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Faculty News

Colleen Reid's research on urban green space and health

Feb. 22, 2018

Colleen Reid's research on smoke from distant wildfires and health

Feb. 14, 2018

Hunter, Simon research climate change and the "healthy migrant effect"

Feb. 8, 2018

A first look at the intersection of climate change and the relatively good health of new migrants—or “healthy migrant effect”— suggests that the changing climate might propel less-healthy people to migrate from Mexico to the United States, according to author Lori M. Hunter, a sociology professor and director of the Population Program in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS). Read more: Does a changing climate affect when healthy people migrate?

David Pyrooz and colleagues published an opinion piece in the Washington Post entitled "Did the Ferguson shooting make policy less proactive?" (Sept 18, 2017).

Sep. 18, 2017

Colleen Reid's research on heat vulnerability was covered in the New York Observer (Aug 10, 2017), Business Standard (Aug 8, 2017), the San Francisco Chronicle (Aug 8, 2017), the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Aug 8, 2017) and the Conversation (Aug 8, 2017).

Aug. 10, 2017

Ryan Masters' research on the relative impact of opioids and obesity on U.S. mortality was widely covered in news outlets, including NPR Morning Edition (March 23, 2017); Chicago Tribune (Sept 13, 2017); and Denver Post (July 19, 2017).

Jul. 19, 2017

Amanda Carrico's research on pro-environmental behavior was highlighted by Scientific American in "Small Steps to Save Energy Exhaust Political Will for Bigger Actions" (June 21, 2017).

Jun. 21, 2017

Amanda Stevenson's research on the removal of planned parenthood from the Texas Women's Health Program was widely covered including in the Washington Post (July 10, 2017), SF Gate (Jan 29, 2017), Business Insider (Jan 29, 2017), the Sacramento Bee (Jan 22, 2017), and public radio stations across the nation.

Jan. 29, 2017

Sanyu Mojola Receives Distinguished Scholarly Book Award.

Sep. 1, 2016

Sanyu Mojola received the "Distinguished Scholarly Book Award" from the American Sociological Association at the August 20-23 meeting in Seattle. This is a tremendous honor, presented annually for the ASA member's best single book published in the three calendar years preceding the award year. Sanyu joins a distinguished and very impressive list of scholarly awardees. The title which earned this much-deserved award is Love, Money, and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS by Sanyu A. Mojola (University of California Press, 2014). Congratulations Sanyu!

Robbee Wedow, Jason Boardman — Gender, Genetics, and Weight Identity

Aug. 31, 2016

Robbee Wedow, Jason Boardman, and colleagues have published an article on gender, genetics, and weight identity in the Social Science & Medicine. Their research findings are also discussed in detail in CU Boulder Today.

Liam Downey Receives Outstanding Publication Award

Aug. 20, 2016

Liam Downey received the Environment and Technology Section's Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award at the ASA annual meeting in Seattle August 20-23rd for his book Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment. Senior environmental sociology colleagues Liam talked with at the meetings described Liam's book as making a critically important contribution to environmental sociology, as providing a great service to the field, and as moving the field forward in new and exciting ways.

David Pyrooz Quoted on Prison Gang Renouncement

Aug. 11, 2016

David Pyrooz was recently quoted in the news. He spoke with a reporter from the Houston Chronicle about the Texas prison system's gang renouncement program. He was also interviewed as part of NPR's "code switch" podcast about how crime rates have changed in the aftermath of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, MO.

Lori Hunter is keynote speaker at Sustainable Development Goals workshop.

May. 10, 2016

Lori Hunter was an invited keynote speaker at a workshop on "Science needs in the context of tough choices in implementing the UN's new SDG framework," organized by Future Earth Germany and held in Villa Vigoni at Lake Como, Italy, April 18-21, 2016. Lori spoke on "The implications of migration for implementation of the SDGs."

Myron Gutmann's findings show agricultural greenhouse gas emissions could be eliminated.

Aug. 4, 2015

Myron Gutmann's study analyzing historical agricultural census data and ecosystem models to estimate the magnitude of annual greenhouse gas emissions from all agricultural sources in the Great Plains from 1870 to 2000 demonstrates the potential to completely eliminate agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from the region. This is an important research milestone about the ways that population change shapes the environment. The article is set to appear in the the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Lori Hunter Featured on Academic Minute

Jun. 30, 2015

Lori Hunter discussed her research on the relationship between human migration and the natural environment on Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute June 8. Listen to the podcast and access a transcript here.

Lori Hunter Appears on KGNU Radio

May. 28, 2015

Lori Hunter and Visiting FIRST Scholar Robert McLeman were guests on KGNU Radio's show "It's the Economy", focused this week on disasters and displacement, May 28. Listen to the broadcast here. Twitter link here.

Rick Rogers et al Research Featured in CU News

Apr. 28, 2015

Research findings from a new study led by Rick Rogers, co-authored by Jason Boardman, Philip Pendergast, and Elizabeth Lawrence, linking drinking behaviors with mortality are featured in a CU news article.

Hunter Outreach to WorldWatch Institute

Nov. 13, 2012

Lori Hunter wrote a piece for the WorldWatch Institute published online November 13 as part of outreach efforts on behalf of the CU Population Center. The piece is called "Climate Change Migration Often Short-Distance and Circular" and appears in Vital Signs Online, WorldWatch Institute.

Boardman Research on Genetics and Friendship in the News

Oct. 31, 2012

Jason Boardman's research on genetics and friendship is featured in a recent CU news release.

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