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Cases and Stories of Transformative Action Research

July 20, 2021

Cases and Stories of Transformative Action Research builds on its companion book, Principles and Methods of Transformative Action Research, by describing and analyzing dozens of examples of successful action research efforts pursued in the past five decades by students and faculty of the Western Institute for Social Research.

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Mixed Company

July 20, 2021

By Jenny Shank (MEngl'00) (Texas Review Press, 245 pages; 2021) Buy the Book In Mixed Company Jenny Shank reveals moments of grace and connection between people of her hometown, Denver, through stories that contrast the city during its oil-bust era of economic troubles and court-ordered crosstown busing for racial desegregation...

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Principles and Methods of Transformative Action Research

July 20, 2021

Principles and Methods of Transformative Action Research delves into both general principles and specific methods for basic steps in the action research process—asking questions, gathering and analyzing data, communicating findings, and pursuing action.

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Floriescence: Foundations for Human Flourishing on a Thriving Planet - A Visionary Synthesis of Science, Ethics, and Aesthetics Crafted to Promote Well-Being in the 21st Century

July 20, 2021

By J. Dirk Nies (Chem'74), with Carmen Morales Nies (Floriescent Press, 184 pages; 2019) Floriescence is a groundbreaking, visionary synthesis of science, ethics, and aesthetics crafted to promote well-being in the 21st century. Its robust, comprehensive, multidimensional framework of fact and value - the Floriescent SEAview - affords a vantage...

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Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement

July 20, 2021

Camping Grounds rediscovers unexpected and interwoven histories of sleeping outside.

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You Should Leave Now

July 20, 2021

If you want to live an extraordinary life, one in which your heart, mind, and spirit are in sync, you have to make space for your soul. You have to leave, in order to come back to yourself. It is time to go on retreat.

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Steeplechaser Val Constien Is Headed to Tokyo

July 19, 2021

Val Constien (EnvEngr'19) reflects on the benefits of working full-time while training for the Olympics and the importance of happiness for success.

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Photo of the Week: Compost Tea at Will Vill

July 15, 2021

Shelby Kaminski's (EnvSt'16) compost tea will be used and studied on campus.

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Q&A with CU Runner and Olympian Joe Klecker

July 15, 2021

Joe Klecker (Biochem'20) reflects on his favorite Boulder trail, where he finds motivation.

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No More Next Times: Q&A with Olympic Marathoner Jake Riley

July 14, 2021

Alum Jake Riley reflects on his earliest wins, the importance of balance and the motivation of self-improvement.