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Join D-phi and the Office of International Studies for conversations on literature and global educational experiences.

By Lindsey Coulter

March 30, 2021

Flyer graphic for On the Native American Literature Renaissance event.On the New Native American Literature Renaissance


6 p.m.

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The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry invites Roadrunners to attend On the New Native American Literature Renaissance, featuring authors David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Ph.D., associate professor of Native American Studies and Political Science at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Brandon Hobson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Creative Writing at New Mexico State University.

Weiden, an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota Nation, is the author of the novel “Winter Counts” (Ecco, 2020). “Winter Counts” was nominated for the 2021 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America and won the 2021 Spur Award for Best Contemporary Novel by the Western Writers of America. The novel was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a main selection of the Book of the Month Club and was named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and other magazines. He lives in Denver with his family. 

Hobson is the author of “Where the Dead Sit Talking,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Reading the West Award and long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award. His new novel, “The Removed,” is just out from Ecco. He has won a Pushcart Prize, and his fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, NOON, American Short Fiction, among others. Hobson also teaches in the low-res Master of Fine Arts program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Violence, Culture, and the United States: Creating Spaces to Process and Heal


Noon-1:15 p.m.

Register to attend.

This dialogue for MSU Denver faculty and staff will be facilitated by Katia Campbell, Ph.D., president, Faculty Senate, associate professor, Communication Studies, and Rebecca Reid, president, Staff Senate, senior program manager, Learning & Development, and the Counseling Center. 

The dialogue will allow staff and faculty to process the recent tragic acts of gun violence in our country and the racial issues associated with the attacks. 

Spots are limited. Please RSVP or add your name to the waitlist on the event page. Once registered, a calendar invite with a Teams link will be sent to you. If you are on the waitlist, you will be notified if a spot becomes available. 

Collaborative Online International Educational Experiences


11 a.m.-noon

Join the event via Teams.

With traditional study-abroad programs coming to a halt as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, universities around the world pivoted to providing virtual educational experiences to their students. Furthermore, it appears that this new mode of instruction will continue to exist even after the end of the pandemic, as it is becoming more embedded in university offerings.

At MSU Denver, faculty members in the Department of Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Technology have taken a lead in pivoting to the new format. In collaboration with partner universities in Europe, Mexico and Colombia, Zsuzsa Balogh, Ph.D., professor and associate chair, and Aaron Brown, Ph.D., associate professor, have enabled their students to gain valuable international perspectives without traveling.

In this virtual presentation, Balogh and Brown will share their experiences and expertise with interested MSU Denver faculty members and students who may be interested in adapting aspects of online international experiences into their own curricula.

Topics: Academics, D-phi, Events, Excellence

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