Happy New Year from HSS!
Happy New Year from HSS!

The HSS Report
January 2019

Happy New Year!

Best wishes from the Dean's Office Staff for a happy and productive new year and semester!
Dean Connolly's office hours are Tuesdays 11-12 and Wednesdays 1-2 or by appointment (please call or email Deborah Lewis to make appointment).
Dr. Connolly will be speaking at the Greeley Women's March at Lincoln Park this Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m.

Nominate student research by Jan. 22!

Email Meagan Crews your nomination letter and undergraduate student's paper or project by 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 22. Outstanding undergraduate research awards will be selected by the HSS Awards Committee to receive a monetary prize and recognition at Honors Convocation in April.

HSS Diversity Advisory Board seeking feedback

The HSS Diversity Advisory Board has created a survey to gather feedback on services or events UNC (particularly HSS) faculty, staff and students would like to see. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey.
Instructors: Please consider sending the survey link to your students via Canvas to ensure our students have the opportunity to let us know what they need or would like to see.

HSS Seminar Series: Rebecca Beals, Sociology

"Transformative Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists”
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 3-4 p.m.
Candelaria Hall Rm. 2135

International Film Series Upcoming Screenings

All films located in Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Green Book
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 
Thursday, January 21, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Oscar Shorts
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6 p.m.
Reminder: Submit your events to the UNC Calendar and email us your posters and/or event details!


Fritz Fischer (History) was quoted in the New York Times in an article discussing revised social studies curriculum in Texas public schools.
Sarah Goodrum (Criminology and Criminal Justice) and co-researcher William Woodward from CU-Boulder received a grant from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office to update a school safety guide using lessons learned from past events and research on effective safety programs. Read the news release about the project. Dr. Goodrum also discussed her research on a recent KUNC segment.
Jieun Lee (Geography & GIS) recently co-authored an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, "Mapping Multi-Disease Risk during El Niño: An Ecosyndemic Approach."
Chelsie Romulo (Environmental & Sustainability Studies) recently discussed her research on investments for watershed services with University News. Listen to the podcast, "Investing in Watersheds to Prepare for Growing Urban Populations."
Ather Zia (Anthropology & Gender Studies) co-edited a special issue of Economic and Political Weekly, "Women and Kashmir: Knowing in Our Own Ways," with Nitasha Kaul. The issue features essays by Kashmiri women scholar-activists.
Lisa Zimmerman (English) was published in Voices of Eve with several pieces of poetry on saints. Read her poems in Voices of Eve.

Finally, the newest issue of the UNC Magazine features stories of several HSS faculty and alumni:

Spending Interim in Kathmandu, Nepal

In December 2018 Professors Karen Barton and Jim Doerner led 10 students on a 2-week field expedition in collaboration with Mr. Subash Thapaliya of the Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS) in Kathmandu. The team assisted ICMS graduate students with local interviews and GIS mapping of food security and vulnerability in the wake of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. The UNC-ICMS also visited several UNESCO heritage sites including Chitwan, Nepal's first national park.
Learn more about the trip in the latest Bear in Mind podcast, "Namaste in Nepal."
The expedition was sponsored by the Hewit Institute for History and Social Science and the Fulbright program. Photo provided by Jim Doerner.

Join the HSS Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

The HSS Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, founded by Dennis Aguirre in the Department of Hispanic Studies, will include monthly talks that feature the latest scholarship in Humanities and Social Sciences. Speakers include UNC faculty from across campus as well as scholars from universities around the country. These seminars foster collegiality, intellectual exchange, and encourage creativity and scholarly achievement. Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to attend. The intent of the Interdisciplinary Seminar Series is the promotion of the vibrant intellectual culture at UNC exemplified by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Call for Presenters—Those interested in presenting their research as part of the HSS Interdisciplinary Seminar Series are invited to submit a short abstract and C.V. to Dennis.Aguirre@unco.edu. 

In case you missed it... 

Philosophy alum shares experience and reason for choosing philosophy 

Danny Medoff graduated in the fall with his degree in philosophy, and shared his interesting journey from being a U.S. Army medic to a philosophy student with UNC News.

Greeley teacher fundraising to bring LGBTQ inclusivity training to teachers

Kelly Langley-Cook, a UNC History alumna, current adjunct faculty, and teacher at Frontier Academy, is fundraising to bring "A Queer Endeavor" to Greeley teachers, a training program for educators who want to be better allies and advocates for LGBTQ+ students in their classrooms.

Bear Tuesday: HSS student nominated Geography & GIS for special gift

#BearTuesday 2018 featured 160 donors that raised $25,000. Students were able to nominate a program on campus for a special $500 gift. One nomination from Economics student Tom Bauer earned the Department of Geography and GIS one of the prizes. A special thank you to Mr. Bauer!
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