Chris Agee – Important Insight into How Law and Order Developed Alongside Liberal Politics in San Francisco

Feb. 5, 2018

Through personal papers and over forty oral histories, Assistant Professor of History Christopher Lowen Agee researched seldom-reported, street-level interactions between police officers and San Francisco residents during the 1950s and 60s for his first book, The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972... Read more »

Hamilton Bean – Improving Wireless Emergency Alerts for Public Warning

Feb. 5, 2018

Associate Professor of Communication Hamilton Bean and his research collaborators, affiliated with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a U.S. Department of Homeland Security-funded Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland, are conducting multi-method research on how to best word short,... Read more »

Nicky Beer, Associate Professor, Department of English

Feb. 5, 2018

With her first collection of poetry, The Diminishing House , Assistant Professor of English Nicky Beer was awarded the Colorado Book for Poetry. Prior to its publication, she had already earned awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Now Beer... Read more »

Meng Li of Health and Behavioral Sciences – Getting a Clearer Understanding of Public Opinion on Allocating Limited Health Care Resources

Feb. 5, 2018

To allocate money, people tend to use principles consistent with market norms; for example, one can use the efficiency principle, which maximizes benefits from limited resources. However, people are reluctant to make tradeoffs that are essential for efficiency when the allocation concerns "sacred values", such as life-and-death and quality-of-life issues... Read more »

Jim Walsh – Activist Theater Leaves the Classroom and Takes on a Life of its Own

Feb. 5, 2018

In ways that most academics can't claim, Political Science Assistant Professor Jim Walsh integrates his passionate beliefs about education's place in modern society, powerful convictions about social justice and strong abilities as an educator and organizer. The result is the Romero Theater Troupe–an on-going experiment in changing the lives of... Read more »

Michael Wunder – Exploring Boundaries of Migration Research and Discovering New Territories

Feb. 5, 2018

Associate Professor of Integrative Biology Michael Wunder and students from his lab are tracking the migration patterns of organisms all over North America by comparing chemical signatures in isotopes of everyday elements like carbon, oxygen and hydrogen in migratory birds and animals. Living creatures store chemical signatures in tissue that... Read more »