artsandamp;life

UA campus activities for every student to explore

 The University of Arizona is a city within a city. For incoming students, getting to know the campus is a full-time job let alone the greater Tucson area. But students need not venture far from home to find intrigue and entertainment. Some of the most interesting places and activities are closer than you think.  Read more

UA introduces first mandatory meal plan for incoming Honors Village residents

This August, over 1,000 University of Arizona students moved into the newly completed Honors Village — all were required to buy a newly designed swipe-based meal plan. The plan has faced criticism in the past from members of UA’s student government, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, who worried about its cost-effectiveness and impact on accessibility at the already expensive Village.  Read more

Grab an ice-cold ‘Peachy Boi’ from Presta

Presta Coffee Roasters has quickly become a Tucson staple with its rich coffee blends and colorful variety of drinks. The coffee shop serves Tucsonans from two locations: one on First Avenue and Grant Road, and the other in the Mercado San Agustin on Avenida del Convento.  Read more

UA: Home to the world's largest collection of children's literature

There are a lot of hidden gems at the University of Arizona, but what most people don’t know is that the fourth floor of the College of Education building houses the United States’ largest collection of children’s literature, estimated at about 40,000 books, known formally as Worlds of Words.  Katherine Short is the director of WOW, as well as a professor focusing on global children’s and adolescent literature here at the UA. She is an avid booklover and started this program because of her innate desire to show children here in the U.S. about what it means to be a global citizen.  Read more

Program gives Tucson community chance to dive into UA curricular

There’s one thing that ties gun debates, Brexit and Mexican idols together and it’s the Community Classroom. Community Classroom was rolled out for community members of Tucson in fall of 2018. The program is an initiative to target potential learners that are not full-time or part-time students. Read more

Police Beat 8/26/2019: Secret Identity

 While we would not normally give criminal advice, here’s a tip for future conmen: When the police ask for your identity, do not give them a name that sounds like a rejected Marvel comic book character. University of Arizona Police Department officers were patrolling the east side of campus in search of a man reported to be peering into car windows and pulling on their door handles on Aug. 7 at around 12:15 p.m.  Read more

UA joins coalition researching climate change policy

President Dr. Robert C.Robbins attended the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, last month at the University of Vancouver in British Columbia to participate on a panel of university presidents. UC3 announced their Research for Policy Platform, a project seeking to promote and accelerate research on climate change policy.   Read more

Tucson PD tips on how to be a good neighbor

It is the start of a new school year, which will be celebrated with music and parties. The Tucson Police Department wants everyone to have fun but wants to encourage safety and remind everyone to be good neighbors.   Read more