The horror! Why we watch it, write it, and love to dread it



Why the heck do we love horror so much? This month, CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue talks with Stephen Graham Jones, CU Boulder professor and author of experimental, horror, crime and science fiction, about our fears, the origins of monsters, the appeal of zombies and a whole lot more. Jones has won the … Continue reading The horror! Why we watch it, write it, and love to dread it


From superheroes to Hogwarts, Bell’s research on children’s identity, race and inclusivity rings true



Dr. Christopher Bell, director of graduate studies and associate professor of media studies at CU Colorado Springs, is a big fan of Marvel superheroes and is tuned in to what they stand for. On this month’s CU on the Air, Dr. Bell chats with host Ken McConnellogue about the ways race, class and gender intersect … Continue reading From superheroes to Hogwarts, Bell’s research on children’s identity, race and inclusivity rings true


Mental illness: Using innovation to recognize and reach those in need



Mental health is a growing concern on campus and throughout our communities in Colorado and across the country. Today on CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue speaks with Matt Vogl, executive director at the National Mental Health Innovation Center at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, about mental health among college students, how to recognize … Continue reading Mental illness: Using innovation to recognize and reach those in need


CU President George Norlin: Champion of civil rights and an unwavering rebel with a cause



In this month’s CU on the Air, we delve into the courageous academic and civil accomplishments of CU’s fifth and longest-serving president, George Norlin. We discuss how he helped build the university, literally and otherwise, stood up to the KKK and helped shape the university today. Host Ken McConnellogue chats with Dr. Paul Chinowsky, professor … Continue reading CU President George Norlin: Champion of civil rights and an unwavering rebel with a cause


The opioid epidemic: How we got here, how we stop it



The opioid crisis in America today stems from decisions made in the 1980s. And although there are now federal and state programs in place, more treatment options underway and better awareness, the problem is going to get worse before it gets better. In this month’s CU on the Air, Dr. Robert Valuck, professor at the … Continue reading The opioid epidemic: How we got here, how we stop it


Exploring and learning from coexistence in Medieval Spain



The co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain creates a fascinating snapshot of that period in history – the good and not-so-good – and offers important insights on co-existence today. In this episode of CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue speaks via Skype with CU Colorado Springs associate professor of history Roger … Continue reading Exploring and learning from coexistence in Medieval Spain


Rockin’ litigation in the entertainment industry



From Beatlemania to the #MeToo movement, the causes and outcomes of rock ‘n’ roll litigation are varied and complex. Stan Soocher, an entertainment attorney and CU Denver ​professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies, talks with CU on the Air’s Ken McConnellogue about court cases ranging from the Beatles to Michael Jackson to Taylor Swift, … Continue reading Rockin’ litigation in the entertainment industry


Ten years in, CU president talks of what’s been done, what’s to come



University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson recently celebrated his 10th anniversary as president of his alma mater. He is the longest serving CU president in the past 65 years, and he’s not slowing down any time soon. CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue, V.P. of university communications, talks with President Benson on his … Continue reading Ten years in, CU president talks of what’s been done, what’s to come


Denver’s rooftops are going green: What does it mean?



Fifty-four percent of Denver voters passed the green roof initiative in November 2017, requiring rooftop gardens for new buildings with at least 25,000 square feet of gross floor area, and for roof replacement on existing buildings. What does that mean for Denver and how can we expect the cityscape to change over the next years? … Continue reading Denver’s rooftops are going green: What does it mean?


CU’s revolutionary, MOOC-delivered master’s in electrical engineering



In fall 2018, the University of Colorado will launch a new and innovative MOOC-delivered master’s degree in electrical engineering – the first of its type in the world. Today on CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue talks with CU Boulder professor Robert Erickson about what this revolutionary MOOC has to offer learners across the … Continue reading CU’s revolutionary, MOOC-delivered master’s in electrical engineering