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2 years ago
Lois Shelton, long credited for helping to elevate the UA Poetry Center to national prominence, has tragically lost her battle with Alzheimer’s. To read more about her lasting legacy, please go to: http://uaatwork.arizona.edu/lqp/memoriam-lois-shelton Join us for a memorial service in her honor on Saturday, July 18, at 10:00 am. A reception will follow. Please dress comfortably for an indoor/... Read More
2 years ago
Join us in congratulating Ashley Levy, the 2015 recipient of The Hucker Founders Award for Excellence in Chinese Studies. Ashley began learning Chinese in 7th grade, studying the language for six years and taking three trips to China with her school. She chose to continue her studies at the University of Arizona, focusing her East Asian Studies major on the Chinese language. During her sophomore... Read More
2 years ago
The College’s own Bryan Carter and Professor Kelland Thomas of the Fred Fox School of Music have recently been awarded one of five Faculty Collaboration Grants from the Confluencenter. These funds will help further the Harlem project which immerses students in a virtual depiction of Harlem at the height of the Jazz age, allowing students to experience the social, cultural, political and economic... Read More
2 years ago
The College's own Professor David Pietz, with the East Asian Studies Department, has been appointed the UNESCO Chair in Environmental History. This position will allow Professor Pietz to lead a long-term research project examining the best practices of water resources management in an ever-changing world. Pietz will specifically focus on the "Water and Indigenous Peoples" project which studies... Read More
2 years ago
“Stay fit. Have fun. Harm no one.” These are the words to live by, according to international film star Brad Harris. Harris, who has starred in more than 60 international films over the course of several decades, was recently awarded the College of Humanities’ Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in the Humanities. Harris is a member of the Hollywood Stuntman's Hall of Fame and had starring... Read More
2 years ago
In honor of National Poetry Month, UA News recently featured the College of Humanities' very own Poetry Center as it participates in the largest literary celebration in the world. Home to one of the largest special collections of contemporary poetry in the nation, the Poetry Center is marking National Poetry Month by hosting several different events, including collaborations with the Phoenix Art... Read More
2 years ago
In case you missed it, The Chronical of Education recently featured Africana Studies Professor Bryan Carter and his unique approach to introducing students to the Harlem Renaissance. Using the latest technology such as avatars, 3D glasses and green screens, Professor Carter has created a Virtual Harlem that allows students to truly immerse themselves in the material of the course. His work with... Read More
2 years ago
A Buddhist studies minor will be available starting in the fall, and it will draw from the University's existing expertise in religious studies, East Asian studies, Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, and South Asian religions. Given the recent rise of East Asian economies and markets, it will be even more critical that new-generation professionals are not merely trained in their home disciplines —... Read More
2 years ago
“Why would anyone want to double major in the humanities and in the hard sciences?” For Aretha Raiwe, this is a question she gets asked a lot. As a double major in both Africana Studies and Veterinary Science, she often gets puzzled looks when she speaks of both her passions: studying other cultures and wanting to help animals. When asked if she can successfully navigate both academic spheres,... Read More
2 years ago
Two outstanding Africana Studies students, Kelsey McGee and Desiree Ranshaw, have each been awarded a scholarship worth $8,500 to go toward their study abroad program in South Africa and Swaziland this summer. After a competitive selection process, they were awarded funding to attend the Geography of Health and Development summer study abroad program which is a field-based, five-week program... Read More

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