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

HSS Student Newsletter
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).

HSS Diversity Advisory Board seeking feedback

The HSS Diversity Advisory Board has created a survey to gather feedback on services or events UNC students would like to see. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey.
The DAB is also in need of student participants. If you are interested, fill out this form on our website. Meetings are scheduled 10-11 a.m. every other Wednesday this semester.

HSS Alumni Discuss how they were able to "pivot" into a career after earning their degree

Denise Burgess (Journalism), Lewis Curtis (History), and Rose Hedberg (English) each discuss their careers and their UNC degrees that - on the surface - may not seem to be related. 

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!

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.

Have you been impacted by the government shutdown?

Below are some resources that we hope will help.
  • Food Assistance: Students can access the UNC Bear Pantry and the Weld County Food Bank of Greeley for food items.
  • Financial Assistance: Students can apply for financial assistance ranging from $500-$2,000. Contact Natascha Ambrose, Associate Director of the Office of Financial Aid, at natascha.ambrose@unco.edu or 970-351-1797 for information.
  • Academic Assistance: Students are encouraged to discuss possible impact to class attendance or performance with their instructors.
  • Other Assistance: Students may contact UNC Student Outreach and Support at 970-351-2796 or at sos@unco.edu for additional assistance.

Research Funding Opportunity

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is offering Research/Creative Endeavor Stipends and Support Grants toward undergraduate scholarship for Spring 2019. UNC Undergraduate students may apply for funding, which can be used for research supplies, travel, conference presentations or performances, or as support for research and creative endeavors. 

Email a completed application to Dr. Janice Dickensheets at our@unco.edu. All submissions must include a signed, completed application, project proposal narrative, faculty sponsor letter of support, and conference/performance acceptance letter if the application involves conference participation. These must be received by 5pm February 15, 2019. Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students are not eligible to apply. 

Applications and additional information is available on the OUR website.

Don't forget to apply for UNC scholarships!

The UNC Scholarship application is due via URSA by Feb. 1, 2019. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and its programs offer several scholarship opportunities, and a variety of scholarships are available to all UNC students. Don't miss out on these funding opportunities!

Featured Scholarship: Bob and Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Awards

The Bob and Bonnie Phelps Family CAP (Contribute, Achieve, and Pay-it-forward) scholarship is for $5000 split between the Fall and Spring semesters. This scholarship is located in your UNC Scholarship application on your Recommend Opportunities page. For information on eligibility, how to apply, and required application materials, visit the Office of Community and Civic Engagement website.

Faculty News

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:

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