- CLAS Faculty - Allen and team researching strategies for military families
Elizabeth Allen, associate professor of psychology, and her team of researchers are working to understand how couples are handling challenges faced by military families after spouses return from deployments and how various strategies seem to work for them in both the short and long term.
The Denver Post covered the project last month, focusing on how Allen's team is conducting an online study called the Relationships Among Military Personnel (RAMP) project.
Warrior & Family Support News Newsletter
Denver Post, Mar 21
- CLAS Faculty - Cronin talks tumbleweed
Westword asked Greg Cronin, associate professor in integrative biology, to explain why the area around Colorado Springs has been besieged by tumbleweeds this spring, and his answers educate on drought effects and invasive species dynamics.
Tumbleweed invasion has its roots in fire, drought
Westword, Mar 28
- CLAS Faculty - Hasinoff explains app and tech impact for parents
WhatsApp uses data to send text messages, pictures and videos, and got a lot of attention after it was purchased by Facebook for $19 Billion last month. "There's lots of apps that do this but WhatsApp has just become very popular very fast," Amy Hasinoff, an assistant professor in communication, explained to Fox 31, stressing that while technology changes parents need to stay focused on the content of their children's communications rather than the delivery systems.
- CLAS Faculty - Robinson talks Aurora congressional race and race
Tony Robinson, chair of political science, commented on the sixth Congressional District race earlier this month, "America is rapidly turning into a majority-minority nation in which minority voters are driving our politics. And CD-6 is at the epicenter of that."
In Aurora's CD-6 race, candidates court diverse voters
Aurora Sentinel, Apr 4
- CLAS Faculty - Tomback receives prestigious fellowship
Diana Tomback, professor and associate chair of integrative biology, is the recipient of a Charles Bullard fellowship in Forest Research from Harvard University. Tomback will be spending the spring semester and summer of 2015 based in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology collaborating with a colleague at Harvard, and then two months working at Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA, collaborating with another colleague. The fellowship will provide Tomback with the opportunity to write research synthesis and policy papers in collaboration with colleagues, as well as interact with other members of the Harvard University faculty. Tomback is grateful for the support of Chair John Swallow and Interim Dean Laura Argys for making this possible.
- CLAS Faculty - CLAS Students - Weaver and Five Fridges Farm profiled
A local news team spent an entire morning this month at the Five Fridges Farm in Wheat ridge, interviewing student interns and Amanda Weaver, geography and environmental sciences instructor. Weaver uses her farm, a research station for CU Denver, to teach students about the techniques of urban farming. Farm and apprenticeship/internship programs are tailored to students' interests and career plans, with options focused on urban planning, conservation, water rights and other topics.
- CLAS Faculty - Wee receives fellowship in Sweden
Bryan Wee, assistant professor in geography and environmental sciences and STEM Education, has been awarded a research fellowship from Stockholm University, Sweden. He will spend the next academic year at their Center for Teaching and Learning in the Social Sciences to further his research on cross-cultural comparisons of children’s environmental views. In addition to writing interdisciplinary papers/grants, Bryan will refine his scholarship on the use of photography to understand human-environment interactions. He will also develop a travel study course in Scandinavia focused on cultural views of nature. Bryan is very grateful for this opportunity, as well as the support he has received from CLAS and the School of Education and Human Development.
- CLAS Faculty - Ferguson wins Jefferson Award
Charlie Ferguson, Associate Professor in Integrative Biology and Director of the University of Colorado Denver Health Professions Program, was selected as one of five recipients of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award, which recognizes faculty, staff and students who advance ideals of American art, science, education and public affairs. This award recognizes Charlie's contributions to the academic community, to his students and his broader dedication to excellence. Charlie's contributions to students, particularly non-traditional and first-generation students, and his dedication to helping them realize their goals has helped establish CU Denver as a first-choice university for those pursuing health careers education.
- CLAS Faculty - Keranen wins President's Teaching Scholar award
Lisa Keränen, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication, is one of only three recipients system-wide to receive the honor of President's Teaching Scholar in 2014. The title of President's Teaching Scholar signifies CU’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work. CU President Bruce D. Benson solicits annual nominations of faculty for the designation, which is a lifetime appointment. By using her award to organize a digital storytelling initiative in her classes and across the offerings of the communication department, Lisa's work will ensure that students learn to produce ethical, compelling, and effective communication utilizing the latest technology.