Get to Know Jim Doerner, new Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
September 5, 2023 — Joining the university in 1994 as an assistant professor of geography, Jim Doerner, a full professor of Geography, GIS, and Sustainability, became permanent dean in April 2023 for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).
The Power of a Humanities Degree
August 11, 2023 — Five years out, people with humanities degrees are making equivalent money to people from a STEM discipline. The kinds of things that folks in the humanities and the arts develop are the very things that corporations want in their employees
New Certificate Programs Support Increasing Demand for GIS and Drone Technologies
July 10, 2023 — To meet the increasing demand for new GIS and drone technologies, the Department of Geography, GIS and Sustainability is launching two new GIS certificates in fall 2023, GIS and Cartography and Drone Operations and Spatial Analytics.
Teacher of Teachers Driven by Student Success Receives Honor
May 24, 2023 — University of Northern Colorado Department of History Lecturer Kelly Langley Cook has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award.
Cybercrime Expert Joins UNC’s Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
September 12, 2022 — Vivian Guetler’s research has taken her to some dark places. Specifically, the dark web, where she has spent considerable time analyzing communications on several forums commonly used by terrorist groups.
Adding Color to the Greeley Stampede
June 14, 2022 — The Greeley Stampede, which started in 1922, has always brought color and energy to the local community, so it’s fitting that as it celebrates 100 years, it does so with even more color greeting spectators. And two UNC alumni were chosen to paint the new murals.
UNC Awarded Grant for Dearfield Dream Project
August 6, 2021 — The National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Grant Program recently awarded the University of Northern Colorado $497,776 to help fund rehabilitation efforts at the African American townsite of Dearfield.
UNC Professor Secures Seventh Fulbright Award, Encourages Students to Apply for Similar Intercultural Opportunities
July 27, 2021 — Karen Barton, a professor in UNC's Geography, GIS and Sustainability department, is adding another intercultural experience to her long list as she embarks on a journey to Mexico, taking advantage of her impressive seventh award from the very competitive and prestigious Fulbright Program.
UNC Expert: The Capitol Riot and its Lasting Impacts
January 12, 2021 — On January 6, supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. As people not only in the U.S. but around the world try to understand the event and its ramifications, UNC Professor of History Fritz Fischer, Ph.D., offers context from a historical perspective.
History of Pandemics: A Thumbnail Sketch
March 30, 2020 — While the past century presents a number of examples, the influenza outbreak of 1918 may most closely resemble what our world is now experiencing with the current global pandemic. History Professor Fritz Fischer shares a portion of his classroom lesson here.
A Song of Ice and Fire: Class Dives into “Game of Thrones”
April 11, 2019 — Imagine dissecting George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” in a classroom setting: Seven Kingdoms, the Wall, Lannister family and more. This sounds like the perfect class for die-hard fans, and this dream-come-true is offered through the “Contemporary Arts Connection” class taught by Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, an English associate professor at UNC.
Skulls, Animal Skins and Gold: Welcome to the History of Bookmaking
February 28, 2019 — 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! These materials aren't uncommon in the UNC English 495 class, “History of the Book.”
UNC Instructor to Screen Her Film on Human Trafficking
February 28, 2018 — University of Northern Colorado's Emilie Upczak will screen her new film, “Moving Parts,” as part of the university's International Film Series. The screening will be held in the Lindou Auditorium in the Michener Library basement at 7 p.m. on March 7. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Upczak for audience members to discuss the film, filmmaking process, or any other questions.