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News and Events

News & Events


Publications and thoughtful commentary showcase the incredible work that comes out of our small liberal arts classrooms, studios and labs.

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. 


India's Biryani Wars
The BBC reported on a cultural controversy happening in northern India over a popular dish called biryani. Police in some parts of the state of Haryana have begun checking dishes of mutton biryani at public restaurants to ensure they don't contain beef, as India's Hindu majority holds cows as sacred. Carol Helstosky, associate professor of history, explains why there might be tension over a common meal. 

Time-Travel Television: Three Networks Offer Shows that Look Back, Ahead
In this Denver Post story, three AHSS faculty members commented on a trend of time travel in upcoming television shows this fall. Ingrid Tague, professor of history; Jodie Krieder, visiting assistant professor of history; and Lawrence Conyers, professor of anthropology, all offer unique perspectives on the popularity of time-travel stories.

When Bigoted Humor Isn't Just a Joke
Raul Perez, assistant professor of sociology, studies the evolution of race in humor. He wrote this piece as part of a series on the debate on comedy and political correctness for Zocalo Public Square at Arizona State University.


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