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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

Most Common Myths About The Brain That Are Completely Wrong
Lauren McGrath, assistant professor of psychology, was interviewed for this story in International Business Times . She is the author of a study on "neuromyths," widely held beliefs about the way the brain works that have no basis in evidence. "We were surprised at the level of neuromyth endorsement from respondents with neuroscience experience," she said.

President Trump's Transgender Military Ban is a "Political Tool"
In response to President Donald Trump's announcement that the government will no longer allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, political scientist Seth Masket tells People   magazine that Trump's announcement is a "political tool" intended to rally the support of the base that got him elected in the first place.

"He may be at a point where he's decided he can't really become a whole lot more popular. Despite a strong economy, despite other relatively favorable political conditions, a fair number of people simply disapprove of him," he said.

"Ist doch nur Spaß" or "It's just fun!"
Raúl Pérez, assistant professor of sociology, was interviewed for a German publication, Psychologie Heute , about recent social science research on the social impacts of humor in society. 


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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