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Regina Huang=
June 12, 2019

International Student Centers Research on Colorado Internment Camp Museum

Regina Huang, a 2019 anthropology master’s graduate who originally hails from Taiwan, has done her thesis work on the Amache Museum, which holds the history of Colorado’s only Japanese American internment camp during World War II. She has also done research for the Denver Art Museum and hopes to apply for a PhD program in anthropology before returning to Taiwan.

Spencer Rockwell
June 12, 2019

From DU to the Colorado State Capitol

In March, Spencer Rockwell successfully defended his dissertations and completed his master’s in economics from the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, along with a second master’s in public policy from DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He believes both programs and his experience at DU prepared him for working in the governor’s office.

Elliot Clement
June 11, 2019

Jazz Piano Student Takes Talents International

The Lamont School of Music boasts a long history of internationally-recognized alumni. Elliot Clement, a jazz pianist graduating in June, is soon to join this elite group who call DU their alma mater. In March of 2018, he was accepted as one of seven finalists in the American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida. “It was an incredible experience and I got to meet some of the best college-level players I have ever seen,” Clement said.  

Zach Thanasilangkul
May 31, 2019

Economics Master's Student Uses Listening to Drive Social Change

Zach Thanasilangkul's work reaches beyond economic and philosophical theories of subject formation. Though his passions include social and racial justice issues, it's not enough, he says, to study inequalities as concepts. "I want individual stories where I can piece together themes of what a community is feeling. I view my work as contributing to conversations around community wealth by starting to talk to people."

 

Paul Chan
May 30, 2019

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Paul Chan

For more than 20 years, Paul Chan has served as the University of Denver’s vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel, but his contributions to the DU community go far beyond that. Not only has he served as both faculty and staff at DU, but he also is an alumnus himself, having received his bachelor’s degree in English literature and secondary education from the University, and saw his son pursue a DU degree as well.
Chelsea Hernandez
May 28, 2019

Senior Chelsea Hernandez: From Watching Antenna TV to Producing the News

Chelsea Hernandez’s path to journalism began as she watched Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer deliver the news on her childhood antenna TV. That path led to a production internship with Colorado Public Television that turned into the 2019 graduate’s first job in media.

Livingston Lecture
May 24, 2019

Alumni Weekend Brings DU Family Back Home

Before the University of Denver’s Class of 2019 steps off campus and continues its journey, DU welcomed back its past graduates for the annual Alumni Weekend Celebration. Over four days, DU honored distinguished alumni Marion Edwards (BA ’72), Floyd Little (MSJA ’75) and Abdulfattah Sharaf (BA ’94). But the University also planned a diverse schedule of events to celebrate its 140,000   alumni, who live in all 50 U.S. states and 145 countries.

PAI
May 22, 2019

DU Prison Arts Initiative Supported by CILCA

Several days each week, Assistant Professor of Theatre Ashley Hamilton drives hours to facilities across the state, armed with only a pad of paper and a pencil, to bring theater and creative writing to people others consider beyond help. Backed by co-directors Apryl Alexander and Rachel Zafer, a faculty advisory board, and DU’s Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts, Hamilton’s vision is expanding.

Kaity Young
May 21, 2019

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Minor Makes Space for "Radical Change"

With a minor in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, students can examine race and ethnicity as categories of social, political, historical, and cultural analysis, both in the United States and globally. Kaity Young, an English and communication studies double major, was seeking deeper ways to explore her interests when the minor was announced.

CUMU
May 20, 2019

Faculty and Staff Collaborate on Anchor Institution Work

The Collaboration for the Public Good cluster is actively implementing various elements of Transformative Direction 3 in the DU IMPACT 2025 strategic plan. The group includes both faculty and staff, and in the last eighteen months they have focused on creating a strategy around DU as an anchor institution. Click through to find a Q&A with two of the group’s members—Anne DePrince, Director of the Center for Community Engagement to Advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL) and Chair of the Department of Psychology, and Chris Bennett, Executive Director of Shared Services.

A Community Table
May 16, 2019

Hundreds Share Ideas at 'A Community Table'

Inside a Sturm Hall classroom, students, staff and alumni from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences munched on falafel from Jerusalem Café. Their discussion spanned such topics as air quality, debt from student loans and high tuition costs. “I think it’s important to have opportunities like these,” said Nicholas Bass, a third-year student. “I don't think the point of college is to have your beliefs affirmed. I think it’s to have them challenged.”

Governor Polis
May 15, 2019

Colorado Governor Visits Campus in Debriefing of Legislative Session

A packed Davis Auditorium greeted Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado’s leading lawmakers when they came to the University of Denver for a May 13 roundtable debriefing of the state’s most recent legislative session — Polis’ first as chief executive. DU’s Center on American Politics (CAP), directed by political science professor Seth Masket, hosted the event as part of its emphasis on bringing important civic events to campus and promoting discourse among faculty, staff, students and the community at large.

