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The HSS Report
September 2018


Michael Kimball (Anthropology) was featured on the College Life podcast to discuss his recently published book, "Ethnowise: Embracing Cultural Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection."
Dr. Kimball also recently received funding from the U.S. Department of State for "Reclaiming Heritage: The Intercultural Heritage Exchange Project," which will train  participants from the Chhara community in India and the Karenni refugee community in the U.S. to use virtual reality technologies to explore and document their respective cultural heritages.
Nancy Matchett (Philosophy) was interviewed on Engaged Philosophy and discusses how she puts philosophy to practical use.
Geographic Information Science (GIS) major Jenny Mehren was awarded the Gilman Scholarship and travelled to Brazil this summer to study at the Iracambi Research Center.
John Ramsey (Philosophy) contributed to 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology, telling readers about the early Confucian philosopher, Mengzi.
UNC's student club, Cosplay School of Stichcraft, won Best of Class: Skits at Nan Desu Kan. The members of the team were Sami Knies (club President and Japanese minor), Michael Knies (club Vice President and Japanese student), and Anna Williams (club Advisor and Administrative Assistant for Africana Studies, Gender Studies, and World Languages and Cultures). Their costumes were recreations of characters from the video game Monster Hunter World.
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2018 Faculty Recognition Reception
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
University Center Panorama Room

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International Film Series Upcoming Screenings
All films located in Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library. Watch the film trailers.
Sorry to Bother You 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Handsome Devil
October 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
October 25 at 7 p.m.
Liyana screening followed by Q&A with the film's Emmy-nominated cinematographer and director/producer, Aaron Kopp.
Fake News Panel
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
University Center Columbine AFake News Panel
Film & Discussion on White Supremacy
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. (Film)
Monday, October 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. (Discussion)
Event details TBD

2018 HSS All College Meeting held Aug. 29

Attendees at the 2018 All College Meeting heard from Dean Laura Connolly, President Andrew Feinstein, and Interim Provost Theo Kalikow. To continue to improve this event, please take a moment to fill out a survey (whether you were able to attend or not).

Journalism and Media Studies panel will address current issue, "Fake News" 

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Alumni Relations, in conjunction with the Journalism and Media Studies program in the School of Communication, will be hosting a panel of UNC-affiliated journalism experts to discuss the "fake news" phenomenon. 
Panelists are:
  • Matt Lubich ('86), Johnstown Breeze Editor
  • Nate Miller ('04), Greeley Tribune Editor
  • Shawn Montano, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies
  • Misty Montano, 9NEWS Digital Content Editor
  • Ben Warwick ('13), CBS Denver Assignment Editor
The panel will be introduced by Dale Edwards, Professor and Coordinator of Journalism and Media Studies and moderated by journalism alumna Colleen Allison ('13), Fox31 Denver Producer. The event will be in Columbine A beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9. Light refreshments will be served. 
bear in mind podcast
Bear in Mind is a regular podcast produced by the University of Northern Colorado offering insights on important issues.

HSS Faculty Featured in Podcast

Michael Welsh (History) discusses his upcoming book, and how one National Park became a beacon on contemporary issues. Listen now.
Kristin Bovaird-Abbo (English) discusses diets and common beliefs about food during the medieval times. Listen now.

Dr. Goodrum discusses research

UNC News article, "Arapahoe School Shooting: What Went Wrong and Future Preparedness," Department Chair and Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Sarah Goodrum, discusses research on the 2013 Arapahoe High School shooting. Dr. Goodrum and fellow researcher William Woodward from the University of Colorado identified three major areas of concern that inhibited the school’s ability to prevent the shooting. Read the full article and watch the interview, below.
Dr. Sarah Goodrum Interview

In case you missed it... 

Propose a New LAC Course
The Liberal Arts Council, which represents and acts on behalf of the faculty in the governance of the Liberal Arts Core (LAC), is accepting proposals for new LAC classes to begin in Fall 2019. To learn more about submitting a new Liberal Arts Core course proposal - including procedures, dates and deadlines, and required paperwork - faculty should visit the Core Matters page.
Team UNC annual faculty and staff giving
The annual faculty and staff giving campaign kicked off September 17 and will go through October 6. Let's beat last year's record! You may specify a fund (or program/department/college) when you make your donation. Thank you for supporting students, faculty, and our programs. Gifts that are received during the campaign will receive a 1:1 match from a generous donor (capped at $500 per donor and will be applied on a first come, first served basis). Make a donation now!
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