Arts & Life

UA Minute in History: Front Row Center

Have you ever ventured towards the Marroney Theatre and glanced at the ten bronze chairs that sit along the Path of Excellence? Who built them and why? Find out with me, Pascal Albright, in this UA Minute in History. Read more

UA Museum of Art's Lecture Series returns for spring

The University of Arizona Museum of Art has brought back its lecture series for the spring, kicking things off with a discussion about Frohawk Two Feathers’  exhibition “What is the color, when black is burned? The Gold War. Part Two.”  Read more

UA alumn looks to future with new reading app “IGIST”

Some of the greatest inventors and scientists in the world were inspired by science fiction stories by the likes of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and Ray Bradbury.  L.S. Larson, a University of Arizona alumnus and the president of the technology and weapons company Axon, hopes that his new science fiction book and reading app “IGIST” will be the inspiration for the next generation of great minds. Read more

From gems to books; campus blossoms in spring

With the start of a new semester come several things to look forward to. From events returning to campus, like the Tucson Festival of Books, to new shows coming to Centennial Hall, the spring semester is packed with things to do for students and family members.   Read more

UA students paint the town with new mural

On the wall of the Historic Y building in the heart of Downtown Tucson, a mural depicts a Latina woman looking longingly into the clouds while surrounded by colorful imagery of cactuses and Arizona sunsets.  The artistry and detail of this new mural was painted with the help of two UA students.  Read more

Need plans for break? Here are a few tips

  The UA and its students are set to go on winter break starting Dec. 14. While some may be traveling back to their homes across the nation, the 50-degree Tucson weather is here to stay. Whether this is your first winter in Tucson or you are a Tucson winter veteran, the Daily Wildcat is here to outline some things to do over the holiday break.  Read more

Tales within the walls: How a family home turned into the UA Key Desk

At 1533 E. Helen St. is a charming 88-year-old Spanish Style townhouse, now decked in modern additions: a wheelchair access ramp, barred windows and an almost crudely covered porch. The house is now property of the University of Arizona and houses the Key Desk, but for over 60 years, it was the home of two university professors and their children.  Read more

Q&A: Scott Ordway shares his composition with the desert crowd

The Daily Wildcat spoke with composer Scott Ordway about his upcoming world premiere performance of In the Kingdom of Bells. The piece will be premiered Friday Nov. 30, and performed again Sunday, Dec. 2 alongside the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Ordway is a professor of Composition at Rutgers University, and his works have been played around the world.  Read more