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Liberal arts education is at the heart of the University of Denver. Our faculty, staff and students come together in a shared quest for knowledge of the human condition.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean of AHSS

March 2014

robertsIt's spring quarter at DU. This quarter is a particularly exciting one as it culminates in commencement ceremonies. It's particularly rewarding for faculty to see our students graduate. We love to hear about students' plans post-DU, so please contact us with your stories. Likewise, students are always welcome to contact us for advice about graduate school, professional opportunities and more. 

Faculty use spring break to grade winter quarter papers, prepare this quarter's coursework and to concentrate on their research and creative endeavors. AHSS faculty figure among the best-trained artists and scholars in the nation. Some professors work in the field, others in labs, studios, archives and libraries throughout the world. Their findings and new queries contribute to their fields as well as to the depth and excitement of what they teach in their courses.

I encourage students to mark your calendars for upcoming Liberal Arts Advantage (LAA) events this spring quarter at which you can find an alumni mentor, attend faculty lectures, apply for internship grants and more. Internships are a critical career entrée for aspiring professionals, and LAA helps students find and apply to internships. We also offer three $3,000 internship grants to fund students taking for-credit internships during summer session 2014. 

If you're an alum looking to connect more closely with your alma mater, please contact us if your employer is hiring interns. Or apply to our alumni-student mentorship program, which is a great way for students to personally connect with professionals who have career-related experience.

I invite prospective students, parents, alumni and friends to visit the impressive nine AHSS buildings on campus, explore AHSS's robust course offerings and meet with our expert faculty and student scholars. Please keep your comments and follow-up questions coming; don't hesitate to contact me or the members of my office if you have any questions or comments.


Rob Roberts, interim dean

Hear what Dean Roberts had to say to ESPN about AHSS and liberal arts education (12/7/13).