- Frontlines - Hartmann Explores Dissonance in Heritage Tourism with a Visit to Hiroshima
This August, the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by American aircraft in 1945. Though the bombings arguably ended WWII, the attacks were responsible for the tragic deaths of more than 300,000 people, and remain among the most controversial acts of war in human history. While bringing up painful memories for both the Japanese and American publics, both cultures demonstrate a compelling urge to preserve and explore that memory.
- Frontlines - Caronan Lifts Up the Voices of an Alternate History in her New Book
"There is something about letting go of something you've been working on for so long and putting it out into the world," says Faye Caronan, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies specializing in Asian American Studies, about publishing her first book. Acknowledging the well-known metaphor of a first book being like a child on her first day of school she adds, "You just kind of want to hang on to it a little longer."
- Frontlines - Zaidins Mentoring Denver's Physicists of Tomorrow to Brighter Futures
When Clyde Zaidins retired from CU Denver in 2004 he moved to a quiet peninsula off the coast of Washington state and left the high-stress world of academia far behind … or so he thought. With research interests in astrophysics and nuclear physics, and the active mind of a true life-long-learner, Zaidins couldn't exactly sit still. He set up a website to stay connected to the physics community and tutored local k-12 kids in science and math, but generally kept a pretty low profile. Having graduated from the prestigious California Institute of Technology, and then following that up with nearly four decades of service as an educator teaching at CU Denver from 1967 to 2004, Zaidins was ready for a bit of well-earned rest and relaxation.