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Lessons from a Strenuous Social Psychology Experiment, a.k.a. a 50th High School Reunion

Early in April, my luck took an upward surge, and I was permitted to serve as a human subject in a strenuous social psychology experiment. Or, to put this another way, I went to my 50th anniversary high school reunion. For the young and/or the reclusive, I will outline the steps and stages of this…

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CU Boulder to host Denver political pundit Eric Sondermann

Denver-based political commentator Eric Sondermann will be presented by the University of Colorado Center of the American West in “The New Normal: Conflict, Polarization and Incivility: An Evening of Conversation about Local, Regional and National Politics.” In a conversation with Center of the American West Faculty Director Patty Limerick, Sondermann will share his understanding of…

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Stapleton Name Change Discussion Heating Up

DENVER, Colo. (CBS4) – Concerned community members gathered at a room in Stapleton to talk about whether the name of the neighborhood should be changed. Stapleton, built on the old Stapleton Airport, has a name that dates back to 1923. That’s the year in which Benjamin Stapleton was first elected as Denver’s mayor. Historians said Stapleton…

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Environmental History of the High Rockies

In this CU on the Weekend lecture, Thomas Andrews will explore the deep history of human-environment interactions in the Colorado River headwaters region of Rocky Mountain National Park from the end of the last ice age through the present day. By examining the successive stories of indigenous peoples, American miners and homesteaders, and federal land…

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Campus Q&A: The Scholarly Approach of Prize-Winner Sarah Krakoff

CU Boulder last month named professor Sarah Krakoff the 2018 recipient of the Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university. Among her distinguished work teaching students and being part of the CU Boulder faculty, Krakoff is an expert in American Indian law and natural resources. “Sarah Krakoff…

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