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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

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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. 


Mass Media in Crisis: The Trust Deficit
Derigan Silver, associate professor in media, film and journalism studies, was interviewed by Western Journalism on the  public's distrust of the media, which he says has been on a steady decline since the late 1970s.

RiNo Arts District and Blue Moon Team Up to Create Place-Making Mural
The Denver Post reported on a new mural currently being painted at the 38th street underpass in the RiNo district. The project is intended to further the art district's unique sense of place. Christina Kreps, associate professor of anthropology, provides some context for the way murals contribute to community identity. "Historically, they were considered really a democratic form of art because it's usually out there in the public realm," she says. "You don't have to go to a gallery or museum. It's for everybody to value and appreciate."

Denver City Summit 2016: Place, Culture, Meaning
In this blog post for Planetizen , Professor Dean Saitta, anthropology, describes what occurred at the sixth annual Rocky Mountain City Summit (involving Denver civic leaders, planners, developers and distinguished out-of-town guests) and includes some takeaway lessons.


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