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Jimmain Middleton (1982-2017) Jerome Dotson, assistant professor of Africana Studies, delivered a speech in memory of Jimmain Middleton and presented Middleton’s family with his posthumous degree in Africana Studies.  Borrowing on an old African American folk saying, poet Sterling Brown once said, “Old sheep know the road, but young lambs gotta find their way.” On its surface, this saying seems... Read More
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Congratulations to this year's COH Teaching and Outreach Grant awardees!    2017-18 COH Teaching and Outreach Grant Awardees Professor Dalila Ayoun Dept. of French & Italian Project: Arizona Graduate Student Conference in French Professor Katia Bezerra Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese Project: Art and Resistance: Issue of Race, Gender and Social Justice in Contemporary Brazil Professor... Read More
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Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor of German Studies, has been honored with the rank of Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions.  The award is bestowed in recognition of Classen's outstanding service to German Studies. The Most Noble Order of the Three Lions is a dynastic order of chivalry formed by the Duke of Swabia, the head of the House of Bourgogne... Read More
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Ted Taubeneck, a generous supporter of University of Arizona arts and humanities programs who enthusiastically embodied the ideal of lifelong learning, died last month. He was 91. As a longtime board member and chair of the Humanities Seminars Program, Taubeneck’s efforts were instrumental in quadrupling the program’s enrollment. And as a voracious student himself, Taubeneck was taking his 121st... Read More
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Congratulations to Denis Provencher, professor and head of the Department of French and Italian, on being named Acting Director of the UA's Institute for LGBT Studies for Spring 2018.  Provencher is a scholar of contemporary French and Francophone cultural studies, with an emphasis on language and sexuality, and queer migration and diaspora studies.  Provencher's 20117 book Queer Maghrebi French... Read More
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The University of Arizona Parent & Family Association's monthly faculty spotlight for December is on Rae Erin Dachille, an assistant professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies and an expert on Buddhism.  Here's the full profile:  Meet Rae Erin Dachille: Professor Who Brings Buddhist Studies to Life   Recalling her own inspiring experiences outside the classroom, Rae Erin... Read More
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  Congratulations to the Fall 2017 COH Graduate Student Research Grant awardees!    Fall 2017 COH Graduate Students Research Grant Awardees Nan Ouyang East Asian Studies Project: The Making of a Sacred Place: The Rise of Mount Jiuhua in the Ming-Qing Periods and Republican Era (1368-1949) Jenna Altherr Flores Second Language Acquisition & Teaching GIDP Project: Multimodality, Social Semiotics... Read More
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  Congratulations to this year's COH Faculty Research Grant awardees!    2017-18 COH Faculty Research Grant Awardees Professor Albrecht Classen Dept. of German Studies Project: Academic Textbook on the History of Tolerance Professor Malcolm Compitello Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese Project: From Graphic Art and Back Again: Emilio Gil and Javier de Juan at the Intersections of Urban... Read More
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New grants have launched an in-depth study of East Asian Buddhism as one of the signature projects of the UA's Center for Buddhist Studies.   Aiming to chart the spread of Buddhism in China and across East Asia, University of Arizona researchers are examining distinct traditions that developed in the Hangzhou region. Although Buddhism originated in ancient India, the tradition of Chan (... Read More
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The UA Humanities Seminars Program spring semester courses feature a wide range of subjects, spanning the globe from China to Africa and human history from antiquity to the turbulence of 1968. Founded in 1984, the Humanities Seminars Program offers the community a wide range of classes, from astronomy to archaeology and from Shakespeare to film noir, taught by top UA professors. During the... Read More

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