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DU study shows health care reform is good for Colorado’s economy

It’s been described by President Barack Obama as a way to meet a “core ethical and moral obligation” and couched as a matter of social justice among advocacy groups who believe access to quality health care is a basic human right. But morals and ethics aside, is health care reform […]

Professor receives grant to study children exposed to animal abuse

Professor receives grant to study children exposed to animal abuse

Here’s what we know about the effects of animal abuse on children who witness it: It can’t be good. Here’s what we don’t know: Everything else. What mental health problems arise when children are exposed to brutality against a much-loved pet? How do children cope when they see an animal […]

Student attempts land speed record at famed Utah race course

Student attempts land speed record at famed Utah race course

For Eva Hakansson, even the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats can be a classroom. In September, the University of Denver graduate engineering student and her husband, Bill, hauled her custom all-electric motorcycle KillaJoule to western Utah for speed trials. Hakansson was strapped into what looks like a huge red rocket […]

Give Me Shelter

Give Me Shelter

Professor Frank Ascione has discovered a disturbing link between domestic violence and animal abuse.

Research helps to define animal abuse

Philip Tedeschi, clinical director of the Graduate School of Social Work’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection, knows exactly how much animals mean to people. “We have, in this country, probably 70 million people who have dogs. There’s no health care plan that has that many people in it. We have more […]

Grad student’s research aims to end sex trafficking

Grad student’s research aims to end sex trafficking

When she graduates on June 4, Robynne Locke will have already made a huge contribution to aid policy makers who are working to eliminate sex trafficking. A master’s student in cultural anthropology with an ethnology concentration at the University of Denver, Locke has documented a cycle of trafficking, rehabilitation and […]

Astronomy professor publishes star system discovery in science journal

Astronomy professor publishes star system discovery in science journal

For more than a century, there has been a mystery. For decades, there have been hypotheses. For years, University of Denver astronomy Professor Robert Stencel has sought answers. But there hasn’t been an image. Until now. Stencel and DU PhD student Brian Kloppenborg are co-authors of a paper that appeared […]

DU professor receives Mentor Award in psychology

Professor emeritus Marshall Haith recently won the American Psychological Association’s Mentor Award for Developmental Psychology. The award is given to educators whose PhD and postdoctoral students have achieved successful careers in psychology. Haith’s former students now hold teaching positions at Stanford, Boston College and the University of Michigan. One student […]

Educational conference showcases DU’s research

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) holds its 91st annual meeting in Denver this week, and DU has a strong presence. With some 12,000 attendees, the conference will host education researchers from around the U.S. and the globe to share research findings. “We are fortunate to have the AERA conference […]

Research Updates April 2010

Law Professor Alan Chen, associate dean for faculty scholarship, presented “Meaningful Access to Constitutional Remedies” at the Sturm College of Law Access to Justice Conference on April 23, 2010.   Law Adjunct Professor David Kopel co-authored an article, “How Many Global Deaths from Arms? Reasons to Question the 740,000 Factoid […]

Research Update March 2010

In November 2009, adjunct faculty member Joseph Labrecque, senior multimedia application developer with the Center for Teaching and Learning, co-presented “Streaming Video for Education” at Educause in Denver. Also in November, he was interviewed for the Adobe Developer Connection website about the use of streaming video systems at the University. […]

Psychology award recognizes DU prof’s research on adolescent depression

Benjamin Hankin, associate professor of psychology at DU, has received the American Psychological Association’s 2010 Distinguished Scientific Award for early career contribution to psychology. The association gives out one award in each field of psychology every two years. Hankin received the award for contributing to field of psychopathology. “I’m extremely […]

DU prof says nothing about Alzheimer’s disease research is easy

Nothing has been easy in the scientific community’s battle against Alzheimer’s disease: not finding a cure, not settling on a cause, not figuring out who might become afflicted, and not even diagnosing it, assistant professor Christina Coughlan told visitors Feb. 10 at DU’s Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics winter […]

Calafell receives research award

Bernadette Calafell, an associate professor in DU’s Department of Human Communication, has received a national award for her research. Her book, Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance, (Academic Books, 2008) was recognized by the National Communication Association with the 2009 Lilla A. Heston Award for outstanding research in oral interpretation and […]

Psychology Assistant Professor Jeremy Reynolds is studying the effects of reading on the human brain

The idea of getting lost in a good book takes on a whole new meaning in light of recent brain-imaging research that shows that when people read, their brains respond as if they were taking the same actions as the characters in the story. Psychology Assistant Professor Jeremy Reynolds co-authored […]