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Award winning author Esther Sullivan continues enlightening America on mobile home parks

June 18, 2019

Esther Sullivan book Manufactured Insecurity Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place recently won the 2019 Robert Park Book Award from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of American Sociological Association. In a recent conversation with Huffpost , Sullivan talked about how mobile home parks are often seen...

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Marty Otañez on child labor in the tobacco industry and safety issues in cannabis farming

June 18, 2019

The issue is not child labor per se,’ says Marty Otañez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. ‘We need to shift the landscape and look at how tobacco companies create the pressure that makes families feel they have no choice but to take their kids out of school and into the field.’...

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Research of US / China trade war from Phillip Luck

June 18, 2019

Research on tariffs from last year showed that all the additional costs associated with tarrifs were passed on to consumers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned new tariffs are “exactly the wrong move” in a statement, and noted that the five percent tariff on Mexican imports would amount to a...

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Adam Lippert and students study food-insecurity and campus hunger

June 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Sociology Adam Lippert is an expert on health, demographics and the kind of analysis he taught his students through the parish project. His own research includes a current study with a Penn State colleague of how parents in food insecure families shield their children from hunger. After...

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Jamie Hodgkins’ commentary on archeology’s role in history

June 18, 2019

Jamie Hodgkins, Assistant professor of Anthropology, says Archaeology is often assumed to be limited to the realm of the ancients. However, the point of archaeology is not to dig up static moments in time from long ago but to use material items to track the ebbs and flows of human...

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Protected digital speech according to Matthew Kaskavich

June 18, 2019

The Colorado Supreme Court is currently considering a case that could have widespread implications for free speech in the social media age. Communication Lecturer Matthew Kaskavich believes that companies hold the true power when it comes to determining what protected speech is. "Social media has always had this sort of...

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Reich on NPR

May 7, 2019

The U.S. went from measles-free in 2000 to the largest outbreak in 25 years. NPR's David Greene talks to Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich, author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines . Why Aren't Parents Getting Their Children Vaccinated? NPR , April 29

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Krueger on education link to health and wealth

May 7, 2019

"We often think about health insurance access or medical procedures, like mammography or colonoscopy, as the most important drivers of health," said study co-author Patrick Krueger, Associate professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences. "But education could be a more substantial contributor to longevity than medical care. Policy...

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Hodgkins publishes on the shifting status of cultural symbols

May 7, 2019

Jamie Hodgkins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, writes: “In November 2016, a swastika was painted on an elementary school in my Denver, Colorado, neighborhood of Stapleton. As an archaeologist who specializes in identifying the remains of animals hunted by early humans, my work doesn’t often involve symbols. But after this event,...

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Friedson on double play-off bump for downtown

May 7, 2019

For the first time in history, both the Avalanche and Nuggets simultaneously advanced to a second-round playoff. Assistant Economics Professor Andrew Friedson confirmed what you can guess: the series will likely bring a jump in business for bars and restaurants closest to the arena. Downtown Denver bars are loving the...

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