Upcoming events in HSS, kudos, and more!
Upcoming events in HSS, kudos, and more!

HSS Student Newsletter
March 2019

Student Kudos
Nate Evans (Philosophy) has been selected for the Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy (HCSPiP), a competitive summer program that provides three concurrent, innovative, two-week courses in philosophy.
Tim Hernández (English) was selected for the 2018 Undergraduate Student Community Engaged Scholar Award. Learn more about the award and the Office of Community and Civic Engagement. Tim has also been awarded the 2019 HSS Undergraduate Research Award for his work on the project, Identity Based Education.
Flor Mendoza & Vanessa Salazar (Philosophy) have been selected to present papers at the highly competitive Annual Undergraduate Women’s Philosophy Conference at MSU Denver on April 5-7. Flor will be speaking on "Philosophy Through the Guilty Silence" and Vanessa will be speaking on "Counterpart Theory and its Implication on Free Will." Six other philosophy students — Lillian Canfield, Nate Evans, Annika Holm, Alina Moreau, David Rodezno and Jorge Rubio — will also be participating in the conference as commentators or session chairs.
Malaika Michel-Fuller (English) was recognized for her leadership and civic engagement as one of only 262 student recipients nationwide to receive the 2019 Newman Civics Fellowship. The ellowshipsupports students and provides resources to develop social change strategies for public leadership. Read the full announcement.

Geography and GIS and Environmental and Sustainability Studies Merge

The Department of Geography & GIS is now the Department of Geography, GIS, & Sustainability and includes the Environmental and Sustainability Studies major and Environmental Studies minor. 

Student Senate Elections Coming Up

Don't forget to vote beginning Tuesday, April 2 for Student Senate! Learn more at https://www.unco.edu/student-senate/elections/. Learn more about the candidates online once the ballot is finalized or at the following events:

Candidate Open Forum: Director of Finance and Director of Student Affairs

Thursday, March 28
7:00-8:00 p.m.
UC, Office of Student Life Loung

Candidate Open Forum: Student Body President and Student Trustee Candidates

Monday, April 1
6:00-7:30 p.m.
UC, Office of Student Life Lounge

Candidate Meet & Greet

Monday, April 1
7:30-9:00 p.m.
UC, Office of Student Life Lounge


HSS Seminar Series: Uncovering Hidden Histories of Gender and Race in 19th-Century Northern Californi
Karen R. Roybal (Colorado College) will be drawing on Indigenous and women’s histories from nineteenth-century northern California to (re)tell a small portion of “hidden” history: discussing the “Mother of Santa Rosa,” María Ygnacia López de Carrillo. 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3-4 p.m.
Candelaria Hall Rm 2375
Dr. Theo Kalikow, Provost: A Philosopher in Administration
Dr. Theo Kalikow, Interim Provost of the University of Northern Colorado, will be presenting in Philosophy Club, discussing her experience as a philosopher and professional administrator. Join us to hear about how philosophy has affected her life. Refreshments will be served!

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 5-6:30 p.m.
McKee Hall Rm 333
International Film Series Upcoming Screenings
All films located in Lindou Auditorium, Michener. Watch the film trailers.
No Le Digas a Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. 
Join IFS and the Mexican American Studies program for this film screening followed by a discussion with Angy Rivera.
Labyrinth of Lies
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7 p.m.

Schulze Speaker Series: Interfaith Work in a Divided World

Join Kinza Khan, an attorney at Life-Span, an organization committed to helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault for a discussion about interfaith engagement. Learn more about this event.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 5-7 p.m.
University Center Panorama Rm

Neal Cross Series: Embracing the World of Westeros through Cosplay

Join the Neal Cross Lecture Series and the Office of Undergraduate Research to explore the world of Game of Thrones with Ginny Di (UNC English alumna) and Caitlin Postal. Wearing cosplays based on George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, Ginny Di and Caitlin Postal will discuss the phenomenon of cosplay. 

