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expressions e-Newsletter

Stay connected to the AHSS community through divisional updates, spotlight stories and upcoming events in expressions, AHSS' monthly e-newsletter.

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This Month's Featured Stories  

Commencement 2017

graduationThis year 454 undergraduate and 135 graduate students will receive their DU diplomas from the divisions of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. Join fellow AHSS alumni, faculty and students for a celebratory breakfast on Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 a.m. to honor our newest AHSS alumni. RSVP to this free breakfast. Read more about commencement.

"At commencement we celebrate the accomplishments of students who have completed degrees. We wish them well as they progress to the next phase of life, a meaningful time for all of us who have accompanied them on their intellectual journey at DU," said Dean Danny McIntosh.

Seniors Present Final Projects

capstoneIt's the final quarter for our graduating seniors, and many have capstone projects on their minds. The capstone tops off a hard-earned education for many AHSS students. These students pull together what they've learned in the past four years into a final project and then present it to their professors and peers. The projects demonstrate the critical skills they've learned, and show that the students have gone above and beyond the basics and have taken their education to the next level.

"Students are proud of what they do and talk about the capstone as a foundational educational experience," said Ingrid Tague, associate dean. "It's often what they appreciate most about their DU education."

Capstone projects are required in three AHSS majors: Theatre, Film, and History, and are optional in most other majors. Students work in groups for creative capstone projects, such as in theatre and film. Group projects build student camaraderie and allow for larger scale projects. Visit the department websites for more information.