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Senior Lauren Beaver gives high marks to math and physics courses (4/21/17)

A student in the Daniels College of Business, Beaver will earn her bachelor’s in finance with minors in math and physics this June. She says that one professor who made her time at DU special is Kingshuk Ghosh (Physics & Astronomy), who pushed her to work as hard as she could. Read more: Senior Lauren Beaver Reflects on Her Time at DU (DU Newsroom)

Diego Pons (Geography & the Environment) uses tree rings to successfully reconstruct Guatemala's climate (4/13/17)

Pons' research ties together climate change, coffee production and community engagement in Guatemala, a country heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture and highly vulnerable to climate change. Read more: Using Tree Rings to Reconstruct Guatemala's Climate (DU Newsroom)

Alvaro Arias (Math) partners with alum to teach schoolchildren math basics (4/3/17)

Arias and DU alum Aditya Nagrath (BS ’01, PhD ’08) have teamed up to develop an online math game for children. Read more: DU Professor, Alum Partner to Teach Kids Math (DU Newsroom)

Bob Dores (Biological Sciences) and student researchers look at hormones and stress response (3/22/17)

What can sharks and rays teach us about human hormones and stress response? Quite a lot, it turns out. Read more: Evolution and endocrinology (DU Newsroom)

Department of Geography & the Environment to host Colorado Geographic Bee (3/16/17)

On March 31, 100 of Colorado's top geography students in grades four through eight will gather in Sturm Hall to test their knowledge. Read more: Colorado Geographic Bee Comes to DU (DU Newsroom)

Boulder Daily Camera features editorial by Paul Sutton (Geography & the Environment) on higher ed privatization (3/4/17)

Sutton warns of the dangers of privatization within our public university system. Read more: Paul C. Sutton: The road to idiocracy (Boulder Daily Camera)

Robin Tinghitella (Biological Sciences) studies interplay of mate choice and evolution (3/1/17)

For Tinghitella, the fact that animal mate choice is inherently interesting makes it the perfect hook for introducing students and the public to the complexities of evolutionary biology. More: The Personal Lives of Crickets (DU Newsroom)

Dan Linseman (Biological Sciences) highlighted for his collaboration with students in researching ALS and Alzheimer’s (2/13/17)

Led by Linseman, a team of undergraduate and graduate researchers is trying to determine how nutraceuticals — food components used for medicinal purposes — might protect the neurons in the brain that underlie neurodegenerative diseases. More: DU Undergrads Tackle Real-World Problems (DU Newsroom)

NSM EVENTS

Dale Tooley Cancer Research Lecture

  • Dr. Dan Theodorescu, CU-Anschutz

  • Wednesday, May 3, ECS Fifth Floor, 4:00 p.m. (reception at 3:30)

Special Guest Speaker in Chemistry & Biochemistry

  • F. Fleming Crim, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • "Fundamental Research: Its Consequences and the Role of the National Science Foundation"
  • Thursday, May 11, Olin 205, 4:00 p.m.

NSM Spring Picnic

  • May 24, 12:00 p.m., Boettcher Courtyard

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