Christina Jimenez

Dr. Christina Jimenez, Professor and Chair of the Department of History, was recently featured on a national podcast from the Movement is Life Caucus. The following was taken from a brief description of the podcast episode:

“COVID-19 is severely impacting underserved communities. Health disparities continue to make the headlines as we transition from the acute phase of the pandemic to the chronic phase. This new normal means we must learn to live with the coronavirus for the foreseeable future. We will continue to peel back layers of disparities to reveal the factors behind health inequities being amplified by this pandemic. In this podcast for Movement is Life, Episode 41 we discuss privilege. We hear the p-word (privilege) used a lot in the context of health disparities, but what does it really mean and how does it perpetuate health inequities?”

Movement is Life Caucus Movement is Life is a multi-disciplinary coalition seeking to eliminate racial, ethnic and gender disparities in muscle and joint health by promoting physical mobility to improve quality of life among women, African Americans and Hispanics. Strategic Objectives. To Reduce Musculoskeletal Health Disparities at the Patient, Healthcare Provider.
Eugenia Olesnicky-Killian
Christina Biermann

Four of 5 women faculty from UCCS recently featured on the national Academic Minute radio program are from the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences: Christine Biermann, Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, Oksana Bihun, former Associate Professor of Mathematics, Elizabeth Daniels, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Eugenia Olesnicky Killian, Associate Professor of Biology. The theme of the broadcast was “Women in STEM Takeover.” Jessi Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of Psychology, selected the participants. More information is available from an article in the UCCS Communique.

Michele Okun

A study conducted on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on students’ health was recently featured in the UCCS Communique. The study was conducted by Michele Okun, Lectuer, and Leilani Feliciano, Professor, both from the Psychology Department.

Leilani Feliciano

Chip Benight, Professor of Psychology, was interviewed recently by CU on the Air about his work on human adaptation from trauma.

Chip Benight

LAS Peak Moments – YouTube Friday Release!

Meet Madison Fox, current UCCS student studying Pre-Med Biochemistry and a LAS Peak Ambassador, Cody Stein, UCCS Alum, previous LAS Peak Ambassador, and post-bac research fellow at the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. James Kovacs, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCCS.

Continue reading “What Do You Know About COVID-19? We Asked OUR Experts”
UCCS Department of Communication

The Online BA in Communication, offered by the UCCS Department of Communication, was selected to be part of a CU System initiative to promote select online degree programs for fall 2020. The UC-Denver Office of Digital Education is currently working with faculty in the UCCS Communication department – as well as with the Provost’s Office and the offices of Marketing and Admissions at UCCS – on a targeted marketing effort as a part of a larger collaborative system effort that includes a total of 14 degree programs across the Boulder, Denver, Anschutz, and Colorado Springs campuses. Faculty members Janice Thorpe and Connie Staley, together with department chairperson David Nelson, are leading the Communication department’s contribution to this accelerated marketing caompaign. Read more below…

Continue reading “Online Communication Degree Selected for Promotion by CU System”

More than 75 faculty in the College, along with representatives from the Career Center, Public Safety, and the B.I. program offer words of congratulation and encouragement in a video tribute to the graduating class of 2020. The video features original music composed and played by Colin McAllister from the department of Visual and Performing Arts, and closes with a message from Interim Dean Rex Welshon. Margie Oldham, LAS Director of Community Relations, lead the effort to create the video.

Click here to view the video, and congratulations to our 2020 graduates and their families!