Letter from the Dean
CLAS Outreach Efforts Extend Locally and Globally
Some of the extraordinary outreach efforts of CU Denver faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are on display in this, the second issue of Pinnacle.
The issue begins with a story on Associate Professor Greg Cronin's work on aquaponics, urban agriculture, and his aid efforts in Haiti. Other stories focus on the work being done by Associate Professor John Brett to understand the impact of small loans (microfinance) on the ability of participants to meet basic needs, such as the purchase of food; and, on the efforts of the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences to improve math education in Colorado through the Rocky Mountain Math Teachers' Circle.
CU Denver is a jewel in the center of Denver but its influence extends far beyond the city and the state. The stories in this issue of Pinnacle bring this influence into sharp focus. Happy reading!
With all best Wishes,
- Biologist Greg Cronin works to advance sustainable agriculture called aquaponics
The new agricultural system has high production and produces no pollution
University of Colorado Denver biologist Greg Cronin is working to popularize aquaponics, a breakthrough, sustainable agricultural system that produces food in small areas without soil, pesticides or pollution.
In This Issue
- Donor Spotlight - Damrauer Legacy at CU Denver inspires giving
For more than 40 years, Bob Damrauer, professor of chemistry and special assistant to the provost, has been an essential element of the Department of Chemistry and the University of Colorado Denver.
- Frontlines - Interview with Outstanding Staff Award Winner James Salmen
Moving a department across campus is never a task that someone volunteers to do. When faced with not only moving a department, but also laboratory equipment, specimens, supplies and the like, James Salmen, lab coordinator for the Department of Integrative Biology, stepped up and made it happen without any flaws or issues.