Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke once acknowledged the importance of community this way:
“Neighborhoods and communities are complex organisms that will be resilient only if they are healthy along a number of interrelated dimensions, much as a human body cannot be healthy without adequate air, water, rest and food.”
Let’s CU Well Speaker Series: Moving Away from Biomedical Individualism in Health and Wellness
Let's CU Well with Dr. Maisam Alomar
Join us to support a culture of care in the College of Arts & Sciences (and beyond!)
In this session, Dr. Alomar will explore the focus on individual responsibility for COVID prevention which overlooks underlying causes as to why minorities generally had worse outcomes than the overall population in the U.S. In the days since COVID-19 first became a pandemic in the United States in 2020, researchers and health care professionals developed a series of guidelines to reduce the risk of dying or becoming seriously ill from the disease. Those guidelines were well-meaning, but at the same time they generally focused on “biomedical individualism” (what the individual could do to reduce their risk) to the exclusion of understanding why certain segments of the population, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, were at much greater risk of being harmed by COVID-19. Alomar will share additional views on COVID-19 and U.S. health care policy during her upcoming seminar, “Moving Away from Biomedical Individualism in Health and Wellness.”
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 11:00 AM | Zoom
This event is free and open to the public.
Registration | New Fathers Group
Are you a new father or father-to-be? Join this four-week group over Zoom to discuss and navigate topics like being a working parent, how to maintain a connection with your partner, ways to engage with your baby, how to come to terms with the impact on independence, self-doubt and more.
Fridays, March 3-24, 12 p.m., Zoom
Registration | New Mothers Group
Are you a new mother or mother-to-be? Join this six-week group to meet in person over lunch. We'll discuss the particular challenges of being a new mom who also has a career. This group will share ideas and offer support. Bring your lunches (and babies, too!).
Tuesdays, March 7-April 18, 12 p.m., CASE
Promotoras De Salud: An integral part of the healthcare system in improving Latina Women’s Health
The COVID-19 pandemic affected underserved and marginalized communities of color the most, as the virus ravaged through the Latinx community. The Promotora De Salud model proved to be an effective model for the dissemination of COVID-19 prevention and awareness information. This workshop will describe the Promotora Model and its effective use in healthcare and beyond in social impact organizations to improve Latina Women’s health.
Thurs., March 9, 12 p.m., Zoom
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A&S Faculty for Wellness
Jen Shannon, a Curator and Associate Professor, practices collaborative anthropology. The demands, activism, and participation of Indigenous peoples have shaped her practice and moved collaborative anthropology to the center of our discipline in North America. Collaborative anthropology is not only with and for Indigenous peoples, but they have been vital in shaping its development and prominence in the field. It can be practiced anywhere with anyone. Collaborative anthropology, and shared authority, often means her research takes unexpected turns-- resulting in her working on things she would never have anticipated... like leading video workshops, co-authoring comic books, and hosting a podcast!
Herd mentality: Understanding movement between countries
Fernando Riosmena is an Associate Professor at the Population Program and the Geography Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Institute of Behavioral Science. His research aims at improving understanding of the theories, drivers, empirical measurement, and analytical strategies to analyze spatial mobility, with a particular focus on the social, economic, policy, and environmental factors likely influencing international migration between Mexico and the United States.
Culture and diseases of the early American West
Professor Elizabeth Fenn studies the early American West, focusing on epidemic disease, Native American, and environmental history.
Africa American history: Finding strength in knowing the past
Professor Lawrence-Sanders teaches courses in U.S. history, African American history, and African American women's history with particular focus on American Civil War memory, Black cultural history, Black radicalism, and collective memory in the United States.
Empowering the Latinx community
Professor Natalie Mendoza specializes in Mexican American and Chicanx history, U.S. Latinx history, U.S. civil rights history, and the history of race and racism in the United States.
Kathryn Goldfarb is a cultural and medical anthropologist. Her research focuses on the ways social relationships impact embodied experience, intersections between public policy and well-being, and the co-production of scientific knowledge and subjective experiences, including narrative creation.
Let's talk social!
Tiffany Ito is the director of the Social Neuroscience Lab. Her research addresses social psychological issues using a multi-level approach that integrates social psychological and neuroscience perspectives.
Social Neuro Science Lab studies social processes. The lab's research integrates theories and methods from social psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience to study issues related to stereotyping, prejudice, person perception, drug addiction, and recovery from traumatic brain injury.
In 2017, Ito spoke with the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine on the topic of creating a sense of belonging for women in physics. Learn more.
Power in groups
David Cook-Martín works as a political sociologist who focuses on understanding migration, race, ethnicity, law, and citizenship in an international field of power.
Tips & Tools for Wellness
Living with roommates?
Find how to get along roommates! Learn tricks and tips to setting boundaries and your place feel like home.
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Take the lead in your wellness journey!
Get health and wellness resources
There may be a Buff Box for you! Order a free Buff Box with supplies and resources that are delivered right to your residence hall.
Join us for a game of LGBTQ+ Badminton
Rec Services and the Pride Office invite you to join us for a fun evening of badminton!
All abilities are welcome, no experience necessary. All equipment is included. No registration required.
Join our Women of Color Yoga
Women of color are underrepresented in yoga in the U.S., and we recognize the need for safe and welcoming opportunities for WoC. Through this Inclusive Rec program, we hope to foster community, mindfulness and authenticity.
Listen to the podcast, SAPIENS
SAPIENS is a podcast for all things human. Listen to interviews within anthropologists from around the globe to help us uncover what makes us human.