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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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Reich on anti-vax mindset

April 23, 2019

“I think one of the things parents are grappling with is how much they trust government regulation, how much they trust information that they’re given,” said Jennifer Reich, Professor of Sociology. “Parents cited to me a similar distrust of food regulation or a similar distrust of chemical companies or ingredients...

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Lockley on latest dino track discovery

April 23, 2019

New research published in Scientific Reports is “the first report for any dinosaur of skin traces that cover entire footprints, and every footprint in a trackway,” according to the authors of the new paper. The little dino walked across a thin layer of fine mud that was similar to “a...

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Simon on future fire planning

April 9, 2019

“Our concern should be elevated,” said Geography and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Gregory Simon, who studies fire response plans. “Communities have encroached upon areas that were already susceptible to fires, but now they are happening more frequently and with more intensity.” With Firestorms on the Rise, How Safe is Griffith...

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Friedson on future of drug costs

April 9, 2019

“The idea of a shame-based economy isn’t too far off,” said Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics. “Consumers have little power to engage in direct bargaining to get a better deal.” With insulin price cap, drug industry is once again shamed into doing the right thing Los Angeles Times ,...

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Reich on social media responses to vaccination

March 26, 2019

Professor Jennifer Reich of the Sociology Department and the author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines commented on a study published in the journal Vaccine assessing 197 Facebook users who posted anti-vaccine comments beneath a video advocating the HPV jab on the page of a local pediatric clinic...