jews, Catholics and Blacks, said Tom Noel, Professor of History, during a discussion hosted by History Colorado. The KKK ruled Denver a century ago...

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Chloe East on How COVID Revealed Flaws in Unemployment

May 19, 2021

“There are a lot of flaws and gaps in the unemployment insurance system that were revealed in COVID but have always been there,” said Assistant Professor of Economics Chloe East. Automatic Aid for the People? How Jobless Benefits Can Fit the Economy. The New York Times , April 27

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Colorado’s Redistricting will Be Important to the Future of the State According to Michael Berry

May 19, 2021

“I think the allocation of a new seat to the state of Colorado is potentially very important and could produce some of those meaningful benefits to the state either economically or in terms of policy,” said Michael Berry, Associate Professor of Political Science. Colorado to get 8th congressional district after...

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Teen Marijuana Usage Isn’t Impacted by Legalization According to Analysis fromDaniel Rees

April 28, 2021

A literature review, published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research and authored by D. Mark Anderson of Montana State University and Economics Professor Daniel I. Rees, covers The Public Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana . This working paper focuses on studies from leading economics, public policy, public...

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Jennifer Reich on J&J Setback to Vaccine Momentum

April 28, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration's decision to take the Johnson and Johnson vaccine out of the American market briefly to look into blood clotting is verification that vaccination system is working well, according to Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. The pause gave the FDA an opportunity to make sure "vaccines remain...