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5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months 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
7 months ago
  Sony Coráñez Bolton, Assistant Professor of SpanishDepartment of Spanish and Portuguese   Dr. Sony Coráñez Bolton received his Ph.D. in American Culture and Ethnic Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2016). He is currently finishing a C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Middlebury College in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.   Rae Dachille, Assistant Professor of... Read More

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