Duncan on self-identification and assimilation

May 10, 2016

A new study from Economics Professor Brian Duncan and Stephen Trejo, of University of Texas Austin, finds that the descendants of immigrants from Latin-American and Asian countries quickly cease to identify as Hispanic or Asian on government surveys. Mixed marriages are changing the way we think about our race The...

Hasinoff in New York Times

May 10, 2016

Assistant Professor of Communication Amy Adele Hasinoff argues that teen sexting should not be criminalized and instead efforts should be focused on teaching sexual consent and preventing sexual violence. Teenage sexting is not child porn New York Times, April 4

Horton on farmworker health and policy

May 10, 2016

Sarah Horton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, recently published a brief on the Scholars' Strategy Network, " How Agriculture Employers Arrange 'Identity Loans' to Evade Immigration and Labor Laws ," and presented her paper, "Ghost Workers: Propelling Injured Workers into the 'Space of Nonexistence," at the Society for Applied Anthropology annual...

Lippert research ties poverty and obesity

May 10, 2016

A new study from Adam Lippert, Assistant Professor of Sociology, finds that adolescents who grow up and consistently live in poor neighborhoods are more likely to become or remain obese in adulthood than their peers who live in more affluent areas. These patterns are more pronounced for young women. The...

Masters on making happiness

May 10, 2016

"The one thing we think we know for sure is that people aren't very good at predicting what will make them happy," says Kevin S. Masters, Professor and Program Director of Clinical Health Psychology. Along with Dana Steidtmann (clinical psychologist with the University of Colorado Denver Medical School) Masters sites...

Wunder on the old "pitch hits bird" probability question

May 10, 2016

Speaking on the anniversary of Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson hitting a bird with a pitch back in 2001, Michael Wunder, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology, did the math: "There are 30 teams, so about 700,000 pitches per year, just for the majors. If we consider the minors, then...

Garza and Maynard Receive Travel Award to Biophysical Society Meeting

March 8, 2016

The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, February 27-March 2, 2016. Among this year's recipients is the BA/BS-MD Programs' Christina Garza (left), a senior double majoring in chemistry...

Black History Month "Black Lives Matter" Event a Success

March 8, 2016

Each year the Black Staff and Faculty Association (BSFA) celebrates Black History month -- this year’s event was bigger than ever with support and participation from area local schools, community and the university. Activities included breakout sessions by Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity & Inclusion (and Communication Professor) Brenda J...

New Integrated Studies Program to Help Those Shy of a Degree Reach the Finish Line

March 8, 2016

To promote interdisciplinary education and encourage flexibility for students, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently created and approved a track in Integrated Studies within the Individually Structured Major (ISM) to begin in fall 2016. The ISM is a long-standing program in CLAS that allows students to work with...

Western Undergraduate Exchange one of CU Denver's Many Perks

March 8, 2016

Many students at CU Denver, including many in CLAS, participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program, and they may be getting one of the best educational bargains in the country. WUE is available to admitted full-time freshmen and transfer students who are legal residents of 14 states and the...

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