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<p>Michael Wunder, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology</p>

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

Assistant 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 create a record of where they have been and what they have been up to, and those who know how to read these signals can snoop into an individual's past and predict future behaviors.

Read More » | Archive: Faculty Projects | Published Jul 18, 2014 | 999 views

<p>Jim Walsh (center), Instructor, Department of Political Science</p>

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

In ways that most academics can't claim, Political Science Instructor 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 students and community members throughout Denver–for which Walsh recently won the CU Denver Rosa Parks Diversity Award.

Read More » | Focus Area: Social Sciences | Archive: Faculty Projects | Published Jul 18, 2014 | 1835 views

<p>Meng Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences</p>

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

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 associated with healthcare, as they cannot be measured by money. The United States faces an eminent need to curb healthcare spending -- but there is no obvious consensus among the public on how to allocate limited healthcare resources, or agreement about how to balance efficiency versus equality in such allocations.

Read More » | Focus Area: Integrated Sciences | Archive: Faculty Projects | Published Jul 16, 2014 | 664 views

<p>Nicky Beer, Assistant Professor of English</p>

Nicky Beer – Poetry Connecting People to Science, Art and Topics Unconventional

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 has finished The Octopus Game, a new collection focused on – you guessed it – cephalopods.

Read More » | Focus Area: Humanities | Archive: Faculty Projects | Published Jul 16, 2014 | 1112 views

<p>Hamilton Bean, Associate Professor of Communication</p>

Hamilton Bean – Improving Wireless Emergency Alerts for Public Warning

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, text-based warning messages delivered over mobile devices during an emergency.

Read More » | Focus Area: Humanities Social Sciences | Archive: Faculty Projects | Published Jul 16, 2014 | 813 views

<p>Chris Agee, Assistant Professor of History</p>

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

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 » | Focus Area: Humanities | Archive: Faculty Projects | Published Jul 16, 2014 | 850 views


  • CLAS Dissemination and CRISP Grant applications

    The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) has announced the 2017 - 2018 dissemination grant applications deadlines.  The due dates are 10/13/2017 and 03/02/2018. Dissemination Grants support  faculty to engage in activities that promote their research and creative work and enhance the profile of the College and University. A critical feature of a productive research program is the ability to disseminate findings and engage in scholarly discourse with colleagues around the world to inform future research activities, develop productive research collaborations, and support new grant applications. Please follow the link above more details.

    The CLAS Research Innovation Seed Program (CRISP) 2017 - 18 due date is 03/02/2018.  The CRISP program is designated specifically to promote innovative research and creative activities and encourage the submission of applications for externally funded research. CRISP funds are intended to provide seed money to fund studies used in grant proposals and to facilitate research and creative activities that could not be completed successfully with currently available resources. Applications are accepted each spring.  Please follow the link above for details about how to apply.  

  • The CLAS Office of Research and Creative Activities phone numbers have changed! Please see below for an updated list of our phone numbers.

    Dr. Laura Argys:  (303) 315-7011

    Carol Achziger: (303) 315-7019

    Elizabeth Nylander: (303) 315-7018

  • Student Travel Awards

    The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has competitive funding for students who have been accepted to present their research at a conference. Current Undergraduate and Graduate students who are presenting a paper or poster may apply for financial assistance with the travel expenses.