Arts and Humanities

"Monsters," such as werewolves, often emerge in literature as reflections of cultural fears and morality.
April 5, 2019
Three figures—the zombie, the vampire and the werewolf—have captivated the human imagination for centuries. These creatures have become ubiquitous in contemporary pop culture, but beneath the stories, films, shows and books are some very serious questions: What is life? What is death? And what does it mean to be human?
Among the films featured at Tucson Cine Mexico this year is "Guie'dani's Navel," directed by Xavi Sala, which will have its Arizona premiere on March 29. Sótera Cruz (right) stars in the film, which follows a young girl who moves from her Oaxacan village to Mexico City when her mother takes a job as a live-in maid for a wealthy family.
March 22, 2019
Tucson Cine Mexico features free screenings of Spanish-language films, with English subtitles, and discussions with Mexican filmmakers.
"Art and health should not be separate," says medical humanities instructor Ellen Melamed. "They aren’t separate, any more than the mind and the body are separate." (Photo: Michelle Doggett/UA College of Humanities)
March 15, 2019
A new collaboration between the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and the College of Humanities is focusing on teaching medical students empathy and compassion.
Journalism professor Kim Newton was a photojournalist based in South Korea when he snapped this photo of student protesters in 1987. That experience led to his participation in the documentary film "Witness to Democracy."
March 15, 2019
“Witnesses to Democracy” examines the pro-democracy movement in South Korea through the eyes of UA Journalism Professor Kim Newton and the mother of a slain student protester in 1987.
Members of Tíolacadh, the UA's traditional Irish music ensemble, learn tunes from each other by ear. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
March 12, 2019
For the UA's Irish music ensemble, rehearsals are about more than just the tunes. "We want to connect, and the music is there to connect everybody," said ensemble director Dawn Corso.
The UA Poetry Center is planning a series of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman's birth on May 31. (Photo: F.J. Gaylor)
Feb. 25, 2019
The Poetry Coalition, a national alliance of poetry organizations including the UA Poetry Center, will benefit from a $1 million grant to support programming and professional opportunities in the literary arts.
Feb. 20, 2019
UA associate professor of Africana studies Bryan Carter gave a talk on black athletes' historical contributions off the court or field as part of a series of UA events during Black History Month.
Feb. 14, 2019
The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked the colleges that grant the most bachelor’s degrees in foreign languages, with the UA finishing among the top 10 in the nation.
UA musical theater students rehearse with actress Kristin Chenoweth for a one-night performance in Tucson. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Jan. 23, 2019
Ten UA musical theater students got a special real-world learning experience when they were invited to perform alongside award-winning Broadway, film and television actress Kristin Chenoweth.

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