Published: Feb. 7, 2020 By

Center to recognize recent faculty achievements at CU Boulder on Feb.10

From film to books to music, 32 faculty achievements will be celebrated at the University of Colorado Boulder next week.

The Center for Humanities & the Arts will host a faculty celebration of recent major works on Feb. 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for British and Irish Studies Room of Norlin Library (M549, fifth floor). The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be provided.

Jennifer Ho

Jennifer Ho

The center aims to inspire interdisciplinary collaboration at CU Boulder. On top of an annual fellowship competition for faculty specializing in the humanities and arts, the center also provides funding and fellowships to faculty and graduate students for research and scholarship.

Jennifer Ho, the center’s director, hopes this social event will be an opportunity for people to learn more about what the faculty have been working on. 

“I want the center to be a hub on campus for collaboration and community that draws in anyone interested in doing arts and humanities work or celebrating, enjoying, appreciating and finding value in arts and humanities scholarship and artistic production, humanistic inquiry,” Ho says. “I really see this as a place that can bring people together.”

Ho encourages everyone to attend, even those not directly involved in studying the arts and humanities. These fields of knowledge remind us of our humanity, Ho says.

Ho, a professor of ethnic studies, researches Asian American literature and culture, multiethnic and contemporary American literature, and discourse that focuses on or reflects racism and ethnicity.

She was appointed to lead the center last year and wants to prompt campus conversations about the importance of the arts and humanities. To that end, the center will also host faculty panel discussions on critical topics in a series called “Difficult Dialogues.” 

On March 3, the series’ first panel discussion will encourage discussions on race and offer strategies to address it. John-Michael Rivera of the Program for Writing & Rhetoric will moderate a discussion with Sam Flaxman of ecology and evolutionary biology, Tiara R. Na’puti of communication, and Celeste Montoya of women and gender studies.

More broadly, Ho hopes to herald the value of the arts and humanities. She puts it this way: 

“Arts and humanities give meaning to life. Without arts and humanities and without scholars researching and asking these really important questions and documenting history and exploring various world religions and teaching languages and introducing us to the literatures of other languages and cultures, we wouldn’t be able to really appreciate what it is about us that makes us human.”

The works to be celebrated next week include the following:

William Aspray

From Urban Legends to Political Fact-Checking: Online Scrutiny in America

Pubisher: Springer

Fake News Nation: The Long History of Lies and Misrepresentations in 


Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Historical Studies in Computing, Information, and Society: Insights from the 

Flatirons Lectures

Publisher: Springer

Computing and the National Science Foundation

Publisher: ACM Books

David Boonin

Dead Wrong: The Ethics of Posthumous Harm

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Max Boykoff

Creative (Climate) Communications: Productive Pathways for Science, Policy 

& Society

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Andrew Cain

Rufinus of Aquileia, Inquiry about the Monks in Egypt

Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press

Brian Catlos

Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain

Publisher: Basic Books

Carol E. Cleland

The Quest for a Universal Theory of Life

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bud Coleman

Theater Productions

Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim

Ellis Island:  The Dream of America by Peter Boyer

A Broadway Christmas Carol by Kathy Feininger

Jackson Crawford

The Wanderer’s Hávamál

Publisher: Del Rey

David Korevaar and Charles Wetherbee


Longing - Chamber Music of REZA VALI

Three Violin Sonatas of Paul Juon

Patrick Ferrucci

Making Nonprofit News: Market Models, Influence and Journalism Practice

Publisher: Routledge

Holly Gayley

Inseparable Across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of Namtrul 

Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo

Publisher: Snow Lion

John C. Gibert

Euripides’ Ion: an Interpretation

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Eugene Hayworth

Black Earth: A Journey Through Ukraine

Publisher: Haus Publishing

Michael Huemer

Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism Publisher: Routledge

Marina Kassianidou


Spacing Rehearsal, solo exhibition

(In)visible Hand,  two-person exhibition with Joseph Coniff

Miriam Kingsberg Kadia

Into the Field: Human Scientists in Transwar Japan

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Daphne Leong

Performing Knowledge: Twentieth-Century Music in Analysis and Performance

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Henry Lovejoy

Prieto: Yorùbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Tamara Meneghini

Elizabeth I – In Her Own Words

Publisher: Moonstone Publications

Nina L. Molinaro

The Art of Time: Levinas, Ethics, and the Contemporary Peninsular Novel

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

Krishnamurthy Sriramesh

The Global Public Relations Handbook: Theory, Research, and Practice

Publisher: Routledge

Julia Staffel

Unsettled Thoughts: A Theory of Degrees of Rationality

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Takács Quartet

Edward Dusinberre, Harumi Rhodes, Geraldine Walther, András Fejér


Dohnányi: Piano Quintets Nos.1 & 2, String Quartet No.2

Label: Hyperion Records

Ross Taylor


The Hardest Day.

Pheonix Film Festival

Miami Independent Film Festival

Keith Waters

Postbop Jazz in the 1960s: The Compositions of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Jan Whitt

Untold Stories, Unheard Voices: Truman Capote and In Cold Blood

Publisher: Mercer University Press