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Esteban Gomez
January 29, 2019

Capturing Changing Communities Through Photography and Film

Anthropologist Esteban Gómez uses visual ethnography—a research-based methodology conducted with photography, video or film—to study the social realities of people and cultures. His current research looks at how photography and filmmaking projects help youth make sense of rapid changes within their communities. This is My Denver, an ongoing community-engaged project, gives youth a space to share their thoughts about the accelerating demographic changes taking place in the city.

Mark Mayer
January 14, 2019

Characters in PhD Candidate Mark Mayer's Debut Collection Imagine New Worlds

In his fourth year of DU’s creative writing PhD program, Mark Mayer’s debut story collection won the Michener Copernicus Prize and will be published by Bloomsbury on February 19. The stories share a collective backdrop—one rooted in the tradition of circus acts and freak shows. “The characters in my stories adjust themselves to reality by imagining what exists beyond or outside of it,” Mayer said. 

Gregana Argirova at London Music Box
February 12, 2019

DU alumna opens London's first music school for students with autism, wins award

After realizing there was a gap in music education, Gergana Argirova (BM '10, MM '12) opened a music school for students with autism. The London Music Box has received tremendous grassroots support, evidenced by the 6,000 votes received to win Argirova the prestigious Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Frédérique Chevillot quilt art
January 10, 2019

DU Galleries Feature Faculty Artwork

This winter, shake off the cold and step into a University of Denver gallery to enjoy creative works of our talented faculty. The second annual Fieldworks: Creative Research by DU Faculty 2019 in the Vicki Myhren Gallery on display now through February 17. Later this month, the Museum of Anthropology Gallery will host an opening reception of a quilt exhibit, Bound by Thread: Sister Fred’s Quilt Art, on January 31.

AHSS in the News

'Human Imprint' Opens At Tread of Pioneers Museum, Sarah Gjerston, associate professor of Studio Art, Sculpture, Jan 1, 2019

Your Guide to Finding Calm In Colorado This Year, Dr. Howard Markman, Professor of Psychology, Jan 3, 2019

The Health of An English Major, University of Denver's English and Literary Program, Jan 3, 2019

Binc, Sourcebooks, DPI Launch New Scholarship, Denver Publishing Institute, Jan 3, 2019

Binc Launches New DPI Scholarship, Denver Publishing Institute, Jan 3, 2019

BTW News Briefs, Denver Publishing Institute, Jan 3, 2019

On her first day as Denver superintendent, Susana Cordova visits the school where she was a student, Susana Cordova (BA '88, English/French), Jan 7, 2019

Winter Arts Season Features Robust, Diverse Lineup of Performers and Exhibits, Lamont School of Music, Jan 8, 2019

The 2020 Invisible Primary in Light of 2016, Seth Masket, Associate Professor of political science and Director of the Center on American Politics, Jan 9, 2019

What Maps Reveal About America's Hidden Past, Susan Schulten, Professor of History, Jan 9, 2019

The Roaring Fork Valley Throws A Months-long Birthday Party For The Bauhaus, Gwen Chanzit, Director of Museum Studies and Full Professor of Museum Studies/Art History, Jan 10, 2019

The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel- John Williams and Stoner, John Williams, Research Professor Emeritus, Jan 11, 2019

Guitar amp maker hits $1M mark, cranks up volume on Arvada business (Video), Sean McGowan, Program Director at Lamont School of Music, Jan 11, 2019

Boulder County Elementary Students Get Schooled in Jazz, Mike Marlier, Director of Drum Studies at Lamont, Jan 14, 2019

Chancellor-elect Martin announces staff, Jill Clark (PhD '12 Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies), Jan 17, 2019

Fox31 cancels "Everyday," Chris Parente replaces Ernie Bjorkman on "Daybreak" and more Denver TV changes, Lynn Schofield Clark, Professor of Media, Film & Journalism Studies, Jan 20, 2019

A Shot in the Dark: GOP Lawmakers Aim at Stopping Colorado Gun Control Against All Odds, Seth Masket, Associate Professor of political science and Director of the Center on American Politics, Jan 20, 2019

Commitment to open-source arts, featuring Chris Coleman, professor of emergent digital practices, Chris Coleman, Professor of Emergent Digital Practices, Jan 22, 2019

Guest Commentary: Colorado's senators back a pro-Israel bill that erodes our right to protest, Jonathan Sciarcon, Associate Professor of Jewish history, Jan 22 2019

Access to abortion may become more difficult in mountain west, Joshua C. Wilson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Jan 24, 2019

Krista speaks with Dr. Jonathan Sciarcon, Jonathan Sciarcon, Associate Professor of Jewish history, Jan 24, 2019

NRA Faces a Challenge From Pro-Gun Advocates, Trent Steidley, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Jan 25, 2019

Sheri Schultz, Howard Schultz's Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Sheri Schultz (BA '76, Political Science), Jan 27, 2019

Colorado Creatives: Lindsey Smith Gustave, Lindsey Smith Gustave (BFA '07 Fine Arts, MA '14 Art History), Jan 28, 2019