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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. 


Daniel Ritchie Makes $1 Million Gift to the Lamont School of Music

A $1 million commitment to the University of Denver from Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie will be matched by the University to provide a total of $2 million in scholarship support for graduate students in the Lamont School of Music. Read more in the Denver Business Journal .

Sociology Professor Weighs in on Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Case

Jennifer Reich, associate professor in sociology, was interviewed by The Atlantic in response to the Supreme Court ruling that for-profit employers can opt out of providing certain types of contraception coverage on religious grounds.

World War II Led to a Revolution in Cartography

Professor Susan Schulten, history, has completed the first installment in an ongoing series on historic maps in The New Republic magazine.

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 2015 for the free AHSS alumni reception and John C. Livingston Lecture. Connect with AHSS alumni, faculty and students, and help us recognize our 2015 AHSS Alumni Achievement Award recipients. Check back in early 2015 for more information on this event.

Distinguished Speaker Series
This annual series brings to Denver a prominent leader in the field of liberal arts. In April 2014 enthnobotanist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis visited DU as the 2014 AHSS Distinguished Speaker. Stay tuned for information about the 2015 program. This lecture is made possible, in part, by the Heber Harper Humanities Distinguished Lectureship Endowment.

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. The 2013/2014 program has ended. Stay tuned for information about the 2014/2015 program. 

 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. The 2013/2014 program has ended. Stay tuned for information about the 2014/2015 program.