A head shot photo of Dr. Rachel Gross.

Rachel Gross, New Assistant Professor

March 16, 2020

The History Department would like to welcome Professor Rachel Gross to the faculty! Professor Gross is an environmental, cultural, and public historian specializing in the history of the modern U.S. Her research and teaching interests center on business, consumer culture, and gender, and she is especially interested in what seemingly...

Photo of the "Brighton: A New Look At the Past" exhibit

History Students Partner with Brighton City Museum

March 3, 2020

Last semester students in CTT Prof. Hunt’s Interpretation of History in Museums: Exhibits and Education class partnered with the Brighton City Museum to create the exhibit, "Brighton: A New Look at the Past." The course is designed to introduce students to the rudiments of historical interpretation through exhibits and education...

Head shot photo of 2019 public history graduate Kaylyn Mercuri

Kaylyn Mercuri, CLAS Outstanding Graduate Student Award

March 2, 2020

In the Fall 2019 semester, Kaylyn Mercuri won the CLAS Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Mercuri graduated from the History Department’s M.A. program in December 2019 with a 4.0 GPA. She was involved in Phi Alpha Theta, and she was the History Department’s Graduate Assistant. During her graduate career, Mercuri was...

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Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel Retiring

Feb. 10, 2020

At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the History Department will be saying goodbye to one of its longtime faculty members, Professor Thomas Jacob Noel. Noel has been teaching at CU Denver since 1977. Before he was a professor, he was a student here as well. Noel has earned...

photo of venue from CWAM conference

Kelly Jones, Kaylyn Mercuri, and Mary O'Neil Present at CWAM Conference 2018

Graduate students, Kelly Jones, Kaylyn Mercuri, and Mary O'Neil presented on the re-interpretation of The Fort Vasquez Museum at the Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums Conference (CWAM) in April 2018. Their presentation detailed the work they did inside and outside of the classroom. They provided detailed timelines and notes regarding their...

Mary giving presentation at conference

Saving Places Conference, Mary O'Neil

Mary O'Neil, master’s student, presented research on the efforts to preserve the cemetery at Loretto Heights College at the Saving Places Conference in February of 2018. Mary is originally from Pennsylvania, but with a father in the military she moved around frequently. Her family settled in Denver when Mary was...

Dr. Crewe announcing MA grads

Spring Semester and Graduation Party

The History Department gathered to celebrate the students and soon-to-be graduates with refreshments and a short program in May of 2018. Professor Chris Agee recognized undergraduate students graduating with honors (left). Professor Ryan Crewe announced and introduced several graduate students who completed the M.A. program (right). Each graduate was given...

Student Feedback

The History Department recognizes how important student feedback and public raport are when it comes to serving future students. In an attempt to capture a few of the great things about our undergraduate and graduate programs, we asked graduating students to share their experiences. Here are some of the results:...

Dr. Crewe presenting at event

Celebrating the End of Fall Semester and Fall Graduation

The Histroy Department holds a gathering at the end of every semester to celebrate student accomplishments. At this event, faculty acknowledged students who completed their comprehensive exams, finished their theses, or were expecting to graduate in December 2017. Dr. Ryan Crewe honored the graduate students who were graduating. Dr. Chris...

dancers at the ball

Phi Alpha Theta Assists with Annual Victorian Ball

The National History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta on CU Denver’s Campus joined with the westerners group to offer a night out like no other. The event transported students and friends to the past as a dance instructor taught them the moves of the Victorian Era. Immersive history in action!...