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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS)


Make a Lasting Impact


Our research and community and global partnerships give students and faculty the chance to have positive, lasting impacts around the world.

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Awards & Achievements

Our faculty and students work around the world in labs, studios, archives and libraries making discoveries that address real-world problems and ambitions.

A lot of our work is made possible thanks to grants funded by generous DU supporters. Make a gift or review grant opportunities.

Here are some of our most recent awards, activities and achievements:

  • Ben Nourse, assistant professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies in the department of religious studies, developed and co-taught a summer course on the history and culture of the Tibetan book for the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, one of the world's premier institutions for studying the history of the book and related subjects.
  • The DU Museum of Anthropology received an $85,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop a network for museum professionals engaged in implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
  • Assistant Professors Angela Narayan and Erika Manczak in psychology both received Early Career Scholars Grants from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). Narayan's project is Childhood Adversity and Benevolent Childhood Experiences as Predictors of Mental Health Problems in Ethnically-Diverse, Low-Income Fathers Expecting a Baby; and Manczak's project is Fetal Embedding of Depression Risk: Investigating the Role of Cellular Inflammation
  • Michael Brent, assistant professor of philosophy, was named the University of Denver Faculty Adviser of the Year for 2018.
  • Professor of History Susan Schulten (with Eliot J. Gorn, Randy Roberts and Terry Bilhartz) published Constructing the American Past, 8th ed., 2 vols. (Oxford University Press, 2018).
  • University Libraries and Judaic Studies professor Jeanne Abrams published First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role (New York University Press, 2018).
  • The University of Denver's Lamont Jazz Orchestra won the top award at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival in a tie with Central Oklahoma University. Lamont soloists Dylan Vessel, trumpet and Matt Campbell, drums, won two of the four Judges Soloist Awards.
  • Associate professor Elizabeth Escobedo and associate professor and chair of History Carol Helstosky were awarded a contract from the Veterans Administration to organize a research project on the lives and contributions of veterans buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
  • Assistant professor of Sociology & Criminology Karen Albright received funding from the American Sociological Association Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline for her project, "Sociology Outside the Academy: Non-Academic Career Patterns and Implications for Sociological Training."