October 12, 2021

Classy Ladies: Women Composers of Great Music – Betsy Schwarm, Classical Music Historian 

Women composers have been both important and influential, bringing their own perspectives to writing and performing great music.  Betsy Schwarm will explore the subject, from the Italian Renaissance to American composers today, with abundant musical examples and suggestions for future listening.

November 9, 2021

Stories of Colorado Women: The Famous, the Infamous, and the Ones You Have Never Heard Of – Rae Wiseman from History Colorado

Throughout Colorado’s history, there have been women who have had a lasting impact on our lives and the rights that we enjoy today.  Native Americans and pioneer settlers to health providers, educators, and writers, women from a variety of backgrounds have risen to tremendous heights in their fields, despite adversity and social barriers.  Many of them were true pioneers.  We are indebted to these women, as you will see in this fascinating and informative lecture.

 January 11, 2022

Famous Women in Science: Navigating a Man’s World – Barbara T. Zimmerman, PhD, Founder of Biomedical Communication and Consulting

Women scientists have often been stereotyped as “geeks” or “nerds” who may be brilliant but not really feminine according to the standards of the dominant males of their generation. Dr. Zimmerman will talk about some famous women in science and highlight their accomplishments as well as unique obstacles and challenges they faced in becoming scientists. She will also discuss alternative fields that are attracting them and her own experience in the biomedical field.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Why Watching Modern Dance is So Hard: 10 Hot Tips to Make It Easier – Erika Randall, chair of the CU Department of Theatre and Dance

In this pithy, physical, and playful talk, Randall will unpack dance moves like “the hinge,” the confounding history of running in concert dance, and how to notice and negotiate our biases when watching bodies in motion.  This historical and “how-to” lecture will prepare you for better dance consumption, particularly of the 2021-2022 CU Theatre & Dance and Artist Series Season.

Wednesday March 9, 2022 – Elizabeth Skewes  CU Chair of the Journalism Department

Shifting Narratives: How Journalism’s Coverage of Mass Shootings Has Evolved – Elizabeth A. Skewes, CU Journalism Department Chair

Please join us as CU’s Chair of the Journalism Department shares preliminary findings from her new research on media coverage of mass shootings and school shootings from the 1966 shooting at the University of Texas in Austin to the shooting last year at the Table Mesa King Soopers in our own community. She will discuss how coverage has changed since the mid-1960s and how journalists try to balance the duty to inform the public with the need to treat victims and survivors with an ethic of care.


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