Arts & Life

Q&A: Deborah Kaye, Professor of Jewish Studies, published in The Religious Studies Review

Earlier this year, professor Deborah Kaye had her work on Judaic and Mediterranean studies published in the the Religious Studies Review. The essay, titled "Jewish Continuity and Mediterranean History: Medieval and Early Modern Studies," is an extensive essay on the extent of Jewish culture and how it has been analyzed in the past. She also writes on the impact Mediterranean lifestyles have had on Jewish customs. The Daily Wildcat was able to interview her about the work and her field of study. Read more

Q&A: $20 million endowment to College of Optical Sciences

This past fall, the College of Optical Sciences received a $20 million endowment from its founding director and former dean, James C. Wyant. This endowment will be used to create more faculty positions and will be paid out over the next five years. The Daily Wildcat was able to ask Dr. Wyant about his reason for the donation and other questions about his work and optical sciences.  Read more

New radio talk show to “raise the level of conversation”

Professor Albert Bergesen and Robin Hiller launched their new radio show, “Smart Talk”, at KVOI on Feb. 2. Bergeson teaches in the College of Social Sciences and Hiller works in the College of Education as the Interim Executive Director for the Education Policy Center Fellows.  Read more

B'Fit building bonds through fitness

A new fitness group has formed on campus. B’FiT Black Girls’ Fitness Club is a group partnered with the Associated Students of the University of Arizona and the Coalition of Black Organizations. According to its Instagram page, it’s a “new club on the University of Arizona campus dedicated to building bonds, getting fit and having fun while doing it.” Read more

UA names Andrew Schulz as new VP for the Arts

The University of Arizona now has a vice president of the arts, a position that President Robert C. Robbins says will increase the university’s cultural profile. As the new arts VP, Andrew Schulz, dean of the College of Fine Arts, will oversee the School of Art, the Fred Fox School of Music, the School of Dance, the School of Theatre, Film, and Television, UA Presents, the Hanson Film Institute and the CFA in schools.  Read more

Q&A: Plant Science professor appointed Honorary Dean at Henan University in China

At the end of 2018, UA Professor David Galbraith, from the School of Plant Sciences, was appointed as Honorary Dean at Henan University in China. Henan University is located in the city of Kaifeng in Henan Provence, on the central eastern side of China. Galbraith is the first to hold the position after being appointed in China on Dec. 28. The Daily Wildcat talked to him about this new position and what it means for the University of Arizona.  Read more

Q&A: UA music professor takes the stage for piano recital

Daniel Linder, an assistant professor of piano at the University of Arizona, will perform in a solo recital this Saturday as part of the Faculty Artist Series hosted by the Fred Fox School of Music. The Daily Wildcat spoke with Linder about his upcoming free recital that will take place this Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in Holsclaw Hall on the UA campus. Read more