Faye Caronan and Lisa Keranen on Racism Spreading Like a Virus

March 5, 2020

Focusing on how anxiety can fuel racism, and how that can be prevented, Faye Caronan (Associate Professor and Chair of the Ethnic Studies), and Lisa Keranen (Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication) held an event on campus focusing on the Coronavirus, and also sat down with local media. Colorado...

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Expert Commentary from Esther Sullivan on Florida’s Mobile Home Laws

Feb. 18, 2020

Decades-old protections for mobile-home owners could be upended under a series of industry-backed proposals introduced this legislative session — and housing advocates warn they could result in more evictions for some of Florida’s most vulnerable citizens. Currently, manufactured housing is the country’s largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing, with about...

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Tom Noel Weighs in on Snow Impacts in Denver

Feb. 18, 2020

"I think people are getting more cautious," Tom Noel, History Professor and Dr. Colorado. "I think a lot of newcomers here aren’t used to the snow," Dr. Noel said. "So for them, it’s a big deal." An estimated 2,932,415 people now call greater Denver home. According to the Denver Regional...

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Everyone Spread the Word on Flu Shots, says Meng Li

Feb. 18, 2020

Meng Li, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences, co-authored this op-ed with Helen Colby, Assistant Professor of Marketing, IUPUI. The authors remind everyone that the flu shot doesn’t just benefit the person who gets it. It also helps protect everyone around...

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Amanda Weaver Advocates for Sustainable Practices in the Evolving Beef Industry

Feb. 5, 2020

Geography and Environmental Sciences Senior Instructor Amanda Weaver studies local farming economics, teaches undergraduate courses on sustainable urban agriculture, and owns 5 Fridges Farmin Wheat Ridge. Weaver advocates for sustainable pasturing practices, to limit methane from ranching and agriculture and to promote carbon sequestration in soils. But, she says, it’s...

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Immigration Aids U.S. Economic Success, Cites James Walsh

Feb. 5, 2020

“Every serious study of migrants in the U.S. determines that they are a great boost to our economy,” says James Walsh, Political Science Clinical Associate Professor. “Without immigrant communities, many towns across the U.S. would be in serious economic trouble,” he went on to say. “Immigrants pay taxes, commit few...

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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...