Spring college meeting scheduled for April 3.
Spring college meeting scheduled for April 3.

The HSS Report
March 2019

HSS Spring All-College Meeting

Because of the many changes and budget updates this semester, we will be hosting a college meeting to help answer questions about budget reductions, first-year student success coaches, or other concerns. The new UNC Provost, Dr. Mark Anderson, will be joining to listen and to meet HSS faculty. 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Location TBD (watch your email)

Honors Convocation is coming up!

Please join us to celebrate outstanding students and faculty award winners on April 14th at 2 p.m. in the UC Ballroom.
RSVP to Honors Convocation

Faculty Kudos

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) 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."
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 on April 5-7. 
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. Also presenting at SASSI were UNC faculty, staff and graduate students.

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.
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.


HSS & Cultural Centers Meet & Greet

Join the leadership and staff of the cultural centers to learn about the services they offer students and find out how you can collaborate to promote student success. Refreshments will be served!
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 2-4 p.m. (open house)
César Chávez Cultural Center
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
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

Academic Excellence Week: April 6-14

Research Day 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

University Center
Distinguished Scholar Awards & Faculty Poster Session
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

University Center Panorama Rm
College of Humanities & Social Sciences Honors Convocation
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2-4 p.m.
University Center Ballrooms

Reminder: Submit your events to the UNC Calendar and email us your posters and/or event details!

Save the Date: HSS End-of-Semester Social

Please join us at Laura's house on May 6th!
Join us for a Wine Night on May 6 at Laura's house!

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.

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. 
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