Hopeless Optimism

June 21, 2022

If You Go Date: April 1, 2022 Time: 11:00AM Where: Macky Gallery The Surprising Force of Unconventional Communication in Reckoning with Climate Change Right before your eyes, four women “pushed the envelope” of the assumptions that have constrained efforts to persuade the public to pay attention to climate change and...

Business

June 14, 2022

Should universities provide young people with the skills they will need to find meaning in life, or should universities provide them with the skills they will need to find a job? If ever a question presented a false dichotomy and an unnecessary choice, this one leads the pack. With the...

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June 13, 2022

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Finding Joy in Mixed Company

April 26, 2022

If You Go Date: April 26, 2022 Time: 6:00PM Where: Humanities 250 How Spending Time with Thompson Prize Winner Jenny Shank and Getting Acquainted with Her New Book Could Offer a Remedy for Our Nation's Current Calamities in Communication Joined by Patty Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board...

Limerick: Put Critical Race Theory back in the bottle, so we can have a meaningful conversation

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on June 21, 2021 By Patty Limerick The phrase has elicited derision, without understanding Of all the memorable ways to let a genie out of a bottle, it is hard to beat the maneuver of inventing a phrase and...

Intermission at the Rodeo:

June 17, 2021

Blogs in Abeyance, with Associated Bituminosity Definition of Abeyance: A state of temporary inactivity. Merriam-Webster Definition of Bituminosity: You’ll have to wait for this. But not for very long. An Outpouring of Written Words Demonstrates the Human Capacity for Change When the lockdowns began in mid-March 2020, many organizations and...

Did Anyone Else Notice...that getting together every now and then to talk about dung beetles could help knit our divided and fragmented society together?

June 15, 2021

In these times of division and polarization, if we are going to get anywhere in remembering what it is that we still have in common, we are going to have to get back to basics. I mean, really basic. On the evening of June 10, 2021, in a program at...

Historians Imagine: Celebrating Creativity in the Craft featuring Natalia Molina, USC

Event Date: June 09, 2021 Event Time: 12:00 PM Event Location: Virtual Natalia Molina is a historian who examines the interconnectedness of racial and ethnic communities through her concept of “racial scripts.” Author of How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts and...

The Return of the Dead:

June 10, 2021

Living Under Their Influence This anxiety, this mode of melancholy, is the anxiety of influence, the dark and daemonic ground on which we now enter. Harold Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence A checkered past: a past history of having done bad things or been in trouble. Merriam-Webster It is probably...

Did Anyone Else Notice...that “The Era of Improbable Comfort Made Possible by a Taken-for-Granted but Truly Astonishing Infrastructure” is losing its “taken-for-granted” part?

June 7, 2021

A decade ago, I took up a campaign to popularize this phrase because it offered an accurate framework for thinking about how the majority of Americans had been living for the better part of a century. It was my hope that “The Era of Improbable Comfort Made Possible by a...

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