Minette Church, Professor & Chair of Anthropology, and Karin Larkin, Assistsant Professor of Anthropology, will be giving a virtual (Zoom) talk for the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum 2020 Scholar Series this Saturday (11/14/20) at 2pm. They will talk about their archaeological work on campus and in partnership with the City of Colorado Springs. The title of their talk is “Colorado Springs’ Archaeological Past.” In addition, they were both asked to write essays for the museum around the complete overhaul of the Colorado Crossroads exhibit…ongoing, but opening delayed by Covid. For more information contact: [email protected]
The faculty of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences continue to make an impact through their research, creative works, teaching and service, activities. Three of our faculty members were recently highlighted in the Communique. Click the links for each story to read more.Continue reading “LAS Faculty in the Communique: Making an Impact”
The historical research of Roger Martinez-Davila, Associate Professor of History, recently helped a stateless Palestinian woman establish her Spanish citizenship. This was covered by Public Radio International (“Stateless Palestinian becomes Spanish citizen after proving Sephardic origin“), as well as many other national and international news outlets. Here are some of them:Continue reading “LAS Faculty in the News: Historical Research Helps Establish a Citizenship”
Paul Harvey, Distinguished Professor of History, was recently featured in the UCCS Communique: “7 Questions with Paul Harvey, author of ‘Howard Thurman and the Disinherited: A Religious Biography.’ Dr. Harvey answered questions about his new book, as well as the writing process. The article was written by Anna Squires.
Several staff members in LAS were recognized by Clyde’s Kudos in August. Rose Johnson, Program Assistant for the English Department was highlighted 3 times! Four if you consider the broad shout out to all of our Program Assistants…Continue reading “Kudos to Our Outstanding Staff”
A follow up to the LAS News Feed’s inaugural story, “William T. Magee, An Unexpected Journey,” the following was submitted by Barb Headle, Senior Instructor of History, and Amy Haines, History Lecturer.Continue reading “Historical Research: The Difference a Year – And a Pandemic – Can Make”
Dr. Lynn Vidler, Dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (LAS), recently presented a webinar for incoming students and their parents. Dean Vidler provided an overview of our majors, our core educational model, and also earning trends for graduates with the majors we offer. They also answered questions submitted during the webinar about the Fall 2020 term and strategies for succeeding in online courses. You can watch a recording of the webinar to get up to speed on our College and what the Fall 2020 term will look like.
Dean Vidler shared the following by email to the LAS Community on July 22, 2020:
If there’s anything that the current pandemic and social upheaval have shown us, it’s that cutting-edge research is absolutely critical to support public wellbeing and progress.Continue reading “Why Research Matters in LAS”
A poem by Mary Jane (“MJ”) Sullivan, Instructor of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), which came out of her daily writing during the month of May:Continue reading ““Never Avert Your Eyes” by MJ Sullivan”
Dr. Christina Jimenez, Professor and Chair of the Department of History, was recently featured on a national podcast from the Movement is Life Caucus. The following was taken from a brief description of the podcast episode:
“COVID-19 is severely impacting underserved communities. Health disparities continue to make the headlines as we transition from the acute phase of the pandemic to the chronic phase. This new normal means we must learn to live with the coronavirus for the foreseeable future. We will continue to peel back layers of disparities to reveal the factors behind health inequities being amplified by this pandemic. In this podcast for Movement is Life, Episode 41 we discuss privilege. We hear the p-word (privilege) used a lot in the context of health disparities, but what does it really mean and how does it perpetuate health inequities?”
|Movement is Life Caucus Movement is Life is a multi-disciplinary coalition seeking to eliminate racial, ethnic and gender disparities in muscle and joint health by promoting physical mobility to improve quality of life among women, African Americans and Hispanics. Strategic Objectives. To Reduce Musculoskeletal Health Disparities at the Patient, Healthcare Provider.|