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Submissions open for Through the Student Lens Film Festival

Through the Student Lens: Colorado State University Film Festival, supported by the ACT Human Rights Film Festival is now taking submissions. The festival takes place Thursday, March 26 and will showcase short films made by CSU students and alumni. Guidelines for submission are available at https://actfilmfest.colostate.edu/tsl/.

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Faculty Friday

Flashback Faculty Friday: Mary Crow

Professor Emerita Mary Crow was a professor in the Department of English from 1964 to 2003. Her specialty was in poetry, of which she wrote several books thanks to the research support she received from the College of Liberal Arts.

Flashback Faculty Friday: Sue Ellen Markey Charlton

Professor Emerita Sue Ellen Markey Charlton taught in the Department of Political Science from 1967 to 2010. She specialized in international relations, comparative politics, and gender studies and now reflects on some of her memories from her time at CSU.

Faculty Friday: Tom Lundberg

Professor Tom Lundberg coordinates the Fibers program in the Department of Art and Art History. He is especially interested in cloth that marks time, carries identity, or migrates with people.

Research & Creative Scholarship

The language of science

Erika Szymanski, assistant professor of rhetoric of science in the Department of English, uses language to make the invisible visible. That’s a challenge when you study microbes. Read more about microbiomes and about how our perceptions bring them into being.

Submissions open for Through the Student Lens Film Festival

Through the Student Lens: Colorado State University Film Festival, supported by the ACT Human Rights Film Festival is now taking submissions. The festival takes place Thursday, March 26 and will showcase short films made by CSU students and alumni. Guidelines for submission are available at https://actfilmfest.colostate.edu/tsl/.

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Getting locked out can happen not just from your car or your home. Getting locked out can happen online when you’re not able to view certain films or media. Geoblocking, or regional lockout, is a way that media distribution companies protect their films. While we may think that the internet and other technologies have created a global village, media distribution practices and other uses of technology have prevented that global interconnection.

Recognizing and reporting signs of terrorism can help prevent attacks

Technology has played a large role in the growth of terrorism through recruitment of terrorists worldwide or through cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. Jordan Clark (’11) trains people to recognize warning signs of possible terrorist or criminal acts on social media and in other settings through the Community Awareness Program at the CELL in Denver, Colo.

Artificial intelligence, the future of work, and inequality

One of the most spectacular facts of the last two centuries of economic history is the exponential growth in GDP per capita in most of the world. This economic progress, unprecedented in human history, would be impossible without major breakthroughs in technology. Many believe we are on the verge of a new technological revolution that will see Artificial Intelligence (AI) automating a majority of tasks that are currently performed by humans. Should we see AI as liberating or as a destructive force?