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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

Simon on Wildfire Dangers and Destruction

Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences Gregory Simon argued in the book Flame and Fortune in the American West that by allowing development in areas where fires are known to regularly occur, it is inevitable that damage will occur. As wildfire season hits its summer peak again, Simon’s research is once again coming into the discussion of how to conceptualize dangerous wildfires -- as unstoppable natural events, or the result of building homes and businesses in unwise places.

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Sullivan at TedXMileHigh Talks Housing Inequity

Assistant Professor of Sociology Esther Sullivan’s ethnographic work takes an in-depth look at poverty, housing inequality, and both forced and voluntary relocation.

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