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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 | April 10, 2014

Allen and team researching strategies for military families

Elizabeth Allen, associate professor of psychology, and her team of researchers are working to understand how couples are handling challenges faced by military families after spouses return from deployments and how various strategies seem to work for them in both the short and long term. The Denver Post covered the project last month, focusing on how Allen’s team is conducting an online study called the Relationships Among Military Personnel (RAMP) project.

Warrior & Family Support News Newsletter
Denver Post
, Mar 21

Cooney named to board

Teresa Cooney, professor and chair of sociology, has been named to the editorial board of Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research.

Cronin talks tumbleweed

Westword asked Greg Cronin, associate professor in integrative biology, to explain why the area around Colorado Springs has been besieged by tumbleweeds this spring, and his answers educate on drought effects and invasive species dynamics.
Tumbleweed invasion has its roots in fire, drought
, Mar 28

Guzik serving on NSF panel

Associate professor of sociology Keith Guzik is serving on a Grant Review Panel for the Law and Social Sciences (LSS) Program of the National Science Foundation this month.

Hasinoff explains app and tech impact for parents

WhatsApp  uses data to send text messages, pictures and videos, and got a lot of attention after it was purchased by Facebook for $19 Billion last month. “There’s lots of apps that do this but WhatsApp has just become very popular very fast,” Amy Hasinoff, an assistant professor in communication, explained to Fox 31, stressing that while technology changes parents need to stay focused on the content of their children’s communications rather than the delivery systems.

WhatsApp and other mobile messaging apps parents should know about
Fox 31
, Apr 2

Min has a bright future ahead

Stella Min, a double major in sociology and economics, has been selected as a Honors Program Participant for this year’s annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco.  Min will also be presiding over a research round-table at the annual conference. Perhaps most importantly, Min has accepted an offer of admission to the Sociology PhD program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She has been awarded a 5-year pre-doctoral training grant from the Carolina Population Center that will fund her graduate training.

Otanez presents in Costa Rica and California

On March 27, assistant professor in anthropology Marty Otañez gave an invited conference presentation at the Human Rights and Child Labor in the Global Tobacco Leaf Industry’s 4th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Tobacco or Health in San Jose, Costa Rica that included a screening of his video Are Alternative Livelihoods Possible? The experiences of small farmers in Argentina. In addition, on April 7th he co-presented (with Donica Snyder of Florence Crittenton High School) Speaking a Transpersonal Language: Reproductive health and justice imagery in digital storytelling as a therapeutic and policy-influential process at YTH [Youth + Tech + Health] Live, in San Francisco, California.

Scandlyn new book on PTSD excerpted

Jean Scandlyn, research professor in anthropology, had an op-ed piece appear in the Denver Post with her co-author Sarah Hautzinger (anthropology and feminist and gender studies at Colorado College) excerpted from their book Beyond Post-Traumatic Stress: Homefront Struggles with the Wars on Terror from Left Coast Press.

OPINION: A better way for us to deal with PTSD
Denver Post
, Mar 22

Tomback receives prestigious fellowship

Diana Tomback, professor and associate chair of integrative biology, is the recipient of a Charles Bullard fellowship in Forest Research from Harvard University. Tomback will be spending the spring semester and summer of 2015 based in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology collaborating with a colleague at Harvard, and then two months working at Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA, collaborating with another colleague.  The fellowship will provide Tomback with the opportunity to write research synthesis and policy papers in collaboration with colleagues, as well as interact with other members of the Harvard University faculty. Tomback is grateful for the support of Chair John Swallow and Interim Dean Laura Argys for making this possible. 

Wiley grant will bring staged reading to campus

Cate Wiley, associate professor of English, received a grant from the Puffin Foundation in New Jersey, toward a production of her new play, Sheltered, which is based on stories by homeless women in Denver. The grant will help fund a staged reading of the play later this spring.


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