Arts and Humanities

Sept. 18, 2019
The 10th annual festival features 10 events offering thought-provoking lectures, panels, readings and films by faculty and special guests, including poet and author Sandra Cisneros.
Edgardo Aguilar is the 2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud champion. (Photo: Arizona Commission on the Arts)
Aug. 20, 2019
As the 2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud champion, Edgardo Aguilar competed on the national stage in Washington, D.C. Poetry Out Loud challenges high school students to memorize and recite their favorite poems.
This photograph from the Wetherill collection was likely taken between 1915 and 1930, and is one of more than a half-million images being preserved by curators at the Arizona State Museum. (Photo: Wetherill Collection/Arizona State Museum)
July 30, 2019
A new exhibit of documentary photographs became the Arizona State Museum's third collection to be awarded American Treasure status through the federal Save America’s Treasures program.
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.
"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.

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