Hunt on Stapleton and national renaming debates

June 21, 2018

Associate Professor of History Rebecca Hunt said the local discussion about renaming Stapleton is happening within a national conversation on race relations and history that includes the choice by some cities to take down Confederate monuments. "We are dealing with things like Stapleton and statues because of the modern time...

Luck on tariff impacts on beer prices

June 21, 2018

Economics Assistant Professor Philip Luck was interviewed about how new aluminum tariffs could hurt the American beer industry. Luck believes the tariffs themselves will inevitably lead to higher beer prices. "The main problem here, again, is the uncertainty generated by these tariffs," Luck said. When it comes to beer, Luck...

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics

Friedson on Colorado job market growth

June 21, 2018

"If the U.S. isn't slowing down right now, then Colorado definitely isn't slowing down," said Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics. Colorado Job Growth Quickens, Surprising Economists Colorado Public Radio , June 15

Jenkins on his role at commencement

May 11, 2018

You've seen him do his high-wire name reading act at graduation for many years with confidence and style. Now hear how Associate Professor and Chair of Modern Languages Devin Jenkins feels about the important service he does for the university. What goes into reading names at CU Denver's commencement Next...

Sullivan exposing how property owners are wringing profits out of low-income homeowners

May 11, 2018

"These issues that you see at Friendly Village may seem unique to this one park, but they are indicative of the capricious and arbitrary actions landlords take in mobile home parks across the nation. You hear these same stories over and over again," said Assistant Sociology Professor Esther Sullivan. Thornton...

Colwell on ethics in historic genetic data gathering

April 12, 2018

"As an archaeologist, I share in the excitement around how technology and techniques to study DNA are leaping ahead... But, I have also closely studied the history of collecting human remains for science. I am gravely concerned that the current "bone rush" to make new genetic discoveries has set off...

Kaskavitch on ethics in modern data mining

April 12, 2018

"We are living in the Wild West of limitless data collection on human beings, and no one seems to care. Now we're realizing how robust these datasets can be and how they can be used for good or ill," writes Matthew Kaskavitch, Lecturer in the Department of Communication. Our social...

Rachel Harding, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies

Harding on murder of Brazilian politician

March 29, 2018

Marielle Franco, 38-year-old Brazilian politician who campaigned against a corrupt military police occupation of poor neighborhoods in Rio, was executed on the streets of Rio. According to reports, the bullets casings were from ammunition used by the military police. According to Rachel E. Harding, a Brazil specialist at the University...

Robinson and Sickels Report cited in Right to Rest fight

March 29, 2018

Last week, state legislators rejected an effort to create a statewide "right to rest." Now, the advocacy group Denver Homeless Out Loud will try again in Denver. The current law forbids the use of shelter, sometimes including blankets and cardboard, according to a report from Political Science Associate Professor and...

Bean on false emergency alerts

Feb. 15, 2018

People are "pretty forgiving" when false alarms are adequately explained to them, but eventually they begin ignoring the warnings, said Hamilton Bean, an Associate Communication Professor who has studied emergency alert systems. At a certain point, people will start to opt out of emergency push notifications, but nobody has figured...