Featured Videos

Noam Chomsky


Noam Chomsky discusses his legacy, issues in higher education, linguistics, and philosophy.

Cornel West


Preceded by a selection of spoken-word artists, musicians, and lecturers, Dr. Cornel West shared his passionate thoughts on race, democracy, and the humanities in the Tivoli building on Auraria Campus. 

Ben Nichols


Lucero’s frontman, Ben Nichols, performed and discussed "The Last Pale Light in the West," a solo album based on Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. The performance was preceded by a historical analysis of the original sources and events.

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot


The Denver Center for Performing Art's “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot” performed an abridged version of Romeo and Juliet outside the Tivoli Building.  The play was followed by a conversation with the troupe’s talented cast and director, moderated by English Department chair Cindy L. Carlson. 

The Manual Alphabet


PEN America Best Debut Short Story author Samuel Clare Knights read from his novel The Manual Alphabet. Vastly nonfictional and told partially in sign language, it centers on a hearing boy born to deaf parents. A discussion followed about the nature of language and Dr. Knight's linguistic inheritance.

Robots 3D


A talkback with the audience at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Phipps Imax Theater took on the topics of modern developments in artificial intelligence, the nature and consequences of consciousness, and issues of morality involving AIs.

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