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.
Lisa Zimmerman on Poetry During Isolation
April 27, 2020 — Professor Lisa Zimmerman shares some of her experiences with poetry during this crisis to remind everyone that there is hope through poetry and art, especially now.
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.
Philosophy Students Participate in Prestigious Events
April 22, 2019 — Three University of Northern Colorado philosophy students were chosen to participate in competitive events earlier in April as well as a future event in the summer.
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.
UNC Junior Awarded Prestigious Journalism Scholarship
March 28, 2019 — University of Northern Colorado junior Ben Shumate is one of six students across the state who received the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club.
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.”
Danny Medoff: From Army Medic to Philosopher
December 11, 2018 — Danny Medoff founded two UNC student clubs after transferring from Seattle in summer 2016 and serving his country for eight years. Last fall, he started the Philosophical Kevlar club for military veterans.
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.