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Students walk from The Hill to campus at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Sept. 14, 2018.
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The new director of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Humanities and the Arts will start on Aug. 19.

Jennifer Ho, a professor and associate director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will join CU Boulder for a three-year term, according to a news release from the university.

“As a committed humanities scholar who is passionate about the arts, I am excited about taking on a leadership position that promotes the scholarship of humanists and artists at CU Boulder to the Boulder community, Colorado and nationwide,” Ho stated in the release.

Graduate School Interim Dean Leslie Reynolds appointed Ho to the position. The center, which is housed within the Graduate School, supports research and work in the arts and humanities for faculty and students in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Music, the University Libraries and the College of Media, Communication and Information.

Ho has previously taught classes in Asian American literature and contemporary American literature, and also will work as a professor of ethnic studies at CU Boulder. She has written several books and has a doctorate in English from Boston University.

Helmut Muller-Sievers, the current director, will continue as German professor after Ho takes over.

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