Lois Brink, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Colorado Denver and director of the Colorado Center for Community Development and Learning Landscapes, wrote an article for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association titled: "Early Impact of the Federally Mandated Local Wellness Policy on School Nutrition Environments Appears Modest in Colorado's Rural, Low-Income Elementary Schools." Also, a sister paper by Brink on the same research was cited in "Let's Move Update: White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Report to the President."
... A study by UC Denver assistant professor of sociology Paula Fomby, "Caucasian Teenager More Damaged by Family Change Than African-American Peers," was published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family. It reveals that teens who experience several family changes are more likely to engage in delinquent behavior, become sexually active early, or become parents outside of marriage than kids who always have lived in the same family arrangement (whether with married parents or a single parent). The findings show that white adolescents, compared to their black peers, are more likely to become sexually active earlier, and experience a nonmarital birth. ... Because of the recent terrorism case in New York City's Times Square, an article by Jeremy Németh, UC Denver assistant professor of planning and design and director of the master of urban design program, is the subject of recent coverage by several online outlets, including Metropolis magazine and the New York Times City Room blog. His article in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research titled "Security zones and New York City's shrinking public space" with Justin Hollander looks at the loss of public space in Manhattan as a result of post-9/11 anti-terrorism security measures and argues that planners and designers must develop solutions that balance security with openness. Links to the articles can be found on Németh's blog.
... Robert von Dassanowsky, professor of German and film studies at UCCS, is a guest presenter at the annual Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival, an international exhibition running through Sunday, June 6, in Vienna, Austria. The festival will award the first Elfi von Dassanowsky Prize, which is named after the professor's late mother, a pioneering figure in central European cinema, music and the arts. The juried award will be presented to a work by a female filmmaker by Dassanowsky, who currently is serving as producer on projects for Los Angeles filmmaker Christine Beebe and New York filmmaker Chelsea Marino.