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Liberalis Online is an online news hub published by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in connection with our Alumni Magazine.

The name Liberalis is derived from the Latin word pertaining to freedom, generosity, and honor. These words reflect the values of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We seek to cultivate in ourselves and our students the freedom and eagerness to explore new ideas and cultures and to affirm the dignity and honor of all people.

Recent Liberalis Articles

Considering Health Disparities Amongst LGBTQ+ Individuals

Considering Health Disparities Amongst LGBTQ+ Individuals

06/17/2021

Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde, professor of sociology at Utah State, researches issues in intersectional population health and how structural systems of inequality affect the health outcomes of diverse social groups. During her time at Utah State, Marquez-Vel...

Sparking the Conversation About Conversion

Sparking the Conversation About Conversion

06/10/2021

USU history professor Chris Babits’ forthcoming book, To Cure a Sinful Nation: A history of Conversion Therapy in the U.S., will explore the history and research behind conversion therapy in the LGBTQ+ community. The book is set to be published at the beg...

Classic Book Club

Classic Book Club

06/09/2021

Mark Damen, a professor of history at USU, is hosting a book club in June to discuss The Swerve, a Pulitzer Prize winning book by Stephen Greenblatt. The Sweve examines the of philosophical poetry of Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius as found in his bo...

Understanding Love in the Swenson Way

Understanding Love in the Swenson Way

06/07/2021

Tegan Durfee, senior at USU majoring in English Literature, completed an undergrad research project analyzing the work of May Swenson as a pioneer LGBTQ+ artist. Through her research, Durfee found that Swenson used ambiguous pronouns to describe love in e...

New Intersectional Gender Studies and Research Programs

New Intersectional Gender Studies and Research Programs

06/03/2021

Intersections will offer a minors in Intersectional Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies as well as a certificate of study in Inclusive Leadership. All three programs feature 18 credit hours of coursework in addition to events, workshops, lectures, and co...

Where Individual and Religious Beliefs Differ

Where Individual and Religious Beliefs Differ

06/01/2021

This spring, Palfreyman conducted an undergrad research project analyzing the dissonance that USU undergrad students feel between their religious values and their personal beliefs about queer sexual identities.

Sociology Professor Granted Highly Acclaimed Fellowship

Sociology Professor Granted Highly Acclaimed Fellowship

05/22/2021

Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde, assistant professor of sociology at Utah State University, has recently been named a Career Enhancement Fellow by the Institute for Citizens and Scholars. The institute will provide Marquez-Velarde with a work stipend that w...

Social Work and Criminal Justice Interdisciplinary Degree

Social Work and Criminal Justice Interdisciplinary Degree

05/21/2021

CHaSS to emphasize mental health in law enforcement with new program. Recent demand for law enforcement officials who understand mental health has led USU administrators to create an interdisciplinary program that combines social work and criminal justice...