Math Circle Programs Affecting Education in Colorado and Beyond

May 30, 2017

How do you help students and teachers become passionate about mathematics? You put them in a circle. "A Math Circle, that is," says Associate Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Diana White. Math Circles engage mathematics professionals in providing K-12 students and their teachers with informal opportunities to explore, create,...

Smile: You’re on candid camera

May 30, 2017

CU in the City research highlights wildlife with focus on education, conservation As city planners grapple with the fallout of explosive growth, eyeing its effect on everything from housing to highways, one University of Colorado Denver graduate student hopes her recently-launched master’s project can make a difference in the future...

A ballet dancer with a passion for politics

May 30, 2017

Morgan Buchanan as Dewdrop in The Nutcracker (Photo by Allen Birnbach) Soloist with Colorado Ballet pursues a Political Science degree Morgan Buchanan (Photo by Francisco Estevez) Morgan Buchanan's schedule, like that of many undergraduates, is packed. She juggles classes, studying, friends and family. Her days are long, and she has...

Study Shows Sudden Debt Causes Spike in Mortality Rates

March 14, 2017

While disagreements about how to pay for healthcare in America and simultaneously build a strong economy play out in the media, two CLAS researchers are discovering ties between financial health and physical well-being. In order to better understand how macro-scale economic factors can impact micro-scale human health and mortality, Associate...

Poet Explores the Manifold Mysteries of Octopi

Sept. 27, 2016

When Nicky Beer, a poet, professor and self-proclaimed animal lover, walked into the Tennessee Aquarium she expected to be inspired by the colorful seahorses and weedy sea dragons that were on special exhibit. Instead, during that visit several years ago, a mysterious and charming creature with eight tentacles and bulbous...

Sports Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Sept. 27, 2016

What do Tiger Woods' legal troubles have to do with you? More than you might think. In her latest book, Game Faces: Sports Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation , Associate Professor of Communication Sarah Fields explores legal cases brought forward by athletes like Joe Montana, Tiger Woods and Tony...

Big Brother is More Successful in Some Governmental Programs than Others

Sept. 27, 2016

The title of Associate Professor of Sociology Keith Guzik's new book— Making Things Stick: Surveillance Technologies and Mexico's War on Crime (University of California Press)—has earned him more than one curious look. But he can explain. "There's this growing theoretical current in sociology right now that looks at the way...

Geology Researchers Finds Signs of Dinosaur Mating Behavior, and the Discovery Shows Dinosaurs May Have Been the Original Lovebirds

March 8, 2016

Emeritus Geology Associate Professor Martin Lockley A serious scientific question, according to Emeritus Geology Associate Professor Martin Lockley and his international team of collaborators: Were dinosaurs hot, as in hot lovers? Answer: Probably yes, when they were "in heat." It's common knowledge that some dinosaurs had flamboyant head gear: horns,...

Chemistry Faculty and Students Exercise an Affinity for Discovery by Researching Protein Membrane Docking

March 8, 2016

Members of the Knight and Lin labs: Nara Chon (far left), Hai Lin (front center left), Jack Henderson (left rear) Ryan Osterberg (rear center), Jeff Knight (front center right), Favinn Maynard (right rear) and Arthur Boo (far right). "We've discovered an interesting biochemistry question about how protein molecules interact with...

Modern Languages Professor Cultivates Beauty in the Details of Life and Teaches it to His Students

March 8, 2016

Associate Professor of Spanish-American Literature and Culture Andrés Lema-Hincapié The Spanish vocabulary words for the day are: encanto, entusiasmo, y energía To illustrate the concepts behind these words, please study the example of Associate Professor of Spanish-American Literature and Culture, Andrés Lema-Hincapié. He describes himself like this: "I am a...

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