Professor Martín Carcasson interviewed on the Follow-up Question podcast

Martín Carcasson interviewed on Michael Ashford’s Follow-up Question podcast: “Solving our most wicked problems together at the local level” On October 31, 2022, professional communicator and marketing executive Michael Ashford interviewed Professor Martín Carcasson on his podcast, The Follow-up Question. In the episode, “Solving our most wicked problems together at the local level,” Carcasson discusses […]

“Alexander Nevsky of Russia, Reanimated and Repurposed”

Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager’s essay published in the Wilson Center’s Russia File Along with coauthor Anya Free, Associate Professor Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager has published the paper “Alexander Nevsky of Russia, Reanimated and Repurposed” in the Wilson Center’s Russia File, a blog of the Kennan Institute. Excerpt: “In September 2022, Alexander Beglov, the governor of St. Petersburg, visited the […]

Queer Memory Project Celebrates LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month October is LGBT History Month, an annual opportunity to celebrate and learn about the historical figures and significant events that built today’s queer community and moved our society toward acceptance. For years the history of these marginalized communities was hidden, overlooked, or even destroyed, but programs like the Queer Memory Project of […]

“Adding amusement to anxiety: Uses of humor in informal caregiver support groups”

Michelle Matter’s paper published in Communication Quarterly Ph.D. student Michelle Matter has published the paper “Adding amusement to anxiety: Uses of humor in informal caregiver support groups” in Communication Quarterly. Summary from Matter: I analyzed support groups for informal caregivers of people with dementia, in which humor and laughter were fairly common. I sorted the […]

“Comic Drunks, Crazy Cults, and Lovable Monsters: Bad Behavior on American Television”

Scott Diffrient’s new book published by Syracuse University Press Professor and Programming Director for the ACT Human Rights Film Festival Scott Diffrient has published the book Comic Drunks, Crazy Cults, and Lovable Monsters: Bad Behavior on American Television. About the book: Contradictory to its core, the sitcom—an ostensibly conservative, tranquilizing genre—has a long track record […]

“The banality of Putin’s propaganda: A dangerous déjà vu”

Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager’s paper published in the Forum for Ukrainian Studies Along with coauthor Evgeniya Pyatovskaya, Associate Professor Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager has published the paper “The banality of Putin’s propaganda: A dangerous déjà vu” in the Forum for Ukrainian Studies. Excerpt: “While Russia is continuing its aggression in Ukraine and the West is punishing Russia with economic sanctions […]

See the Center for Public Deliberation’s new offices

Over the summer, the Center for Public Deliberation (CPD) relocated to Clark B322. Along with the new space—dubbed the College of Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Centers and Programs Wing—came new neighbors, including: The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISS) The LEAP Institute for the Arts, which offers a master’s degree and minor in Arts […]

The Audit Podcast: From Matthew Shepard to CSU’s first (and last) male homecoming queen, the Queer Memory Project archives Northern Colorado’s LGBTQ+ history

The educational research effort is currently collecting artifacts, historical documents and personal stories as part of an online archive to preserve Northern Colorado’s LGBTQ+ past.

Professor Usama Alshaibi’s new film explores trauma and healing

When Teaching Associate Professor Usama Alshaibi isn’t showing students how to make films, directing the Through the Student Lens Film Festival, or winning this year’s Faculty Excellence: 14’er Award, he’s making new films himself. His newest film, Soon, is a short documentary about his experience as a child who survived war in the Middle East. […]