News

7 months 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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
8 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.
8 months ago
Congratulations to this year's COH Teaching and Outreach Grants Awardees!  Straight to the Goal! Spring 2017 Teaching and Outreach Grants Awardees: Naomi Caffee Dept. of Russian and Slavic Studies Project: Russia and the Muslim World: an Interdisciplinary Symposium on Confluence, Conflict, and Exchange   Maggie Camp, Wenhao Diao, and Scott Gregory Dept. of East Asian Studies Project: Chinese... Read More
8 months ago
Dean Alain-Philippe Durand is very happy to announce Dr. Nick Ferdinandt, Dr. Sonia Colina, and Dr. Robert Côté as the next directors of the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), the National Center for Interpretation (NCI), and the Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP) in the College of Humanities.   Dr. Ferdinandt has years of experience and is very active in professional... Read More
8 months ago
Are you a science fiction fan? Add issues related to race, gender, class, and socially prescribed identities and you soon have “Afrofuturism”. Read more from Africana Studies Assistant Professor Bryan Carter as he describes the movement and how it is influencing African diaspora around the world.  
9 months ago
Video game archivists are divided on how to protect the medium’s history, but they know we need to do it now. By Jacob Brogan   Ask someone about their earliest memories of playing video games and they’ll often tell you about the physical experience of play. They’ll describe the frustrating pleasure of flippinthrough an almanac to figure out where Carmen Sandiego had gone. Or they’ll recall... Read More
9 months ago
College of Humanities Prof. Melissa Fitch, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, has been selected as a University Distinguished Professor, the most prestigious teaching recognition at the University of Arizona. She joins a very impressive list of eminent colleagues (http://www.arizona.edu/about/awards-honors/distinguished-professors).   Prof. Fitch’s teaching, research, and service are recognized... Read More
9 months ago
The Poetry Center is part of a national coalition of poetry organizations working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. Twenty nonprofit poetry organizations from across the United States, including the University of Arizona Poetry Center, have formed a historic coalition dedicated... Read More

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