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1 week 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
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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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College of Humanities Student Ambassadors assist the college in recruitment, events and serve as peer mentors to incoming students. Each year, the cohort includes some of the best and brightest students in the college. Dean Alain-Philippe Durand and Senior Academic Advisor Jeremiah Webb hosted the graduating Student Ambassadors for breakfast to discuss their plans after graduation.  Megan... Read More
3 weeks ago
Two College of Humanities students will represent the COH and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education. In its 30th year, NCORE will take place May 30 through June 3 in Fort Worth, Texas, with attendees from across the country gathering for presentations and workshops on research, programs and trends related to race and... Read More
4 weeks ago
Marie Pierre Bouchard, Assistant Professor of FrenchDepartment of French and Italian Dr. Marie Pierre Bouchard received her Ph.D. in Human Rights and Francophone African Literatures at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She joins the College of Humanities from the University of Toronto’s Department of French.   Sony Coráñez Bolton, Assistant Professor of SpanishDepartment of Spanish and... Read More
1 month ago
The UA's David Soren, Regents' Professor of Anthropology and Classics, talks with The Atlantic about the surprising connection between baseball and vaudeville. Soren will teach a course about the Forgotten Stars of Vaudeville this summer as part of the Humanities Seminars Program. Starting as early as the 1860s, baseball players started moonlighting as stage performers, Soren told The Atlantic.... Read More
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The Arizona Daily Wildcat reports on a COH-sponsored display of ritual Buddhist art:  As part of a religious studies expansion, the UA has brought three Buddhist monks to campus where they are currently creating a mandala from only colored sand, to wash it away after five days of tedious work. The event was organized by the recently hired professor Rae Erin Dachille, who holds a doctorate in... Read More
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College of Humanities Dean Alain-Philippe Durand received the top faculty honor for 2016-2017 at the UA’s Visionary Leadership Awards Ceremony. In his first year as Humanities Dean, Durand received the UA’s Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award, which recognizes faculty members who are working to make the UA a more diverse and inclusive campus. Durand, known to colleagues as “A-P,” is a... Read More
2 months ago
La Monica Everett-Haynes ,  University Communications   UA researcher Colleen Lucey explains that famed Russian authors of the 19th century reimagined prostitutes as martyrs. Click here to read the full article in UA News.   Photo: A portrait by Vasily Perov of Fyodor Dostoevsky, a popular 19th-century Russian writer.

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