College of Arts and Humanities Spotlight  

Provost's Award Recipient for Promising New Faculty 2013-2014


Randa Jarrar

Randa Jarrar, Ph.D. is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator. Her first novel, A Map of Home, was published in half a dozen languages & won a Hopwood Award and an Arab-American Book Award. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Utne Reader, Salon, Guernica, The Rumpus, The Oxford American, and others. She has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Hedgebrook, Caravansarai, and Eastern Frontier, and was named one of the most gifted writers of Arab origin under the age of 40. 

Programs in the College of Arts and Humanities

Programs in the College of Arts and Humanities provide you with the base of humanistic studies and creative expression essential to the understanding of contemporary civilization. Reflect critically on questions of belief, values, and the nature of human existence. Expand your imagination and creativity. Develop an appreciation and understanding of the great works of human imagination.

Message from the Dean

Dr. Joe Diaz, Dean

Is an education in the Arts and Humanities worth anything? At times I run across this question — perhaps less bluntly put — in conversations with parents or students. It actually might be more appropriate to ask... read more