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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 | December 4, 2014

Fields co-edits new anthology

Sarah K. Fields, associate professor in Communication, with Samuel O. Regalado (Cal. State Stanislaus), co-edited Sport and the Law: Historical and Cultural Intersections (University of Arkansas Press, 2014).  Part of the Sport, Culture, and Society Series, this anthology examines not only how athletes looked to the nation's judicial system to solve conflicts but also how their cases transformed the interpretation of laws.  The book gives the reader the opportunity to see the threads weaving law and sport together in American society through the lens of nine different legal cases.

Handelsman co-authors new book

A recently released autobiography co-authored by Mitch Handelsman, Professor in Psychology, explores the life story of internationally acclaimed musician Charles Burrell. The Life of Charlie Burrell: Breaking the Color Barrier in Classical Music tells the story of how Burrell became the first person of color in the country to sign with a symphony orchestra when he signed with the Denver Symphony in 1949.

CU Denver professor co-authors book on local classical artist Charlie Burrell
North Denver News
, Nov 24

Scull presents research at SSSS conference

Maren Scull, an Instructor in Sociology, presented findings from her research on male exotic dancers at the annual conference for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) in Omaha, Nebraska in November.  Scull presented her work on the social psychological aspects of exotic dance and discussed the ways in which stripping influences the self-concepts of men who perform for female audiences.  Specifically, she found that stripping led male dancers to develop a dramatically enhanced self-concept and a more positive body image.  Further, being an exotic dancer increased strippers’ feelings of mastery, mattering, and gave rise to an improved self-esteem.  This was the case for dancers who were new to the strip club as well as dancers who had been in the career for decades.  These findings are unusual when compared to the extant literature on female strippers that suggests positive feelings about the self begin to wane when ... Read More »

Swallow and lab to publish

John Swallow, Professor and Chair of Biology, and his lab groups were invited to submit a contribution to a special themed issue of the journal Current Zoology entitled, “Ecological and Evolutionary Connections between Morphology, Behavior and Physiology.”  The issue will be published this December.  The lab’s contribution, “Neurochemistry as a bridge between morphology and behavior: perspectives on aggression in insects,” was coauthored by Swallow, Andrew Bubak (PhD student), Jaime Grace (Post doc), and colleagues from the University of South Dakota (Professor Ken Renner and Assistant Professor Mick Watt).

White new Director of the National Association of Math Circles

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences Diana White has accepted the position of Director of the National Association of Math Circles (NAMC). White has been involved with both kids' and teachers' circles for the last five years at both the local and national level.  Now, in addition to her activities here with the Rocky Mountain Math Circles Program, she will be instrumental in guiding the national math circle movement.


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