CLAS Alums Among 2022 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business

Aug. 24, 2022

The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the annual list of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business and two CLAS alumni were in the ranks. Lorena Zimmer MA ’00 in Anthropology, now at Denver Health; and Adrienne Mansanares BA’02 Political Science, now working at Planned Parenthood of...

Food Security and Prices from Sasha Breger Bush

April 28, 2022

Associate Professor of Political Science Sasha Breger Bush’s article on food security and food deserts in Denver recently won the Editor’s Choice Award in the Journal of Economic Issues . In addition, Breger Bush had an opportunity to address food prices and food security earlier this month in her lecture...

Ericka Wills Receives Labor Champion Award

March 31, 2022

Ericka Wills, New Directions Lecturer for Labor Leadership, recently received the Robert F. Kennedy Labor Champion Award at the Southern Colorado Labor Council dinner in Pueblo in recognition of her contributions to the labor movement.

Congratulations to CLAS Alum named to the DBJ 40 Under 40 2021 Class

April 15, 2021

Murphy F. Robinson, III (MA '15 in Political Science, New Directions Program), was recently named to the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List for 2021 . Robinson is the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety and the Deputy Mayor for the City and County of Denver. He...

Westbrook and Robinson Publish on Public Health Impacts of “Anti-Homeless” Legislation

June 18, 2020

Graduate student in Health and Behavioral Sciences, Marisa Westbrook, and Associate Professor of Political Science Tony Robinson recently published, “Unhealthy by design: health & safety consequences of the criminalization of homelessness,” in the Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness . Although U.S. cities are expanding “anti-homeless” legislation – such as...

Tino rangiwewehitanga: An indigenous articulation of decolonial Tribal governance in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Oct 30

Oct. 10, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Student Commons 1300 Presented by Maori Fulbright Visiting Scholar: Dr. Rangimarie Mahuika, University of Waikato, Aotearoa/New Zealand, (Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Ngāti Whakaue, Te Rarawa) has an interdisciplinary background in Education and Law and has both published on and taught about Kaupapa Māori research theory and methods...

Abolishing Columbus Day: The Long Struggle of Indigenous Peoples' Resistance, Oct 10

Oct. 10, 2019

3:00 pm Tivoli room 440 Dr. Nick Estes is a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, co-founder of The Red Nation, and author of Our History Is The Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline , and Long Tradition of...

Minsun Ji selected as the DAAPIC 2019 Mayor’s Diversity Award honoree

Sept. 10, 2019

The Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission Mayor’s Diversity Award is given to recognize leadership in advancing social justice work. Minsun Ji is the Political Science department’s Director of the Center for New Directions in Politics and Public Policy. Minsun was selected this year for her work as a labor...

Jim Walsh highlighted on CU on the Air Podcast

Aug. 13, 2019

CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue spoke with Assistant Professor of Political Science Jim Walsh, who for more than a decade has researched Leadville’s Irish community during the late 1800s silver mining boom. Walsh is working with the Irish government and the Colorado Irish community to have a memorial...

Otañez and Walsh present on day labor issues

April 9, 2019

Marty Otañez, Associate Professor of Anthropology (withcollaborator Carlos Jimenez) conducted a public screening of digital stories created by day laborers and domestic workers . The event was part of the research project “Self-Documenting the Everyday Lives of Day Laborers in Denver” with funds from the University of Denver Latino Center...