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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, exemplified in spotlights from the CLAS Deans' Notes, a bi-weekly e-newsletter. Stories below are from the current issue of the newsletter and offer some of our most timely and important coverage.

CLAS Deans' Notes News | September 21, 2017

Burciaga helping answer DACA questions

Edelina Burciaga, Assistant Sociology Professor, went to Edwards, CO, to answer questions at a Q&A session sponsored by the Vail Valley Foundation's YouthPower365 and Eagle County Schools. Many of those in attendance were confused, anxious and scared. Burciaga told them to relax if they could, and keep going about their lives, but to act quickly. They have a few scant weeks to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals documentation and buy two more legal years in the United States.

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Gardner remembers his wife’s struggle with Alzheimer’s

Psychology Professor Emeritus Rick Gardner recently worte, “I took pride in the fact that I held my feelings and emotions in check, less such feelings might affect the way I studied behavior. Ironically, it now seems, my doctoral dissertation was on the topic of human memory.  I would continue to research human cognition over the coming decades. Little did I realize that my study of this topic would become so personalized as my wife slowly but inexorably spiraled into the depths of dementia.”

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