Bean on recent WEA texts

Oct. 18, 2018

The test was meant to ensure that the WEA system is an effective means of warning the public about national emergencies. However, Hamilton Bean Associate Professor in the Communication Department and an expert in WEA technology—says texts and alerts can actually make a bad situation worse by delaying action. Turns...

Breslin on Kavanaugh's nomination

Sept. 20, 2018

"Kavanaugh's inability to address whether he considers Roe v Wade to be a law he would not overturn is consistent with how justices have handled hot button issues in the past so that's not particularly unusual and perhaps it's appropriate," Karen Breslin, a Political Science Instructor told Anne Trujillo. "But...

Colwell on threats to museums

Sept. 20, 2018

Chip Colwell, Lecturer in Anthropology, writes about how risks to museums are constantly evolving. Museums are locked in a constant struggle against decay and an almost absurdly wide-ranging array of natural and human threats. There's even a formal list of the evil-sounding "agents of deterioration" that museums use to evaluate...

Diana Tomback, Professor in Integrative Biology

Tomback on 1988 Yellowstone fires

Sept. 20, 2018

"The fires were good for Yellowstone," said Integrated Biology Professor Diana Tomback. "There is no one who thinks the Yellowstone fires were harmful." A summer of fire and then ... rebirth Deseret News , Sept 8

East, Luck, Mansour and Valasquez research cited in The Economist

Sept. 6, 2018

Economics Assistant Professor Chloe East, Assistant Professor Phil Luck, Associate Professor Hani Mansour, and Assistant Professor Andrea Valasquez’s research The Labor Market Effects of Immigration Enforcement examined the effects of reducing the supply of low-skilled immigrant workers on the labor market outcomes of domestic workers. The perverse side effects of...

Jennifer Reich, Sociology Professor

Reich on women leading the outdoor industry

Sept. 6, 2018

"Women entrepreneurs on surveys voice greater satisfaction and more optimism about their work lives than do women employed in large companies," says Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich, an expert in gender and public policy. "They are more hopeful they can support gender equity." Women Finding Fresh Paths to Leadership in the...

Sullivan goes deep on mobile home insecurity

Sept. 6, 2018

"Part of the paradox at the heart of manufactured housing," explains Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan, "is that it’s precisely the thing that makes it so affordable that also makes this a highly insecure form of housing." 99% Invisible: Immobile Homes KALW Public Radio San Francisco , Aug 24

Emily Melnick, doctoral candidate in Health and Behavioral Sciences

Melnick and Li on plate effects on kids’ eating

Aug. 23, 2018

Published this month, research in Association of Plate Design With Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables Among Preschool Children (in the JAMA Pediatrics journal) found that on days when kids used certain plates they served themselves nearly 14 grams more vegetables per day on average — and ate about 7.5 grams...

Morris on #FreeRedFawn

Aug. 23, 2018

Political Science Professor and longtime organizer with the American Indian Movement of Colorado explains what the #FreeRedFawn movement has meant in Denver, why supporters believe Fallis was framed and then wrongly accused, and what Fallis has planned for the future. Glenn Morris Reflects on Red Fawn's Sentencing, Standing Rock Westword...

Noel to lead state historians council

Aug. 23, 2018

On August 1, Colorado Day, History Colorado will install its new State Historians Council, comprising five historians from academic institutions across the state. History Professor Tom Noel will head the council. And so "Dr. Colorado," as Noel is known, will be in. History Colorado Replacing State Historian Patty Limerick With...