An old-fashioned view of how the humanities interact with big data: people in disciplines like English and history are on the receiving end of what technology and computing provide and aren’t themselves contributing significantly to how information gathering, analysis and visualization shape our world. Cameron Blevins, Associate Professor Clinical Teaching Track in History, hopes to bring about a different future: one where the skills and frameworks of the humanities actively shape digital and data spaces. Blevins says, “There are so many areas in technology today that desperately need the kind of critical thinking and analytical frameworks that are taught in humanities courses.”
Associate Dean for Research and Creative Activities and Economics Professor Laura Argys said the City of Golden’s change to a four-day work week might increase worker retention and productivity. She also says that employees are unlikely to exploit their employer's largess, noting employees will not risk this attractive opportunity through poor work habits.
Associate Professor of Communication Amy Hasinoff, author of Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent, explains why some common concerns about sexting are misinformed. Hassinoff also makes sense of unclear and varying legal issues, especially when it comes to sexting for people under the age of 18.
“The city is wholly unprepared,” Associate Professor in the Political Science Betcy Jose said referring to Khartoum. “People went to bed Friday night in a peaceful country and woke up to war, and despite the challenges, difficulty, heartache, violence and unpredictability, the people of Sudan have come together to help each other out, going on social media — sharing food, medical supplies and safe rides out of Sudan.”
English Senior Instructor Julie Vick did a Q&A about her book, Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?), a humorous advice manual for introverted parents navigating the early years of parenthood.
Honors ACS Certified BS in Chemistry 2020 Alum, current PhD Candidate in Planetary Science at UC Berkeley, and NSF GRFP Fellow Tanja Kovačević was recently featured in a Vox video profiling the National Ignition Facility explaining her work on the giant laser being used to replicate a planet’s core.
Philosophy Professor Candice Shelby presented a paper on June 9 entitled "Biological Coding in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy," at the Ninth International Code Biology Conference in Guimaraes, Portugal. This conference brought together an international collection of biologists, neuroscientists, mathematicians, and linguists to highlight the role of codes in biology, from the molecular level to the cellular, to the neural, to the network and higher systems levels.
On May 25, the University of Chicago Press published Associate Professor of English John Tinnell’s new book, The Philosopher of Palo Alto: Mark Weiser, Xerox PARC, and the Original Internet of Things. In June, Tinnell delivered talks about his book at Stanford University, Books Inc., the Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC), and to user experience researchers at Google.
Diana F. Tomback, Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, recently accepted a nomination to be one of a dozen people on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Whitebark Pine Recovery Team. Tomback is now on four working groups associated with this effort (Restoration, Nutcracker, Monitoring, Indigenous) and co-chair the largest and key working group, the Restoration Working Group.
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm Lawrence Street between Speer Blvd. and 14th
Now entering its 11th year, and anticipating more than 3,500 participants, the CU Denver Block Party has rapidly become a must-attend event for anyone who lives, works or studies downtown. The Block Party showcases the endless opportunities that CU Denver has to offer in business, arts and media, public affairs, architecture, and education. Some of Denver’s most popular food trucks will be serving up delicious options for lunch. The entertainment line-up is still being determined, but previous years have featured up-and-coming Denver acts such as The Burroughs, Wildermiss, Air Dubai, Petals of Spain, Bop Skizzum and My Body Sings Electric.
Kick off the academic year with your fellow students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and community friends at the annual CU Denver Block Party.
Lunch available for purchase from some of Denver's favorite food trucks
CLAS MixTape will present a monthly gathering of CLAS stakeholders for lively presentations and conversation about CLAS research, teaching, creative works, service, and other professional activities. Conceived as a compilation of CLAS’s greatest hits, CLAS MixTape seeks to showcase CLAS faculty, staff, students and alumni; build community; and foster connections across our college, campus, and beyond. Like the creations after which it is named, CLAS MixTape represents a love letter to our students and community consisting of artfully curated CLAS content. We seek scientists, poets, artists, writers, and musicians alike, folx who represent a full spectrum of CLAS roles and expertise.
For our fall programming, we need your recommendations for dynamic and interesting presenters whose work (research, teaching, service, professional development, musical gifts and talents, etc.) touches on the following areas and themes: