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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UC Denver
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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 | July 17, 2014

Geography moves into new space

It is with great pleasure that the Department of Geography and Environmental Science announces their main office space has moved to a new location in North Classroom: 3014. Chair Brian Page is now located in NC 3014-Suite B, making for a centralized location for the department.  Please feel free to stop by to say hello and visit the new digs!

Briles research finds forest recovery within a century

In May, Christy Briles, Assistant Professor in Geography and Environmental Sciences, released a co-authored paper, the result of three years of research, that found lodgepole pine forests recover within a century following severe wildfires (Dunnette, P.V., P.E. Higuera, K.K. McLauchlan, K.M. Derr, C.E. Briles, M.H. Keefe. 2014. Biogeochemical impacts of wildfires over four millennia in a Rocky Mountain subalpine watershed. New Phytologist . 203: 900-912 doi: 10.1111/nph.12828).

Western forests recover quickly from natural wildfires
, May 20

Western forests recover quickly from natural wildfires
New Phytologist Trust
, June 5

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Cronin putting the transdisciplinary approach to work

Greg Cronin, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology, was a keynote speaker at the 20th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment (IICE), where he gave a talk titled “Rewarding Transdisciplinary Scholarship in Higher Education.”  At the 19th IICE, Cronin presented a paper about combining transdisciplinary research with Boyer’s model of scholarship, creating an approach he labeled  "transdisciplinary scholarship".  At this year’s conference, Cronin shared some of the results of using this approach, including the declaration of a 230,000 acre marine park in Haiti (with PI Jean Wiener) , the first aquaponic system ever built in a US jail (at Denver County Jail) and the formation ... Read More »

Fields editorial on concussion risks in soccer

Sarah K. Fields, Associate Professor of Communication, had an editorial published on youth soccer, citing a National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study, arguing that heading isn’t the only concern in the area of concussions, but more specifically on-field collisions need to be minimized.

It’s Not Heading, but On-Field Collisions
New York Times
, June 27

Hurst talks prepaid credit cards

Kyle Hurst, Instructor of Economics, was interviewed by CBS4 on the topic of prepaid credit cards, how they have become so widespread and who is issuing them.

Prepaid Debit Cards Becoming Choice Of Scammers
, June 23

Keranen and Levin-Clark publish on health humanities

History Professor and Associate Dean Marjorie Levine-Clark (left) and Associate Professor of Communication Lisa Keränen (right) published essays in the Health Humanities Reader (2014, Rutgers University Press), edited by AMC’s Therese Jones, along with Delease Wear and Lester Friedman. Levine-Clark’s essay is called "'I Always Prefer the Scissors': Isaac Baker Brown and Feminist Histories of Medicine,” ... Read More »

Vajda presentation in Italy recapped on radio

Alan Vajda, Assistant Professor of Environmental Endocrinology in the Department of Integrative Biology, presented a paper titled "Infrastructure Investment Improves Ecosystem Health" at the Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Endocrine Disruption in Barga, Italy in May, 2014. Further detail on this long-term research was presented during a radio interview on the award-winning science show, How on Earth, on July 8, 2014.


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