Robert Nicholas Rogers, known as Bob to family and friends, was a lifelong educator, music and nature enthusiast, and devoted husband and father. Born in San Francisco, California, November 4, 1933, Bob graduated from Stanford University, where he did his undergraduate studies and obtained his PhD in physics. He began a career in academia that lasted into his seventies, teaching as a university physics professor, as well as various dean and department chair roles, beginning at Wesleyan University, continuing at the University of Colorado Denver, and ultimately at San Francisco State University. He was one of three founding members of the CU Denver Physics department in 1967.
Always wanting to learn more about the universe and how it worked, Bob instilled a keen sense of curiosity and an excitement for learning in his students, family and friends. He combined a wry sense of humor with a seemingly vast knowledge and...
Sociology Professor and Chair Teresa Cooney found, in comparing later-life remarriages to first marriages, these older couples are better at problem solving and argue less. What really sets these couples apart, whether they marry, live together or apart, is the emotional texture of their relationships. They have passed through life’s major transitions—like having kids or an empty nest—that often change people. They know who they are and what they need. They understand what’s important to them and what isn’t.
In a field with a reputation for bitter feuds and rivalries, the notion of humankind’s African origins unifies human evolution researchers. “I think everybody agrees and understands that Africa was very pivotal in the evolution of our species,” says Charles Musiba, Anthropology Associate Professor.
Keep a straight back when jogging to help prevent knee pain, suggests Anna Warrener, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. She found that the angle of the upper torso to the legs can affect the risk of injury – the more someone leans forward, the shorter the stride, and the greater the impact on the joints. Warrener says this may be due to the legs having to swing faster when the feet are off the ground, which might cause more damage.
Communication Professor Sarah Fields was part of a team whose amicus legal brief in Alston v. NCAA helped change history for college athletes. That team recently received the Education Law Association’s August Steinhilber Award for the Best Legal Brief of the Year. The award committee wrote that the brief "was highly original in its concept, well organized, clear, concise, easy to follow, and masterful in its application of related legal literature. Reviewers praised your frank discussion of the limits of amateurism as an ‘historical fiction’ in college sports and were very impressed that Justice Gorsuch cited this brief in his majority opinion."
When the pandemic hit, our CU Denver researchers, creators, and staff demonstrated remarkable resilience and ingenuity in the face of tremendous difficulty. The University is now asking for nominations of those who have gone above and beyond to support Research and Creative Activities (RCA) at CU Denver during the pandemic, as well as those who pivoted to conduct COVID-related RCA. Everyone in the CU Denver community is encouraged to nominate themselves, individuals, and/or teams by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 11. There will be multiple awards, and winners will receive a cash prize and token of recognition.
The EURēCA! Grant Program (formerly UROP) is a competitive grant program managed by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. EURēCA Grants support original student-driven research, creative, and other scholarly activities under the mentorship of a CU Denver faculty mentor. Grants of $500 are administered each October and February to be used on project supplies, conference, and workshop registration, and/or travel costs. Application Deadline for Fall: October 8, by 5pm.
6:00 – 7:00 pm Use this link to sign-up and get virtual program information
The CoorsTek Denver Metro Science and Engineering Fair is giving STEAM professionals the chance to meet with and share their career stories and scientific advice with middle and high school students, teachers, and families. Through these conversations, attendees are introduced to new career paths and learn that scientists are humans too. During the one hour long program, 3-4 STEAM professionals spend 5-10 minutes introducing themselves (as a PowerPoint presentation or just talking directly to the audience). After the speaker introductions, the last 30 minutes are for audience questions. Last year this program was very popular, and students asked questions ranging from sharing more details about what a day in the life of each speaker is to how to get scholarships and pick a college.
Dr. Carlos Santibanez-Lopez, Assistant Professor, Western Connecticut State University
Scorpions are broadly recognizable for their characteristic morphology, which distinguished them from other arachnids by a unique pair of wing-like organs called pectines and their notorious venom and toxicity. By combining developmental transcriptomes, in situ hybridization, phylogenomics, and comparative genomics, we traced the evolutionary origin of pectines and the mammal-specific toxins.
Everyone is welcome to join the seminar, please complete the RSVP form to receive the Zoom Meeting link. Forms can be submitted any time before the Seminar but not after 10:00am the day of the seminar.
Have you encountered student resistance to your teaching–whether active learning, group projects, or designing more democratic classrooms? One of the reasons these teaching strategies can be such a tough sell to students is that they require more effort on the part of students. Faculty may be concerned about receiving negative evaluations as well as feelings of resentment among students who dislike being held accountable for their own learning. Join us for a workshop designed to provide you with reflection and feedback to help students overcome their resistance to these types of teaching strategies. Leave this session more empowered to lead conversations in your classroom to unite your students around your teaching strategies and get them on board with being accountable for their own learning. Facilitated by Sasha Breger-Bush, Associate Professor of Political Science. Register and get more information here.
create connections and collaborations among faculty through interdisciplinary research and creative activity themes;
organize faculty for the Provost’s Strategic Plan Research Symposium; and
set the stage as Dr. Bob Damrauer joins CLAS as Director of Collaborative Research Initiatives, where he will mentor faculty and oversee a grants program that fosters interdisciplinary research across CLAS departments.
During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to meet with others with similar research interests and develop ideas for collaborations across disciplines that could lead to seed grant funding through CLAS Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives. These discussions might also help plan “pitches” for the Provost’s Strategic Plan Research Symposium. The Symposium sessions intend to identify focus areas that CU Denver should invest in strategically to enhance our impact and national prominence. Getting CLAS research ideas...