Arts & Life

UA student Chris Harper shares his passion for the stage

Chris Harper, a junior acting major at the University of Arizona, played the role of 90-year-old alcoholic Mammy O’Dougal in the Arizona Repertory Theatre production of Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan.” He has been a part of eight ART productions, but the role of Mammy required the most extensive makeup process yet. Read more

Religious studies professor selected for prestigious program

Daisy Vargas, a University of Arizona professor in the Department of Religious Studies & Classics, was recently selected into the prestigious 2019-2020 cohort of the Young Scholars in American Religion program. The aim of the program is to train and mentor future educators and scholars in American Religion.   Read more

Astronomer to Race Across the West

Competitive cyclist and University of Arizona professor of astronomy Eric Pearce has challenged himself to finish one of the biggest cycling tournaments in the country in just three and a half days. Beginning in Oceanside, Calif., and ending in Durango, Colo., the Race Across the West is the second-longest qualifying race for Race Across America, or RAAM — three to four days of near-constant cycling over 930 miles, through four states and two time zones. The diverse terrain is unparalleled in any other qualifier. Read more

Q&A: Space round table to bring new topics to campus

Stephen Fleming hosts monthly round tables centered around space, as part of a series he started in 2017. Fleming is the vice president of Strategic Business Initiatives at the University of Arizona and has played a crucial role in bringing the space community together in the Tucson area.  Read more

Bringing words to life through UA Prose Series

The University of Arizona’s English Department continued their UA Prose Series with a visit by National Endowment for the Arts Award winner Nicole Walker at the UA Poetry Center.  Students, faculty and other visitors gathered to hear Walker. After her reading, she followed with a Q&A in which inquiring minds in the crowd could ask Walker what they were curious about.  Read more