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January 4, 2018

Under the Asphalt, Denver’s Hidden History 

As Denver continues to grow, parking lots have been vanishing across the city. While most are concerned about the buildings being erected in place of their former parking spots, the University of Denver’s department of anthropology is more interested in what has been entombed beneath layers and layers of asphalt.

Andi Schlut
January 4, 2018

Student Sees Future in Public Service

Andi Schlut has her sights set on Washington, D.C., with plans to pursue a career as an elected official, working in a federal government agency, or conducting research. No matter which path she takes, the third-year political science and socio-legal studies major is sure of one thing… her liberal arts education at DU is providing a solid framework for any career she chooses.  

creative writing
January 4, 2018

DU Helped Stacey Get Her Groove Back

Having lived in both China and the United States, Shiying “Stacey” Xu (BA ’17, English and communication studies) considers herself a global citizen, someone who wants to travel and be connected to the world around her. Though, she hasn’t always been so confident.

Face Value
January 4, 2018

Migration and Memory

As an artist, Deborah Howard, associate professor of studio art, has exhibited all over the world. Themes of Jewish history and identity are central to her work. Last summer, Howard completed the most ambitious project of her career with a solo exhibition, Migration and Memory at the Jewish Museum of Venice, Italy.

AHSS in the News

Mothers are Hard-Wired to Respond Similarly to a Infant Cries Across Cultures, Pilyoung Kim, associate professor of psychology, Jan 1, 2018
4 Challenges Posed by Today's Long-Distance Relationships, Galena Rhoades, research associate professor of psychology, Jan 9, 2018
An Alternative Approach to Social Justice and Sustainable Cities, Dean Saitta, director of the urban studies program and professor of anthropology, Jan 9, 2018
The Photography Project that Connects Senior Citizens With Students Through Stories, Roddy MacInnes, associate professor of art & art history, and AHSS Photography students, Jan 7, 2017 
Westborough Resident Among 'Champion of the Arts' Awardees at State House, Jonathan Rappaport (Lamont alumnus), Dec 20, 2017
Documentary Convinces Silent Veteran to Speak, Duncan Wilmore (MA '74, Mass Communications), Dec 25, 2017
Roe v. Wade: Past, Present, and Future, Joshua C. Wilson, associate professor of political science, Jan 2, 2018
Star Wars Created a New Movie Culture. "The Last Jedi" Could Reboot It, Rodney Buxton, associate professor of media, film, and journalism studies, Dec 15, 2017
Dems Have Early Edge in Gubernatorial Race, According to First Reliable Poll, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Dec 18, 2017 
Trump's Jerusalem Decision Will Not Jump-Start Peace Process, Jonathan Sciarcon, associate professor of history, Dec 15, 2017 
The Double-Edged Sword of a Party-Line Victory, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Dec 20, 2017
In One Year, Donald Trump dissolves Barack Obama's Government Inheritance, Rafael Loris, professor of history, Jan 3, 2018
The Politics of #HimToo, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Dec 14, 2017
Donald Trump Rallies for Roy Moore, Repeats Falsehoods in Pensacola Speech, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Dec 8, 2017
Is the Democratic Party Becoming Too Democratic?, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Dec 11, 2017
Religious Bigotry is Hiding Behind Arguments for Free Speech, Joshua C. WIlson, associate professor of political science, Dec 7, 2017
Literature has Long Been Sounding the Alarm about Sexual Violence in Hollywood, Billy J. Stratton, associate professor of English and co-director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Learning Community, Dec 6, 2017
Susana Cordova: Recognized for Leadership in Equity for All Students, Susana Cordova (BA '88, English), Dec 6, 2017