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...

Three-Dimensional Parking, Two Careers, One Exceptional Alum

March 14, 2017

Parking is a puzzle that Phil Harding loves to solve. It takes a certain type of mind to look at the tons of metal (and other materials) that make up modern cars and think about how to stack them one on top of the other. Phil Harding honed his mind...

Alum Builds Company on Personal and Brand Loyalty

March 14, 2017

"I'm here to help people," Matt Kaspari's inner voice has been telling him that for a long time. It's an instinct many people can relate to, the desire to be of service. But the translation of this urge into a career path can be tricky. It takes a born entrepreneur...

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...

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...

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...

Passion for Biomedical Research is leading a Recent Alum to Yale

May 10, 2016

When he was growing up, Jack Moen's father had trouble with his heart. Moen wouldn't go so far as to say this set him on his future path, but he is currently a Post-baccalaureate Cardiac Researcher at National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, Maryland, researching heart rate variability as it...

Pages

Pages