CAHSS Faculty + Community

February 6

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sturm Hall, Room 281, Lindsay Auditorium

Thursday, February 6

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Sturm Hall, Lindsay Auditorium (Room 281)

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A new annual event, CAHSS Faculty + Community features lightning talks of four faculty members within the College. Each faculty member will give a short presentation on the work they’ve been doing and the role it plays in the community at DU and beyond.

The presentations for the inaugural event are:

“Revealing the Human Face of Migration: the CAHSS/Casa de Paz Learning Community”

Elizabeth Escobedo, associate professor of history

This presentation will discuss an innovative collective of interdisciplinary immigration courses currently offered by CAHSS faculty. Students involved in the learning community support immigrants in their journeys to reunite with family members, connecting course material and concepts from the fields of anthropology, history, languages and sociology in real-world settings in ways a textbook cannot.

“The Road to Healing”

Roger Holland, teaching assistant professor in music and religion and director of The Spirituals Project

Historically, and even today, the music of the spirituals responds to “physical, spiritual and cultural violence.” This lecture will briefly discuss the focus of The Spirituals Project this year as it pertains to healing and the ways the music seeks to address issues of historical slavery, its continued impact, various types of trauma, socioeconomic disenfranchisement, racism, justice and the need for community engagement.

"One Thing Leads to Another"

Roddy MacInnes, associate professor of art and photography

The discovery of an album of photographs in a Denver antiques mall, taken by a North Dakota woman in 1917, led professor MacInnes on a fantastic journey to places and people he never could have imagined. As an associate professor of art, MacInnes encourages his students to consider the process of how one thing leads to another in their photographs of Denver communities.

“Motherhood and the Brain”

Pilyoung Kim, associate professor of psychology and director of the family and child neuroscience lab

The early postpartum period represents a sensitive period when new mothers adapt to the highly challenging tasks they encounter in taking care of a newborn. Whether the new parents successfully adapt to parenting or not is critically associated with infants' developmental outcomes. In this talk, Kim will review the brain plasticity in human mothers' brains, and how such plasticity supports parents' psychological adaptation to parenting and sensitive caregiving for their infants.