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1 day ago
Dean Alain-Philippe Durand is pleased to announce the establishment of the new Center for Digital Humanities, which will be a research and innovation incubator that serves as the University of Arizona's home for the computational study of the human condition. Through the organizational, analytical and visualization power of digital technologies, CDH provides creative, scholarly and educational... Read More
4 days ago
Two professors in the College of Humanities have been selected as 2017-18 fellows for the UA's Academic Leadership Institute.  Melissa Fitch, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and Praise Zenenga, Director of the Africana Studies Program, will join 22 other colleagues across campus in the leadership training sessions that begin in August.    The... Read More
1 week ago
Judd Ruggill, head of the new Department of Public and Applied Humanities and co-director of the Learning Games Initiative, talked to Wallet Hub about the best cities for gamers. Tucson ranked in the country's top 40 for gamer and developer opportunities. Read the full interview for Ruggill's advice to gamers and insight into the industry here.     
2 weeks ago
Dean Alain-Philippe Durand is very happy to announce Dr. Judd Ruggil as the founding head of the Department of Public and Applied Humanities (PAH) in the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona, effective July 31, 2017. Judd Ruggill joined the UA in 2016 as part of the Computational Media Cluster initiative and as Associate Professor of Africana Studies. This summer he is joining the... Read More
2 weeks ago
Dean Alain-Philippe Durand is pleased to announce the approval of the new Center for Buddhist Studies. This center will be located in the College of Humanities, in the Harvill Building. Dr. Jiang Wu will serve as the founding director of the Center for Buddhist Studies (CBS), effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Wu is professor of East Asian Studies. He received his Masters degree from Nankai University (... Read More
3 weeks ago
Tucker Dunn, who teaches English to language learners at the University of Arizona, will see a childhood dream become reality on Friday, June 9, when he appears on the television quiz show "Jeopardy!" Under the stage lights at Sony Pictures Studios, Dunn couldn't help but think back to his family's living room in Iowa, where he tried to match wits with the contestants on television. Dunn, an... Read More
4 weeks ago
The University of Arizona’s Humanities Seminars Program is taking its premier adult education series off campus for the first time, partnering with Oro Valley to offer a convenient new location for enriching community classes. Since it began in 1984, the Humanities Seminars Program has offered nearly 350 classes, taught by top UA professors, on a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social... Read More
1 month ago
The University of Arizona is partnering with an Italian town to create a museum and exhibition center showcasing the area's storied history — a history that includes a devastating disease outbreak, witchcraft and magic. Over the next year, UA architecture students will design, create and install exhibitions that tell the story of Lugnano in Taverina, a commune in the province of Terni in the... Read More
1 month ago
The UA College of Humanities welcomed family and friends to celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduate and graduate students at the Spring 2017 Pre-Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12 in the Grand Ballroom at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center. In addition to Dean Alain-Philippe Durand’s opening and closing remarks, Outstanding Senior Rachel... Read More
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Dante Lauretta, a 1993 College of Humanities graduate who has captured global attention as principal investigator of the OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission, is this year's recipient of the UA's Alumni Achievement Award.  Lauretta, who earned a Bachelor of Arts from the UA College of Humanities Department of East Asian Studies with an emphasis in Japanese, and also a Bachelor of Science in mathematics... Read More

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