- Frontlines - Poet Explores the Manifold Mysteries of Octopi
When Nicky Beer, a poet, professor and self-proclaimed animal lover, walked into the Tennessee Aquarium she expected to be inspired by the colorful seahorses and weedy sea dragons that were on special exhibit. Instead, during that visit several years ago, a mysterious and charming creature with eight tentacles and bulbous eyes captured her imagination.
- Frontlines - Sports Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation
What do Tiger Woods' legal troubles have to do with you? More than you might think.
In her latest book, Game Faces: Sports Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation, Associate Professor of Communication Sarah Fields explores legal cases brought forward by athletes like Joe Montana, Tiger Woods and Tony Twist, and the legal ramifications of the perceived misuse and misrepresentation of their identities. CU Denver asked Fields about her new book and the issues and cases shaping the world of celebrities, identity and privacy.
- Frontlines - Big Brother is More Successful in Some Governmental Programs than Others
The title of Associate Professor of Sociology Keith Guzik's new book—Making Things Stick: Surveillance Technologies and Mexico's War on Crime (University of California Press)—has earned him more than one curious look. But he can explain. "There's this growing theoretical current in sociology right now that looks at the way our everyday lives are mediated through technology. These material things (phones, cars, computers) we really can't conduct our lives as social beings now without them. But there's fear about Big Brother and how technologies bring surveillance into our lives." Making Things Stick addresses this intersection.