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Amanda Weaver is excited about the next generation of agriculture

Oct. 23, 2019

Speakers at the Colorado Proud “Next Generation of Ag” symposium said technology, new partnerships, the growing demand for locally grown food, and hands-on education programs in schools are fueling enthusiasm. “It’s a little bit like the wild West right now, which is really exciting. There’s just so much innovation and...

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New research from Maren Scull sheds light on sugaring

Oct. 23, 2019

Sugaring or “mutually beneficial” relationships are not new, but they “have gained increasing attention in the United States over the past decade,” says Assistant Professor Clinical Teaching Track, and Undergraduate Advisor to the Department of Sociology, Maren Scull. Scull attributes the rise to the increase in sugar daddy matching websites,...

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Tony Robinson’s research reveals shelter beds go empty for logistical reasons

Oct. 23, 2019

“There aren’t enough (shelter) beds for the people who need them,” Tony Robinson, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, said in response to a chart the city’s lawyer presented showing Denver’s shelters have consistently had empty beds over the last few years. Robinson, who has directed surveys of hundreds...

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Michael Cummings argues give younger people the right to vote

Oct. 23, 2019

It’s undemocratic to exclude young people from the vote, argues Emeritus Political Science Professor Michael Cummings. "In a democracy, the citizens should have a right to vote because public policy affects them," Cummings told Mic . "In a democracy, we don't say, 'How smart are you? Oh you're pretty smart,...

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Brian Buma weighs in on local fire dynamics and Alaskan logging

Oct. 23, 2019

“Logging not only reduces the forest’s ability to store carbon and the number of trees, it disrupts the soil badly,” Brian Buma, Integrative Biology Assistant Professor, recently told VICE News in a conversation about Alaska. He also recently spoke about the effects of wildfires locally, saying “The problem is, we...

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Andrew Friedson considers “total employment” impacts on inflation

Oct. 10, 2019

The state is basically at total employment, which is generally good. However, “unemployment is low enough that economists are going to keep a very close eye on inflation numbers,” said Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics. Colorado unemployment flirts with an all-time low, again Colorado Public Radio, Sept 20

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Fracking a key issue in upcoming senate primary, according to Karen Breslin

Oct. 10, 2019

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently abandoned his long-shot bid for the White House to enter the Democratic primary for one of Colorado’s US senate seat in 2020. Combating climate change and preserving the environment is a top issue for Democratic voters — especially progressives. “Fracking activists have dubbed Hickenlooper...

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Esther Sullivan active in recent politics and journalism surrounding mobile homes

Sept. 25, 2019

“This move on Aurora’s part is incredible. I haven’t seen this happen anywhere. So this is a huge move,” Esther Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, said after Aurora City Council members recently approved a 10-month moratorium on redeveloping mobile home parks in the city, along with a task force to...

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Kevin Masters comments on “thoughts and prayers’” place in disasters

Sept. 25, 2019

Few gestures are given as freely as thoughts and prayers after a national tragedy. In 2006, Psychology Professor Kevin Masters and his colleagues analyzed the body of research on the effects of prayer on someone’s behalf. “This article raises an interesting point — some people, maybe, just don’t want your...

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English department’s new podcast a literary palate cleanser

Sept. 25, 2019

The first episode of the English Department and recent MA Alum Nathalia Velez Ryan’s new podcast CultureKlatsch discusses Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and is now available on Soundcloud and Spotify . Associate Professor of English Teague Bohlen recommends you give it a try if you’ve had your fill of...

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