Laurel Hartley, assistant professor of integrative biology at the University of Colorado Denver, and her colleagues have a new paper out in BioScience this month. "College students' understanding of the carbon cycle: contrasting principle-based and informal reasoning" was highlighted in Science Daily and was the subject of a segment on NPR's Science Friday with Ira Flatow. ... Lisa Keränen, associate professor and director of graduate studies for the communication department at the University of Colorado Denver, published an essay, "How Does a Pathogen Become a Terrorist?" in Rhetorical Questions of Health and Medicine, edited by Joan Leach and Deborah Dysart-Gale (2011, Lexington). ... Brian L. Ott, lecturer for the department of communication at the University of Colorado Denver, was elected first vice president of the Western States Communication Association. He will plan the association's annual conference in 2013 and preside over its 2014 conference. ... Paul Stretesky, associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, has been chosen North American editor of a new international journal, Green Criminology. Previously, Stretesky was chosen book editor of a new Ashgate publishing series in this emerging field. Green Criminology: An International Journal on Environmental Crime and Ecological Justice is an international journal dedicated to a criminological analysis of environmental crime and ecological justice.