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2 months 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
2 months 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.   
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.     
3 months 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
3 months 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 months 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
3 months 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

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