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7-9 p.m.
University Center Panorama Rm
Reminder: Submit your events to the UNC Calendar and email us your posters and/or event details!

HSS Diversity in the Classroom Award Announced

Whitney Duncan (Anthropology) has been selected for recognition as this year's winner of the Diversity in the Classroom Award. This award is student nominated. Thank you to all students who nominated a faculty member for this award! The pool was extremely competitive with numerous outstanding faculty that advocate and embody ideals of diversity in education. 
A snippet from Dr. Duncan's nomination by a current student:
...[Dr. Duncan's] classes often cover difficult topics, especially ones revolving around identity. Her ability to address these topics and facilitate conversations regarding them in a manner that makes all of her students feel safe and validated is unparalleled in any professor that I've had in my time at UNC. She uses a variety of teaching philosophies and practices acknowledging that students all learn in different capacities and manners and she's dedicated to helping her students truly understand and care for the content.  

Summer job opportunity with Fund for Equality

The Fund for the Public Interest, a national non-profit organization that runs campaigns for some of the nation’s most prominent social change organizations, such as the Human Rights Campaign, will be on campus March 25 - 27 to discuss opportunities to work with their summer campaign in Denver.
This summer, students from across Colorado will be working to advance equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community by getting out into communities, talking about the Equality Act, Identifying supporters, and getting more people involved in the campaign. 
If interested in applying, visit their website at http://www.summerjobsforequality.org or get more information in person by finding their table in the University Center from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. March 25 - 27.

Faculty News

Sarah Goodrum (Criminology & Criminal Justice) presented to the Senate Education Committee of the Colorado General Assembly on Feb. 27 regarding the December 2018 Colorado School Safety Guide
George Junne (Africana Studies) published an article on Eunuchs in the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History.
George Junne (Africana Studies) and Bob Brunswig (Anthropology, Emeritus) were quoted in an NBC News article on Dearfield, CO: "Inside Dearfield, a Colorado ghost town that was once a bustling all-black settlement."
Jieun Lee (Geography, GIS, & Sustainability) recently discussed her article, "Mapping Multi-Disease Risk during El Niño: An Ecosyndemic Approach" with UNC News. 
Nancy Matchett and Bailie Peterson (Philosophy) will be co-facilitating a workshop on Empowering Women in Philosophy at the Undergraduate Women’s Philosophy Conference at MSU Denver April 5-7. 
Andreas Mueller (English) published the article, "Richard Hurd’s Letters on Chivalry and Romance and Eighteenth-Century Cultural Nationalism" in Eighteenth-Century Life (Duke University Press).
Andreas Mueller (English) presented the keynote address at the Society for the Academic Study of Social Imagery (SASSI) on March 8-9. SASSI is organized by the School of Communication and chair Thomas Endres (School of Communication). Also presenting at SASSI were UNC faculty, staff and graduate students. 
Finally, three faculty members were selected for 2019 HSS College Awards (in addition to the Diversity in the Classroom Award - above):
  • Karen Barton (Geography, GIS, & Sustainability), College Scholar Award
  • Brian Iannacchione (Criminology & Criminal Justice), Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Dawit Senbet (Economics), Excellence in Service and Advising Award

In case you missed it... 

Skulls, Animal Skins and Gold: Welcome to the History of Bookmaking

Before the printing press was around, books were created with materials that might be considered shocking today, such as animal skins, gold, plant materials and other unique materials — skulls were even used as writing surfaces!
However, this isn’t a surprise in UNC’s English 495 class, “History of the Book,” taught by English Associate Professor Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, Ph.D. One of the key assignments of this class allows students to re-create a manuscript page using some of the techniques that were used to produce the first books in the ancient world.

UNC "Facing Project" students featured on NPR

UNC students who are part of "The Facing Project," which is a nonprofit that connects people through stories to strengthen communities, had a story featured on NPR on Jan. 21 titled, "The Legacy of Stories." 
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