2020-2021 Meeting Dates

All meetings begin at 4 p.m. and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams

Faculty Council Teams Meeting Link: May 4, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

September 1, 2020

Lightning Round Presentations:

Ed Hall:  Tilapia Farms in Honduras at Lake Yajoa

Associate Professor of Sustainability and Ecosystem Science in the Warner College of Natural Resources. Resident SoeGes Fellow for this year.

Dan Beachy-Quick: Alcman 89 & Song of the–

Poet, essayist, and translator. Recently listed for a national book award, is a distinguished teaching scholar, and Monfort scholar. Now serving as assistant chair of the Department of English.

October 6, 2020

Lightning Round Presentations:

D-L Stewart: Studying Higher Education

Professor of Student Affairs in Higher Education. Co-Director with Dr. Susana Munoz of the CSU initiatives portion of RISE.

Ruth Hufbauer: Eco-evolutionary Dynamics in Context & Advancing Justice and Equity in Academia

Professor of Agricultural Biology. Vice Chair of Faculty Council. Studies how rapid evolution drives the dynamics of plant and animal populations to improve management, and also works towards equity and social justice in academia. Works with the Council on Gender Equity.

November 3, 2020

Lightning Round Presentations:

Jess Ellis Hagman: Seven Characteristics of Successful Calculus Programs

Associate Professor of Mathematics, who does research in mathematics education, focusing on introductory college mathematics programs. Hope is that the work vastly improves the experience of these programs, especially for students who have been most historically and systematically underserved. Recently her time has been shared between this work and raising a 6-month old.

Lori Kogan: Human Animal Interaction Research

Professor of Clinical Science for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Chair of the Human/Animal Interaction section of the American Psychological Association, and the editor and founder of the Human Animal Interaction Bulletin and Open Access Online Publication supported by Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. Has published articles and books on human animal interaction, including pet loss, grief, and therapeutic grief. Currently engaged in several research projects pertaining to the intersection of the human animal bond and veterinary medicine.

December 1, 2020

Lightning Round Presentations:

Video from School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

February 2, 2021

Lightning Round Presentations:

Tom LaRocca: Healthspan Biology Lab

Tom LaRocca (pronounced “LaRocka”)

BA, Biology – Williams College 2000

PhD, Integrative Physiology – CU Boulder 2012

Tom is an assistant professor in the department of Health and Exercise Science and Center for Healthy Aging.  His background is in biology and physiology, and he is very interested in translational research—that is, using multiple laboratory approaches and models to develop practical applications for people.  His research focuses on understanding the biology of healthspan (the period of life during which we are healthy and productive).  He has studied cellular changes that occur in the heart and arteries as we age, and he currently focuses on the genome biology of neurodegenerative diseases, like ALS and Alzheimer’s.  Tom is also a former high school chemistry teacher and college writing instructor, and he enjoys bringing his interests into the classroom.

March 2, 2021

April 6, 2021

May 4, 2021

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