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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 | February 4, 2016

Bruederle named New Director of URCA

The Undergraduate Experiences Office is pleased to announce a new Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA), Leo Bruederle. This position, partnered with the Experiential Learning Center’s Assistant Director, Lesley Bishop, will oversee the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and the annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS) and is charged with developing and supporting programs that increase access to these scholarly activities, while providing support to students undertaking and faculty mentoring them.  Bruederle gratefully has agreed to serve as the Acting Director for 2016-2017; please see more info here.

Cronin publishing on transdisciplinary scholarship

Greg Cronin, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology and Sustainability, published “Rewarding Transdisciplinary Scholarship in Higher Education,” in the ATLAS (Academy of Transdisciplinary Learning & Advanced Studies): Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science, (Vol. 6, pp. 23-39, Dec, 2015). The Editorial for this issue sites, “Interesting paper on how to reward transdisciplinary scholarship in higher education was presented by Greg Cronin. It is very important to read this paper and provide feedback to ATLAS on this issue.”

Harding talks about her work and her mother

Rachel Harding, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies specializing in Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, has worked since her mother's death in 2004 to gather Rosemarie Harding's "long, sweet flashes of brilliance" in the book Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism and Mothering (Duke University Press, May 2015). Her mother, Rosemarie, was a teacher and social worker, and on the front lines of the civil rights movement.

Three Conversations For The Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 17

Kaskavitch talks Broncos videos

Immersive videos are the trend for sports this year, said Matthew Kaskavitch, a Lecturer in the Department of Communication. "A lot of professional sports associations are doing it, not just the NFL," Kaskavitch said, pointing to the NHL partnering with GoPro cameras to get more immersive, up-close footage of hockey. "But I think they (the Broncos) are in the top five echelon willing to take the risk of doing something cutting edge for their fans," Kaskavitch said. "There's such a rabid fan base that they'll eat up any content."

Broncos use technology to deepen fan support
Denver Post
, Jan 22

Maynard wins travel award to Biophysical Society Meeting

Favinn Maynard, a Senior majoring in Integrative Biology, has received a competitive travel award to the 60th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, to be held Feb 27 – Mar 2.  The Biophysical Society Education Committee provides these awards to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows based on scientific merit. Maynard is conducting undergraduate research on protein-lipid interactions in the Knight Lab in the Chemistry department.  She will present her research in a poster at the meeting and will be recognized along with other awardees at a reception on Feb. 27.

Musiba continues training the next generation of paleoanthropologists

In January, Logan School students enjoyed visiting campus to explore the biological anthropology teaching classroom and the paleoanthropology laboratory. Charles M. Musiba, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Graduate Program Director, worked with educators from Logan to bring students here and answer students’ questions on his latest collaborations with other world-class researchers in identifying a new species of Hominin based on findings from a South African dig – questions like:  “What was the experience like to be part of something this huge?” and “What is the most interesting part for you personally in working in anthropology?”

Sullivan speaking on affordable housing

Esther Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, gave an invited paper presentation, “Displaced in Place: Social Policy and Forced Relocation from Mobile Home Parks in Comparative Perspective” in the Housing Diversity, Housing Community Panel, for the Social Science History Association meeting in Baltimore MD Nov 12-15. In December she also took part as an invited stakeholder in the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seminar as they issued a new, proposed “Duty to Serve” rule.  The Duty to Serve rule requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase their secondary market activities to help very low-, low-, and moderate-income families buy or rent a home. 

Wiley reading from her new play

English Associate Professor Cate Wiley has been invited to read from her new play at the Denver Center New Play Summit, as part of the “playwrights’ slam” at the Jones Theater on February 13. The new, in-progress work, entitled “Shame,” deals with history, terrorism and anti-Semitism in France, and, of course, sex. Student tickets for $5 and $10 general admission tickets are available at the Denver Center website, or at 303.446.4829—make sure you select tickets for the Launch Weekend (Feb 13).


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