* Boulder campus monitors ongoing flu cases, issues recommendations
* State's higher education chief David Skaggs steps down
* CU system receives 131 ARRA grants to date
* Five questions for William E. Walker
* Health care, research and funding focus of summer legislative efforts
* Recent changes to policy now in effect
* CU-Boulder releases results of 2009 student safety survey
* Seasoned journalist to oversee development of new faculty, staff newsletter
* News briefs
* People
* Did you know?
  Guest comment
  Sierra magazine names CU-Boulder top 'green' university
  Science and Engineering Building earns gold for efficiency and innovation
  Student wins first Zinke Award for economics paper
  Ground broken on planned VA medical center
  Gift for Beth-El College of Nursing
  Reading software based on CU technology draws national attention
   Newsletter Archive
Download Newsleter in PDF
Please share your comments and/or suggestions

News from the Campuses - UC Denver

UC Denver student wins first Zinke Award for economics paper

John D. Singleton
A University of Colorado Denver graduate student recently won the first George W. Zinke Award in Economics and the award's accompanying $10,000 prize.

John D. Singleton, who recently completed his first year in the UC Denver economics master's degree program, won the award for his paper "Money is a Sterile Thing: Martin Luther on the Immorality of Usury Reconsidered."

Singleton was born and raised in Denver and earned a bachelor's degree in economics and political science, with a minor in philosophy, from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. After completing his master's program he plans to pursue a doctorate in economics.

The award honors the best paper written on the history of economic thought at any of the CU campuses, and is aimed at encouraging students to develop a passion for the history of economic thought while advancing the field to foster social justice.

It also honors the memory of the late CU economics professor George W. Zinke, and is open to any advanced undergraduate or graduate student. Special consideration will be given to applicants who plan to continue studying economics, but students from other relevant disciplines such as history, philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology and law will be considered as well.

For more information about the Zinke Award, contact UC Denver Professor Steven G. Medema, chair of the Zinke Award Committee, in the Department of Economics, at 303-315-2032.

Bookmark - Print - Share