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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 | June 15, 2017

Friedson on Trump Budget

When it comes to President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal, Assistant Economics Professor Andrew Friedson says there are some definite strong winners and losers.

Proposed budget 'like no other budget' submitted by recent presidents
KWGN, May 28

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Hasinoff on Tennessee Sexting Law

"I think we do need to educate teens, but that does not need to happen through the criminal justice system," said Amy Hasinoff, Assistant Professor of Communication and author of the book "Sexting Panic."

Tennessee passes sexting law allowing minors to be charged as juveniles
Times Free Press, May 3

Ibrahim Impressing Beyond CU Denver

Nadeen Ibrahim, May Graduate and CLAS Outstanding Undergraduate for Spring 2017, is showing others how to embrace diversity – and already has quite the resume and an incredible outlook. She spoke about being part of the only Muslim family in Wiggins – and the youngest ever person on the board that oversees the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment.

Outstanding Colorado grads: Nadeen Ibrahim
9New, May 15

Silverman on Lifestyle Feminism

Gillian Silverman, Associate Professor of English and Director of Women's and Gender Studies, writes “today’s variants of lifestyle feminism are far from perfect. Their flaws—which range from superficiality, to lack of racial diversity, to corporate appeasement—are only too apparent… But it’s precisely in its ambiguity that these popular cultural forms can spark interest, engagement, and joy, and thus a way into a feminist identity.”

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Sullivan on Trailer Parks and Speaking at TedX

When trailer parks are sold or forced to close, the void often leaves hundreds of low-income families searching for a new place to put their home — as well as the funds necessary to move it. Esther Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, spent two years living at trailer parks in Texas and Florida. Her study, published in April, looks at what happens when people are evicted from trailer parks in these states.

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