Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
With Speaker William C. Kirby, Harvard University Britain and Germany set global standards in the 19th century.  The 20th century has been called “The American Century.”  What, then, are the prospects for Chinese leadership in the 21st Century?   This talk, based on a series of Harvard Business School cases, will explore China’s capacity to lead the world in higher education, entrepreneurship, infrastructure, and power (hard and soft) in this century. As Europe and America turn inward, can China lead?   Sponsored by UA Global Studies, Department of History and the College of Humanities’ East Asian Studies. For more information, contact:  East Asian Studies Program (520) 621-7505 or   William C. Kirby is... Read more
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Starting in October 2016, the UA Poetry Center features eight world-class poets as they address what overlaps, contradictions, mutual challenges, and confluences the categories of Climate Change & Poetry share with each other; in a series of investigative readings, we hope to offer some answers, some questions, and some new ways of thinking.  In this second installment of readings built around a common question, we wonder: what role does poetry have in envisioning, articulating, or challenging our ecological present? What role does poetry have in anticipating, shaping - or even creating -our future?  These presentations, part reading and part craft talk, will take place at the UA Poetry Center over the 2016-17 Reading & Lecture... Read more
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
"(Re)memory, Nostalgia, & Conjure: Racial and Sexual Politics in a Neoliberal Age" Ahmad Greene-Hayes is a writer, scholar, and freedom fighter whose work bridges the gap between communities of faith, the academy, and movements for racial and gender justice. He currently serves as an inaugural cohort fellow of the Just Beginnings Collaborative(2016-2018), where his project, Children of Combahee, works to eradicate child sexual abuse in Black churches. A Ph.D. student in the Department of Religion at Princeton University in the Religion in the Americas subfield, his work has appeared in Ebony, NewBlackMan(In Exile), Racebaitr, The Root, andThe Feminist Wire. In October 2015, he was named one of five "Super Men" who... Read more
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
Join us for several events featuring Joe Medeiros with special guest Justine Mestichelli Medeiros. Award winning documentary Filmmaker; head comedy writer for the Jay Leno Tonight Show; writer for Bob Hope, Dave Chapelle, and Howie Mandel. These events are sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Humanities, and Tucson Humanities Festival. 9:30AM - 10:45AM Location: Environmental & Natural Resources, Room N120 Special interview with Joe Medeiros in person. Interview will be conducted by Professor David Soren and will include several film clips. 6:30PM Location: Gallagher Theater Film showing, followed by Q&A with director Joe Medeiros and producer Justine Medeiros: Mona Lisa Is Missing - The Man Who Stole... Read more
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
2017 Robert A. Burns Lecture Featuring Marc Forster Marc R. Forster, the Henry B. Plant Professor of History at Connecticut College, will speak about the nature of Catholicism in Germany in the two centuries after Martin Luther's Reformation. Focusing on the rural nature of Catholicism, the elaboration of a Baroque sacral landscape, and the development of a deep piety oriented around the practice of local and regional pilgrimage, Forster will illuminate the persistent strength of popular Catholicism in the land of Luther. ​Presented by the College of Humanities and the Department of Religious Studies. For more information about the marking of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, click here.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:30pm
See Grandmaster Flash, one of hip-hop’s founding fathers, at a special appearance on the UA campus!   Grandmaster Flash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and recently collaborated with film director and producer Baz Luhrmann in the Netflix drama series, “The Get Down.” This is a FREE EVENT with first-come seating only. Grandmaster Flash will give a lecture and demo and select a winner from the local deejay competition held at Club Congress prior to his live appearance event. More details at