The most dreaded time of the year has arrived — finals week. Students are now starting to buckle down and study for their exams, as the first finals begin Friday. In preparation for the hard days ahead, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has put together a “Survival List” of activities to help students through this stressful time. Each day, from Wednesday until May 14, events geared toward relieving stress from final exams will be held across campus.
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The students hoping to graduate with a Master of Fine Arts this May are currently undergoing their final exam with their art pieces on display in a special exhibit at the UA Museum of Art.
Ever wondered what it would be like to experience a real luau but have yet to traverse the Pacific to see one on Hawaii? Well, Saturday on the UA Mall, the Hawaiian and Pacific Islander club is performing an authentic luau for students with limited airline miles.
Tonight, take a cue from several of the best graduate musicians at the UA. A quartet of master’s and doctoral students that were selected through a national search will perform in their inaugural recital in Holsclaw Hall. The UA Graduate String Quartet is made up of two violinists, Emily Nolan and JoAnna Park, one violist, Kathryn Harpainter, and one cellist, Robert Marshall.
Have you ever wanted to be a part of a schoolwide dance party on the UA Mall? Well, if the answer is yes, then your dream will be fulfilled on Saturday night. The Residence Hall Association and The Board at the UA have joined together to throw a rave on the Mall for all UA students.
On Friday night, UA students will be able to do something they have always dreamed of — race go-karts around Old Main Fountain. The Wildcat Events Board, the organization responsible for putting on events such as the Next Big Thing and An Evening with Laverne Cox, is hosting Monte Carlo night for all UA students.
Ever wonder what folk-opera and Homer have in common? If nothing immediately comes to mind, a new performance coming to campus makes the connection. This afternoon, Joe Goodkin will perform his 24-song, 30-minute folk-opera based on the epic poem “The Odyssey.”
The UA Department of Classics will celebrate the work of Vergil today in the Special Collections section of the Main Library through an aloud reading of Book II of “The Aeneid.”
This weekend, the UA Confucius Institute and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health are presenting Chinese Health Day 2015. The festivities will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the UA Mall.
Having trouble getting over the fact that spring break is over already? Come down to the Student Union Memorial Center Friday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. to participate in Late Night Arizona Cat Crawl. All students can enter the event for free as long as they present their CatCard and are above the age of 18; each student is also allowed to bring one guest.
This Sunday afternoon, a handful of guitarists from the UA’s guitar studio will compete in the 27th annual David and Leonard Schaeffer Memorial Guitar Competition. David and Leonard’s father, Albert Schaeffer, along with his wife Clare, played a large role in the UA’s music program.
Students walking down Fourth Avenue may have noticed an odd-looking restaurant that has solar panels coating its roof and neighboring parking lot. This unique building is known as Sky Bar, which serves as a café by day and an astronomy bar by night. The restaurant has nightly astronomy shows, where they display deep space images taken from their own telescopes.
Joyce Carol Oates began her writing career in 1963 with her first published novel, “By the North Gate.” Since then, she has received multiple awards for her writing, such as the O. Henry Award, the National Book Award for Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Literary Prize. At the Tucson Festival of Books on Saturday from 10-11 a.m., she will be a panelist at the Fiction Heavyweights lecture, and from 2:30-3:30 p.m. she will be participating in an interview called “A Conversation with Joyce Carol Oates.”
Springtime in Tucson is the short period between face-biting, 60-degree weather and a scorching 100-degree summer. It is the time when everyone can begin to venture outdoors and explore all of Tucson’s activities.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dave Barry and New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson have completely different styles of writing, but the two share a similar past. Between the years of 2004 and 2011, the both collaborated and wrote the novel “Peter and the Starcatchers,” along with four sequels.
What do Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol have in common? Besides the obvious fact they are both artists, the two will also have their pieces featured in new exhibits at the UA Museum of Art beginning Friday.
Ever wonder what it feels like to be James Bond and navigate your way through a web of lasers? Community members gathered at Laser Fun Day to do just that in a demonstration of the College of Optical Sciences’ research regarding laser and light technology on Saturday.
Looking for something to do on a Saturday night, but don’t want to leave campus? On Saturday, a capella groups, dancers, caricaturists, henna artists, balloon artists and more will be at Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall for its annual event, Carnivida. Not convinced? Everything is free — even the food — with a valid CatCard.
This weekend, eight professionals who work in the film and television industry will make their way down to the UA to take part in the annual Pitch Fest Tucson. The event is a two-day workshop for community members who aspire to work in the industry. There will be two different components of the fest — a workshop on Friday and the opportunity to pitch to the professionals on Saturday.
In 1925, the city of Tucson held the first annual Tucson Rodeo, also known as La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. This year, the rodeo will be celebrating its 90-year anniversary.