John Hewitt was bemused, though perhaps not surprised, that one of the first emails he received in response to a September NPR story about his recent work showing the surprising importance of environment to some adolescent learners was from a private school in Denver, asking him to speak. “That’s exactly what they would love to hear,” says Hewitt, director of the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at CU-Boulder.
Philip Hart remembers growing up in east Denver and hearing his mother, grandmother and aunt talking about his great uncle James Herman Banning, a pioneer in African American aviation in the early years of the 20th century.
History professor Marjorie McIntosh was shocked— in her own words appalled— to discover the lack of Latino inclusion in the prevailing histories of Boulder County.
Ashby Pate, 35, left his home in Birmingham, Ala., in mid-April to take up his post as the sole American justice on the bench in the Republic of Palau. And what a long, strange and immensely enjoyable trip it’s been for the 2000 English honors graduate.
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