Lenses of the Liberal Arts

Exploring human issues through different perspectives

Lenses of the Liberal Arts

In celebration of and reflection on the University's 150th anniversary, we will host a variety of events and programs that explore the human experience from the lenses of the liberal arts.

Our disciplines have a special duty to promote informed conversations about difficult issues, while demonstrating leadership in support for our community. We are united in our commitment to demonstrate and enable understanding and engaged dialogue.

To see all events in the College of Liberal Arts, visit our event calendar.


Upcoming Events

All 2019-2020 Events


Straight Talk from the U.S. Southern Border

Sept. 19, 4 pm, Lory Student Center Cherokee Park

The chaos and questions that have plagued the U.S.-Mexico border for decades are reaching a fever pitch while tens of thousands of lives remain in flux.

Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition and Visiting Artist Lecture

Sept. 20, 2019. 6-9 p.m. Lory Student Center Theatre. 

21st bienniel CIIPE is the only exhibition of its kind in North American featuring the world's top poster artists and designers. Honor Laureate is Pekka Loiri from Finland.

Screening of Dark Money

Sept. 24, 2019. 6 - 8 p.m. Clark A103

DARK MONEY is a Sundance-featured documentary
nominated for an Academy Award. Join John Adams, a gum-shoe, detective-journalist plying his trade as he and others uncover a morass of corruption and deceit. This gripping film takes viewers
to Montana - a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide and exposing the real-life impacts of the 2010 US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

Indigenous Methodologies and Research

Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m., Lory Student Center 310

Recognizing the distinctiveness of indigenous scholarship

Great Conversations: Does Technology Cause or Heal Partisan Divides?

Sept. 26, 2019. 6:30 - 9 p.m. Lory Student Center Theatre.

Join us for a community discussion featuring:

Evan Elkins, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Michael Humphrey, Assistant Professor of Journalism & Media Communication
Jessie Luna, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Following the screening, participate in a Q&A with John Adams, investigative journalist and star of the film

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Journalism & Media Communication and Political Science