Category Archives: Community and culture

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CU is Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Forefront



CU on the Air talks to CU President Mark Kennedy and CU Chief Diversity Officer Theodosia Cook about what is in the works, what is being planned and what still needs to be undertaken to end racism and to further diversity, equity and inclusion on CU’s four campuses and in the larger community. Takeaways from … Continue reading CU is Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Forefront


African Americans, allies confront racism, health disparities



Podcast recorded via Zoom As police brutality against African Americans airs on videos across the globe, as protesters continue to take to the streets across the U.S., and as African Americans continue to die of COVID-19 in disproportionate numbers, the United States is at a tipping point. CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue discusses … Continue reading African Americans, allies confront racism, health disparities


The importance of innovation for CU in the age of COVID-19 and beyond



CU on the Air again talks to CU President Kennedy about the University of Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and its transformation to greater technology and online learning. Analysis of the market and CU’s role in online learning Strong progress in the past on which to build Online Acceleration Committee Bring together the best of our … Continue reading The importance of innovation for CU in the age of COVID-19 and beyond


True GRIT provides resilience training in coronavirus crisis



Recorded via Zoom On this month’s CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue talks with Dr. Chip Benight, a psychology professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Dr. Benight researches the human adaptation from trauma. His work is focused on recovery from natural disasters including things like the coronavirus pandemic as well as manmade … Continue reading True GRIT provides resilience training in coronavirus crisis


CU President Kennedy’s coronavirus update



CU President Mark Kennedy sat down this week with CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue to provide updates to the CU community. How CU is rallying remotely CU’s budget and the possible impacts of coronavirus Federal engagement for relief for higher ed Work underway with the governor, legislature How we will continue to deliver … Continue reading CU President Kennedy’s coronavirus update


CU Denver prof examines white-collar and traditional criminals, investigations, trends and tech



On this month’s CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue chats with Mary Dodge, criminology and law professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. Professor Dodge researches women in the criminal justice system, white-collar crime, policing, prostitution and courts. Trends in criminal activity and the growing threat of mass shootings. How … Continue reading CU Denver prof examines white-collar and traditional criminals, investigations, trends and tech


Milk and Cookies: CU Anschutz researchers give parents with young children a supportive environment



It’s a disturbing paradox that while doctors and scientists encourage and promote the health benefits of breast feeding, women in science are leaving these careers in droves. Today on CU on the Air, we’re talking with CU School of Medicine researchers and administrative support Michele Hoffman, Whitney Phinney and Pamela Alvarez Moran about the important … Continue reading Milk and Cookies: CU Anschutz researchers give parents with young children a supportive environment


CU across Colorado: CU Denver team fans out to help rural areas with community projects



In this month’s CU on the Air, we talk to representatives of the University Technical Assistance program, or UTA. It’s a unique collaboration between a Colorado Center for Community Development in the College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver, and a division of local government within the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, or DOLA. … Continue reading CU across Colorado: CU Denver team fans out to help rural areas with community projects


Buried in unmarked graves, Leadville’s Irish miners now have a voice



A sign in Leadville’s Evergreen Cemetery calls it the Old Catholic section, while period maps list it as the Free Catholic section. CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue talks with Jim Walsh, assistant professor of political science at CU Denver, who for more than decade has researched Leadville’s Irish community during the late 1800s … Continue reading Buried in unmarked graves, Leadville’s Irish miners now have a voice


From 100 barrels of beer on the boat to the original India pale ale, beer is a social function



We continue chatting (and maybe sipping a little) with lecturer Travis Rupp at Avery Brewing Co. about his unique career exploring and recreating ancient and not-quite-as-ancient beers – all while teaching Greek and Roman archaeology, art history, Egyptology, and Roman history at CU Boulder. Host Ken McConnellogue chats with Rupp about the Ales of Antiquity, the places … Continue reading From 100 barrels of beer on the boat to the original India pale ale, beer is a social function