HSS summer highlights and welcome, new faculty!
HSS summer highlights and welcome, new faculty!
The HSS Report
August 2018

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Combining the former semesterly newsletterthe HSS Reportand Dean Connolly's weekly updates, look for this new montly newsletter to stay updated on what's happening around HSS. Please let us know of any events or updates to share.
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Welcome to our new faculty and staff in HSS

Full-Time Faculty
  • Marian Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • Shawn Montano, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies
  • Michael Ortiz, Assistant Professor of History
  • Tara Woods, Assistant Professor of English and Writing Director
  • Rachel Padro, Lecturer of English
  • Junpyo Park, Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Amy Reitz, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies
  • Rebecca Romine, Administrative Assistant for the Department of English
UNC Convocation Ceremony
Friday, August 17, 2018
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. 

Butler Hancock, Bank of Colorado Arena
This annual ceremony marks the beginning of each new academic year. Learn more.
Candelaria Welcome-Back
Monday-Tuesday, August 20-21, 2018
Candelaria Hall
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HSS All-College Meeting
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Ross Hall 1010/Candelaria East Plaza
Meet with the new UNC president and interim provost. Read the meeting agenda.
Labor Day (Campus Closed)
Monday, September 3, 2018

Kudos and HSS News

HSS faculty receive NSF Grants

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Whitney Duncan, has been awarded a two-year National Science Foundation grant in support of her project, "Collaborative Research: An Ethnographic Study of Local-level Policy Implementation Diversity," in collaboration with Sarah Horton from the University of Colorado, Denver.
In addition, Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Harmony Newman, along with UNC colleague Julie Sexton, Eric Riggs from Texas A&M University and Krystal Hinerman from Lamar University, received a three-year grant for the project, "Collaborative Research: How Science Fieldwork Experiences Impact Undergraduate Students' STEM Academic and Career Decisions."

Administrative Assistant recognized for outstanding kindness

HSS School of Communication Administrative Assistant Terri Ball was featured in Unsung People, an online publication and organization dedicated to sharing stories of inspiring community members and whose mission is to celebrate kindness. Congratulations to Terri for being recognized for her never-failing positivity and her committment to making our students, staff and faculty feel welcome every day at UNCRead the article.

Summer Study Abroad

HSS faculty took students around the world this summer, including to Berlin (see below), London (criminal justice with Dr. Mary Evans), Japan (Japanese culture and society with Sumiko Gibson), and Israel (archaeology with Dr. Andy Creekmore). Even more HSS students and faculty were traveling for other study abroad opportunities, research, and leisure. Learn more about study abroad opportunities.
Professor Christiane Olivo from the Political Science and International Affairs Department created and led a new study abroad course to Germany this summer. "German Politics and Society: Then and Now" gave students a glimpse into German history, politics and society. 
Image courtesy of Christiane Olivo.

Modern Languages rolls out new name

Rapidly changing conditions in global economics and security have presented challenges for foreign language departments at colleges across the United States. To keep up with challenges and to provide an innovate education for students, exciting new developments are underway in UNC’s Department of Modern Languages to prepare UNC students for new and growing demands in business, government, and international NGOs for advanced language and intercultural competence. The first major change includes a fresh department name: the Department of World Languages and Cultures. In addition, a new degree in European Languages and Cultures has received initial approval to take the place of current French and German degrees.

2018 Books by HSS Faculty

Transforming Therapy Map Men Resisting Occupation

In case you missed it... 

HSS students Cassandra Toca (Spanish and Mexican American Studies) and Sandra Toca (Criminal Justice and Sociology) hope to change the world after donor supported scholarships changed theirs. Read the article.
9News featured Greeley in its #9Neighborhoods series, touting Greeley's great craft breweries, cost of living, and atmosphere. Read the article.
Congratulations to HSS faculty:
  • Promotion to Senior Lecturer: Melissa Donley (Communication Studies), Alan Price (Criminology and Criminal Justice), and Diane Schott (Sociology)
  • Promotion to Assistant Professor: Jeffrey Brown (Philosophy)
  • Promotion to Associate Professor and Tenure: Sarah Cornish (English), Whitney Duncan (Anthropology), Mary Evans (Criminology and Criminal Justice), Michelle Low (Asian Studies), and Harmony Newman (Sociology) 
  • Promotion to Full Professor: Karen Barton (Geography and GIS), Nancy Matchett (Philosophy), Dawit Senbet (Economics), and Lisa Zimmerman (English)
  • New Tenure-Track Position: Gregory Williams (Political Science and International Affairs) and Stacy Bailey (English)
  • New Contract Renewable Position: Simon Cropp (English)
bear in mind podcast
Bear in Mind is a regular podcast produced by the University of Northern Colorado offering insights on issues of local or national importance.

HSS Faculty Featured in Podcasts

Among the latest episodes, HSS faculty discuss a range of topics:
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