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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

UA tops in state per-student funding

The UA has historically received thousands of more dollars from the state general fund per full-time equivalent (FTE) than the other Arizona universities, a disparity that could be another reason for an ongoing debate to switch to a performance-based funding model for higher education. Performance-based funding is part of a national trend that would link state funding with gains in certain performance areas. Read more

Migrating south

PHOENIX — The last time there were so many Wildcats together in Sun Devil territory was when the UA men’s basketball team made it to the Elite Eight. More than 1,400 incoming freshmen, friends and family showed up on July 31 for the 2011 Phoenix Summer Send-Off at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort to get immersed in all things red and blue. The Pride of Arizona marching band played the fight song, which nearly drowned out the crowd’s chants of, “U of A … U of A.” Read more

Migrating south

PHOENIX — The last time there were so many Wildcats together in Sun Devil territory was when the UA men's basketball team made it to the Elite Eight. More than 1,400 incoming freshmen, friends and family showed up on July 31 for the 2011 Phoenix Summer Send-Off at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort to get immersed in all things red and blue. Read more

Migrating south

PHOENIX — The last time there were so many Wildcats together in Sun Devil territory was when the UA men's basketball team made it to the Elite Eight. More than 1,400 incoming freshmen, friends and family showed up on July 31 for the 2011 Phoenix Summer Send-Off at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort to get immersed in all things red and blue. Read more

Regents move toward funding change

The state Legislature is requiring the Arizona Board of Regents to submit a new funding formula this year for the three universities that would link state funding with gains in certain performance areas. Read more

Powerful storm uproots risk

The colossal storm that recently swept across Maricopa County has passed, and though the dust has settled, the problems might just be starting. One such problem could be an increase in valley fever, a fungal infection that is caused when spores are released from the ground and inhaled, as they were during the dust storm. Read more