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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

We want you to be part of our story! What have you been doing that we can share with our AHSS community? Share you story via email.

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. 


"Walking West" is Professor's Latest Interactive Art Project

Conor McGarrigle, assistant professor in the Emergent Digital Practices program, took to the streets of Denver on April 11 to draw a 26.2 mile line that was captured in a satellite photograph. Learn more about his project in this story on Denver's 7 News.

Art Professors' Partnership Featured in The Denver Post

Laleh Mehran and Chris Coleman have more in common than art and work. The associate professors in the emergent digital practices program at DU are each other. Read their story in The Denver Post.

Psychology Professors' Research on Early Child Development Featured in Live Science

Associate Professor Elysia Davis and Assistant Professor Pilyoung Kim in the psychology department are conducting research on how the early environment affects a child's life course, including time spent in the womb. Read about their work in Live Science.

AHSS Events

Join us! Register for any of the below events by calling 303-871-2425 or by clicking the 'register now' links below.

Alumni Reception and Livingston Lecture
Join us in May for the free AHSS alumni reception and John C. Livingston Lecture. Connect with AHSS alumni, faculty and students, help us recognize our 2014 AHSS Alumni Achievement Award recipients, and hear from Elizabeth Karlsgodt, associate professor of history, about the real men and women who inspired George Clooney's most recent movie, The Monuments Men. Register now.

Distinguished Speaker Series
This annual series brings to Denver a prominent leader in the field of liberal arts. In April 2014 ethnobotanist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis will visit DU as the 2014 AHSS Distinguished Speaker. Register now.

Faculty Lecture Series
During this free series, DU faculty members share their current research or recently published works to audience of faculty, students, alumni and community members. Register now.

At our stimulating salons, guests meet with DU faculty members in private homes to discuss topics of mutual concern or interest. Based on the 17th century tradition of intellectual debate and discourse, DU's salons explore a range of topics. Register now.