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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. 

 In the news

Senate's Upcoming Vote on Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Nomination
Voting on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to take place at the beginning of April. Some Senate Democrats have vowed to filibuster the vote, but Republicans can overhaul the Senate's rules to allow a simple majority to proceed with a vote on the nominee. Seth Masket, professor of political science, tells The Denver Post "There might be some hesitancy to getting rid of the filibuster" because the Republicans could become the minority party in two years during midterm elections. "But then again," he says, "they might do so given how polarized the chamber has become. It's hard to maintain a system like the filibuster where you give a minority party a lot of power in such a polarized environment."

2017's States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry
Trent Steidley, assistant professor of sociology and criminology, was a featured expert for WalletHub's investigation of states that are most dependent on the gun industry. He discusses bipartisan policies that could reduce gun violence, how the Trump administration might act in regards to gun ownership and the effectiveness of state and local gun laws.

The 'Pussyhats' Make Protests Fun—Which Keeps People Coming Back
Nancy Wadsworth, associate professor of political science, writes about the humorous history of protests in an op-ed for The Washington Post , culminating most recently in the nation-wide women's marches. "The women's marches built on feminists' long history of employing pleasure and play as movement tactic," she writes.


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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