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CLAS News from Deans' Notes

CLAS Deans' Notes Spotlight | October 5, 2017

Dissemination Grants deadline October 13

CLAS Dissemination Grants provide support to faculty = engaging in activities that promote their research and creative work and enhance the profile of the College and University. The CLAS Dissemination Grant is a competitive program that provides an opportunity for tenure-track, tenured, and clinical teaching track faculty to obtain up to $2000 per academic year for disseminating research and creative work via publication (page and other publication charges), travel to support presentations at professional meetings, website design related to communication of research results, or other scholarly dissemination venues. Applications can be submitted twice per year.  This fall, applications are due on Friday, October 13.  Additional information and the application can be found here

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Bauer presenting and publishing

Philosophy Research Assistant Professor Mark Bauer’s new article “Ahistorical Teleosemantics: An Alternative to Nanay,” was recently published in The Southern Journal of Philosophy (2017, 55, 158-76). In addition, Bauer is presenting the paper "Nonfunctional Semantics in Plants," at the Southwestern Philosophical Society Conference in Waco, Texas, on Nov 3-5. At the end of the semester, Bauer will offer a 5-week workshop called “Advanced Analytical Thinking” for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (spaces are still available) on the Anschutz Medical Campus, sponsored by the NIH’s Common Fund’s initiative to Broaden Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Program. 

Boffy-Ramirez on gender difference in higher-ed choices in face of unemployment

Ernest Boffy-Ramirez, Assistant Professor CT of Economics, publishes research on the countercyclical relationship between educational attainment and state unemployment. Boffy-Ramirez's latest research, in Education Economics, shows that 17 year old male high school students on the margin between going to college and entering the labor force are tipped into pursuing additional education during periods of high unemployment, while women are unaffected.

Guzik and colleagues receive NSF funding to study body-worn cameras

Associate Professor of Sociology Keith Guzik (together with Onook Oh and Ronald Ramirez from the CU Denver School of Business, and Tony Tong from the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder) recently received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund a 3-year project examining the impact of body-worn camera (BWC) technology on police organizations. The team’s study looks to contribute to the burgeoning research on police BWCs by exploring the technology’s impact on the organization of policing. More specifically, the team is looking to identify how BWCs enhance or pose challenges to critical operations in police organizations, such as report writing, evidence procedures, citizen complaints, officer supervision, and officer training.

Tomback continues as go-to on whitebark pine

On September 20, in the town of Jasper (in Jasper National Park, Alberta) Diana F. Tomback, Professor of Integrative Biology, presented an evening talk to the public on the importance of whitebark pine, a widely-distributed high elevation tree in the Rocky Mountains; the role of its seed disperser Clark’s Nutcracker, a bird related to crows and ravens; factors causing the decline of whitebark pine; and restoration approaches.  The talk was sponsored by Parks Canada. 

UE Seeks Next Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

The Undergraduate Experiences Office invites applications for the position of Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (DURCA), to begin Spring 2018.  The DURCA will provide leadership to advance the goal of providing undergraduate students with a wide range of opportunities in research, creative, and other scholarly activities.  The DURCA will oversee centralized programs such as UROP and RaCAS, promote collaboration with faculty and administrators in all schools/colleges to foster URCA, promote initiatives to expand student participation in URCA, and seek funding for new URCA initiatives.  The successful candidate will have a passion for URCA and a record of successful mentoring of students in research or creative activities.  Applicants should be instructors or tenure track/tenured professors who have administrative and organizational skills, leadership experience, demonstrated ability working collaboratively, and strong communication and ... Read More »

PLEASE ALERT STUDENTS: $52,000 in funding available for CU Denver Students – Study Abroad scholarship deadlines are approaching

To learn more and apply to a Winterim or Maymester/Summer study abroad program, students can visit the Global Education: Study Abroad website, email, or contact  for an appointment. Application deadlines for the Winterim programs end on October 15.

Latino Health Certificate application deadline October 15

The Colorado School of Public Health certificate in Latino Health is currently the only graduate Public Health Certificate in the country devoted to preparing a sector of the public health workforce to address Latino community’s needs.  “The Latino Health Certificate will provide scholars with the necessary tools and experience to strategically and effectively implement research or service programs to improve the lives of Latino communities in Colorado and beyond,” says Fernando Holguin, MD, MPH, director of ColoradoSPH’s Latino Research and Policy Center.  Enrollment for certificates is open through October 15, 2017 for the classes commencing in January 2018. For more info contact Claudia Patricia Galetto, Community Project Coordinator, Latino Research and Policy Center, 303-315-0145,

Media Learning Lab Info for 2017-2018 Attached

Please find a poster for the Media Learning Lab attached and distribute widely. The lab and it’s equipment is available to faculty, staff and students throughout CLAS.


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