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Joela Jacobs, Assistant Professor of German Studies, stands with Gene Bank by Alan Sonfist
An estimated 250 million roses are given each Valentine’s Day. But in a cultural context, that classic symbol of love reveals even more about the relationship between people and plants. Humanity is dependent on plants for survival, but scholars have recently begun turning their attention to the myriad ways in which plants also impact human cultures.
Emilee Mead and Donna Swaim
1 week ago
Donna Swaim, who touched thousands of students’ lives in her 50 years teaching at the UA, brought a commitment to study abroad that the College of Humanities continues today.
1 week ago
College of Humanities Dean Alain-Philippe Durand and Center for Buddhist Studies Director Jiang Wu signed an agreement with the Maitreya Culture & Education Foundation to create a Maitreya Library at the University of Arizona. The agreement,...
2 weeks ago
Dr. Mae C. Jemison, keynote speaker at the UA’s 155th Commencement on May 10, will be presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the College of Humanities.
1 month ago
Students in two popular College of Humanities courses invite the campus to explore myths and what it means to be human.
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The popular Cyclovia Tucson will pass through the UA campus on Sunday, April 7, and in celebration of National Poetry Month, the UA Poetry Center aims to get all 40,000 expected attendees to interact with a poem in some way.  Cyclovia, a program of...
2 months ago
A delegation of UA faculty members joined with colleagues from around the country in Washington D.C. this week for Humanities Advocacy Day. Organized by the National Humanities Alliance, the Advocacy Day coordinates the growing number of humanities...
2 months ago
Join us at an international party and get to know the wide range of languages taught at the UA! The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) will host the UA Language Fair, an event designed to raise the visibility...
2 months ago
Professors in the UA College of Humanities shared music and topics related to Black History Month with KXCI Community Radio during the month of February. 
3 months ago
The University of Arizona Poetry Center is among the beneficiaries of a $1 million grant to the Academy of American Poets from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, one of the largest investments in poetry ever made by the leading cultural institution.
3 months ago
A sold-out Humanities Seminars Program lecture by OSIRIS-REx principal investigator Dante Lauretta is more than just a chance to learn the latest about the asteroid sample return mission. The event doubles as a fundraiser for students, now and in...
Joela Jacobs, Assistant Professor of German Studies, stands with Gene Bank by Alan Sonfist
3 months ago
An estimated 250 million roses are given each Valentine’s Day. But in a cultural context, that classic symbol of love reveals even more about the relationship between people and plants. Humanity is dependent on plants for survival, but scholars have...
4 months ago
As the country’s national museum embarks on an effort to showcase the history and impact of video games in American society, two UA experts are advising the Smithsonian’s curators on the exhibit. Ken McAllister and Judd Ruggill, co-directors of the...
4 months ago
Denis M. Provencher, Head of the Department of French and Italian, is featured in the latest New Books in French Studies podcast. The interview centers on Provencher’s 2017 book Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations, which...
5 months ago
The Humanities Seminars Program honored four UA professors with the annual Ted and Shirley Taubeneck Superior Teaching Award. 
6 months ago
As OSIRIS-REx approaches the asteroid Bennu, a family-friendly variety show explores how space unites science and the humanities.