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Q&A with Lori Wiest, new director of the UA Fred Fox School of Music

From her childhood years into adulthood, Lori Wiest has been surrounded by music. Now, she has been appointed the new director of the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music starting on July 1. Part of Wiest's personal music education occurred at the UA. Thirty years ago, Wiest received her doctorate in choral conducting from the UA. In addition, Wiest also has a master's degree in choral music from Arizona State University and a bachelor's in music education and piano performance from North Dakota State University. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/27)
1,051 36 3.4%
Total (8/4)
36,634 2,291 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 27, 2020

Monuments to the confederacy stand in Arizona

 People all over the world have been marching, protesting, and petitioning for change in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other innocent Black Americans who were killed by law enforcement officers. This shift in political priorities has also brought with it a wave of support for removing Confederate monuments all across the United States. Despite a small role in the Civil War and less than a year in the Confederacy, Arizona has a handful of Confederate monuments and its own conversation about whether or not they need to be removed.  Read more

Two salon owners' views on running businesses during a pandemic

The new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic for hair salons and barbershops in Tucson may not be as far away as many might think. The number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona is 74,533 cases as of today, June 30, according to Arizona Department of Health Services website. Hair salons, barber shops, cosmetology, nail and aesthetic salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, spas and massage therapist services have been in operation since May 8.  Read more

Q&A with Lori Wiest, new director of the UA Fred Fox School of Music

From her childhood years into adulthood, Lori Wiest has been surrounded by music. Now, she has been appointed the new director of the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music starting on July 1. Part of Wiest's personal music education occurred at the UA. Thirty years ago, Wiest received her doctorate in choral conducting from the UA. In addition, Wiest also has a master's degree in choral music from Arizona State University and a bachelor's in music education and piano performance from North Dakota State University. Read more

Tucson restaurants feed the community through tough times

Arizona is approaching three weeks of stay at home orders, implemented by Governor Doug Ducey on March 31. Though the orders given by Ducey and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero three weeks ago certainly projected trouble for "non-essential businesses," and some local restaurants have shifted to focus on giving back to the community in these troubling times. Read more

Round one: Cracking some common myths about COVID-19

As of March 16, there have been over 4,400 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States, according to The New York Times. Here are ten different myths and facts about COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, the novel strain of coronavirus. Read more

Online classes: a protective measure to flatten the curve

In a time where the world seems to be falling apart, it is normal to wonder what all of these protective measures are for. Three words best capture the reason why the nation seems to be going through such extensive measures — flattening the curve. But what exactly is this curve and why is a flattened curve so important for proper protection against the novel coronavirus? Read more