artsandamp;life

Amazon donates $30k to Diamond Children's Medical Center

 Amazon donated $30,000 to Banner-University Medical Center Tucson's Diamond Children’s Medical Center at an event the company organized to raise awareness on childhood cancer on Wednesday morning. The event was created to inspire the patients to keep imagining and being innovative, namely in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, according to Amazon Fulfillment Center site leader Cody Carr.  Read more

Arizona volleyball returns home to host the Cactus Classic

Arizona volleyball returns home to McKale Center to finish off tournament play this weekend during the Wildcat Classic. Before entering conference play next week, it essential that Arizona finishes strong this weekend against Alabama State, New Mexico State and Sacramento State. Read more

Arizona women's soccer will host TCU before the start of conference play

Arizona returns home this weekend to face off against Texas Christian University on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. The Wildcats look to bounce back from their first loss of the season to Santa Clara, going 1-1 in the California road trip last weekend. They enter this game with a 5-1 record and have allowed just four goals in its six games, all of which were surrendered to Santa Clara last Friday. Read more

Her name is Mean Mary from Alabam

From growing up on playing a rickety string guitar in a family-built cabin in the woods to successfully touring around the world, Mary James, or "Mean Mary," talks with the Daily Wildcat about her journey to get to where she is now.  James' band, Mean Mary and the Contrarys, is working on a project that will come out next year. Meanwhile, her own album “Cold” comes out Oct. 4, 2019 and her tour just kicked off on Sept. 14. James will be making a stop in Tucson to perform on Sept. 24 at Monterey Court. Tickets are $10. Read more

UA offers writing program for prison reform

 The University of Arizona Poetry Center is shining the spotlight on social justice and criminal reform by giving opportunities to incarcerated writers to share their authentic  and heartbreaking stories from behind bars. Read more

A look at what some of your favorite former Wildcat baseball players are doing now

It has been a rough recent drought for the Arizona baseball team after missing the NCAA tournament each of the last two seasons. The same can’t be said about the former Wildcats representing the University of Arizona in professional baseball. Let's look at how the former Wildcats are doing right now in the Major League Baseball, including the recent players who were just taken in this past year’s MLB draft. Read more

Exploring grief through art exhibitions

Together with ArtWorks, the University Museum of Art (UAMA) is hosting an art exhibition chronicling the universal human feelings of loss and grief titled “Crafting My Story: Experiences of Loss, Grief and Spiritual Life.” All pieces were created by adults older than thirty who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and who worked together with UA students through ArtWorks — an on-campus program in the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities.  Read more