AHSS Alumni Reception and Livingston Lecture
Monday, May 16, 2011
Dean Anne McCall of the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Denver cordially invites you to attend the spring 2011 AHSS alumni reception.
- Discover the latest news about your alma mater.
- Connect with faculty, fellow alumni and current students.
Alumni Reception (hors d'oeuvres with open bar)
Dedication of the Allen D. Breck Memorial Lecture Hall
From Hysteria to Justice: Changing Perspectives on Violence Against Women and Children, presented by Anne DePrince, associate professor of psychology
Sponsored by the Livingston Endowed Lecture Series
Persons with disabilities needing accommodations should call 303-871-2466.
University of Denver
Driscoll Student Center
Ballroom (second floor)
2055 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
Click here for a map.
Take RTD Light Rail E, F, or G to the University of Denver stop. Walk three blocks south on
S. High St. Turn east on E. Asbury Avenue. Turn south into the quad. Pass Sturm Hall. Driscoll is just south of Sturm Hall.
Parking is available for a fixed rate of $5 at Lot E. Lot E is located on the east side of S. High Street between E. Evans Avenue and E. Warren Avenue.
We are bombarded with media images and stories about trauma and its effects, including violence against women and children. This lecture briefly considers the history of traumatic stress studies, beginning with Freud and his peers from the late nineteenth century, moving up through the World Wars, to contemporary research. From “hysteria” to the Vietnam veterans’ and women’s movements, Professor DePrince will consider how public awareness has influenced scientific research on violence, as well as how research contributes to the way we think about violence and its effects.
Anne DePrince, associate professor of psychology and the director of DU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, has been at DU since 2002. She was the 2010 recipient of the United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. She is the director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Group at DU and has published extensively on the links between violence against women and children, distress and information processing. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Public Advocacy Award for outstanding and fundamental contributions to advancing social understandings of trauma from the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.