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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


Harvester of Hearts
November 30, 2017

Frankenstein and Motherhood

Sometimes inspiration is a spark from deep within. For Rachel Feder, the inspiration for her new book, Harvester of Hearts, was more of a kick in the belly. A combination of teaching the novel Frankenstein and movements of her unborn son late in pregnancy put her in a unique mindset to start writing her book. 

Sherlock Crockett
November 30, 2017

A Writer's Experience in the Game World 

As a first-generation college student, Sherlock Crockett was uneasy about higher education and the related costs. Now into his third year at DU, and after receiving several AHSS scholarships for outstanding academic performance, Crockett is feeling much more confident than he did as an incoming first-year student. 

Keegan Kienzle, DU alum teaching in Germany
November 22, 2017

Language is No Barrier for Fulbright Award Recipient

When Keegan Kienzle learned he was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Berlin, Germany, he had one month to pack his bags and part with family and friends before moving to a country where he’d never been, communicating in a language he’d hardly spoken. Though his journey to Germany was unorthodox and not always easy, Kienzle (BA '15, international studies and Spanish, German minor) said his time at DU prepared him to take on the challenge.

Face Value
November 30, 2017

DU Students Screen Documentary at International Film Festival

Four students enrolled in the University of Denver's Media, Film, and Journalism Studies (MFJS) graduate programs had their documentary film, Face Value, screened at the prestigious DocuWest Film Festival this fall. They received this honor when their film was selected as "Best in Show" at the MFJS InShort Documentary Showcase, an annual event that screens student productions created during the preceding two-quarter capstone film sequence.

AHSS in the News

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
Collaborative Photography Class Bonds DU Students and Local Seniors, Roddy MacInnes and photography students, Nov 27, 2017
Family and Technology Focus of 25th Annual Family Symposium, Lynn Schofield Clark, professor of media, film, and journalism, Nov 1, 2017
NGO asks Knesset to Require Couples to take Classes Before Getting Married, Howard Markman, professor of psychology, Nov 8, 2017
Couple Team Up for New Exhibit at the Square in Great Falls, Maria Wimmer, MA in art history, Nov 10, 2017 
Making Sense of the Colorado's Governor Race, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Nov 13, 2017
Should Western Singers Learn to Sing in Chinese?, Tian Haojiang, Lamont alumnus, Nov 17, 2017
Governor Greitens Takes Action to Protect Missouri's Most Valuable Children, Bill Price, economics and political science alumnus, Nov 17, 2017
Seen: Girl Scouts of Colorado's Thin Mint Dinner, Emma Albertoni, Lamont major, Nov 22, 2017
New Dead Sea Scrolls Translation Could Reveal Mysteries of Biblical Caves, Christianity and Judaism, Alison Schofield, associate professor of religious studies and Judaic studies, Nov 29, 2017
Politics of Discontent, Seth Masket, professor of political science, MSNBC, Nov 27, 2017
Sexual Misconduct has been a part of the Political Culture for a Long Time, Nancy Wadsworth, associate professor of political science, Nov 19, 2017
Louis C.K.'s Apology is Imperfect. But it is still Important., Nancy Wadsworth, associate professor of political science, Nov 14, 2017
Making Sense of the Colorado Governor's Race, Seth Masket, professor of political science, Nov 13, 2017
Army Airplane Repairer and Recent DU Graduate Meet for the First Time After One Gave Life-Saving Bone Marrow to the Other, Doug Booth, assistant to the chair in the political science department, Nov 11, 2017
Sad After Getting Married? That's the Post-Wedding Blues, Scott Stanley, professor of psychology, Nov 11, 2017
Trump's Election One Year On: What do Americans Think of Him Now?, Seth Masket, professor of political science, Nov 8, 2017
The Conversation Every Couple Should Have Before the Holidays, Kayla Knopp, graduate student in psychology, Nov 6, 2017
Professor: Russian Meddling Investigation Ranks with Watergate, Whitewater Scandals, Seth Masket, professor of political science, Nov 5, 2017
Do Psychopaths Really Make Better Leaders?, Leanne ten Brinke, assistant professor of psychology, Nov 2, 2017