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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. 


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.

"Dying with Dignity" Versus "Doctor Assisted Suicide": Ballot Initiative Sets Off Language Battle.
In November, Coloradans will vote on whether doctors should be allowed to write life-ending prescriptions for terminally ill people. Christina Foust, chair of the communication studies department, commented in The Denver Post about the ensuing debate about terminology between advocates and opponents of the bill. People in favor use the terms "dying with dignity" and "right to die," while those against the measure call it "physician-assisted suicide."

Mother Teresa's Path to Sainthood
Nearly 20 years after her death, Mother Teresa was made a saint on Sept 4. Gregory Robbins, chair of the religious studies department, comments on Mother Teresa's canonization in this piece for the DU Newsroom, calling her "a saint for the modern world."


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.