Arts and Humanities

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.
UA College of Fine Arts Dean Andrew Schulz was recently named vice president for the arts.
Jan. 17, 2019
The UA is investing in its future as an international arts destination with a new vice president for the arts position, filled by UA College of Fine Arts Dean Andrew Schulz.
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.