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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...

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Stanton discusses his book

March 11, 2019

In this Colorado Matters segment, Ryan Warner talks with Don Stanton, Political Science Lecturer, about his book, Looking Back at the Cold War. The Pastor Calling For A Christian Sexual Reformation; Carhart's Legacy Of Conservation Colorado Public Radio , Feb 26

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Robinson on Hickenlooper Presidential bid

March 11, 2019

“You can be a totally unknown candidate in an early stage of the race and go on to win the election,” said Tony Robinson, Chair of the political science department. Robinson, a Denver City Council candidate in 2003, witnessed firsthand how Hickenlooper pulled it off. “Ari Zavaras and Don Mares,...

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Reich on latest round of anti-vaxx questions

March 11, 2019

Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich says distrust underlies a lot of parental fears. "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," Reich said. "Parents cited to me a similar distrust of food regulation or...

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Noel gives historical context on Larimer Square

Feb. 25, 2019

Changes may be coming to the oldest buildings on Larimer Square - the block that was home to Denver’s first commercial buildings and its first seat of government, according to official state historian and History Professor Tom Noel. Plans to change Larimer Square, Denver’s most historic block, entering next chapter...