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1 year ago
 by Emily Litvack  First things first. Why all the clothes? The Olympic Games of Ancient Greece were resurrected for the modern world during the summer of 1896 in Athens, Greece. Spectators clad in Victorian era frock coats, top hats, and cravats watched from the stands of the Panathinaiko Stadium as German wrestler Carl Schuhmann, in austere pants and a long-sleeved white shirt, shook hands... Read More
1 year ago
Inside and out, the University of Arizona maintains an active and growing collection of artwork. In addition to numerous buildings on main campus having artistic appeal — think the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building with its 90-foot-tall metal ramada, Stevie Eller Dance Theater's evocation of movement, the Helen S. Schaefer Building's striking lines, and the Environment and Natural Resources... Read More
1 year ago
By La Monica Everett-Haynes, University Relations – Communications   Within days of the launch of Pokémon Go — which allows people to track down, catch and train Pokémon in augmented reality via their GPS-enabled phones — estimates were in the millions for U.S. downloads, causing Nintendo's stock to soar.  The viral mobile app could have major implications for gaming technology, social... Read More
1 year ago
The designation of Regents' Professor is an honored position reserved for faculty scholars of exceptional ability who have achieved national and international distinction.  The title Regents' Professor serves as recognition of the highest academic merit and is awarded to faculty members who have made a unique contribution to the quality of the University through distinguished accomplishments in... Read More
1 year ago
From Andrew Comrie, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost I am very happy to announce professor Alain-Philippe Durand as the next dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona. Durand will assume the deanship on July 1, succeeding Dean Mary Wildner-Bassett who is returning to the faculty. Durand, known to colleagues as "A-P", currently serves as director of the... Read More
1 year ago
Albrecht Classen Receives Outstanding Advising Award Albrecht Classen, UA Distinguished Professor and undergraduate adviser in the College of Humanities' Department of German Studies, was recently selected as a Certificate of Merit recipient for the Outstanding Advising Award in the category of Faculty Academic Advising. The Global Community for Academic Advising, also known as NACADA, honored... Read More
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The Pre-Commencement Ceremonies for Spring 2016 graduates of the UA College of Humanities were held on the morning of Friday, May 13 in the Grand Ballroom at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center. In addition to Associate Dean Kimberly Jones' opening and closing remarks, Outstanding Senior Marina de Jesus Guzman-Orduno, and Humanities Ambassadors John Joseph bercel and Albert... Read More
1 year ago
The Pre-Commencement Ceremonies for Spring 2016 graduate students graduates of the UA College of Humanities was held on the afternoon of Thursday, May 12 in the North Ballroom at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center. The College of Humanities Faculty and Staff salute this talented group of graduates and wish them all the very best in their future endeavors! Our warmest... Read More
1 year ago
Professor Robert A. Burns Retires after 45 Years at the University of Arizona By Genevieve Higgins, UA Religious Studies Major   With graduation upon us, the big question on most students minds is, what’s next? It was no different more than 40 years ago when Dr. Robert (Bob) Burns, professor in the Religious Studies Program, was planning what to do after graduation.   Surprisingly, academia was... Read More
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Professors who demonstrate excellence in their teaching, research and mentoring were recognized at the Awards of Distinction ceremony on Monday, surrounded by co-workers, families, friends and students whose lives they have impacted. "This Awards of Distinction ceremony is our opportunity to recognize excellence and to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of University of Arizona faculty,"... Read More

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