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Another ranking recognizes UArizona’s arts and humanities

For the second time in a month, a major higher education ranking recognizes the University of Arizona as one of the world’s elite institutions for arts and humanities studies and research reputation.

On Oct. 23, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University No. 85 out of 1,500 higher education institutions across 81 countries in the 2020 Best Global Universities report of the world’s elite research institutions.

The University’s arts and humanities programs were rated at No. 30 in the area of global and regional research reputation and academic research performance, using indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration.

On Oct. 2, the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings placed the University’s arts and humanities programs No. 11 among all U.S. public institutions and No. 80 out of 536 college and universities worldwide.

“It is gratifying to see the quality of our academic programs recognized in these important international rankings,” said Andrew Schulz, Dean of the College of Fine Arts. “As we work to integrate the arts throughout the university, and make the University of Arizona an arts destination, student success remains our primary objective. A key element in that regard is ensuring that we continue to provide our students with world-class training in arts and humanities disciplines. That work is made possible by the tireless efforts of our outstanding faculty.”

Times Higher Education’s arts and humanities subject ranking highlights the higher education institutions that lead the way in art, performing arts, design, languages, linguistics, literature, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology. The subject areas are part of the College of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas:

  • Teaching (the learning environment): 30%
  • Research (volume, income and reputation): 30%
  • Citations (research influence): 30%
  • International outlook (staff, students and research) 7.5%
  • Industry income (knowledge transfer): 2.5%

The university’s best scores came in citations, research and teaching.

In January, Schulz was named the inaugural vice president for the arts to carry out the reimagined vision of the University of Arizona as an arts destination. In this role, Schulz has worked to further integrate the arts throughout the University experience, while also designing and implementing strategies to raise the profile of the arts within the campus community as well as regionally, nationally and internationally.

The university has also created a new division, Arizona Arts, which includes the four schools within the College of Fine Arts and five arts presenting and engagement units. This unique combination of the academic and presenting units provides cross-disciplinary learning and collaboration opportunities for our students and faculty.

This summer Schulz created the position of Associate Dean for Research; Ellen McMahon was appointed to the role.

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Hanson Film TV Institute, in collaboration with The University of Arizona School of Dance and College of Humanities' Africana Studies, presents a Black History Month screening of Khadifa Wong’s "Uprooted."

"Uprooted" is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. The screening is free at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7p.

"This documentary will make you fall in love with jazz dance all over again." -- Dance Magazine

>> MORE | azart.fyi/Uprooted

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Khadifa Wong (director), Matt Simpkins, and Laura Smyth.

With a stellar cast of leading industry experts, award-winning choreographers, and legendary performers, this ground-breaking documentary goes back to the roots in Africa and follows the evolution of this incredible dance form through every single decade and genre.

Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film addresses topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism and sexism.

“(Wong's) documentary offers an enriching corrective to the official story of jazz dance, taking it beyond its already fascinating and complex showbiz luster to profoundly political terrain.” -- Hollywood Reporter

With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz and showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly.

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Hanson Film TV Institute, in collaboration with The University of Arizona School of Dance and College of Humanities Africana Studies, presents a Black History Month screening of Khadifa Wong’s Uprooted. 

Uprooted is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. The screening is free at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7p.

This documentary will make you fall in love with jazz dance all over again. -- Dance Magazine

>> MORE | https://azart.fyi/Uprooted

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Khadifa Wong (director), Matt Simpkins, and Laura Smyth.

With a stellar cast of leading industry experts, award-winning choreographers, and legendary performers, this ground-breaking documentary goes back to the roots in Africa and follows the evolution of this incredible dance form through every single decade and genre.

Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film addresses topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism and sexism. 

“(Wongs) documentary offers an enriching corrective to the official story of jazz dance, taking it beyond its already fascinating and complex showbiz luster to profoundly political terrain.” -- Hollywood Reporter

With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz and showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly.

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