Arts and Humanities

Nov. 14, 2018
To celebrate the science and stories of space, UA science and humanities professors will join local musicians, artists and guests to present BENNUVAL!, a family friendly variety show.
Scott Brill, CEO of Language Canvas and former research engineer with the UA Critical Languages Program. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Nov. 9, 2018
Since 1996, the University of Arizona Critical Languages Program in the College of Humanities has been developing interactive multimedia systems for less commonly taught foreign languages. To expand the impact of these expert-designed courses, the UA has licensed 13 of the courses to startup Language Canvas, which is taking them forward and making them available to schools, programs, and individual learners everywhere.
Using motion capture technology, the movements of a professional dancer are transformed into a virtual representation of African dances for use in online courses.
Oct. 30, 2018
The UA Center for Digital Humanities is using technology to create new opportunities to study who we are, where we came from, and ultimately what it means to be human.
Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships help fund summer study abroad programs such as “Arizona in Jordan” through the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Students are required to live with Jordanian host families, which reinforces the language acquisition happening in the classroom. (Photo: Christian Sinclair)
Oct. 25, 2018
Title VI grants from the U.S. Department of Education support teaching, research and outreach on critical world regions and languages and help the UA prepare students to thrive in a globalized world.
UA President Robert C. Robbins (right) meets with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly (left) and his wife, Rebecca Soladay Kennerly. (Photo: Chris Richards)
Oct. 2, 2018
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and photojournalist David Hume Kennerly has been given an honorary appointment as the first UA Presidential Scholar.
UA Dance Ensemble members Maxwell Foster and Lydia Marbach. (Photo: Ed Flores)
Sept. 26, 2018
The UA's Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in dance, musical theater, and theater design and technology each placed in the top 10 among public universities in the latest rankings from OnStage.
Sept. 19, 2018
UA College of Humanities faculty and special guests are scheduled to discuss secrets from historic to modern times at Tucson's annual humanities festival.
The UA's new bachelor's degree in applied humanities will produce graduates who are prepared with both professional skills and the so-called “soft skills” and broad perspectives that are gained in the humanities.
Sept. 12, 2018
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.
Aug. 14, 2018
Fall class schedule features 10 classes that span topics from literature and art to hot-button Supreme Court issues to the complexity of the human brain.