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Hilary Smith
September 27, 2018

Past to Present:  Making Sense of Diet and Health

Have you ever noticed that there is no cheese or cream in Chinese food? Historically, dairy has not been a large part of Chinese diets. One explanation scholars offer is that Chinese populations tend to have higher rates of lactose intolerance—or the inability to digest a sugar in milk.This curiosity led Hilary Smith, assistant professor of Chinese history, to read and learn more about milk in Chinese diets. 

Rebecca Alfaro
September 27, 2018

Leading the Way in Gender Studies

Innovation at the University of Denver is highly encouraged. When Rebecca Alfaro (BA ’18, gender and women’s studies, international studies) had the opportunity to be the first student in the DU and Lund University (Lund, Sweden) 3+1+1 program in gender studies, she jumped at the chance.

Arlan Preblud
September 27, 2018

We Don't Waste

I first met Arlan Preblud in the cavernous kitchen on the lower level of Mile High Stadium during the second half of a Broncos game. Preblud was explaining to our group of volunteers the process of “sweeping the suites” after the game. He wasn’t distributing brooms, but rather multi-tiered speed racks stacked with bins to collect leftover food that would otherwise go to waste.

CILCA
September 27, 2018

Investing in Faculty Innovation

With the launch of the new Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts (CILCA), we invested in exploratory, cross-disciplinary, and broad-reaching initiatives tied to our CAHSS Keystone Strategic Plan and DU IMPACT 2025. The 2018–2019 CILCA-funded projects aspire to create long-term, sustainable opportunities for a large number of our students to engage in Keystone experiences.

AHSS in the News

The Reasons Behind Negative Political Ads, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Oct 10, 2018
Colorado's governor's race: Jared Polis leads Walker Stapleton by 11 points in major new survey, Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Oct 10, 2018
How Colorado "influencers" make money on Instagram, and what happens when that account gets held for ransom, Derigan Silver, associate professor of media, film and journalism studies and adjunct faculty in the Sturm College of Law, Oct 9, 2018
Matthew Shepard: 20 years later, the killing hasn't stopped, Rick Barbour, associate professor of theater, Oct 8, 2018
Is Trump Driving Woman Away From the GOP for Good? Seth Masket, associate professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Oct 8, 2018
The conservative takeover of the US court system: How did it happen & what's next? Joshua C. Wilson, professor of political science, Oct 2, 2018 
Control, Predictability Can Help Counter Students' Trauma, Research Finds, Sarah Enos Watamura, professor of psychology, Oct 1, 2018
Love and Baseball: How MLB baseball and divorce rates could be related, Howard Markman, professor of psychology, Sep 30, 2018
Legendary dancer Cleo Parker Robinson's final performance will be Friday, Cleo Parker Robinson (BA '70, Psychology) Sep 28, 2018
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Elizabeth Escobedo, Elizabeth Escobedo, associate professor of history, Sep 18, 2018
How do Supreme Court nominees navigate their confirmation process? Josh Wilson, associate professor of political science, Sep 25, 2018
What's next for House Speaker Crisanta Duran? A lot of public speaking and molding college minds, Crisanta Duran (BA '02, Public Affairs and Spanish) Sep 25, 2018
Unafilliated voters on rise in Colorado, but impact unclear, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Sep 24, 2018
Get ready for "Bongzilla," a selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum, Gwen Chanzit, professor and director of museum studies at the school of art and art history, Sept 20, 2018
Here are the 2018 National Book Award Longlists, featuring a Fresh Category, Tina Kover, alumna in French studies, Sept 14, 2018
What we can learn from John McCain's Funeral, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Sept 4, 2018
Is Jared Polis a "Boulder Liberal?" Republicans can make the case, but his record is more complicated, Seth Masket, professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics, Sept 9, 2018