Professors Shulman and Kling

Jennifer Kling, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, and Max Shulman, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, will co-direct a project recently funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The title of the project is “To the Battlefield and Back Again: Conversations on War, Trauma and Life After Service.” Read more from the article in the Communique, written by Mark Belcher.

Stephen Cho Suh, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Ethnic Studies, Sandy Ho, Assistant Dean & Director of Student Affairs, College of Education Assistant Professor attendant rank of Languages & Cultures, Yang Wei, Associate Professor of History, and George Bayuga, Instructor of Anthropology took part in the town hall. Learn more by reading the recent article in the Communique, written by Mark Belcher. You can also watch a recording of the town hall.

Pamela Miller, an Anthropology and History alum, was recently featured on #IAMIMSC. A select quote from her feature: “My duties include programing projects that guide archaeological and architectural inventories and updating each Installation Cultural Resources Management Plan. I also program projects related to Native American ethnographic studies and identification of properties of traditional, religious and cultural importance to 36 federally-recognized tribes with a cultural affiliation to the Front Range of Colorado and Wyoming.”

Samone Roberts

Samone Roberts, a 2020 Communications B.A. graduate, recently won a Silver Telly Award for the short animated film she made as a student in the Digital Filmmaking Track of the Communication Department. Her film, The Gardener, was made with the assistance of an LAS Student-Faculty Research and Creative Works grant that was awarded to Samone and her mentor, David Nelson, Professor and Chair of Communication. The Gardener was one of only 20 films in the country that won a Silver Telly in the Student Category. Professor Nelson first met Samone when she was in his Freshman Seminar class “Storytelling: From Casablanca to Star Wars”.  She told him then that she would like to make an animated film someday.

Watch Samone’s short film, The Gardener.

Dr. Magdalene Lim, Director, UCCS Aging Center

The UCCS Aging Center, housed within the Department of Psychology, has been awarded $247,141 by NextFifty Initiative to fund its one year project called “Next Steps: Identifying Barriers and Optimizing Independence of At-Risk Seniors.” Read more in the Communique story, “UCCS Aging Center receives NextFifty Initiative grant to advance independence for at-risk seniors,” written by Jared Verner.

The Aging Center is featured in the Indy Give campaign: UCCS Aging Center IndyGive page.

Irina Kopteva

Dr. Irina Kopteva, Assistant Professor of Research in GES, received an award from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region program. In partnership with the Douglas County School District, Dr. Kopteva will work on the project entitled Remote Teaching of Earth and Environmental Science with Primary Sources. The project team will address challenges of distance education during pandemic and will develop curriculum that connects social studies and science with the use of primary sources. The curriculum will be presented to high school environmental science teachers at the professional development online workshops. 

David Havlick

Dr. David Havlick, Professor of GES, will be giving a talk at a UN conference in December. He will be speaking during the “Diverse approaches to harmony with nature in the context of peace making in borderlands” session of the Development, Environment and Peace Nexus (DEEPEN): Peace Making In Borderlands international conference in Cheorwon, South Korea. For more information see the conference website.

Janel Owens

Last year the LAS New Feed featured Janel Owens, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and her research on the chemistry of whiskey: “Live Better with Science: The Chemistry of Whiskey”

This year, CU On the Air interviewed, and toasted, Dr. Owens: “Sláinte! We Toast UCCS Professor Janel Owens’ Whiskey Research”

Minette Church
Karin Larkin

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: Meg.Poole@coloradosprings.gov