“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 […]

Giorgia Meloni – the political provocateur set to become Italy’s first far-right leader since Mussolini

In the autumn of 1922, Benito Mussolini, the ambitious and charismatic founder of the Fascist Party, became Italy’s youngest prime minister – seizing power in a march on Rome that ushered in a dark period of totalitarian rule.

GOP ‘message laundering’ turns violent, extremist reactions to search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago into acceptable political talking points

After the FBI completed a lawful search of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Aug. 8, 2022, conservative politicians responded with one of three strategies: silence, circumspection and attack.

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The educational research effort is currently collecting artifacts, historical documents and personal stories as part of an online archive to preserve Northern Colorado’s LGBTQ+ past.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

Student film festival starts new annual tradition 

The Through the Student Lens Film Festival—the first and only film festival created for CSU students and alumni—got its start just as the pandemic forced festivals and events all over the world to go virtual. Thankfully the festival’s founder, Teaching Associate Professor and professional filmmaker Usama Alshaibi, chose to persevere. With the help of dedicated student volunteers and staff, Through the Student Lens (TSL) hosted its first in-person premiere on April 21, 2022 in Eddy Hall.