Arts & Life

This Week in Astrology

As we begin our first full week of classes, we may find we seek help navigating through the semester and predicting the future to help us make choices. How does this work? An intricate chart shows us how the Sun moves in or near a belt of constellations named the Zodiac. When we are born, our sun sign is determined by which of the 12 constellations is nearest to the sun at the time of birth. Astrology charts show that what happens in outer space determines personality traits and predicts events. Read more

UA nursing prof. develops child-abuse screening program

Children are in and out of emergency rooms every day. Most are in for accidents or illness — broken bones on playgrounds or the flu — but not always. Some are seen for abuse-related injuries. However, the U.S. has no standardized screening process to identify the early signs of child abuse in this country’s emergency departments. As a result, cases of physical child abuse fly under the radar. Read more

Look to the stars with Flandrau

The University of Arizona Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium is starting the semester looking to the sky by hosting a total lunar eclipse viewing along with live music. The event will be on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the UA Mall, and is not just for students but families as well. Children of all ages are encouraged to come.  Read more

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