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CSU history professor Jared Orsi named Colorado’s new State Historian

July 29, 2022
Jared Orsi

Orsi will begin his one-year position as the State Historian and leader of History Colorado’s State Historian’s Council on Aug. 1, Colorado Day.

Outstanding Grad: Jackson Hunter

May 12, 2022
Jackson Hunter

Jackson Hunter has served as the president of the Liberal Arts Dean’s Leadership Council and competed in the 2022 World Championships for Irish Dance while earning his two degrees in political science and history.

Clark Building to receive expansion and transformation

May 5, 2022
Rendering of the proposed new Clark Building

After more than 50 years, the most heavily utilized academic building on the Fort Collins main campus is getting a makeover.

Penance and plague: How the Black Death changed one of Christianity’s most important rituals

April 11, 2022
painting of a confession

The 14th century is known for catastrophe.

Environmental Humanities and Summer Session: Explore the world at 9,000 feet, where the mountains are your classroom

February 16, 2022
CSU Mountain Campus nearby meadow

This summer, the College of Liberal Arts is excited to offer a 9-credit opportunity for undergraduate students to study the environmental humanities during Summer Session at CSU’s Mountain Campus.

Students think creatively about information thanks to CSU Libraries, History Department partnership 

January 31, 2022
Morgan Library books

CSU Libraries is helping to connect history students with the research materials they need to succeed in tough classes.

The legacy of Quitobaquito Springs, a tiny place with a long history

December 27, 2021
jared orsi quitobaquito springs

On the border between Mexico and Arizona is the postage stamp-sized oasis of Quitobaquito. But while the pond itself is tiny, what it holds is immense

Frank Boring wins Telly Award for history of CSU Documentary!

September 10, 2021

Frank Boring is seen here outside of the CSU History Main Office holding his 2021 Telly Award for his documentary “The Great Experiment: Colorado State University 150 Year History” made through CSI Films On PBS. Frank collaborated with History faculty, Dr. Jared Orsi and undergraduate student, Charlie Dreyer to create this documentary, highlighting the history […]

Overcrowded US national parks need a reservation system

June 1, 2021
Cars lined up to enter Yellowstone National Park

The exponential growth in visitors is generating pollution and putting wildlife at risk to a degree that threatens the future of the park system.

Northern Arapaho Collection Comes Home to Northern Colorado

May 7, 2021
Yufna Soldier Wolf speaing with students

Yufna Soldier Wolf works with CSU and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery to preserve her father, Mark Soldier Wolf’s, collection of Northern Arapaho documents