A year after Esther Sullivan graduated from the University of Chicago – an English major and a produced playwright – Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Sullivan volunteered with humanitarian organizations working in the city, “sleeping on a cot in a gutted elementary school and working to clear out people’s flooded homes.”
You might know Roger Pielke Jr. as a University of Colorado Boulder environmental studies professor, Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the founder of the CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. But in recent years, Pielke has begun to focus more of his research on another often-discussed topic: sports and policy. And now he has proposed instituting a new center on campus, the Center for Sports Governance.
Callie Rennison hasn’t exactly lived by the numbers, but she’s passionate about finding the truth behind them. Rennison is a professor, associate dean of faculty affairs, and director of the Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) program in the CU Denver School of Public Affairs. Her research has examined violence against women and minority groups and how victims interact with the criminal justice system.