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Brian Buma Looks at the Increasing Impacts of Fire

Feb. 5, 2020

Assistant Integrative Biology Professor Brian Buma, whose research is providing important information on how ecosystems can recover after fires, says, “If you’re going to put a house in the middle of the woods, you have to think about how those woods are going to burn. It’s a great opportunity to...

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Diana Tomback continues as an expert on whitebark pine restoration and wolves returning to Colorado

Jan. 22, 2020

Following the news that wolves may be returning to Colorado of their own accord, Diana F. Tomback, Professor of Integrative Biology, told Newsweek , "Wolves are legally endangered species in Colorado, and protected by law. However, this pack ranges near the border of two states that do not have legal...

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Alum Alina Shematova profiled as a rising star of location intelligence

Jan. 22, 2020

Geography and Environmental Science alumni Alina Shematova is featured in this major geographic information systems (GIS) industry publication, and CU Denver is noted as “a stronghold of GIS education in the West.” Translating Location Intelligence into Business Value WhereNext Magazine , Dec. 4, 2019

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Andrew Scahill contributed to the Dorian Award winning documentary of the year

Jan. 22, 2020

Scream Queen! , a documentary English Assistant Professor Andrew Scahill is featured in as a film historian, has just won the Dorian Award (the LGBTQ Oscars) for Best Documentary . In advance of the film’s highly anticipated release, Scahill talked about the subject of the documentary, Nightmare on Elm Street...

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Philip Luck weighs in on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s impact on Colorado

Jan. 22, 2020

"It's basically NAFTA 2.0,” said Philip Luck, Economics Assistant Professor, about USMCA. “In most ways, it's not a substantial change to NAFTA policy." Luck says the new deal would give the U.S. access to Canada’s dairy market, but that’s about all that would change for the agricultural industry. One upside...

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Teague Bohlen wrote last week’s Westword cover story

Jan. 22, 2020

Associate Professor of English Teague Bohlen is a regular contributor to “the independent voice of Denver since 1977,” but it’s not every week he gets the cover. R. Alan Brooks Plants Awareness of White Supremacy in Anguish Garden Westword , Jan. 15, 2020

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Esther Sullivan illuminates the slow recovery from last year’s California fires

Nov. 20, 2019

For victims of the Woolsey fire, recovery has been agonizingly slow. The blaze charred 151 square miles and 1,600 structures when it ripped through Malibu, California, the Santa Monica Mountains and eastern Ventura County a year ago, consuming mobile homes and movie star mansions in what would become one of...

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Gabriel Finkelstein champions the memory of Emil du Bois-Reymond

Nov. 20, 2019

Gabriel Finkelstein, Associate Professor of History, recently published an essay commissioned by The MIT Press to commemorate the 201st birthday of Emil du Bois-Reymond, who proclaimed the mystery of consciousness, championed the theory of natural selection, and revolutionized the study of the nervous system. Today he is all but forgotten...

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California is burning and Gregory Simon knows why

Nov. 5, 2019

This episode of the One Planet series, by San Francisco public radio 91.7FM, explores the causes and effects of the dozens of fires across the state of California over the past few weeks. Gregory Simon, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (and the author of Flame...

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Tom Noel weighs in on Coors leaving Colorado

Nov. 5, 2019

With the move of Molson Coors’ corporate operations to Chicago, Colorado isn’t just losing high-paying jobs. Part of the state’s corporate identity is being stripped away, and its biggest foothold in the consumer goods market has slipped away. “Coors has been the state’s best known, best-selling brand,” said History Professor...