Accolades are brief highlights on recent honors, awards and publications by our faculty, students and staff.
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Cynthia F. Wong, associate professor of English, will present her paper, "Geocriticism and Fictional Worlds of Jhumpa Lahiri and Kazuo Ishiguro" at the 37th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA). The conference topic this year is "World Making" and will be held at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in July 2013.
Elizabeth (Libby) Pansing, a second year Biology graduate student in Professor Diana Tomback's lab, was awarded a Jerry O’Neal summer fellowship from the National Park Service Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit for her research. Only two fellowships were given out this year, and Prof. Tomback would like to congratulate Pansing on her accomplishment.
Brian Ott, associate professor in communication, published two co-authored essays. The first, in the Western Journal of Communication, [77(1), 14-33. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2012.719659], explores how media, and specifically film, can be incorporated into the classroom as part of a critical pedagogy. The second, in Critical Methodologies [13(1), 18-31. doi: 10.1177/1532708612464633], examines constructions of the West in the Whitney Gallery of Western Art at the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, WY. Ott also delivered a lecture titled, "The Politics and Pedagogy of Art in Postmodernity: Cognitive Mapping and The Bothersome Man" at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on April 12. The essay on which his talk was based has recently been accepted for publication in the Quarterly Journal of Speech.
On February 25, Charles M. Musiba, associate professor of anthropology, led an on-line course for grades 4-8 titled “When Early Humans Walked the Earth.”
Denver program uses video to bring science to students across America
Denver Post, Feb 26
CU Denver prof teaches nationwide class 9 News, Feb 26
Associate professor and chair of philosophy, Robert Metcalf has been selected to participate in Emory University's Institute for the History of Philosophy this coming June, a two-week workshop involving ten scholars in philosophy from across the country. In July, Professor Metcalf will teach a week-long text seminar on Heidegger as part of the Collegium Phaenomenologicum, in Citta di Castello, Italy.
Martin Huber, professor of physics and director of the integrated sciences program, is a collaborator on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Experiment, which announced at the American Physical Society meeting last month that it has seen possible hints of dark-matter particles in its latest result. The result is not statistically significant enough to claim the discovery, or even evidence of dark matter, but it is interesting enough to warrant further investigation. You can read a statement from the collaboration on the CDMS website.
Another dark matter sign from a Minnesota mine
Nature News, April 15
Underground experiment sees possible hints of dark matter
Symmetry, April 15
Dark-matter search results from CDMS II silicon detectors
Fermilab Today, April 15
Casey D. Allen, assistant professor of geography and environmental sciences, along with co-author Kaelin M. Groom, a former undergraduate student, was recently published in the International Newsletter on Rock Art (INORA), the world’s leading rock art publication. A more in-depth article on this research will also be coming out in the prestigious Applied Geography this summer. Allen has been accepted to present these findings at the quadrennial International Association of Geomorphologists meeting in Paris, France this August. The theme is “Sustainability and Geomorphology” and he will present in the special “Geomorphosites” section (“cultural geomorphology”). In addition, Allen was selected this year's Research and Creative Activities Symposium Outstanding Student Mentor. He received a certificate and plaque at the awards ceremony on April 19th.
Stephen John Hartnett, professor and chair of communication, has been busy promoting his new book, Executing Democracy, Vol. 2: Capital Punishment & the Making of America.
Mischke ‘Til Midnight, Feb 26
Matthew Filipowicz Radio Show, Mar 7
The Cycle, Mar 27
Peter Werbe Radio Show, Apr 7
More Talk Radio Show, Apr 15
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock proclaimed January 31, 2013 "Dr. Donna Langston-Martinez Day" for the ethnic studies professor and chair's contributions to the creation of the Denver American Indian Commission and the Colorado Indian Education Foundation, and her on-going commitment to American Indian students and ethnic studies.
Jan Mandel, professor and chair of the mathematical and statistical sciences department, is PI and Loren Cobb, research associate professor, is co-PI on this National Science Foundation-funded research project that is using real-time data to more quickly predict the movement of wildfires.
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