May 10, 2016 - Current Issue
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CLAS Faculty - CLAS Faculty with 25 Years of Service Recognized

CU Denver Chancellor Dorothy Horrell and CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman hosted a celebration to recognize the contributions of faculty members who have served at the university for 25 years. Those recognized included 12 faculty members from schools and colleges throughout CU Denver, including 4 CLAS faculty: Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences Frederick Chambers, Physics Professor Martin Huber, Communication Instructor Diann Logan, and Political Sciences Lecturer Charles Norton. You can find more information here.

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CLAS Faculty - CLAS Faculty Recognized and Present on Grants from ORS

The wide breadth of research and creative activities of CU Denver faculty was once again on full display at the Office of Research Services’ (ORS) Grant Awardees Breakfast. This year’s event honored 33 faculty grant award winners as well as 20 others who were awarded travel, publication costs, and discretionary funding. Teague Bohlen, Associate Professor of English, delivered a presentation about the research process for his forthcoming second novel, tentatively titled “The Normal Home.” Jamie Hodgkins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, gave a presentation on the “Long Journey of Homo sapiens.” You can read more about the grants and presentations here.

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CLAS Faculty - Relaunched Copper Nickle continues to gain attention and praise

Congratulations to the English department, Managing Editor and Associate Professor Wayne Miller, and the student staff of the Copper Nickel! A poem from issue 20—the relaunch issue from spring 2015—has been selected for inclusion in the Best American Poetry anthology. This is a key marker of prestige and national standing for a literary journal. The staff is also proud to announce that that Lisa Ko's short story "Pat + Sam" from Copper Nickel issue 21 (Fall 2015) was chosen for the 2016 Best American Short Stories. This is wonderful news for the relaunched publication, and congratulations to Ko!

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Agee inducted into Distinguished Lectureship Program
CLAS Faculty - Agee inducted into Distinguished Lectureship Program

Chris Agee, Associate Professor of History, was recently inducted into the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program by the prestigious Organization of American Historians. Created in 1981, the program was designed to act as a speakers bureau to identify leading historians who “have made major contributions to the study of American history” by giving lectures for a wide variety of audiences. Some of Agee’s lecture topics include: Police, African Americans, and Mass Incarceration after World War II; Policing, Urban Culture, and Liberal Politics after World War II; Police and LGBT Communities in the Twentieth Century; The Beat Cop and the Rise of the Carceral State; and San Francisco’s Liberal Turn after World War II.

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Beer finalist for Colorado Book Award
CLAS Faculty - Beer finalist for Colorado Book Award

The Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book is proud to announce that the second book from Nicky Beer, English Assistant Professor, The Octopus Game, has been named a finalist for the 2016 Colorado Book Award in Poetry. In its Pick of the Week review, Publishers Weekly said: “… clever and arresting…[Nicky Beer’s] energy for collecting trivia can equal the verve of her syntax... Beer’s insistence on using octopuses (and squid and cuttlefish) as metaphors does not keep her from exploring—and, at times, flaunting—marine zoology…”

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Chon receives award from CURFA
CLAS Students - Chon receives award from CURFA

Nara Chon, MS student in Chemistry, has been selected as the recipient of the Kisslinger Award from the CU Denver Retired Faculty Association (CURFA). This is a $1000 scholarship that is awarded based on academic accomplishments and financial need. As part of this award, Chon will speak at the CURFA meeting in spring 2017.

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Medal wins Jefferson award
CLAS Staff - Medal wins Jefferson award

Michelle Médal won the 2016 Staff Thomas Jefferson Award. Médal has been the Program Assistant in the Communication department for 5 years and, in the words of her Chair “is a master organizer, an enthusiastic event planner, a whiz with our finances, an expert manager of our Human Resources databases and records, a tireless advocate for our students, a trusted colleague, and a beloved friend.” In addition to doing her job well, Medal is also a celebrated community leader.

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