College of Humanities

‘NEW CHILDREN OF ISRAEL’

U professor’s new book examines Jewish identity among millions of African and Asian peoples who claim descent from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.


HUMANS OF THE U: COPELAND JOHNSTON

As a hospital chaplain, Copeland Johnston learned to listen and help people during the most vulnerable times of their lives. These skills have proven invaluable when working with his students in his role as an academic advisor.


HUMANITIES DEAN LEAVING

Dianne S. Harris, dean of the College of Humanities, has been selected for new position with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Social issues cinema

The 11th annual Humanities in Focus Film Festival showcased documentaries created by non-traditional students.


TABLE TALK

How to navigate post-election discussions with grace: Advice from the director of Peace and Conflict Studies and associate professor of social psychology.


2016 BEACONS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

People and programs recognized for providing transformative experiences to undergraduate students.


THE U’S NEW INNOVATOR

Jakob D. Jensen, associate dean for Research, wins New Innovator Award and a $2.2 million grant.


HIGH HONOR FOR HUMANITIES

Clemente Course receives a 2014 National Humanities Medal. The U’s Honors College is involved in the only high school branch of the Clemente Course in the nation.


U WELCOMES JANE GOODALL

The foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall will discuss her career and institute


U NAMES NEW DEAN FOR COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES

Dianne Harris, director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joins the U July 1.