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CLAS News from Deans' Notes

CLAS Deans' Notes Spotlight | August 28, 2014

DeForest's Latin-O-Meter helps writers analyze how they come across

Lecturer in Modern Languages, Mary DeForest, has developed a web-based tool to help writers gain greater insight into their writing and how it might be perceived. The Latin-O-Meter analyzes writing, determines the origins of the words used, and assigns a score indicating whether the writing comes across to readers as snobby or uneducated.

Content Analysis App For Pretentiousness: Use The Latin-O-Meter To Test Yourself
, Aug 12

LatinOMeter analyzes your writing, tells you if readers think you're pretentious or educated
, Aug 12

Hartley and student present at annual meeting

Laurel Hartley, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology, and graduate student Mark Visel attended the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in August. Hartley and Visel presented results of their research on the effects of plague-extirpation on vegetation of prairie dog colonies in urban Colorado. Hartley also presented results of her pedagogical research related to how grades 6-12 students develop understanding of ecosystem ecology.

Horton publishes on health care access for immigrants

Sarah Horton, Anthropology Assistant Professor, had an article on health care access among undocumented immigrants in the US published in Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States, an edited three volume collection on undocumented migration oriented towards an undergraduate audience. Horton has also recently submitted articles to American Ethnologist and to the Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

Koester working and publishing on homelessness and drug use

Professor Steve Koester of Anthropology is working on an NIH R-34 grant on prescription drug overdose with colleagues in Internal Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Koester is also the Co-PI of a Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) project (with the Harm Reduction Center) on naloxone intervention among injection drug users. Keeping very busy, Koester also recently co-authored papers on homelessness at the Association of American Geographers meeting and at the International Sociological meeting.

Lin receives prestigious Henry Dreyfus Award

Hai Lin, Associate Professor of Chemistry, was recently named a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar for 2014.  Awarded by the Camile and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching, and provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.

Phiel publishing solo and with CLAS colleagues

Christopher J. Phiel, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, recently had two papers accepted for publication. The first paper is a multi-disciplinary effort between members of the Departments of Integrative Biology (PRA Colleen Bartman, MS student Jennifer Egelston, Assistant Professor Raibatak Das, and Phiel) and Chemistry (Assistant Professor Xiaojun Ren). Entitled “A Simple and Efficient Method for Transfecting Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells” and published in Experimental Cell Research, this paper describes the development of a new protocol for introducing DNA into mouse embryonic stem cells, a widely used cell type in academic and industry laboratories. The second paper entitled “Gene Expression Profiling in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells Reveals Gsk-3-Dependent Targets of PI3K and Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling Pathways,” was accepted for ... Read More »

Swallow presents in Germany

John Swallow, Chair and Professor of Integrative Biology, was invited to present in a symposium this month focusing on the biology of stalk-eyed flies at the 8th International Congress of Dipterology in Potsdam, Germany. Swallow presented a synthesis of recent work in his lab on the evolution of aggressive behaviors with emphasis on the modulatory role of the monoamine serotonin in stalk-eyed flies. The title of his invited presentation was “Neural Mechanisms Underlying Aggression in Stalk-eyed Flies.”

Woodhull presents in England

Margaret L. Woodhull, Director of the Master of Humanities Program, just returned from giving a paper at a conference at the University of Leeds in England. The three-day, international conference was called Commemorating Augustus, and explored the impact of Rome's first emperor and imperialism in the world after Roman antiquity. Woodhull’s  paper was titled, "Agrippina's Temple for Claudius and the Demise of Women Building Rome."


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