Physics Hosts Florence High School

June 15, 2017

On May 8, the Physics Department hosted a group of ten students and two teachers from Florence High School (Florence, Colorado). The event started with a 90 minute session on the applications of calculus to solving physics problems, then Professor Martin Huber gave the group a tour of his laboratory...

Beer Headed to MacDowell Colony

June 15, 2017

English Associate Professor Nicky Beer has been awarded a fellowship for residency at the highly prestigious MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. MacDowell has been referred to by the New York Times as the "gold standard" of colonies for artists—only about 30 people from across many artistic disciplines are housed at...

Fitzhugh Receives COEDIT Grant

June 15, 2017

Will Fitzhugh, Physics BS and Masters of Integrated Science (MIS) alum, current Harvard PhD student, and founder of American Nanotechnologies, Inc., has received a highly selective proof-of-concept grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) . Fitzhugh’s proposal (for single walled carbon nanotube purification) was one...

Miller Won the Colorado Book Award

June 15, 2017

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Wayne Miller’s book Post- recently won the 2017 Colorado Book Award in Poetry.

Zaidins Outstanding Mentor of the Year

June 15, 2017

At the Community Resources Appreciation Breakfast on May 12, Physics Chair Clyde Zaidins received the Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award from Community Resources, Inc. (which coordinates the volunteer activities for Denver Public Schools) for his work with high school students through the Academic Mentors Project.

Hodgkins new paper on Neandertals

May 12, 2017

Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology Jamie Hodgkins ’ latest papers is now available online in the Journal of Human Evolution , “Climate-mediated shifts in Neandertal subsistence behaviors at Pech de l'Azé IV and Roc de Marsal (Dordogne Valley, France).” Neandertals are our closest fossil relatives, but they went...

Lippert new research on E-Cigarettes

May 12, 2017

A new study from Adam Lippert , Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, and published in the journal Health and Place, found that certain school environments have an impact on electronic cigarette use among teenagers. Lippert’s research showed that students attending schools where e-cigarette use was very common were...

Martinez new book on the way

May 12, 2017

Donna Martinez , Professor of Ethnic Studies, has a new book in-press, Urban Indians: Reclaiming Native Space (Praeger, August 31, 2016).

English proud to announce Richard T. Dillon Scholarship winner

May 12, 2017

The English Department is proud to announce Grace Wagner is this year’s Richard T. Dillon Scholarship winner. A nontraditional student, majoring in Creative Writing with a focus in Poetry, Wagner maintains a 4.0 GPA and plans on getting her masters and doctorate in Creative Writing. Born in Oklahoma, she has...

Chemistry working to recycle waste acetone

May 12, 2017

The Chemistry Department is now recycling waste acetone that is generated in teaching laboratories. Through conversations between the Chemistry Department and the university’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), it was discovered that the teaching labs at CU Denver could greatly benefit from reusing their waste acetone. EHS realized...

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