The Arizona Festival of Insects on Oct. 1 at the University of Arizona's Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building showcased a variety of insects and had many hands-on activities for attendees of all ages.
The 2017 Tucson Pride in the Park on Sept. 30.
The 2017 Tucson Pride Parade on Fourth Avenue on Sept. 29.
A collection of venomous animals displayed in the Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center.
Arizona's 30-24 loss to Utah on Sept. 22 at Arizona Stadium.
A compilation of images from Tumamoc Hill, a popular hiking spot and University of Arizona research location.
Arizona beats the University of Texas-El Paso 63-16 in their first away game of the season on Sept. 15 at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.
Arizona's loss to Houston on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Arizona Stadium.
Today, Sept. 8, marks the one-year anniversary of the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS RE-x) launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 8, 2016. OSRIS-REx is now traveling approximately 10 million kilometers from Earth to asteroid Bennu, according to asteriodmission.org.
OSRIS-REx will be collecting data to answer questions about the beginnings of the solar system. It will collect physical parts of the asteroid and space debris, and mark their chemical properties. Asteroids like Bennu could contain natural resources such as water, organics and precious metals, according to NASA. In the future, these asteroids may one day fuel the exploration of the Solar System by robotic and manned spacecraft.
OSIRIS-REx has been orbiting the sun for a year, and will make a fly-by of Earth on Sept. 22, 2017. Earth's gravitational field will pull the spacecraft toward the planet, so it can use a small amount of Earth's orbital energy. This additional energy will increase OSIRIS-REx's orbital inclination and sling it back into space for a rendezvous with Bennu, according to NASA.
OSRIS-REx is estimated to reach Bennu in 2018 and return to Earth with asteroid material for study in 2023, according to NASA’s mission plan.
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The UA and Tucson community protest President Donald Trump's decision to end DACA on Sept. 5 and 6.
The Arizona Wildcats beat NAU 62 to 24 in their season opener on Sept. 2 at Arizona Stadium.
The UA Volleyball team plays in the Cactus Classic on Sept. 1 in McKale Center.
A look at the UA campus during the first week of classes through pictures.
The "Tucsonans Against Racism Protest and Rally" in downtown Tucson on Aug. 22 filled two sides of Congress Street near the Pima County Superior Court Building. The protest was started because of Trump's visit to Phoenix happening the same day.
The "save ethnic studies" rally in downtown Tucson featured testimonials, ceremonies and discussions, among other things, over the importance of ethnic studies.
A variety of protests and events that showcase free speech on campus.
The din of hungry patrons harmonizes with the trumpets and violins of the Mariachi Estrellas de Tucson. Booths are set up and their fragrances waft together in a blend of local color, homemade salsa and Mexican cuisine. Tapas are displayed proudly, beautifully crafted samples of some of the best flavors in Tucson. Welcome to the Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival.
“We want to showcase what the community already has to offer,” said Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance communications director Cait Huble. “We want to highlight the culture that’s in our community.”
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By bringing in local artists and musicians in addition to restaurants, the festival showcased the true diversity of Tucson. Partnered with Visit Tucson, SAACA organized over 35 local organizations, restaurants and artists to form the Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival, which boasts “The best 23 miles of Mexican food.”
With an estimated 1,100 attendees, the second annual festival was a smash hit. Patrons explored the attractions displayed at the beautiful venue hosting the festival, JW Marriott at Starr Pass. While sampling and determining favorites, the attendees formed long lines to taste what others raved about. When asked about SAACA’s plans for future festivals, Huble said “We’re already scheduling a third.”
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Tiphanie Myles and her daughter Ashaunti described their favorite booths and the atmosphere of the festival, noting that they appreciated the fact that children fit in just as well as adults.
When asked what her favorite booth was, 8-year-old Ashaunti said “All of them, I wish I could stay here forever.”
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The Wildcats played against Sam Houston State and Delaware in the NCAA Lubbock Regional this weekend before ultimately getting eliminated.
Some of the labs located around campus, varying from engineering to architecture and to medical.
Arizona softball advances in the NCAA tournament after beating South Carolina on May 21 at Hillenbrand Stadium.