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1 week ago
Religious Studies is now accepting applications for the Rombach and Bretall Scholarships. The application deadline is November 15, 2019. For more information and application instructions, see the Religious Studies scholarship page here. Awards will...
1 month ago
The 10th annual Tucson Humanities Festival features 10 events offering thought-provoking lectures, panels, readings and films by faculty and special guests, including poet and author Sandra Cisneros.   As new ideas develop and new technologies...
Bongo Explosion: The Rebellious Dimensions of Latin Music
2 months ago
Religious Studies Professor Alex Nava was featured in "Bongo Explosion: The Rebellious Dimensions of Latin Music" in the Los Angeles Review of Books. The article contains a conversation between Ilan Stavans and Professor Nava, conducted in spring...
Great Stupa of Sanchi
3 months ago
An article written by Professor Caleb Simmons was featured in the July 10 issue of Lo Que Pasa UA@Work, an online magazine for UA employees. The article highlights Professor Simmons's research and field work on his most recent trip to India in...
5 months ago
Donna Swaim, who touched thousands of students’ lives in her 50 years teaching at the UA, brought a commitment to study abroad that the College of Humanities continues today. In thanks for her life-long service to the University of Arizona and her...
5 months ago
Congratulations to the College of Humanities’ Outstanding Senior for Spring 2019, Chelsea Forer! Forer graduates with honors, completing a double major in Religious Studies and Biological Anthropology and spent two years as a College of Humanities...
Cecilia Cruz
5 months ago
Religious Studies is thrilled to announce that Cecilia Cruz is the first-ever winner of the Fred and Barbara Borga Award.  The Fred and Barbara Borga Award was established in memory of Fred and Barbara Borga through the generosity of their son Ross ...
Robert Lisak and Amelia Symm
5 months ago
Religious Studies is proud to announce 2019 winners of the Donna Swaim International Award for Religious Studies: Amelia Symm and Robert Lisak.  The Donna Swaim International Award for Religious Studies enables academically-prepared Religious...
McComb Sanchez delivers lecture in Great Hall at Yale
6 months ago
Last week, Professor Andrea McComb Sanchez delivered lectures at a Barnard College/Columbia University and Yale University. On April 8, Professor McComb Sanchez lectured on "Becoming a Tradition: Pueblo Indian Patron Saint Feast Days as Resistance...
Photos of award winners
6 months ago
The Department of Religious Studies and Classics is happy to announce the winners of the Lionel Rombach and Ora Bretall Awards for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Awardees for the Ora Bretall Award are (alphabetical by last name): Lindsay Briese,...
7 months ago
Three Religious Studies majors presented papers at the American Academy of Religion/Western Region annual conference. This was just the second year that undergraduate papers have been accepted and the University of Arizona is the only university to...
Crosscurrents Cover
7 months ago
Brett Esaki recently published an article in CrossCurrents titled, “Japanese American Spiritual Ambiguity and Arts of Silence.” It describes the challenge of making political art that communicates an experience of ambiguity. You can find the article...

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