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CLAS News from Deans' Notes

CLAS Deans' Notes Spotlight | October 23, 2014

Cooney presents paper in Switzerland

Teresa Cooney, professor and chair of sociology, presented at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference, in Lausanne, Switzerland this month the paper, "Marriage and Remarriage in Later Life: Predictors of Change in Quality over Time."  (Cooney, T. M., & Proulx, C. M.)

Friedson awarded Richard Musgrave Prize

It was recently announced that Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics, will be awarded the prestigious Richard Musgrave Prize by the National Tax Association at their annual meeting on November 13,2014.  The Musgrave prize is awarded to the most outstanding paper published in the National Tax Journal each year.  The winning paper, “Ranking Up by Moving Out: The Effect of the Texas Top 10% Plan on Property Values,” is joint work with Kalena Cortes at Texas A&M.

Hartman presents in the UK

Rudi Hartmann, Associate Professor (C/T), Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, was invited to give the keynote address at a symposium this month organized by the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, UK (in Northern England). The topic of the talk was, “Tourism to Memorial Sites of the Holocaust: Changing Memorial Landscapes, Changing Approaches to the Study of the Sites Associated with the Victims and Perpetrators in Nazi Germany.”

Hasinoff on teen sexting

Amy Hasinoff, the author of the forthcoming book Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent, discusses how sexting is a form of sexual activity, not a gateway to it.

Why Kids Sext
The Atlantic Monthly
, Oct 14

Mansour publishes on impacts of intrauterine malnutrition

Economics Assistant Professor Hani Mansour recently publishedanother paper with co-authors Rey Hernández-Julián and Christina Peters, both at Metropolitan State University, in Demography. The team studied the impact of intrauterine malnutrition on infant health, and found that children who were in utero during the most severe period of the 1974 Bangladesh Famine were significantly more likely to die within one month of birth compared to children who were not in utero during the Famine. They found the effect primarily driven by male children, and furthermore found that women who were pregnant during the Famine experienced a higher number of stillbirths in the post-Famine years. Interestingly, this increase appears to be driven by an excess number of male stillbirths.

Musiba to help develop museum at Laetoli World Heritage Site

Associate Professor of Anthropology Charles Musiba has been appointed to an international team of advisors dedicated to creating a museum complex at the Laetoli World Heritage Site in Tanzania. Musiba, a native Tanzanian, has researched at Laetoli and run the CU Denver Tanzania Field School there for many years. The $35 million project will develop the Laetoli World Heritage Site into a state-of-the-art complex that will include a museum, research facility (with labs and accommodation for 35 scientists),  and an education center that can host 50 students and six teachers. The site is famous for work done there by anthropologist Mary Leakey, who first discovered 3.6 million years old early human footprints there in 1976.

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Pendleton on PBS talks Rocky Flats

Lecturer and National History Day Coordinator Stacey Pendleton was featured on the PBS show, Colorado Experience. Pendleton provides valuable insight on Rocky Flats and the larger impact of a global conflict. 

Colorado’s Cold War
Colorado Experience
, Oct 16

Robinson on disparities in on-the-job death rates

Tony Robinson, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, and also a founding board member of El Centro Humanitario in Denver (which works with day laborers and domestic workers), commented on the hiring practices that result in Latinos remaining at a higher risk of being killed at work than others.

Hispanics have highest rate of on-the-job fatalities in Colorado
Denver Post
, Oct 19

Stones comments on political advertising

Communication Lecturer Emily Stones discussed political ad strategy recently with Gary Shapiro.

Looking at trends in this year’s campaign ads
, Oct 8

Thomas presents paper on China

Associate Professor of Political Science Stephen Thomas presented a paper based on his sabbatical research at the Northern State University International Business Conference on October 12.  The paper was titled, "The Influences of China’s 1842 to 1943 Century of Humiliation on Current Chinese Economic Development Policies.”  


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