Newsroom University of Denver (AHSS)

2018
February
15,
2018
In January 2018, the University of Denver launched the Campus Archaeology Project. Led by Anthropology professors Larry Conyers and Bonnie Clark, the project aims to use prospective construction sites in and around campus as a tool for community-enga...
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February
14,
2018
China's rise in the global economy over the past four decades has also given rise to an environmental crisis that has critical implications for the global economy, according to Chiara Piovani, associate professor of economics. Piovani studies the...
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February
05,
2018
Joshua Wilson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Denver. He is the author of The New States of Abortion Politics and The Street Politics of Abortion: Speech, Violence, and America's Culture Wars. Wil...
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January
31,
2018
Seth Masket is director of the Center on American Politics and a professor in the Department of Political Science. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2004. Masket's areas of research and expertise focuses on American political parties at...
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January
25,
2018
Andi Schlut has her sights set on Washington, D.C., with plans to pursue a career serving as an elected official, working in a federal government agency or conducting research. No matter which path she takes, the third-year political science and soci...
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January
22,
2018
As an artist, Deborah Howard has exhibited all over the world. Themes of Jewish history and identity are central to her work. Last summer, Howard completed the most ambitious project of her career with a solo exhibition, “Migration and Memory,” at th...
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January
18,
2018
Not many people can say they have achieved their life’s dream by the time they are in their mid-20s. Typically it takes years of hard work, and even then, the dream might not be achievable. DU alumnus George Arvidson says realizing his dream came wit...
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January
18,
2018
Seth Masket is director of the Center on American Politics and a professor in the Department of Political Science. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2004. Masket's areas of research and expertise focuses on American political parties at...
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January
09,
2018
As Denver continues to grow, parking lots have been vanishing across the city. While many observers are concerned about the buildings being erected in place of their former parking spots, the University of Denver’s Department of Anthropology is m...
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January
09,
2018
Ahead of the University of Denver’s 17th annual Diversity Summit, scheduled for Jan. 25-26, the DU Newsroom asked Dean Saitta, director of the urban studies program and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, to share his perspective on the th...
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January
08,
2018
Two inaugural DU Grand Challenges Scholars Grants have been awarded to faculty for community-engaged scholarship that will tackle issues that impact daily living in our communities. These grant awards are provided through DU Grand Challenges, a campu...
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January
02,
2018
It was in existence for less than a year, but the Family Dog rock club — located just down the street from DU, near Evans and Santa Fe — was the epicenter of ’60s cool in Denver. Opened in 1967, the venue — an offshoot of concert promoter Chet He...
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2017
December
26,
2017
Jonathan Sciarcon is an associate professor of history and Judaic studies in the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2010. Sciarcon's research focuses on Ottoman Jews in the late 19th an...
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December
22,
2017
Seth Masket is director of the Center on American Politics and a professor in the Department of Political Science. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2004. Masket's areas of research and expertise focuses on American political parties at...
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December
20,
2017
Billy J. Stratton is an associate professor at the University of Denver in the Department of English. In 2016 he was named special advisor on Native American Community Partnerships and Programs by DU Chancellor Rebecca Chopp. Stratton is one of the f...
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December
14,
2017
Joshua Wilson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Denver. He is the author of The New States of Abortion Politics and The Street Politics of Abortion: Speech, Violence, and America's Culture Wars. Wil...
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December
12,
2017
Seth Masket is director of the Center on American Politics and a professor in the Department of Political Science. He has taught at the University of Denver since 2004. Masket's areas of research and expertise focuses on American political parties at...
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December
11,
2017
When Keegan Kienzle learned he was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Berlin, Germany, he had one month to pack his bags and part with family and friends before moving to a country where he’d never been, communicating in a language he’d ha...
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December
07,
2017
Over a decade ago during a backcountry camping trip, Sarah Gjertson happened upon the remains of one of Colorado’s early mining settlements. Standing among the handcrafted wooden structures that had been there for more than a hundred years, she wonde...
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December
04,
2017
As a first-generation college student, Sherlock Crockett was uneasy about higher education and the related costs. Now into his third year at DU, and after receiving several scholarships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) for outstanding a...
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November
28,
2017
Alison Schofield is truly living her childhood dream. An associate professor of religious and Judaic studies, she works with some of the most intriguing ancient manuscripts in Judaism and Christianity. “I was always a fan of Indiana Jones, and I w...
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November
17,
2017
Nancy Wadsworth is an associate professor in the department of political science. She has taught at the University of Denver since 2004. Wadsworth's primary areas of research focus on race, religion, political thought, American political culture and ...
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November
15,
2017
Considered among the most influential writers in South Africa, University of Denver alumnus Njabulo S. Ndebele has used literature as a tool for social change while leading, through higher education, in the recovery of South Africa. Ndebele (P...
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November
06,
2017
Michael Brent has designed and taught several DU philosophy courses at beginner and advanced levels covering a wide range of topics. His classes include first-year students to graduating seniors. Now with a grant from the DU Center for Community ...
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November
02,
2017
Jaime Guzmán has seen the effects of gentrification first-hand. The 4th year PhD student in communication studies is examining the impact of gentrification on lower-income communities of color, starting with his hometown of East Los Angeles, a Latinx...
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October
12,
2017
Nancy Cochran, director of the University of Denver’s nationally-recognized Lamont School of Music, announced her retirement in a recent faculty meeting. Beginning in September 2018, Cochran will fulfill her wish to spend more time with her three...
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October
02,
2017
The 2017 fall season is under way at the Lamont School of Music. This season includes opera scenes, a Leonard Bernstein Centennial salute, a wide variety of guest and faculty artists, and virtuoso soloists with the symphony. Guest artists from...
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September
20,
2017
Lamont senior Guillermo Ramasasa did not start out his musical career by choice. "My dad put me into music by force," he says with a smile, adding that he was expected to carry on the legacy of his saxophone-playing grandfather, who shares his name. ...
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September
11,
2017
DU faculty and staff were in the media this week discussing North Korea, "neuromyths," America's values today and basic financial principles. Read on for more from Christopher R. Hill, Lauren McGrath, Don C. Smith, Jr. and Molly Robertson. Christo...
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September
05,
2017
The historic Park County Courthouse in Fairplay, Colorado, will feature works by Sarah Gjertson, associate professor of studio art, in an exhibition that runs Sept. 8-Nov. 11. “Human Imprint: An Exhibition Featuring the Women and Structures of Park C...
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