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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

News & Events

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Read about AHSS alumni, students, faculty and staff in the monthly e-newsletter, expressions. Our faculty are sought-after experts in their fields. Read what some have to say IN THE NEWS. Also, check out our upcoming events listed below. 


Lamont Bassoonist Nominated for Grammy Award
Martin Kuuskmann, assistant professor and bassoonist at the Lamont School of Music, was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award. A bassoon concerto by friend Christopher Theofanidis and performed by Kuuskmann is being considered for Best Contemporary Composition. Learn more in this CBS4 Denver story.

Role of Media Under Microscope After Trump Administration Official's Comments
Derigan Silver, associate professor of media, film and journalism studies, spoke with Fox 31 about the importance of having a free press. "Historically, we've seen a lot of corruption and a lot of abuse brought about and brought to light because of the media," says Silver. Despite the amount of fake news spreading around social media, the U.S. is among only 14 percent of the world's countries that enjoy freedom of the press.

How We Can Make Social Media Less Blindingly Awful in 2017
VICE news interviewed Adrienne Russell, associate professor of media, film and journalism studies, on the way journalism and activism have evolved online and the relationship between the media and the public. On the latter topic, Russell says, "Although it is true that social media platforms speed the circulation of rumors and lies, they did not create cynical publics who have so little faith in media and government that they make no distinction between journalism and fake news or between legitimate political leaders and populist opportunists." 


Join us! Register for any of the below events by calling 303-871-2425 or by clicking the 'Register Online' link for each event.

Alumni Reception and Livingston Lecture
The free AHSS alumni reception and John C. Livingston Lecture showcases the work of an esteemed AHSS faculty member. Connect with AHSS alumni, faculty and students, and help us recognize our Alumni Achievement Award recipients.

Harper Distinguished Speaker Series
This annual series brings to Denver a prominent leader in the field of liberal arts. This free lecture is made possible, in part, by the Heber Harper Humanities Distinguished Lectureship Endowment.

Faculty Lecture Series
This free series showcases the work being pioneered by AHSS faculty. Each month, faculty members share their current research or present recently published works.

View our filmed lectures