Kevin Masters, Psychology Professor and Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Program

Masters on tipping in the digital age

Nov. 15, 2018

You've probably noticed new electronic payment screens when purchasing coffee or other items at a counter. With the new systems, do customers end up tipping more? "The basic idea is to make it very easy for you, very convenient for you, and create an expectation that this is a norm,"...

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Robinson on midterms in Colorado

Nov. 15, 2018

Tony Robinson, Political Science Associate Professor and Chair of the Department, says most of the seats flipped by Democrats in this election were for districts that are affluent and educated. Democrats are becoming increasingly the party of the affluent, suburban, and educated. The Colorado Front Range checks those boxes. Does...

Diana Tomback, Professor in Integrative Biology

Tomback on wolf reintroduction in Colorado

Nov. 15, 2018

Integrative Biology Professor Diana Tomback said, "There are compelling practical reasons for restoring the gray wolf to Colorado. The 'balance of nature' is not just a poetic catch phrase; it refers to a real ecological state." She will speak at the Durango Wolf Symposium at Fort Lewis College this month...

Amy Wachholtz, Assistant Psychology Professor

Wachholtz on opioid addiction and chronic pain

Nov. 15, 2018

Assistant Psychology Professor Amy Wachholtz, who founded the Comorbid Opioid Addiction and Pain Lab at CU Denver, has launched a study to help improve treatment for people experiencing chronic pain and opioid addiction. "No treatments have yet proven effective for simultaneously addressing chronic pain and opioid addiction, and this is...

Sullivan on unsubsidized affordable housing

Oct. 18, 2018

"Mobile homes are this country's single largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing," said Assistant Sociology Professor Esther Sullivan, author of Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans' Tenuous Right to Place . "They provide housing at an unmatched level of deep affordability." Are we ignoring — or outright banning —...

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...

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics

Friedson on gubernatorial candidates’ ideas on healthcare

Oct. 18, 2018

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics points out that Jared Polis' plan will take an immense pool of political capital from dozens of lawmakers in states that are more conservative than Colorado. "I don't think heavily Republican Kansas is about to jump on board with this,"–while his concerns about Walker...

Kevin Masters, Psychology Professor and Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Program

Master's on obesity and food TV

Oct. 18, 2018

Psychology Professor and Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Program Kevin Masters says you can't correlate obesity to cooking shows. "The overweight and obesity issue in this country is around--depending on your numbers--is 60 to 70 percent of the population," says Masters. "And you're talking about a very small population...

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...

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