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It’s easy to see how Dante Lauretta’s undergraduate degrees in physics and theoretical math are foundational in his career as a planetary scientist. But Lauretta gives just as much credit to his third major, Japanese, describing his study of language and culture as a challenge that helped him focus his curiosity on fundamental questions of existence and his drive to create knowledge for the human race.
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For about 12 years in the middle of the 14th century, an anonymous writer from Germany lived in Cairo, producing a detailed text about the Muslim world.  
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Two faculty projects in the College of Humanities have been awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.   The awards, announced Jan. 10, are among $28.1 million in grants for 204 humanities projects across the country.  
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Richard Shelton, a longtime University of Arizona professor and renowned writer known as the poet laureate of the Sonoran Desert, passed away Nov. 29. He was 89.  
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Congratulations to the College of Humanities graduating Student Ambassadors for Winter 2022: Alia Bushaw, Madison Doser and Ana Lucia Verduzco, all of whom are first-generation college graduates!  
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Congratulations to the College of Humanities Outstanding Senior for Winter 2022, Madison Doser, an Honors student double majoring in Applied Humanities: Public Health emphasis and Law!  
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The Center for English as a Second Language is establishing its first student scholarship, in memory of Frank Pialorsi, who built and maintained CESL’s elite global reputation over his 30 years as director.  
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Dorrance Dean Alain-Philippe Durand is pleased to announce the recipients of the College of Humanities 2022 Helen H. Chatfield Awards.  
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Over its first decade, the College of Humanities Student Ambassador Program has included about 125 students who’ve represented and advocated for the college at recruiting events and a host of outreach projects.  
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By its nature, literary translation can be a slow and isolated process, and one with limited training opportunities for those starting out.  
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Dr. Dolores Durán-Cerda, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at Pima Community College, is the 2022-2023 College of Humanities’ Alumna of the Year.  
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Jeff Powell, a 2013 Africana Studies graduate who has gone onto a successful career in economic development, is the College of Humanities 2022 Young Professional Achievement Award recipient.  
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A one-time baseball prospect who followed his calling into the priesthood and then into academia, Dr. Robert A. Burns is remembered as a professor who dedicated 45 years to making the world a better place through education and understanding, with...
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When students in Gabriela Valdez’s section of Public Health 308 begin this week, they’ll be the first class of University of Arizona students taking a class that’s been entirely translated into Spanish.  
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In celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the College of Humanities is spotlighting faculty, staff and students. This week, meet Omar Rodriguez, academic advisor for students majoring in Classics, East Asian Studies,...
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In a virtual classroom, University of Arizona students connect with a binational group of peers and professors, sharing their own experiences and perspectives while learning about the nuances and complexities of U.S.-Mexico border issues.