Arts and Humanities

Humanities students at Cégep de Sept-Îles in Québec videoconference with French students at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
June 24, 2019
A collaborative digital humanities project unites UA students studying Russian and French with their counterparts in Canada and Kazakhstan.
UA volleyball student-athletes will be enrolled in a study abroad class on their upcoming European trip. (Photo: Arizona Athletics)
June 12, 2019
On the UA volleyball team’s European tour, the student-athletes will be enrolled in a study abroad class, adding an educational and cultural component to their competition schedule.
Pablo Esteban Quiñonez Paz learned to play guitar through Lead Guitar, part of the UA CFA in Schools outreach program. He plans to pursue a degree in music at the UA. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
June 5, 2019
Housed in the UA College of Fine Arts, the CFA in Schools outreach program helps K-12 schools establish classes to teach general music, guitar, drums and dance.
"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.
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.
"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.
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.

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