(left to right) Lynn Harani, Abdullah Alhifany and Alyeh Mehin Jafarabadi present “Islam 101: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask,” a forum and discussion at the Southern Arizona Work Space held April 30. Members of the Islamic Center of Tucson opened the dialogue by describing the basic tenets of Tucson before addressing stereotypes and misconceptions, leading up to question and answer time for the audience.
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Lynn Harani details key fundamentals to provide a basic understanding of Islam, preparing audience members for the subsequent open discussion. “Islam 101: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask,” was held April 30 at the Southern Arizona Work Space as an educational event for the community.
Erín Moure reads during the 34th Annual Tucson Poetry Festival on April 29 at 191 Toole. This year’s festival was held in honor of Lusia Slomkowska, a Polish-American writer.
Em Bowen, executive director of the 34th Annual Tucson Poetry Festival, opens the floor for the final readers and performers of the night. 191 Toole provided the venue, hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 29.
The audience at the 34th Annual Tucson Poetry Festival held on April 29 at 191 Toole. The event was made possible in part by Kore Press, Casa Libre and the UA Poetry Center and was organized into five-hour-long events leading up to a final reading and performance segment.
A student team showcases their rooftop garden design before a panel for final judgment on April 20 in SUMC’s Gallagher Theater. The competition’s winners will have their design efforts- which range from project financing to soil composition- brought to life, as well as earn meal plan-dollars.
James Warner, of San Xavier Underground Mining Laboratory, measures the depth of Nathan Kraft’s drilling result during a contest hosted by the College of Mining and Geological Engineering on April 21 at Old Main. The 20-ton boulder lay on Old Main’s yard as seven UA students competed to bore the deepest hole using a 120-pound jackleg drill.
Nathan Kraft prepares to bore into a 20-ton boulder for the College of Mining and Geological Engineering's drilling competition held on April 21 at Old Main. The rock rested on Old Main’s east yard as UA students hefted the 120-pound drill in an attempt to drill the deepest hole within two minutes.
After collaring his location to drill into the 20-ton rock, Nathan Kraft begins drilling what will be his winning cumulative depth of 22 inches using a 120-pound jackleg drill at a drilling competition on April 21 at Old Main. The College of Mining and Geological Engineering hosted the drilling competition modeled after the International Intercollegiate Mining Games, in which UA students won the inaugural year and will compete this year.
Zongshun Zhang forms a seed ball using a mix of compost, soil and some seeds of his choice at one of many tents hosted by SFS partners. More than 20 groups from campus and local communities came together on the UA Mall April 21 to preempt Earth Day.
Sophia Gonzales promotes Tucson Village Farm, one of many local organizations tabling on the UA Mall at the Earth Day Every Day event April 21. Like other SFS partners, Tucson Village Farm conducts educational programs for a variety of age groups and hosts farmers markets in the effort to encourage the community to know how and where they get their food.
Emily Belle displays “Ziggy” as part of the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning tent display during the SFS’s Earth Day celebration April 21 on the UA Mall. More than 20 organizations hosted interactive educational activities for the public to spread awareness of environmental issues and respective advocacy efforts.
The Zeta Psi fraternity house located on Mabel Street and Santa Rita Avenue. The house, owned by American Campus Communities, will be demolished to make room for the new honors complex.
The Loft Cinema shows their Science on Screen showing of "Mad Max: Fury Road" on April 19.The showing touched on many ecological and environmental topics unique to Southern Arizona, before diving into wilderness survival tips as a primer for the post-apocalyptic action film.
Arizona's Paris Corley before the UA-USC match on Saturday, April 15. Corley was competing in her final home match as a Wildcat.
Arizona's Sophia Thomas serves the ball during the UA-USC match on Saturday, April 15. The Wildcats fell to the Trojans 5-2.
Columnist Linda Valdez, left, librarian Mary Feeny and UA journalism school director David Cuillier speak at the SPJ seminar on "The Future of Press Freedom" on April 12.
The SPJ seminar on “The Future of Press Freedom” on April 12. Panelists informed the audience on everything from the development of fake news to how to avoid it.
(left to right) Rebecca Ballenger, intern Samantha Verini and volunteer Daisy Esquivel work at the Worlds of Words global literature research center. The center, which hosts a rich collection of children's and young adult's books from around the world, serves as a valuable resource for educators, current and future alike.
Rebecca Ballenger shows a book at the Worlds of Words library. The library houses a large collection of children's books from around the world.