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The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences provides opportunities, leadership, and administrative support for faculty and staff to grow in their scholarly and professional work.

CLAS supports the mechanisms and processes for research, teaching, working with students and conducting the day-to-day business of managing the college’s academic units.

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CLAS News from Deans' Notes

CLAS Deans' Notes Spotlight | March 16, 2017

REMINDER: Excellence in Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion Awards

APPLICATIONS DUE April 7 - Excellence in Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion through Teaching, Service/Leadership, Research and Creative Activies Awards = Contact 

PLEASE REMIND STUDENTS: RaCAS Accepting Applications through March 31, 2017

Students can showcase research, creative, and other original scholarly activities at the annual student Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS) to be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Student Commons Building on the Denver Campus. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. Any CU Denver student involved in mentored research, creative, and other scholarly activities during the Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Spring 2017 semesters are invited to participate at RaCAS 2017.  Students may choose to present their scholarly work in any of a variety of formats including, but not restricted to:

·         poster presentations

·         exhibits, such as sculpture, photography, models, and ... Read More »

Chemistry Be a Scientist Day Wins Award

“Be a Scientist Day,” a new initiative from the CU Denver Sigma Pi Sigma chapter has been selected as a 2016-17 Future Faces of Physics Award winner .The Future Faces of Physics Award is aimed at supporting projects designed to promote physics across cultures, and is designed to promote the recruitment and retention of people from groups historically underrepresented in physics. These awards are possible thanks to the generous support of Sigma Pi Sigma members.

Allen Taking on Exciting New Roles

Casey D. Allen, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, was selected in a national search as the new Editor for The Geographical Bulletin, the scholarly journal published by Gamma Theta Upsilon – the International Geography Honor Society. First published in 1970 and producing two volumes each year, the Bulletin’s primary mission rests in providing an outlet for publishing original student research, though submissions from other researchers are welcome. In addition, Allen has been asked to serve as Senior Advisor for Jordan’s Sustainable Cultural Heritage through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP) in Wadi Rum (Jordan). This SCHEP program is a USAID-funded initiative currently administered by the American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR) in ... Read More »

Hodgkins Mentoring Future Anthropologists

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jamie Hodgkins has been working diligently with the Anthropology and Experimental Prehistory Club. Under Jamie Hodgins’s tutelage, some of the students were just at the Denver Waldorf school lecturing to students about anthropology. Another member has been doing experimental work using stone tools to butcher goats and study the resulting cut marks on the bones.

Horton Staying Very Busy This Semester

Associate Professor of Anthropology Sarah Horton has a new co-authored piece out:  “Immigrant Labor, Food Politics: A Dialogue Between Four Authors of Recent Books on the Food System” in Gastronomica. She delivered an invited lecture, "Ghost Workers: The Labor Implications of Governing Immigration through Crime," at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL on 2/21 and gave two guest lectures in classes. She was invited to join the Steering Committee for the University's Latino Health Certificate, she was a reviewer of graduate student dissertation fellowships for the Center for Engaged Scholarship, and she spoke at the "Lunch and Learn: Integrating Course-Based Research Experiences," Feb. 7, a roundtable sponsored by the UC Denver Center for Faculty Development. She also delivered a joint Safe Zone training session for the LGBTQ Committee.

Otanez on Digital Storytelling and Workers Rights

Marty Otañez, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has published "Digital Storytelling: Using First-Person Videos about Food in Research and Advocacy," in Food Health: Nutrition, Technology and Public Health, editors Janet Chrzan and John Brett, Berghahn Books. Also, in March Otañez presented "Bioethics in Cannabis Research and Creative Work" at the Cannabis Research and History Conference at UC San Francisco organized by Denver-based Cannabis Outreach and Education Network, and at the Denver City Forum in Littleton. According to a news story in the Littleton Independent, Otañez encourages cannabis workers to assert their labor rights, such as accessing high quality ... Read More »


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