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Bruederle named New Director of URCA
CLAS Faculty - Bruederle named New Director of URCA

The Undergraduate Experiences Office is pleased to announce a new Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA), Leo Bruederle from Integrative Biology. This position, partnered with the Experiential Learning Center’s Assistant Director, Lesley Bishop, will oversee the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and the annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS) and is charged with developing and supporting programs that increase access to these scholarly activities, while providing support to students undertaking and faculty mentoring them. Bruederle gratefully has agreed to serve as the Acting Director for 2016-2017; please see more info here.

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Cooney presents on aging in China
CLAS Faculty - Cooney presents on aging in China

Teresa Cooney, Professor and Chair of Sociology, was among 28 conference speakers (representing 8 different countries) at Shanghai University’s Conference on Successful Aging in November . She gave the invited talk, "Transitions in Successful Aging over Late Life," based a paper co-authored with Angela Curl, of Miami University.

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Harding talks about her work and her mother
CLAS Faculty - Harding talks about her work and her mother

Rachel Harding, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies specializing in Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, has worked since her mother's death in 2004 to gather Rosemarie Harding's "long, sweet flashes of brilliance" in the book Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism and Mothering (Duke University Press, May 2015). Her mother, Rosemarie, was a teacher and social worker, and on the front lines of the civil rights movement.

Three Conversations For The Martin Luther King Holiday
CPR,Jan 17

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Kaskavitch talks Broncos videos
CLAS Faculty - Kaskavitch talks Broncos videos

Immersive videos are the trend for sports this year, said Matthew Kaskavitch, a Lecturer in the Department of Communication. "A lot of professional sports associations are doing it, not just the NFL," Kaskavitch said, pointing to the NHL partnering with GoPro cameras to get more immersive, up-close footage of hockey. "But I think they (the Broncos) are in the top five echelon willing to take the risk of doing something cutting edge for their fans," Kaskavitch said. "There's such a rabid fan base that they'll eat up any content."

Broncos use technology to deepen fan support
Denver Post, Jan 22

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Musiba continues training the next generation of paleoanthropologists
CLAS Faculty - Musiba continues training the next generation of paleoanthropologists

n January, Logan School students enjoyed visiting campus to explore the biological anthropology teaching classroom and the paleoanthropology laboratory. Charles M. Musiba, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Graduate Program Director, worked with educators from Logan to bring students here and answer students’ questions on his latest collaborations with other world-class researchers in identifying a new species of Hominin based on findings from a South African dig – questions like:  “What was the experience like to be part of something this huge?” and “What is the most interesting part for you personally in working in anthropology?”

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Silverman on trigger warnings
CLAS Faculty - Silverman on trigger warnings

Associate English Professor Gillian Silverman says that "trigger warnings, when used correctly, can open up a space in which both professors and students can acknowledge difficult issues and address them head on."

Lamm: The risk of trigger warnings
Denver Post, Jan 11

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Sullivan speaks on affordable housing
CLAS Faculty - Sullivan speaks on affordable housing

In November, Esther Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, gave an invited paper presentation, “Displaced in Place: Social Policy and Forced Relocation from Mobile Home Parks in Comparative Perspective” in the Housing Diversity, Housing Community Panel, for the Social Science History Association meeting in Baltimore, MD. In December she also took part as an invited stakeholder in the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seminar as they issued a new, proposed “Duty to Serve” rule. The Duty to Serve rule requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase their secondary market activities to help very low-, low-, and moderate-income families buy or rent a home.

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Wiley reads from her new play
CLAS Faculty - Wiley reads from her new play

English Associate Professor Cate Wiley read from her new play at the Denver Center New Play Summit, as part of the “playwrights’ slam” at the Jones Theater on February 13. The new, in-progress work, entitled “Shame,” deals with history, terrorism and anti-Semitism in France, and, of course, sex.

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