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Publications and thoughtful commentary showcase the incredible work that comes out of our small liberal arts classrooms, studios and labs.

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

News & Events

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Read about AHSS alumni, students, faculty and staff in the monthly e-newsletter, expressions. Our faculty are sought-after experts in their fields. Read what some have to say IN THE NEWS. Also, check out our upcoming events listed below. 

 In the news

How the Christian Right Has Come to Love Trump
Associate Professor Joshua Wilson, political science, writes in this op-ed story for Newsweek that evangelicals and the Christian Right have raised political pragmatism over moral principle, and the move has paid political dividends. In a matter of months, President Trump has successfully moved this group from the political margins to the center of power. And they have rewarded the president with their enduring loyalty.

Childhood Experiences Impact Long-Term Well Being
Associate Professor Sarah Watamura, psychology, was the keynote speaker at a public launch of a region-wide effort to build more resilience in people and communities in Central Oregon. Initiated by United Way, a cross-sector coalition of approximately 60 local organizations has worked for more than a year to lay the foundation for a broad-based initiative to combat the issues of trauma, toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences. See the story on News Channel 21.

Military Couples Who Avoid Problems Fare Worse After Deployment
Howard Markman, co-author of the book "Fighting for Your Marriage" and professor of psychology, weighs in on a study of military relationships in this story by Reuters. "The best way to help military couples . . . is to help couples learn communication skills and principles that are associated with having a healthy and happy marriage," said Markman.


Join us! Register for any of the below events by calling 303-871-2425 or by clicking the 'Register Online' link for each event.

Alumni Reception and Livingston Lecture
The free AHSS alumni reception and John C. Livingston Lecture showcases the work of an esteemed AHSS faculty member. Connect with AHSS alumni, faculty and students, and help us recognize our Alumni Achievement Award recipients.

Harper Distinguished Speaker Series
This annual series brings to Denver a prominent leader in the field of liberal arts. This free lecture is made possible, in part, by the Heber Harper Humanities Distinguished Lectureship Endowment.

Faculty Lecture Series
This free series showcases the work being pioneered by AHSS faculty. Each month, faculty members share their current research or present recently published works.

View our filmed lectures