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Visual-rhetoric expert wins 2016 award

Laurie Gries, assistant professor of communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, has won a 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication Advancement of Knowledge Award for her book Still Life with Rhetoric: A New Materialist Approach for Visual Rhetorics.

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CU-Boulder prof, colleague aim to cut textbook costs

The idea is to teach students most effectively while saving them hundreds in thousands in textbook costs. The class is called “Chemistry, Life the Universe and Everything,” or CLUE. It was developed by MSU chemistry professor Melanie Cooper and Michael Klymkowsky of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Nobel Prize highlights importance of Russian studies

For Svetlana Alexievich, this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Soviet Union is a kind of ‘historical Chernobyl that still produces contamination and radiation—psychological, historical, political and cultural,’ CU-Boulder expert Mark Leiderman observes. He says now is a good time for students and the world to learn more about Russia, and the university has already moved to meet that need.

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Sociologist applies lessons of gangs to terrorism

David Pyrooz, a University of Colorado Boulder sociologist who is advancing the study of terrorism by applying research on criminal gangs, has won an Early Career Award from the American Society of Criminology.

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