- CLAS Faculty - International Studies Class Meets Governor Hickenlooper
Windham Loopesko's "Today's Globalized World – Are You Ready?" (INTS 1111) class attended a presentation offered by World Denver at the University Club on October 12. The Governor spoke with the students, giving them his take on international issues. INTS 1111 is an interdisciplinary course that examines the current and future global situation and some of the forces shaping it. Over the semester, students consider globalization and the technological, political, economic and social forces shaping the world. Students also consider a number of issues facing the world in 2016 and beyond – the threatened environment, the emerging middle class, Islam and the West, the rise of China, the information age and the 21st century workplace. The course is part of the First Year Seminar program.
- CLAS Students - SEEDS now at CU Denver
CU Denver is the newest chapter of SEEDS—Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability. SEEDS is a 20 year-old program of the Ecological Society of America with a mission "to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students to participate, and to lead in ecology. Focused mainly at the undergraduate level, with extension services for communities, high schools, graduate students, and international collaborations, the SEEDS program promotes an ecology profession with wide representation to ensure environmental understanding and a sustainable future for all." The CU Denver SEEDS chapter is also in the process of forming a tri-institutional Sustainability Club. Anyone interested in sustainability or ecology should contact email@example.com to participate.
- CLAS Faculty - Bruederle Publishes as Part of International Global Carex Group
Leo P Bruederle, Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, has published two articles as part of the Global Carex Group (GCG), an international group of collaborators conducting research on one of the largest genera of flowering plants worldwide. "Making Carex monophyletic (Cyperaceae, tribe Cariceae): a new broader circumscription," published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society provides argument and evidence for a broader circumscription of genus Carex to include approximately 2000 species representing five genera previously recognized as distinct with the sedge family. "Specimens at the Center: An Informatics Workflow and Toolkit for Specimen-level analysis of NCBI GenBank Data" was recently published in Systematic Botany. Therein, the GCG describes tools and methodology developed for building phylogenetic trees with individual specimens at the tips, rather than species, thereby allowing for a wider range of inferences.
- CLAS Faculty - Landau Subject of Emmy Award Winning Film
StoryCorps short film Traffic Stop, featuring 2014 Puksta Fellow and Communication student Alex Landau, received a 2016 Emmy Award for "New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle and Culture." In the film Landau, who is African American, recalls how he nearly lost his life following a traffic stop with the Denver police. He and his mother, Patsy, who is white, remember that night and how it changed them both forever. The story can be seen (warning: contains racist language, discussion of police violence, and graphic imagery of assault injury) here.
- CLAS Faculty - Lemasurier Talks at GSA
On September 25, Emeritus Professor of GES Wes Lemasurier gave a talk at the Geological Society of America entitled "The peralkaline felsic rock spectrum in Marie Byrd Land, and the case for polybaric fractionation." The talk covered the distillation of magma within roughly the upper 100km of the earth.
- CLAS Students - Miller Named Millennial Spokesperson
Communication MA Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant Kiki Miller was recently selected to serve as a member of the CU Denver team of the National Millennial Community (NMC). The NMC is a select group of students who work with top executives across commercial, public, and NGO sectors to change the national conversation about Millennials.
- CLAS Faculty - Stefes Publishing in Germany
Christoph Stefes, Associate Professor of Political Science, collaborated on two recently released books: Germany's Energy Transition: A Comparative Perspective, and Fighting Environmental Crime in Europe and Beyond: The Role of the EU and Its Member States.