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Stay connected to the AHSS community through divisional updates, spotlight stories and upcoming events in expressions, AHSS' monthly e-newsletter.

If you haven't received expressions and want to find out what you've been missing, email us at or call 303-871-4449.

This Month's Featured Stories  

Exploring a Link Between Cultural Institutions and Wellbeing 

mask1In June, folks from the Alzheimer's Association got hands-on experience in art making for an exhibit at the DU Museum of Anthropology (DUMA) gallery entitled, Spirited: Stories of Wellbeing. Participants in the workshop examined nine ethnographic masks from around the world, participated in a group discussion, and created an original artwork inspired by one of the masks. Artworks were then installed with the masks that inspired them, along with stories from participants about their creation.

maskThe exhibit is part of a master's project for anthropology grad student Lindsey Miller who is studying the connection between ethnographic objects and creativity in people with memory loss. "Ultimately, I hope to show that museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions can play a significant role in wellbeing," said Miller, who is concentrating in Museum and Heritage Studies.

As an intern with the Denver Art Museum (DAM), Miller helped facilitate art programs for people with memory loss and their care partners. She invited Danielle Schultz, coordinator of Adult and Access Programs at the DAM to talk about the masks and facilitate group discussion during the workshop.

The exhibit will be on display July 31 to September 22, 2017. The gallery is free and open to the public. Call ahead to confirm times, 303-871-2687.

Students Supporting Students

Members of the 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council, elected last spring, are committed to finding ways to enhance the student experience outside of the classroom through event programming, professional development, and alumni networking opportunities.

"I would like to create an environment in which students feel connected to peers, professors and alumni, and are supported and inspired by a rich network of individuals who strive to put their education to use in a complex world," said Allison Grossberg, president.


Pictured from left:
• Andi Schlut (3rd year, political science, socio-legal studies), VP of Communications & Social Media
• Marie Spence (3rd year, psychology, sociology), VP of Programming & Events
• Allison Grossberg (3rd year, psychology, biology), President
• Rachel Ledon (4th year, journalism), VP of Alumni Relations
• Dory Rosenthal (3rd year, anthropology, gender and women's studies), VP of Finance
• Bryan Shapiro (4th year, political science), VP of Career & Professional Development