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...

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...

Allen on Traditional Geography

May 12, 2017

In the latest American Association of Geographers newsletter, Associate Professor of GES Casey Allen poetically argues the case for allowing more breadth in geographical study and specialization, with phrases like: But the road is long, the path arduous, and plagued with bandits who seem bent on robbing our wonderful discipline...

Hildebrand headed to Scandinavia

May 12, 2017

In May and June, David Hildebrand , Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy, heads to Scandinavia to present a workshop paper entitled “Educating for Pluralistic Conflicts." The paper offers a pragmatic, philosophical toolkit for addressing the challenges posed to democracies by individual and cultural pluralism. The workshop is entitled "Pluralism"...

Hill and students launch North/East Denver Change

May 12, 2017

A team led by Humanities and Social Sciences Instructor Jordan Hill has launched North/East Denver Change , a website dedicated to nonpartisan information about developments and the neighborhoods being affected. An interdisciplinary group of graduate students taking the “Critical Public Humanities” course launched the organization they have been creating for...

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...

Communication Days Awards and Keynote

April 27, 2017

At the Department of Communication’s seventeenth annual Communication Days celebration, the Department welcomed more than 15 outside experts and guest speakers to classes, ranging from the Nation’s sports editor Dave Zirin to singer-songwriter Josh Fuson and the LGBTQ Resource Center’s Xajés Martinez, and honored outstanding achievements. 2017 Department of Communication...