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Cooney presents paper in Switzerland
CLAS Faculty - Cooney presents paper in Switzerland

Teresa Cooney, professor and chair of sociology, presented last month at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference, in Lausanne, Switzerland the paper, "Marriage and Remarriage in Later Life: Predictors of Change in Quality over Time." (Cooney, T. M., & Proulx, C. M.)

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Finkelstein book shortlisted for Pickstone Prize
CLAS Faculty - Finkelstein book shortlisted for Pickstone Prize

Associate Professor of History, Gabriel Finkelstein's book Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany (MIT, 2013) is shortlisted for the 2014 Pickstone Prize - a new biennial prize that will be awarded this year by the British Society for the History of Science for "the best scholarly book in the history of science (broadly construed) in English." Winning books show a "major advance in the understanding and interpretation of the scientific past," and the winner may have the opportunity to give a presentation on the subject of the winning book.

History of science books: Pickstone Prize shortlist announced
The Guardian, Nov 17

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Friedson awarded Richard Musgrave Prize
CLAS Faculty - Friedson awarded Richard Musgrave Prize

Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics, was awarded the prestigious Richard Musgrave Prize by the National Tax Association at their annual meeting on November 13,2014. The Musgrave prize is awarded to the most outstanding paper published in the National Tax Journal each year. The winning paper, "Ranking Up by Moving Out: The Effect of the Texas Top 10% Plan on Property Values," is joint work with Kalena Cortes, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M.

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Handelsman co-authors new book
CLAS Faculty - Handelsman co-authors new book

A recently released autobiography co-authored by Mitch Handelsman, Professor in Psychology, explores the life story of internationally acclaimed musician Charles Burrell. The Life of Charlie Burrell: Breaking the Color Barrier in Classical Music tells the story of how Burrell became the first person of color in the country to sign with a symphony orchestra when he signed with the Denver Symphony in 1949.

CU Denver professor co-authors book on local classical artist Charlie Burrell
North Denver News, Nov 24

Charlie Burrell, pioneer black musician in Colorado, releases memoir
Colorado Public Radio, Dec 4

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Hasinoff on teen sexting
CLAS Faculty - Hasinoff on teen sexting

Amy Hasinoff, the author of the forthcoming book Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent, discusses how sexting is a form of sexual activity, not a gateway to it.

Why Kids Sext
The Atlantic Monthly, Oct 14

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Musiba to help develop museum at Laetoli World Heritage Site
CLAS Faculty - Musiba to help develop museum at Laetoli World Heritage Site

Associate Professor of Anthropology Charles Musiba has been appointed to an international team of advisors dedicated to creating a museum complex at the Laetoli World Heritage Site in Tanzania. Musiba, a native Tanzanian, has researched at Laetoli and run the CU Denver Tanzania Field School there for many years. The $35 million project will develop the Laetoli World Heritage Site into a state-of-the-art complex that will include a museum, research facility (with labs and accommodation for 35 scientists), and an education center that can host 50 students and six teachers. The site is famous for work done there by anthropologist Mary Leakey, who first discovered 3.6 million years old early human footprints there in 1976.

CU-Denver professor on team to protect first footprints
9News, Oct 14

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Noel on Rocky Mountain National Park
CLAS Faculty - Noel on Rocky Mountain National Park

Dr. Colorado, Tom Noel, Professor of History, Director of Public History & Preservation, and Co-Director Center for Colorado and the West, recently shared his thoughts on Colorado's most visited attraction, Rocky Mountain National Park,in advance of its centennial anniversary.

Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates 100th birthday in 2015
KUSA (CO & Co), Nov 11

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Scandlyn recognizes veterans with op-ed
CLAS Faculty - Scandlyn recognizes veterans with op-ed

Jean Scandlyn, Research Professor in Anthropology, wrote this piece with Sarah Hautzinger, a Professor of Anthropology at Colorado College, in recognition of Veterans Day. From the piece: "Most visible among the wounded survivors who live in Colorado Springs and around the country are physical wounds — veterans living with blindness, deafness, burn scars, paralysis and multiple amputations. And as many as a third of all U.S. military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan return with invisible wounds: post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and major depression. Beyond physical and mental healthcare, returning soldiers often need financial and employment counseling, assistance applying for VA benefits or school tuition, or help reestablishing intimacy with family members and friends."

Op-Ed: In honor of Veterans Day, let's deal with the real costs of war
Los Angeles Times, Nov 10

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Swallow and lab to publish
CLAS Faculty - Swallow and lab to publish

John Swallow, Professor and Chair of Biology, and his lab groups were invited to submit a contribution to a special themed issue of the journal Current Zoology entitled, "Ecological and Evolutionary Connections between Morphology, Behavior and Physiology." The lab's contribution, "Neurochemistry as a bridge between morphology and behavior: perspectives on aggression in insects," was coauthored by Swallow, Andrew Bubak (PhD student), Jaime Grace (Post doc), and colleagues from the University of South Dakota (Professor Ken Renner and Assistant Professor Mick Watt).

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White new Director of the National Association of Math Circles
CLAS Faculty - White new Director of the National Association of Math Circles

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences Diana White has accepted the position of Director of the National Association of Math Circles (NAMC). White has been involved with both kids' and teachers' circles for the last five years at both the local and national level. Now, in addition to her activities here with the Rocky Mountain Math Circles Program, she will be instrumental in guiding the national math circle movement.

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