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1 year ago
Professor Praise Zenenga has been named the next Director of the Africana Studies Program in the College of Humanities, effective September 5, 2016.   Dr. Praise is currently Associate Professor of Africana Studies. His research, publications, and teaching focus on interdisciplinary approaches to understanding issues of identity, social change and social justice in the literature and performance... Read More
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During the summer of 2016, University of Arizona Classics faculty and graduate students, along with other archeologists on their international team, excavated human bones at a sacrificial altar to Zeus on Mount Lykaion in Greece. The team believes the bones are those of an adolescent male, and the evidence suggests they may date to the 11th century BC. The rare discovery was reported around the... Read More
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For his 60th birthday, Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of German Studies, received a festschrift, which is a German word for a commemorative collection of articles edited by a colleague in honor of a scholar. The tradition of the festschrift started in Germany, and the honor is usually given for the 65th or 70th birthday. Classen received volume 28 of the... Read More
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December 7, 2016 is the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In preparation for this day of remembrance, join us for a free film series depicting the major Pacific War battles of Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima and reflect on the legacy of these momentous events for the United States and Japan. East Asian Studies Professor, Nathaniel Smith, will lead a brief description after each film. All... Read More
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 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
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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
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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
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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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