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5 days ago
Five UA colleges collaborate on innovative interdisciplinary degree designed to give students a global focus A new career-centered degree in the College of Humanities will give students an educational path that integrates professional training and skills in intercultural competence. Created in partnership with the Eller College of Management, the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health... Read More
1 week ago
Jiang Wu, director of the UA’s Center for Buddhist Studies, has received the inaugural Tianzhu Book Prize for Excellence in Chan Studies. The award recognizes Wu’s book Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia, published in 2015 by Oxford University Press. The book is the first written in English about the founder of the Japanese... Read More
1 month ago
Recent news events, from high-level diplomatic relations to immigrant detention, have placed a spotlight on the role that interpreters and translators perform in an increasingly interconnected world. However, the importance and parameters of that role aren’t always understood, said Sonia Colina, director of the University of Arizona National Center for Interpretation. Since 1979, the NCI, which... Read More
1 month ago
The UA’s premier adult education series launches its 35th year with a slate of 10 fall classes that span topics from literature and art to hot-button Supreme Court issues to the complexity of the human brain. Founded in 1984, the Humanities Seminars Program has enrolled more than 21,000 community members in 367 classes, in a wide range of subjects, taught by top University of Arizona professors.... Read More
1 month ago
Jaime Fatás Cabeza, Director of the Translation and Interpretation Program in the UA's Department of Spanish and Portuguese, discussed the fundamentals of interpreting in an interview with the Spanish newspaper Heraldo.  Undergraduate students in the Translation and Interpretation Program gain the fundamental philosophical, theoretical, practical, and technical areas and skills discussed in the... Read More
1 month ago
Though Westminster Abbey is the final resting place for Stephen Hawking’s remains, in a fitting tribute, the iconic cosmologist’s voice is continuing into space, beamed toward a black hole. For a delegation of professors and students from the University of Arizona – lucky winners of a Hawking Foundation lottery to admit 1,000 members of the public to the ceremony – witnessing the formal Service... Read More
2 months ago
The American Literary Translators Association will have a new home in the University of Arizona College of Humanities. Without literary translators, Don Quixote would never be known outside La Mancha, Yuri Zhivago wouldn’t have brought his author a Nobel Prize, and modern-day Scandinavian thrillers like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo couldn’t become worldwide bestsellers. The art and craft... Read More
2 months ago
"There is no such thing as a starving humanist. These people are employed in all kinds of jobs in all kinds of fields," Alain-Philippe Durand says of a renewed focus on the humanities at the University of Arizona.   By Kristina Makansi, UA Research, Discovery and Innovation Silos are out. Integration is in. And the humanities are here to stay. For decades, students from around the world... Read More
2 months ago
Three College of Humanities faculty members have been selected as 2018-19 fellows for the UA's Academic Leadership Institute.  Tyler Meier, Executive Director of the UA Poetry Center; Denis Provencher, Professor and Head of the Department of French and Italian and Interim Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies; and Judd Ruggill, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Public and... Read More
2 months ago
Dean Alain-Philippe Durand and new College of Humanities programs are featured in a new article from the Arizona Daily Wildcat.  Durand outlined the new bachelor's degree in Applied Humanities and explained the importance of the humanities in advanced technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence.  “The skills that we teach in the humanities are important in every discipline and every... Read More

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