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December is here, and so is the end of the semester. Whether you’re just trying to keep your spirits up through finals week or plan on sticking around during break, here are a few things to check out in Tucson to make the most of this month.
November has arrived, bringing with it the excitement of Thanksgiving, the hopes of cooler weather and a reminder that the end of the fall semester isn’t so far away. The month also kicks off a variety of celebrations and events in Tucson. Mark your calendars; we’ve got a list of fun events to come.
The University of Arizona’s College of Humanities is hosting the Tucson Humanities Festival, a month-long series of events showcasing the importance of humanities in a variety of ways.
The annual HOCO Fest begins this Wednesday, Aug. 30, kicking off five days of music, art, food and more. This year, Hotel Congress aims to establish their festival as an event known on an international scale by bringing in foreign artists. The popular venue will also use the additional publicity to showcase the highlights of Tucson to visitors.
It’s the second week back at school, and although demanding classes may start to take over your life, that doesn’t mean the good times of summer have to stop. While settling into the routine of the school year, here are some fun events to check out.
Welcome back to campus, Wildcats. This week there will be a variety of events to kick off the start of the new school year and acquaint students with campus life. While you settle back into the groove of classes, here are some events to look out for. For more information about Wildcat Welcome 2017 and a complete list of events this week, visit their website at welcome.arizona.edu.
The Watershed Management Group will be hosting its third annual Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake Breakfast to celebrate eating locally and nature education this Sunday, March 26.
The Fred Fox School of Music is hosting its 2017 Graduate Student Music Conference, “Musicology Across Boundaries,” on Feb. 24 and 25. The conference, organized by a committee of eight graduate students and their adviser, will feature a keynote address, workshop and 14 presentations on musicology and related scholarship.
The Downtown Dispensary is a state licensed medical marijuana dispensary located off the intersection of Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue. It has been offering services to patients since it opened in August 2013.
The annual Gem and Jam Festival is coming to Tucson. The event, spanning from Feb. 2-5, features performances by jam and electronic musical groups, art gallery installations, visual performers, food vendors and workshops. The festival is held during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase.
From learning proper knife skills to how to cook a chicken, UA’s Cooking on Campus classes cover it all. The bimonthly classes held at the Campus Recreation Center teach students how to prepare a meal they can enjoy themselves.
Dillinger Days weekend has arrived. For two days, Hotel Congress transports itself back in time to mark the Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Police Department’s capture of John Dillinger, a gangster and thief in the 1930s.
The perfect dining experience can be hard to find. Between the food, the service and the atmosphere of the restaurant, a multitude of aspects have to come together to make a restaurant experience stand out.
The UA Poetry Center and the UA Campus Arboretum have partnered together for the Po é tree series, a collection of poetry discussions that take place outside Herring Hall under the trees on the arboretum.
Tucson Police Department officers are now carrying Narcan, a treatment that can counteract the effects of opioid overdoses.
The UA Green Fund held an open meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30 to review 33 pre-proposals for annual grants for next year.
The UA’s first Environmental Club Fair took place on the UA Mall on Wednesday, Nov. 30, with different clubs sharing their club information on signs and handouts at tables.
University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a resident assistant’s call about a smell of marijuana at Arizona Sonora Residence Hall on Nov. 16. The resident assistant had spoken to students in a room to tell them to be quieter because they were loud but had noticed a smell of marijuana when they opened the door.
Since graduating from the UA in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, Marla Smith-Nilson has founded and become the executive director of Water1st International. The foundation, started in 2005, builds water supply and sanitation systems for poor communities around the world. The foundation also provides training to community members so they can operate these systems independently. The Seattle based foundation is currently working in Honduras, India, Bangladesh and Ethiopia, and Smith-Nilson said they are about to start in Mozambique.
The UA introduced several new degree programs during a recent Arizona Board of Regents meeting. While a few of the programs still need to be approved by other committees at the UA, all were approved by the regents.