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Assistant Professor Elizabeth Athens named 2020-2021 UCHI Fellow

headshots of the 2020-2021 UConn Faculty Fellows

Big congrats to Assistant Professor Elizabeth Athens on her 2020-21 UCHI Fellowship!

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) is proud to announce its incoming class of UConn faculty fellows. The Class of 2020–21 will consist of seven faculty members who embody the creative drive and energy of the arts and humanities scholarship at the University of Connecticut. Fellows’ names, home departments, and project titles are listed below. More information about each fellow, including their biographies, will be provided at a later date. Congratulations to all incoming fellows!

Elizabeth Athens (Art History) – “Figuring a World: William Bartram’s Natural History”

Amanda J. Crawford (Journalism) – ”The Sky is Crying: the Sandy Hook Shooting and the Battle for Truth” 

Melanie Newport, (History) – “This is My Jail:  Reform and Mass Incarceration in Chicago and Cook County”

Helen M. Rozwadowski (History) – “Science as Frontier: History Hidden in Plain Sight”

Sara Silverstein (History) – “Toward Global Health: A History of International Collaboration”

Scott Wallace (Journalism) – “The Bleeding Frontier: Indigenous Warriors in the Battle for the Amazon and Planet Earth”

Sarah Winter (English) – “The Right to a Remedy: Habeas Corpus, Empire, and Human Rights Narratives”


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Pneuhaus Interdisciplinary Workshop & Lecture 2/25

February 25th Interdisciplinary – Workshop + Lecture

Co-sponsored by Dept of Art and Art History with generous financial support from the Krenicki Arts and Engineering Institute, School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut.

Pneuhaus Levi Bedall and Matt Muller from the design/engineering collective will be lecturing on the interdisciplinary nature of their unique practice.

Photograph of an inflatable room with people sitting inside.
is a design collective focusing on the mastery of all things inflatable. With expertise in both materials and methods they create spatial designs, and temporary structures ranging from contemporary art and large-scale immersive environments to inflatable habitats for NASA.

As architects, designers, engineers, and artists, they collaborate on new forms, new ideas and new ways to define public spaces in inspiring ways, and develop innovative new forms of inflatable architecture.

7:00pm-8:00pm Lecture- Pneuhaus- design, engineering + creative practice open to the public

Art Building Main Gallery Area.

Please contact Christopher.sancomb@uconn for more information.