February 2020

Dear CU Boulder Community,

I’ve realized that as a newly transplanted Boulderite/Coloradan, the way for me to handle winter is to have a good pair of boots, a warm jacket/coat, and a car with AWD. These are among the new things I’ve learned since arriving here in August. I’ve also learned that there’s so much amazing programming happening related to arts and humanities. For example, I attended the opening of the CU Boulder Art Museum exhibition, “Last Library,” and it was INCREDIBLE! I hope everyone goes to the exhibit, especially because it addresses so many timely issues related to climate change and the environment—and it does this using art in a thoughtful, provocative, and aesthetically compelling way. And here’s where I want to give a shout out to Sharon Van Boven, the CHA Finance and Operations manager who has revamped our website, adding pages, information, and most importantly, creating two tabs devoted to news and events related to arts and humanities at CU Boulder. This site gets you to CHA & Arts and Humanities Events -- and this tab gets you to Campus Events that we believe will be of interest to supporters
of the CHA. Please check out both tabs—there’s so many amazing talks happening, too many for me to mention/ highlight in one newsletter.

I want to thank everyone who turned out for our first “Tea Talk” at Ku Cha House of Tea. It was a standing-room-only event featuring Dr. William Wei (History) with 55 people in attendance. And the Faculty Celebration in the CBIS room of Norlin Library honored over 30 faculty working in arts and humanities – for photos of both events, please check out our Twitter and Instagram pages: @cubouldercha (for both)—a big shout out to Leah Coffey our Program and Event Coordinator for making both a success and Dani Urbina, our student social media assistant for taking great photos and keeping up with our accounts.

Our next major event is the inaugural

Difficult Dialogues: How to Talk about Raceon Tuesday, March 3, 12-1pm, Norlin Library E260. Please see the attached flyer for more information. And remember, the deadline for Climate Change and the Arts & Humanities proposal is April 1st.

Finally, as usual I have office hours Wednesdays from 10-12pm and would love to meet anyone who wants to chat about their work related to arts and humanities or who simply wants to say hello—just click on the link below and sign up to chat with me: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E sIPttzTpscLldKxMP1sAfgYwczzr16MMFC Ys3foGzc/edit?usp=sharing 

Jennifer Ho

Upcoming spring events

Upcoming Deadlines

Graduate Student Fellowships for incoming Master’s or Doctoral Level Graduate Programs
Deadline: February 12, 2020

5K Summer 2020 Fellowships – NEW! Open to all CU Boulder graduate students conducting research in the humanities and the arts
Deadline: March 4, 2020

Climate Change Multidisciplinary Proposal
Deadline: April 1, 2020