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1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
The College of Humanities is pleased to welcome nine new tenure-eligible faculty members for the upcoming academic year. “These are outstanding scholars who represent the breadth and diversity of Humanities scholarship and teaching,” said Dean Alain-Philippe Durand. “Their expertise in languages and cultures around the world will further our mission of graduating students equipped with the skills... Read More
1 month ago
A new survey from the National Endowment for the Arts finds that poetry is rising in popularity in the United States, to the highest rate on record.  The University of Arizona Poetry Center, part of the College of Humanities, celebrates the results, with Executive Director Tyler Meier saying that the survey confirms the increase in community interest and demand for the center's programming.  As a... Read More
Center for Digital Humanities
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The UA’s Center for Digital Humanities has announced its first round of project awards for the 2018-2019 academic year. Four innovative faculty projects will combine research in a humanities discipline with cutting-edge technology, like data visualization, digital storytelling, 360-degree immersive video, digital mapping and augmented reality. “Our objective in the Center for Digital Humanities... Read More
1 month ago
Dr. Melissa A. Fitch, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will join the Honors College leadership team as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  “I have a longstanding commitment to, and connection with, the Honors College. I still maintain contact with many graduates from the college from the last twenty years," Fitch says. "Honors College... Read More
1 month ago
A State Department grant is funding a new food-centric Russian course and student exchange program.   In this modified version of the Food Network favorite "Iron Chef," Tucson Village Farm stands in for Kitchen Stadium.   Rather than trained chefs, the contestants are college students — visitors from Moscow — teamed with University of Arizona partners.   The dishes represent two cultures:... Read More
Humanities Tech
2 months ago
College of Humanities symposium centers on the human experience in a digital world Find the live feed of the symposium at humanities.arizona.edu/live The UA College of Humanities is exploring the intersection of technology and humanities, focusing on the vital role of human context and perspective in guiding digital innovations like big data, artificial intelligence and robotics. Launching this... Read More
2 months ago
  The Pre-Commencement Ceremonies for Spring 2018 graduate students graduates of the UA College of Humanities was held on the afternoon of Friday, May 11 in the North Ballroom at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center. Our faculty and staff salute this talented group of graduates and wish them all the very best in their future endeavors! On behalf of the entire college, Dean... Read More

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