RSVP for Honors Convocation!
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The HSS Report
February 2019

Save the Date:
Honors Convocation

Our annual Honors Convocation is April 14! HSS will be recognizing outstanding students from each of our programs as well as our faculty award winners. Congratulations to:
  • Karen Barton (Geography, GIS, & Sustainability), College Scholar Award
  • Whitney Duncan (Anthropology), Diversity in the Classroom Award
  • Brian Iannacchione (Criminology & Criminal Justice), Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Dawit Senbet (Economics), Excellence in Service and Advising Award
Tim Hernandez (English Education senior and UNC Student Body President) won the Undergraduate Research Award and will be featured as the event's keynote speaker.
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Geography & GIS and Environmental & Sustainability Studies Merge

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

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.


Jieun Lee (Geography & GIS) recently discussed her article, "Mapping Multi-Disease Risk during El Niño: An Ecosyndemic Approach" with UNC News. Read the story and listen to the podcast.
George Junne (Africana Studies) published an article on Eunuchs in the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History.
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).


Who is Russia? An Historical Perspective

Dr. Steven Seegel (History) will be giving a talk at the Fort Collins Global Village Museum in Fort Collins ($5 entry fee). Learn more about the event.  
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2-4 p.m.
Global Village Museum
200 West Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
Notes on Mexican Universalism: Lessons from Mexican Philosophy
Robert Sanchez Jr., Asst. Professor of Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary's University in L.A., will be speaking about Mexican philosophy, including a different way of thinking about the meaning of 'universal.' Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5 p.m.
McKee Rm 333
International Film Series Upcoming Screenings
All films located in Lindou Auditorium, Michener. Watch the film trailers.
Oscar Shorts
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6 p.m.
Clinica de Migrantes
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 5:30 p.m.

If Beale Street Could Talk
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7 p.m.

Exploring the Humanities in Space and Time with Digital Mapping Technologies

Join the Hewit Institute and Dr. Joseph Kerski from the University of Denver, who will discuss digital mapping tools and open data for use in a variety of disciplines. Refreshments served! View the event flyer.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 3:30-5 p.m.
Candelaria Hall Rm 1065

The Bystander Approach, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault in the Workplace

Sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initative and Gender Studies, come listen to renowned activist and scholar Dr. Jackson Katz
Tuesday, March 5, 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!

Robinson Crusoe BBC Special Features English Professor and Chair

Andreas Mueller, Professor and Chair of English, was invited to participate in the radio show "The Forum," which is the BBC World Service's flagship discussion program. The episode, which will air on February 21, marks the tercentenary of the publication of Daniel Defoe’s famous novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719). Dr. Mueller will discuss the various eighteenth-century contexts that shaped the story as well as the ongoing appeal of the Crusoe myth in modern culture.

In case you missed it... 

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."

Last chance to provide feedback on LAC revisions

The Liberal Arts Council is still accepting feedback on the proposal for revisions to the Liberal Arts Core until Friday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. Feedback can be made by emailing or by completing the feedback surveyRead more information about the proposal

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 
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