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3 days ago
"In Search of Soul: Hip-Hop, Literature and Religion," by Alejandro Nava, speaks to themes that span from biblical traditions to contemporary black and Latin music. In a new book, UA professor Alejandro Nava explores the concept of "soul" from two major perspectives: the religious traditions of Judaism and Christianity, as well as the context of contemporary music and culture. "In Search of... Read More
1 week ago
The University of Arizona's new Center for Buddhist Studies will create a research hub to explore the religious, intellectual, social, cultural and textual traditions of the world’s fourth-largest faith. With Buddhist traditions becoming more familiar and practitioners growing more common in the U.S., the UA will draw on existing faculty expertise in East Asian studies and religious studies to... Read More
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The latest issue of Critical Multilingualism Studies, co-edited by two UA German Studies professors, is released this month.   Issue 5.2 of the interdisciplinary journal explores the topic of “Legitimate Speakers in Contested Spaces.” The journal is co-edited by David Gramling and Chantelle Warner, both associate professors in the Department of German Studies. Amanda Snell, a doctoral student in... Read More
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A new Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant will allow UA faculty members to bring Arizona teachers to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan for a curriculum development trip next summer. University of Arizona faculty members in the Department of Russian & Slavic Studies and Center for Middle Eastern Studies will partner with colleagues from New Mexico Highlands University on the project, “Central... Read More
2 weeks ago
Denis M. Provencher, head of the department of French & Italian, has received an award from the Association for Queer Anthropology for his newly published book. Provencher’s Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations (Liverpool University Press, 2017) is the honorable mention recipient for the Ruth Benedict Book Prize for outstanding scholarship on a lesbian, gay,... Read More
1 month ago
The UA’s National Center for Interpretation summer training institute has 38 new graduates.   The Agnese Haury Court Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) has been the country’s premier Spanish/English court interpreter training in the country for more than three decades, delivering 120 hours of instruction to students in preparation for taking federal and state court examinations. The 2017 class... Read More
1 month ago
The UA’s National Center for Interpretation (NCI) will receive a $25,000 sponsorship from the Judicial Council of California to develop a job task analysis survey for sign language interpretation in the legal setting.  The funding comes after a conference in San Francisco where NCI joined representatives of 26 national groups to address the critical need for assessment and training mechanisms to... Read More
1 month ago
Wenhao Diao, an Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays grant to support a project bringing Tucson educators to China.  Diao's proposal for the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program, entitled “Education, Society, and Globalization in China: A Collaborative Teacher Training Program,” has been selected for funding by the J. William... Read More
1 month ago
The University of Arizona is launching a new degree in world literature, introducing students to various traditions of storytelling, narrative and expression across the world. Combined with an intensive foreign language study, the degree program will provide in-depth insight into the literatures that live on in those languages. As part of the College of Humanities' new Department of Public and... Read More
2 months ago
The Poetry Coalition, of which the University of Arizona Poetry Center is a founding member, will benefit from a $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. The Academy of American Poets will administer the two-year grant, which will enable the new network of poetry organizations to create national programs promoting poetry. Additionally, the Poetry Coalition will hold its next annual meeting in... Read More

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