Dr. Sean Williams, TCID

Sean Williams, Associate Professor and Director of the Technical Communication & Information Design (TCID) program, recently published the article “Narratives of International Women Entrepreneurs: An Exploratory Case Study of Identity Negotiation in Technology Startups” in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. Read on for a summary of the research.

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Colin McAlister

Colin McAlister – Assistant Professor and co-director of the Music Program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts – and the Through a Glass Darkly conference he directs were recently covered in the Communique. The article was written by Jared Verner. Here’s a link to the full story: “Through a Glass Darkly” returns to UCCS for sixth year March 20-26.

In this installment of “Why I Research,” faculty members from Anthropology, Economics, History, Physics and Energy Science, and Sociology share their reasons and motivations for conducting research.

Esther Lamidi

Esther Lamidi, Assistant Professor of Sociology

I conduct research because I love the process of finding answers to pertinent questions about evolving patterns of family life. As my friends and family often say, my curious mind can’t stop asking why. I also consider it a privilege to be part of the group of scholars in my field whose research informs changes in social policies and individual and group actions. 

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Dr. Fernando Feliu-Moggi

Dr. Fernando Feliu-Moggi, Professor of Spanish, Department of Languages and Cultures, was recently awarded a CU Diversity and Inclusive Excellence grant to support the Latin American Artist Speaker Series at UCCS.

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The College of Letters, Arts and Sciences has created a new way for our donors to support us. The LAS Student Assistantship Support Fund will support LAS students who are assisting faculty in their research, scholarship, creative works, and teaching. This funding approach is intended to directly support our students, and to indirectly support the faculty members they are assisting. Application instructions will be shared at a future date. In the meantime donors can contribute through this direct giving page: LAS Student Assistantship Support Fund Giving Page.

The LAS Student Assistantship Support Fund was established through a collaboration between Zuleika Johnson, Associate Director of Development, Mike Kisley, Associate Dean of LAS, and a private donor who will be featured in a future news feed post, and who provided the initial contribution to establish the fund.

Dr. Brandon Vogt, Associate Professor, Department of GES

The UCCS Communique recently covered Dr. Brandon Vogt’s capstone snow hydrology course in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies (GES). Several of the 12 enrolled students were interviewed for the article, and they describe the course as transformative. The article was written by Anna Squires. Link directly to the article.

Dr. Laith Al-Shawaf, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Laith Al-Shawaf, Assistant Professor of Psychology, was recently recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). From the association’s website, “The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD. … this designation recognizes researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.” (https://www.psychologicalscience.org/members/awards-and-honors/aps-rising-stars). Selection as a Rising Star involves evaluation of a candidate’s publications, previous recognitions, substantive contributions to the field of research, and the potential for broad impact.

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Matthew Copus, winner of the 2019 Grand Slam competition, presenting his research, “Magnetic Rogue Waves.” Matthew’s research mentor was Dr. Bob Camley, Professor of Physics

The UCCS Mountain Lion Grad Slam competition finals, this year an all-LAS event, will take place Friday (1/31/20) from 12-1 in Berger Hall. Graduate students will explain their research in an engaging way. Each student gets 1 slide and 3 minutes to present their research to a layperson audience. The winner of this competition represents UCCS at the Colorado Graduate Schools competition and at the Western Association of Graduate Schools competition.

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Dr. Emily Skop

The research of Dr. Emily Skop, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, was featured in the UCCS Communique: “UCCS researchers highlight changed perceptions of refugees over past 100 years.” The article, written by Anna Squires, also mentions a special issue of the journal Geographical Review that Dr. Skop co-Edited on “Bordering Practices, Local Resistance and the Global Refugee ‘Crisis’ .”