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Post pandemic, older adults are still pulling back from public life

Jessica Finlay, assistant professor of geography and IBS fellow, has found more than half of older adults are continuing to spend more time at home than they did pre-pandemic. In her recent papers published here, Finlay notes these adults fear infection and more hostile social dynamics in public spaces. This “epidemic of loneliness” has long term

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Beverly Kingston cited in Westword article on Colorado’s increasing juvenile murder rate

Over the past 14 years, the juvenile murder rate in Colorado has increased over 200% according to a recent article in Westword. Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Beverly Kingston, believes intervention and prevention tactics provided through community programs can greatly reduce these incidences of violence. However, Kingston warns the community

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