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Are We Happier Today?


We often think of the past as riddled with disease, violence, and poverty. We have a tendency to focus on major times of crisis in the past. What we remember about past societies are events like the Black Plague, the French Revolution, or innumerable examples of brutal warfare. These events stick out in our memory

Who Doesn’t Like Ken Burns?


As a historian, I always wanted to explore historical filmmaking. After all, who doesn’t admire the work of Ken Burns? When FRCC Digital Media Professor Brandon Berman approached me about writing a script for a project proposed by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter to record the history of female veterans for the Library of Congress, I

FRCC-Rotary Project Enriches Lives in Nepal

Students in the Nepal school.

The mission of Front Range Community College is “we enrich lives through learning.” This mission now has a long reach – all the way to Nepal. The Sri Kausika Primary School in the village of Mulghat in the district of Dhankuta caters to village children and those from surrounding villages. Its student body includes 11

Professor Directs Family Theater, Entertains Thousands


Apples don’t fall far from their tree. Back in the 1960s, John Hill’s parents were involved in community theater in Fort Collins. His mother was president of the Fort Collins Children’s Theatre and designed costumes for local theater and opera companies. As a youngster, John participated in a summer theater production of “The Music Man”

Molecular Biologist Finds Home in the Classroom


When Ann Riedl graduated from Case Western Reserve University with her Ph.D. in genetics in 1994, she wanted to cure cancer. “I wanted to do research at that point,” Ann admits. She received a post-doctoral fellowship at Boston University, where she started doing molecular biology research. Soon, she was asked to teach medical courses, which

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