CAHSS in the News

Mushrooms: Today Denver, tomorrow all of Colorado?, GOP USA, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/28/18

DU students bringing untold stories of veterans to life, 9News, Elizabeth Escobedo and Carol Helstosky, associate professors of history, 05/27/19

For each Republican faculty member in Pratt and Trinity, there are nearly 13 Democrats. Is this a 'crisis'?, Duke Chronicle, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/27/19

The Abortion Awakening, US News, Duke Chronicle, Joshua Wilson, associate professor of political science, 05/24/19

Return to the 60s: How America's pro-lifers could wind the clock back, AFR, Joshua Wilson, associate professor of political science, 05/23/19

On Politics with Lisa Lerer: Post-Traumatic Election Disorder, New York Times, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/23/19

Christine Berry & Martha Campbell: "Art is essential because it opens up new avenues and different perspectives in which to view the world; It fosters creativity in math, science, language and literature," Thrive Global, Gwen Chanzit, director of museum studies for the School of Art & Art History, 05/22/19

EFL Associates Recruits Executive Director for WorldDenver, Hunt Scalon, Tiffani Lennon (MA '04), 05/22/19

Meow Wolf's Kaleidoscape dark ride, Blooloop, Laleh Mehran, professor of emergent digital practices, and Chris Coleman, professor of media, film and journalism studies, 05/22/19

According to a Study, This Single Factor Makes You Three Times More Likely to Cheat on Your Partner, IFL Science, Kayla Knopp and Lane Ritchie, graduate students of psychology, Galena Rhoades, Howard Markman, and Scott Stanley, professors of psychology, 05/22/19

Political polarization is not a driver of gridlock at the state level, PSMAG, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/22/19

'It's a Sure Winner—Except for the Profiteers': 200+ Economists Send Letter to Congress Endorsing Medicare for Al Common Dreams, P. Sai-wing Ho, Tracy Mott, Chiara Piovani, and Yavuz Yasar, professors of economics, 05/21/19

A perfect fit: National Buffalo Museum hires first curator, Jamestown Sun, Rachel Johnson, alumna of anthropology, 05/21/19

DU While Native part 5: Looking forward at DU and beyond, DU Clarion, Nancy Wadsworth, professor of political science, and Elizabeth Escobedo, associate professor of history, 05/20/19

Economists In Support Of A 'Medicare for All' Health Care System, Insurance News Net, P. Sai-wing Ho, Tracy Mott, Chiara Piovani, and Yavuz Yasar, professors of economics, 05/18/19

District Attorney Brett Barkey resigns, recommends assistant DA as replacement, Steamboat Pilot & Today, Brett Barkey (BA '83), 05/17/19

Meet the tellers who will share 'unexpected adventure' stories for CV Storytellers Project, Desert Sun, Lucy Smith, alumna of English, 05/17/19

Local students earn music scholarships, Gazette Times, Emma Womac, current student of music, 05/16/19

GEORGIA AND ALABAMA ABORTION BILLS WRECK PRO-LIFERS' CLAIM TO DEFENDING WOMEN—AND INVITE DEFEAT IN COURTS, Newsweek, Joshua Wilson, associate professor of political science, 05/16/19

Abortion politics: Will Doug Jones' opposition to Alabama ban hurt him?, Roll Call, Joshua Wilson, associate professor of political science, 05/16/19

Ten Things for Art Lovers to Do and See This Weekend in Denver, Westword, alumni of art and art history, 05/15/19

9 Amazing Uses for VR and AR in College Classrooms, Campus Technology, Department of Anthropology, 05/15/19

Alabama law foreshadows 2020 abortion clash, Boston Globe, Joshua Wilson, associate professor of political science, 05/15/19

Abortion Restrictions Carry Political Risk for Republicans in 2020, NY Times, Joshua Wilson, associate professor of political science, 05/15/19

One Day University Virtual Lecture Series at the library, Kent County News, Aimee Reichmann-Decker, professor of psychology, 05/14/19

Local artist exhibiting in two Denver events, The Herald Times, Jay Sullivan, alumni of art and art history, 05/14/19

COLFAX MARATHON AND 24 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS WEEK, 303 Magazine, Bilha Moor, assistant professor of art and art history, 05/13/19

Ottawa artist to create downtown mural, Lima Ohio, Bruce Stowe, alumni of art and art history, 05/10/19

Increasing Support for Underserved Children and Families Through Philanthropy, DU News, School of Art and Art History, 05/08/19

Dynohunter's Warrior Journey, The Tahoe Weekly, Mark Smith, alumni of music, 05/08/19

One Relationship Do Not!, Belief Net, Howard Markman, professor of psychology, 05/07/19

Encore Presentation for Japanese Alumnus, DU News, Hitoshi Sugie, alumni of music, 05/06/19

Bennet's campaign wants to change the status quo; how Colorado's two candidates square up, CPR, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/06/19

Pressure grows to loosen party grip on Pennsylvania primary, Whyy, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/05/19

Jesus Would Have Been Cool with Weed, Says 'Christian Cannabis' Pastor, Vice, Carl Raschke, professor of religious studies, 05/02/19

Fighting Elder Abuse and Neglect, DU News, Anne DePrince, professor of psychology, 05/02/19

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet Announces 2020 Presidential Bid, KRCC, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/02/19

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, cancer-free, is running for president, Denver Post, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/02/19

The Daily 202: Amy Klobuchar's home-field advantage in Iowa, Washington Post, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/02/19

It's Official: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet Is Running For President In 2020, KUNC, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/02/19

The record-setting 2020 Democratic primary field: What you need to know, Politifact, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/02/19

Sen. Michael Bennet Is In. Becomes The 21st Democratic Candidate Running For President, CPR, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, 05/01/19