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Marcus Dockerty
April 15, 2019

Senior Marcus Dockerty: A True Renaissance Man

Class of 2019 graduate Marcus Dockerty will graduate with a strong foundation in economics after his experience doing high-level research at DU. He hopes to pursue both graduate school and employment with the Federal Reserve.

April 12, 2019

Lamont Opera Theatre Providing New Opportunities for Students

Matthew Plenk, an assistant professor who took over as director of the University of Denver’s Lamont Opera Theatre in fall 2018, wants his students to understand all aspects of a production, which is why for the company’s upcoming production of Puccini’s “Il trittico,” he put opera students not just on stage, but behind the scenes as well, working on sets, lighting, costumes and more.

Abigail Negley
April 11, 2019

CAHSS Alumna Abigail Negley: One Year Later

Class of 2018 DU graduate Abigail Negley’s multifaceted passions have opened the door to her role as public policy and advocacy coordinator for the Arc of Colorado.

Derigan Silver
April 9, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Derigan Silver

Ask any graduate from the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies about the most challenging and most rewarding course they've taken. If they've been at the University in the previous ten years, they're likely to mention a class they took with Dr. Derigan Silver. 

Maddy Gawler
April 8, 2019

DU Senior Seeks International Knowledge Firsthand

By the time she graduates, Maddy Gawler will have participated in six official DU study abroad programs: interterm trips to Belize, South Africa, Japan and New Zealand, as well as a full semester each in Spain and Ecuador. She’ll also graduate with a rare triple major, in Spanish, geography, and international studies, accompanied by a minor in leadership.

Kate Kenney
April 5, 2019

The Denver Publishing Institute Announces Scholarship Winner

The inaugural Denver Publishing Institute scholarship has been awarded! The scholarship is a collaboration with Binc, Sourcebooks, and the Denver Publishing Institute. It includes, tuition, room and board, and up to $2000 to cover travel and lost wages.

Spanish for Heritage Speakers
April 4, 2019

Spanish Course Unites Heritage Speakers

In winter quarter, Lina Reznicek-Parrado led a unique group of 15 students in her new course, "Spanish for Heritage Speakers." The course specifically caters to students who were educated in the context of English-speaking America but have other experience with Spanish. It's the first language class for heritage speakers to be offered at DU.

CAHSS in the News

Greater calls for social media companies to deny mass killers fame, Lynn Schofield Clark, professor of media, film and journalism studies, March 26, 2019

Debate over Colorado's death penalty part of national conversation, Scott Phillips, professor of sociology and criminology, March 26, 2019

Opinion: Paid family leave is a pro-family policy for Coloradans, Paula Cole, associate professor of economics, March 24, 2019

Creative writers find 'Storied Objects', Carol Samson, alumna of creative writing, March 22, 2019

'The trees say F you': Why teens are cursing about climate change, Hava Gordon, associate professor of sociology and criminology, March 22, 2019

Cory Gardner walking familiar tightrope with border wall vote, Sara Chatfield, assistant professor of political science, March 22, 2019

Denver faith leaders decry Methodist Church's LGBTQ ban, Gregory Robbins, professor of religious studies, March 21, 2019

Child abuse charges against YouTube channel's mom underscore lack of oversight for kids, Lynn Schofield Clark, professor of media, film and journalism studies, March 20, 2019

Why cohabiting relationships are more wobbly than marriage worldwide and what it means for kids, Scott Stanley, professor of psychology, March 19, 2019

From Casper to New York Times bestseller, Wyoming inspiration continues for C.J. Box, C.J. Box, alumnus of media, film and journalism studies, March 19, 2019

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes files $250 million lawsuit against Twitter, Derigan Silver associate professor of media, film and journalism studies and director of CILCA, March 19, 2019

The horrific story of a mob of white cab drivers getting away with murder, William Gravely, professor of religious studies, March 19, 2019

216 Pot Dispensaries, 45 Co-Working Spaces, and the Hot Pursuit of a Unicorn. Welcome to Denver, Mareka Tsongas, current CAHSS student, March 18, 2019

Laleh Mehran: Inside the Glittering Lights, Laleh Mehran, professor of emergent digital practices, March 18, 2019

New Dean of Humanities with corporate experience hired, Kathi Vosevich, CAHSS alumna, March 18, 2019

John Williams and the canon that might have been, John Williams, professor emeritus of English, March 18, 2019

Influence of the 1920s KKK on Politics and Culture, Department of History, March 16, 2019

Science says women are better at their jobs after becoming moms, Pilyoung Kim, associate professor of psychology, March 15, 2019

The red flag bill again thrusts Colorado's sheriffs into the gun debate — with legal questions, strong emotions and Facebook letters, Trent Steidley, assistant professor of sociology and criminology, March 14, 2019

Vicki Myhren Gallery – Month of Photography (MoP) – Denver, Colorado, School of Art and Art History, March 13, 2019

Kamala Harris's Socialist Ties, Tracy Mott, professor of economics, March 12, 2019

This Colorado Bluegrass Band Got a Cruise Ship Gig, Jack Dunlevie, CAHSS alumni, March 12, 2019

As politics around the world pull apart, can the center rally?, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, March 11, 2019

Denver's Month of Photography features more than 100 exhibits that stretch beyond museums and galleries, Vicki Myhren Gallery, School of Art and Art History, March 7, 2019

Denver's Pot Conviction Expungement, Open to Thousands, Has Cleared 38 People So Far, Nina Petrovich, undergraduate student of media, film and journalism studies, March 5, 2019

Paid Family Leave In Colorado Could Benefit Workers And Employers, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Department of Economics, Colorado Women's College, and Graduate School of Social Work, March 4, 2019

The John Hickenlooper presidential campaign cheat sheet: What to know now that he's announced, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, March 4, 2019

Its Official: John Hickenlooper is running for president, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, March 4, 2019

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Announces 2020 Presidential Bid, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, March 4, 2019

To right historic wrongs, Colorado museums embraced spirit of a law that repatriated Native American artifacts and remains — largely by listening, Anne Amati, professor of anthropology and NAGPRA coordinator, March 1, 2019