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June 1, 2018

Theatre for Social Change

After graduating with a BFA in acting from CU Boulder, Ashley Hamilton, assistant professor of theatre, headed to New York City and the bright lights of Broadway. A few years later, she was asked to teach theatre at a homeless shelter in New York. It was there that she discovered “applied theatre,” and a passion for bringing theatre to marginalized communities.

JJ Kahn
June 1, 2018

Student Focuses on the Greater Good

JJ Khan is using a unique sense of purpose to not only make the DU community a better place, but to spark a greater change in the world. The third-year psychology and socio-legal studies major navigates his many commitments by never forgetting his driving motivation: the greater good. Though he may not know exactly where his studies will lead him, Khan is sure that the opportunities at DU are preparing him for a bright future of helping others.  

Alumni in the arts
June 1, 2018

Alumni Impact on the Arts

Thousands of graduates of DU’s Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences are making an impact on their local and global communities. Some you may recognize by name, while others may not be as well known. Alumni Patricia Aaron, Kevin Padworski and Tony Ryan share their journeys and how they are making a difference through the performing and creative arts.

Theatre Project
June 1, 2018

Student Projects Cap Off DU Education

This past month, many of our graduates have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on final projects that demonstrate the skills and knowledge acquired over the course of their DU educations. Some of the projects, from senior capstones and recitals, to undergraduate and graduate research symposiums, have been in the works for over a year.  The projects show that the students have gone above and beyond the requirements, and have taken their education to the next level. 

AHSS in the News

Republican Candidates for Governor will Debate this Week--Here's What to Watch For, Darrin Hicks, associate professor of communication studies, June 6, 2018
The Class of 2018 Welcomes Both a 79-Year-Old Grandma and her Granddaughter, Linda Kornfeld (BA '18, sociology), May 31, 2018
What Democratic Candidates' Priorities Say About the Party's Direction, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, May 30, 2018
Party Leaders are not Strategic Geniuses, They Just Really like Moderates, New Research Finds, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, May 23, 2018
What 'Mommy Brain' Really Looks Like, Pilyoung Kim, associate professor of psychology, May 24, 2018
Some Voters Who Support Net Neutrality Aren't Necessarily Opposed to Rule Repeal, Derigan Silver, associate professor of media, film, and journalism studies, May 23, 2018
Highlights from Those Panels on how to Save The Denver Post. Now What?, Lynn Schofield Clark, professor of media, film, and journalism studies, May 22, 2018 
What Happens if Republicans Keep Control of the House and Senate?, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, May 22, 2018
Student Returns to Graduate from DU Decades Later, Linda Kornfeld (sociology, '18), May 22, 2018
Colorado Catholics React to Pope's LGBTQ Remarks, Gregory Robbins, associate professor of religious studies, May 21, 2018
Is Nature Continuous or Discrete? How the Atomist Error was Born, Thomas Nail, associate professor of philosophy, May 18, 2018
Taylor Swift's "Slow Ticketing", Paperless Entry at Red Rocks and Face Scanners Among New Concert Trends to Watch, Derigan Silver, associate professor of media, film, and journalism studies, May 20, 2018
Can Boring Win in 2020?, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, May 16, 2018
Why Ruthlessness is a Net Negative in Politics, Leanne ten Brinke, assistant professor of psychology, May 14, 2018
Colorado's Gubernatorial Race 2018: Primary Preparation, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, April 27, 2018
Student Spotlight, April 30, 2018, Leah Swander (undergraduate, double major in journalism and gender and women's studies), April 30, 2018
The Racial Demons that Help Explain Evangelical Support for Trump, Nancy Wadsworth, associate professor of political science, April 30, 2018
'That's Our Blood:' Denver Post Reporters, Staff Members Rally Against Corporate Owner, Lynn Schofield Clark, professor of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies, May 8, 2018
Open Primaries for Unaffiliated Voters Come with a Catch, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, May 3, 2018
2018 Honoree: Arts and Society Award, Susan Jenson (MA '98, art history), May 3, 2018