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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


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March 1, 2018

Gun Control, Gun Rights, and the Media in the Middle

With every mass shooting in the U.S., the gun control debate takes center stage. Gun control groups talk about the type of violence—from school shootings to urban crime—while gun rights organizations focus on guns as self-protection and a constitutional right. Do the media portray both sides of the debate fairly? Not always, says Trent Steidley, assistant professor of sociology. 

Harper Hahn
March 1, 2018

Going Beyond the Classroom

Last summer, Harper Hahn, a second-year religious studies and international studies major, was awarded a spot in the Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP). Hahn was a Cultural Ambassador to the aspiring entrepreneurial Saudi Arabian students who joined the program to build social entrepreneurism, leadership skills, civic responsibility, and appreciation for cultural diversity. 

March 1, 2018

Artist Connects Theory with Practice through 3D Modeling

In early 2017, Morehshin Allahyari had been living and working as a permanent resident in the United States when she found herself trapped in Germany after the Trump administration issued an executive order banning entry for citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, including permanent residents. “I had my Iranian passport and my green card, but I was stuck in Berlin, not knowing if I could come back or not.”

Cleo Parker Robinson
March 1, 2018

Cleo Parker Robinson to Speak at DU

Join us on April 12 at the AHSS Harper Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Cleo Parker Robinson, DU alumna (BA ’70, psychology), and founder and artistic director of internationally-renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.

AHSS in the News

After Centuries of Cultural Theft, Why More Nations are Returning Looted Artifacts, Elizabeth Campbell, associate professor of history and director of the Center of Art Collection Ethics, March 13, 2018
What's So Great About "Hamilton"? DU History Professor Joyce Goodfriend Explains, Joyce Goodfriend, professor of history, Mar 8, 2018
Former Rep. Lebsock's Last-Second Party Switch Could Lead to a Legal Showdown, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Mar 5, 2018
DU Students Researching History Beneath Parking Lot, Jasmine Saxon, anthropology graduate student, Mar 5, 2018
The 2018 Race Might Be the Last Big Democratic Stand Against Coffman, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Feb 26, 2018
Ouachita Alumna Jessica Lamb to Speak on Publishing March 9, Jessica Lamb (certificate '14, Publishing Institute), Feb 23, 2018
Radian String Quartet to Perform for Santa Ynez Valley Classical Music Concert Series, Basil Vendryes, adjunct faculty for Lamont, Feb 22, 2018 
For Some Colorado Gubernatorial Hopefuls, Next Week is Big, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Feb 28, 2018
Medic Aid: The Pioneer Scripting Health-Care Reform, Stuart Portman (BA '13), Feb 12, 2018
What it Meant to be One of the 'First Ladies of the Republic', Jeanne Abrams, Director of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives and professor in the University Libraries, Feb 12, 2018 
The Norms We Won't Miss: Donald Trump has upended our view of the presidency. Are there some conventions better off dead?, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Feb 12, 2018
Do You Engage in 'Sharenting'? Experts Have Some Warnings for Parents, Lynn Schofield Clark, professor of mfjs and director of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media, Feb 11, 2018
Meet the 40 Under 40 Winners for 2018, Janiece Mackey (BA '06, criminology and political science), Feb 8, 2018
Sand Mounds in Cape York are Ancient Aboriginal Graves, Lawrence Conyers, professor of anthropology, Feb 9, 2018
Carrell Named Chancellor of University of Minnesota Rochester, Lori Carrell (PhD '91, speech communication), Feb 7, 2018
Professor Discusses Firearms Licensing, Gun Hobbysists, Trent Steidley, assistant professor of sociology & criminology, Feb 6, 2018
Kylie Jenner's Reason for Keeping Her Pregnancy a Secret is Backed by Science, Elysia Davis, professor of psychology, Feb 5, 2018
The Spirituals Project and the Deep Meaning of Slave-Era Songs, The Spirituals Project Choir out of Lamont, Feb 5, 2018