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1 month ago
College of Humanities Dean Alain-Philippe Durand is the newest member of the Arizona Humanities Council board of directors. Appointed to a three-year term, Durand is the only University of Arizona representative on the Arizona Humanities Council, as well as the only board member from Tucson. Durand will use his position to advocate for more public involvement in the humanities and increase the... Read More
1 month ago
Join the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies for a special film series at the Loft Cinema to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The events are FREE and open to the public. Monday, October 16th - 7:00PM  October: Ten Days that Shook the World (1928)  A re-telling of the revolutionary events that rocked the Russian imperial capital of St. Petersburg in 1917, Sergei... Read More
1 month ago
  The UA's National Center for Interpretation hosted 11 International Rescue Committee staff members for an all-day, pro-bono training seminar to improve their work interpret for local refugees.  The Sept. 6 training was the third pro-bono interpreter workship NCI hosted, made possible by the generosity of the instructor, Yvette Citizen, a federally certified court interpreter and long-time... Read More
1 month ago
Dean Alain-Philippe Durand published a guest column in the Arizona Daily Wildcat, inviting the campus and Tucson communities to the 2017 Tucson Humanities Festival:  When humanities scholars look out across the globe and back through the pages of human history, in every culture they see the crucial turning points when new ideas take root and create ripples of change. Join the UA College of... Read More
2 months ago
"In Search of Soul: Hip-Hop, Literature and Religion," by Alejandro Nava, speaks to themes that span from biblical traditions to contemporary black and Latin music. In a new book, UA professor Alejandro Nava explores the concept of "soul" from two major perspectives: the religious traditions of Judaism and Christianity, as well as the context of contemporary music and culture. "In Search of... Read More
2 months ago
The University of Arizona's new Center for Buddhist Studies will create a research hub to explore the religious, intellectual, social, cultural and textual traditions of the world’s fourth-largest faith. With Buddhist traditions becoming more familiar and practitioners growing more common in the U.S., the UA will draw on existing faculty expertise in East Asian studies and religious studies to... Read More
2 months ago
The latest issue of Critical Multilingualism Studies, co-edited by two UA German Studies professors, is released this month.   Issue 5.2 of the interdisciplinary journal explores the topic of “Legitimate Speakers in Contested Spaces.” The journal is co-edited by David Gramling and Chantelle Warner, both associate professors in the Department of German Studies. Amanda Snell, a doctoral student in... Read More
2 months ago
A new Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant will allow UA faculty members to bring Arizona teachers to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan for a curriculum development trip next summer. University of Arizona faculty members in the Department of Russian & Slavic Studies and Center for Middle Eastern Studies will partner with colleagues from New Mexico Highlands University on the project, “Central... Read More
2 months ago
Denis M. Provencher, head of the department of French & Italian, has received an award from the Association for Queer Anthropology for his newly published book. Provencher’s Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations (Liverpool University Press, 2017) is the honorable mention recipient for the Ruth Benedict Book Prize for outstanding scholarship on a lesbian, gay,... Read More
3 months 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

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