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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. 


Professors' Examine Decisive Relationships 

New research shows that how thoughtfully couples make decisions can have a lasting effect on the quality of their romantic relationships, according to a story in The New York Times. The story is based on a report by professors Galena Rhoades and Scott Stanley in the department of psychology. 

Psychology Grad Student's Research Makes a Big Media Splash

New research confirms everything your mom told you about "once a cheater..." Many unfaithful partners tend to be repeat offenders. A yet-to-be-published study by Denver University grad student Kayla Knopp looked at the relationships of 484 unmarried 18-35 year olds and found that people who had cheated on a partner in the past were 3.5 times more likely to be unfaithful in a subsequent relationship. Read more about Knopp's research in Women's Health magazine.

DU's Publishing Institute Well-Known in Industry

The Publishing Institute just concluded its 39th annual program that prepares students for a career in book publishing. 9News came out to film the Institute during its last week of session.

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.