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Associate Professor
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JAY ROSENBLATT is Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Arizona, where he has taught since 1995. He has led six Humanities Seminars on the operas of Verdi and Wagner, the life and works of Franz Liszt, and two courses devoted to the music of Mozart with School of Music colleagues. His scholarly research focuses on music of the 19th century, especially the life and works of Franz Liszt.

 

 

 

 

 

Superior Court Judge
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GREG SAKALL is a Superior Court Judge in Pima County and a Guest Lecturer in the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.  He has received a Professor of Practice teaching award from the students at the James E. Rogers College of Law and, before joining the bench, he was a practicing attorney in Tucson for twelve years.

Professor Emeritus
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HERBERT SCHNEIDAU, Professor Emeritus, was educated at Dartmouth and Princeton. He has taught the Bible as literature for more than forty years and is the author of numerous books and articles about the Bible and its place in Western and English literature, narrative discourse, and translated literature.

 

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Charles Scruggs is Professor of American literature at the University of Arizona. In addition to writing on African-American literature and film, he coauthored a recent book on Hemingway’s influence on African-American writers. He is now writing an article on Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem as a novel about World War I whose focus is not “over there” but “over here.”

 

Associate Professor
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BRIAN SILVERSTEIN is Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, where he heads the new Arizona Center for Turkish Studies. He is the author of Islam and Modernity in Turkey (2011) and many journal articles. His current research is on Turkey’s European Union integration reforms, particularly the politics of statistics.

Associate Professor

Steve Smith is Associate Professor in the Schools of Renewable Natural Resources and the Environment, and Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona. He teaches undergraduate courses in biology and botany. His research interests reflect both his training in plant improvement and his fascination with plant adaptation in natural communities.

 

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