- CLAS Students - Geography faculty, students and alumni profiled for flood work
In September 2013, some Colorado counties received more rain in a matter of days than they typically get the entire year. Colorado flooding made national headlines with what some experts called a 1,000-year rain and a 100-year flood. Behind the scenes, state, local and federal experts in emergency management worked to respond to crises, assess damage, prioritize resources and advise communities on recovery. Many of those experts serving in key positions are CU Denver graduates or graduate students. Read more about the work of those from the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences here.
- CLAS Faculty - Finkelstein promotes new book
Gabriel Finkelstein, associate professor of history, has published a book titled Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century, which won an Honorable Mention at the 2013 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. He’s conducted many interviews in concert with the publication, including one with Andreas Sommer, historian of the human sciences of science at Cambridge University, for his blog Forbidden Histories: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About History and ‘The Miraculous’ (But Were Afraid to Ask). Finkelstein is also featured in The Neuro Times, a blog devoted to neurology and neuroscience by Stephen T. Casper (faculty member at Clarkson University department of Humanities and Social Sciences) and a podcast interview with Carla Nappi, the host of New Books in Science, Technology, and Society. Finkelstein also recently published in The Journal for the History of the Neurosciences an article titled, "Emil du Bois-Reymond on ’The Seat of the Soul’."
- CLAS Faculty - Hartmann publishes on heritage tourism
Associate professor (C/T) Rudi Hartmann, of geography and environmental sciences, published the article "The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam: A Museum and Literary Landscape Goes Virtual Reality" in the October 2013 issue of Journalism and Mass Communication (3: 10, 625-644).
- CLAS Students - Longoria helps wins national award for CU Denver VSO
CU Denver took top honors at the 2nd Annual Chapter Business Plan Competition at the Student Veterans of America's National Conference. CU Denver Veteran Student Organization (VSO) President Michael Stack organized the business plan and made the presentation with VSO Secretary and Economics major Amber Longoria to an audience of nearly 400.
- CLAS Faculty - Ren receives grant
Assistant professor in chemistry Xiaojun Ren has been awarded an American Cancer Society Institution Research Grant to investigate implications of his recent discovery that the polycomb group protein Cbx2 controls chromosome stability by coordinating with chromosome segregation proteins.
- CLAS Faculty - Weihaupt publishes new book
John Weihaupt, emeritus professor in geography and geology, recently published Of maps and men: The Mysterious Discovery of Antarctica. This new book covers more of Weihaupt's explorations in the field, in the deep unexplored interior of Antarctica, and the questions those adventures inspired. More about Weihaupt and the new book can be found here.
- CLAS Faculty - Shelby publishing and presenting her work
Candice Shelby, associate professor of philosophy, published the article "Addiction: Beyond Disease and Choice," in the Fall 2013 issue of Philosophy in the Contemporary World (20:2). In this paper she argues that currently available models for understanding addiction fail to recognize the complex and dynamic nature of the phenomenon, with the result that treatment approaches are fragmented and generally unsuccessful.
- CLAS Faculty - York work published posthumously and celebrated
Southern Illinois University Press will be publishing Jake Adam York's fourth collection of poems, Abide, in early 2014. This collection was complete at the time of York's passing, and SIUP has been working with faculty in the CU Denver English Department to prepare it for publication. The book is available for pre-order here. In addition, several of York's poems have been appearing in print journals and anthologies. Five previously unpublished poems from Abide ran in Memorious over the summer, and the online journal of poetics, Pilot Light, dedicated their most recent issue to Jake's work.