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Joyce Goodfriend
March 29, 2018

What's So Great About Hamilton? DU History Professor Joyce Goodfriend Explains

From New York to Denver, performances of Hamilton open to rave reviews from critics and audience members alike. The musical tells the life story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, from his arrival in the American colonies as a young adult through his climactic duel with Aaron Burr. Joyce Goodfriend, a professor of history who specializes in the Early American time period, is also a self-professed Hamilton fan. Here she answers some questions about the musical and the man.

Whitney Peterson
March 29, 2018

Finding Truth and Meaning Through Images 

Whitney Peterson is passionate about bringing to light stories that were once silent. The graduate student in the department of anthropology is using donated photo albums from former sites of World War II Japanese American internment to understand, illuminate, and empower the community. 

Stuart Portman (right) discusses healthcare policy with Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch in his Washington, DC office
March 29, 2018

Medic Aid: The Pioneer Scripting Health-Care Reform

When the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history needs help understanding health care, Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), 83, turns to a fresh-faced kid from St. Louis, who is young enough to be his grandson. Stuart Portman (BA ’13, political science), at just 27 years old, is the senator’s resident expert and most trusted voice on the hottest of hot-button issues: the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, among other things.

Keith Ward New Lamont Director
April 10, 2018

Keith Ward Named New Director of the Lamont School of Music

Daniel McIntosh, dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Denver, has announced that Keith Ward will become the director of the Lamont School of Music this summer. The seventh director since Florence Lamont Hinman founded the school in 1924, Ward will follow Director Nancy Cochran, who is retiring on August 31, 2018 after serving the University of Denver for seven years.

AHSS in the News

Power to the Party: Why Political Reforms Can Be Bad for Democracy, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, April 18, 2018
Weigel Named New Museum Director of Juneau-Douglas Museum, Beth Weigel (MA '95, PhD '05, human communication), April 16, 2018
Online Surveys Available for Fort Lewis College Presidential Candidates, Maria Guajardo (MA '85, PhD '88, psychology), April 9, 2018
How Trump's Feuds with Republicans Are Impacting Democrats, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, April 10, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Gerrymandering Cases Could Influence Colorado, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, April 9, 2018
Keith Ward Named New Director of the Lamont School of Music, Keith Ward, director of Lamont, April 10, 2018
Is There a "Right Time" to Bring Up Marriage When You're Dating?, Kayla Knopp, Clinical Graduate Student for the Center on Marital and Family Studies Team, April 9, 2018
Condoleezza Rice Rice to Give 2018 Baccalaureate Address, Condoleezza Rice (BA '74 political science, PhD '81, HDR '96), April 9, 2018
Screens Impacting Our Lives, Lynn Schofield Clark, professor of media, film, and journalism studies, April 10, 2018
Polis Would Make History as Governor, but First He'll have to Deal with a Crowded Primary and a Label he says is a "Dog Whistle", Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, April 9, 2018
 The Decline of Local News is Bad for Democracy, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, April 2, 2018
Maria Guajardo, Fort Lewis College Presidential Candidate, Visits Campus, Maria Guajardo (MA '85, PhD '88, psychology), Mar 29, 2018
Former Supreme Court Justice Calls for Repeal of the Second Amendment, Seth Masket, professor of political science & director of the Center on American Politics, April 1, 2018
New Chief Legal Officer for SomaLogic, Melody Harris (BA '86, political science), April 2, 2018
Interview: Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit, Alison Schofield, associate professor of religious & Judaic Studies, Mar 30, 2018
Two Groups Hoping to Revamp Colorado's Redistricting Process are Joining Forces, Sara Chatfield, assistant professor of political science, Mar 29, 2018
How Hangar 1's Caley Shoemaker Created the New Rosé Vodka, Caley Shoemaker (BFA '10, studio art)March 26, 2018
Speed Dating Gives Student Entrepreneurs a Shot at Long-Term Relationships, Conor Orr (junior art student & entrepreneur), March 28, 2018
Prall to Start as University's Next Provost in July, J. Andrew Prall (PhD '05, English), March 20, 2018
After Centuries of Cultural Theft, Why More Nations are Returning Looted Artifacts, Elizabeth Campbell, associate professor of history and director of the Center of Art Collection Ethics, March 13, 2018
What's So Great About "Hamilton"? DU History Professor Joyce Goodfriend Explains, Joyce Goodfriend, professor of history, Mar 8, 2018
Former Rep. Lebsock's Last-Second Party Switch Could Lead to a Legal Showdown, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Mar 5, 2018
DU Students Researching History Beneath Parking Lot, Jasmine Saxon, anthropology graduate student, Mar 5, 2018