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    CU Denver School of Public Affairs ranks Fourth in Nation for Online Master of Criminal Justice program

    Sep 8, 2020 by Toula Wellbrook
    The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) program at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs has been ranked fourth in the nation, according to College Consensus’ rankings for Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice for 2020.
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    Changing the course of the river: A conversation with Prof. Mary Guy on new social equity textbook

    Sep 3, 2020 by Toula Wellbrook
    This year has been like no other in recent history, and issues of social inequity are front and center in the hearts, minds and consciences of many Americans, amidst a pandemic and protests against police violence toward people of color. The timing of the new textbook, “Achieving Social Equity: From Problems to Solutions,” co-written and edited by Mary Guy, professor of Public Affairs at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs, and alumnus Sean McCandless, assistant professor at the University of Illinois – Springfield, could not be better.
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    Huss joins efforts to combat youth violence in Denver

    Sep 2, 2020 by Toula Wellbrook
    Youth violence has been on the rise in Denver, and with the help of Dr. Sheila Huss, the City of Denver is on the case. Dr. Sheila Huss is an assistant professor of criminal justice, clinical teaching track, at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs, and she also serves as the program director for the school’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Since early 2020, she has been performing a needs assessment around youth violence prevention efforts in Denver as part of the Youth Violence Prevention Action Table (YVPAT).
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    Economic development class shapes recovery planning in La Plata County

    Aug 11, 2020 by Guest Contributor
    The COVID-19 Pandemic struck the world in early 2020 and resulted in a shutdown of the state of Colorado on March 25, 2020. The stay-at-home order not only impacted the University of Colorado Denver, but dramatically affected retail businesses, restaurants, community events, and other vital main street institutions that drive the economy of our state. A cross-section of these impacts comes into play when Randy Harrison’s ‘Economic Development’ class (PUAD 5630) and its partners Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) shifted their work with five Colorado communities entirely online and helped transition these communities into the recovery process.
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    You publishes article on COVID-19, shares lessons learned in South Korea

    Aug 10, 2020 by Toula Wellbrook
    Jongeun You, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in public affairs at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs, recently had his article “Lessons from South Korea’s Covid-19 Policy Response”published in The American Review of Public Administration. Jongeun reviewed South Korea’s public health policy approaches, by using documents and materials written in Korean and English, to learn how the country managed the coronavirus from January through April 2020. In the article, he proposes some lessons about country-level responses in South Korea that can potentially be applied in other contexts. We interviewed Jongeun to learn more about his research in this area.
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    2020-21 fellows announced for Colorado Education Policy Cohort

    Jul 16, 2020 by Toula Wellbrook
    The CU Denver School of Public Affairs Colorado Education Policy Cohort has accepted 10 people into its 2020-21 program. The program provides 10 months of professional development to individuals whose work record reflects strong leadership abilities and a concern for issues important to children and education. Participants in the cohort hold full-time positions in diverse organizations at the local, state, and national levels, and are endorsed and supported by their employing agencies.
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    School of Public Affairs webinar addresses policing, community relations

    Jul 10, 2020 by Emma Martz
    No issue has more national attention right now than police and community relationships and related racial inequities, after the brutal killings of George Floyd and others by police officers. Massive protests and calls for police reform continue across the nation, even as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The CU Denver School of Public Affairs hosted a webinar on June 30, delving into the topic of improving police and community relations.
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