Published: Nov. 17, 2021

Duo to discuss 'the darkest days and the season of light' from the vantage point of two disparate disciplines


Erica Ellingson (top) and Roselinde Kaiser.

The winter solstice in December marks the astronomical change of the seasons: the year’s shortest day and the beginning of the sunrise’s northward swing along the horizon. For millennia, people have identified the days around solstice as special, acknowledging their association with darkness, but also celebrating the return of light. 

Let’s CU Well will host Erica Ellingson, professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, and Roselinde Kaiser, associate professor in the Department  of Psychology and Neuroscience, for a conversation about the winter solstice, the challenges and stressors that are common to this time of year, and how we can use this time of transition as an opportunity for renewal and wellness.

Their presentation is titled, "December: the darkest days and the season of light."

Let’s CU Well, a series of wellness presentations, is an outgrowth of the College of Arts and Sciences’ wellness initiative, called Be Well.

Let’s CU Well aims to help the college community find balance in both home and school life with the help of presentations from the college's wellness researchers and practitioners.

December: the darkest days and the season of light
What: Let's CU Well.
When:  Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m.
Where: Remotely, via Zoom