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2 weeks ago
The UA’s National Center for Interpretation summer training institute has 38 new graduates.   The Agnese Haury Court Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) has been the country’s premier Spanish/English court interpreter training in the country for more than three decades, delivering 120 hours of instruction to students in preparation for taking federal and state court examinations. The 2017 class... Read More
3 weeks ago
The UA’s National Center for Interpretation (NCI) will receive a $25,000 sponsorship from the Judicial Council of California to develop a job task analysis survey for sign language interpretation in the legal setting.  The funding comes after a conference in San Francisco where NCI joined representatives of 26 national groups to address the critical need for assessment and training mechanisms to... Read More
3 weeks ago
Wenhao Diao, an Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays grant to support a project bringing Tucson educators to China.  Diao's proposal for the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program, entitled “Education, Society, and Globalization in China: A Collaborative Teacher Training Program,” has been selected for funding by the J. William... Read More
3 weeks ago
The University of Arizona is launching a new degree in world literature, introducing students to various traditions of storytelling, narrative and expression across the world. Combined with an intensive foreign language study, the degree program will provide in-depth insight into the literatures that live on in those languages. As part of the College of Humanities' new Department of Public and... Read More
1 month ago
The Poetry Coalition, of which the University of Arizona Poetry Center is a founding member, will benefit from a $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. The Academy of American Poets will administer the two-year grant, which will enable the new network of poetry organizations to create national programs promoting poetry. Additionally, the Poetry Coalition will hold its next annual meeting in... Read More
1 month ago
A University of Arizona professor on a Fulbright research and teaching fellowship to India was selected by the Fulbright Foundation to help facilitate orientation sessions for scholars interested in opportunities to conduct their research abroad. Melissa A. Fitch, a University Distinguished Professor in Latin American Cultural Studies from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the College... Read More
1 month ago
Tani Sanchez, associate professor of Africana Studies, is dedicated to genealogy work that tells the story of her family and the history of Tucson's black community. Sanchez and her sister Derri are the subject of this wonderful story from the Arizona Daily Star.   
1 month ago
The University of Arizona Poetry Center announces its schedule of readings, lectures and presentations for the upcoming fall, with more than a dozen events spanning from August to December. Highlights of the Fall 2017 Reading & Lecture Series include both a reading and craft talk from Aimee Nezhukumatathil, who is the author of four books of poetry, including the forthcoming OCEANIC (Copper... Read More
1 month 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
1 month 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

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