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Liberal arts education is at the heart of the University of Denver. Our faculty, staff and students come together in a shared quest for knowledge of the human condition.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean of AHSS

March 2015

mcintoshThis spring is sure to be a busy and rewarding time for the AHSS community.

With the change in seasons comes a renewed sense of excitement on campus thanks to the buzz of many prospective students and their families touring our beautiful campus. We had an incredibly competitive pool of applicants this year, so I congratulate those of you who were accepted.

I understand the complexities of deciding where to attend college or graduate school. I wish you the best in making your selection, and it’s my hope that DU proves to be the best fit for you. As you explore our campus and AHSS’s robust course offerings, please consider also joining us at one of our many upcoming events. It’ll give you a taste for who we are. Or if you can’t visit in person, check out our short video.

This spring we welcome CNN political correspondent Van Jones as the 2015 AHSS Distinguished Speaker. This series brings to campus a liberal arts leader of national or international prominence. In advance of the lecture on April 14, we’re hosting book club discussions about Mr. Jones’ work, which I hope will be fuel for interesting discussions and debates among our students, faculty and alumni.

Meanwhile, as dean I have been working closely with Chancellor Chopp on the Imagine DU strategic planning process. We welcome your feedback. Improving the student experience is a top priority. This includes developing new opportunities for experiential learning.

I hope many students apply for the AHSS summer internship stipends. Internships are a critical career entrée for aspiring professionals, and my office helps students find and apply to internships. We offer three $3,000 internship grants to fund students taking for-credit internships during summer session 2015. And, alumni: please contact us if your employer is hiring interns – we love when DU alumni hire DU students as interns.

Please keep your comments and follow-up questions coming; don't hesitate to contact me or the members of my office if you have any questions or comments. 

Take care,

Danny McIntosh, Dean