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The departments and programs of the Humanities Division are committed to the study of human meaning as it is expressed in diverse languages, explained in diverse literatures, and reflected upon from diverse philosophical and religious perspectives.

Beyond describing human life, social practices and complex systems, students of the humanities seek to understand the values and purposes that make practices and systems worthwhile. In an increasingly interconnected world, the ability to critically consider how individuals and communities make sense of their world is an essential skill.

Beloved geography professor Susan Hardwick died on Nov. 11 at age 70, after a brief illness. A ...
Susan Hardwick
The UO mourns the loss of creative writing professor Ehud Havazelet, who died Nov. 5 at age 60.
This year’s recipients of the annual UOAA Outstanding Young Alumni Award both received their ...
The UO remembers a victim of the Oct. 1 shooting at Umpqua Community College, who earned two English ...
Lawrence Levine