Arts and Humanities

Student Rachel Franke flies the UA flag in Martinique during the Arizona in the French Caribbean Program, run through the College of Humanities with support from UA Study Abroad in the Office of Global Initiatives.
Jan. 19, 2018
Two new faculty positions, initially funded by the Office of Global Initiatives and housed within a department of the College of Humanities, are scheduled for the fall.
The return of the Willem de Kooning painting "Woman-Ochre" to its place in the abstract expressionist collection at the UA Museum of Art was an unexpected highlight of 2017. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Dec. 18, 2017
The UA generated headlines across the globe in 2017, as evidenced by our UANews list of top 10 stories. From the installation of a new president to the improbable recovery of a priceless art masterpiece, it has been another remarkable year in Wildcat Country. (UANow will resume on Jan. 9.)
A graphic reconstruction of the earliest solar temple complex (1,000 B.C.) discovered by Takeshi Inomata and his team at Ceibal (Image courtesy of Takeshi Inomata)
Dec. 18, 2017
UA archaeologist Takeshi Inomata explains why Maya civilization was fascinated with the movement of the sun: They were seeking a way to understand the universe.
Dec. 15, 2017
The UA's Matthew Mugmon, an assistant professor of music, discusses the origins of Christmas music — and why it's rare for new, original Christmas songs to make it big.
A UA-led research team is developing a broadband network in Harlem for free, public use.
Nov. 27, 2017
A research team led by the UA's Dan Kilper and Bryan Carter is working with community stakeholders to make the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem a place where computing is inexpensive, fast and secure for all residents — and not just the tech-savvy and well-to-do.
In front of the statue of Maitreya Buddha at Xuedou (Snow Pass) Monastery with the abbot, UA professor Albert Welter and UA graduate students
Nov. 27, 2017
A research project involving professor Albert Welter examines China's Hangzhou region as a "homeland" for Buddhist culture and traditions throughout East Asia.
Nov. 20, 2017
The spring semester courses feature a wide range of subjects, spanning the globe from China to Africa and human history from antiquity to the turbulence of 1968.
"The End of Concern" traces the history of an unusual and often-overlooked moment in time.
Oct. 24, 2017
In a new book, UA historian Fabio Lanza examines the intellectual history of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars and how it can inform U.S.-China relations today.
The archaeological dig at Warren Ballpark in Bisbee is now concentrating near the dugouts and right behind home plate, to see what customers in the good seats might have dropped, according to UA professor Robert Schon.
Oct. 23, 2017
Professor Robert Schon is excavating Bisbee's Warren Ballpark, which is almost as old as the World Series itself, to gain insight into Southwestern life in the early 1900s.