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Arts & Life

Multimedia festival goes virtual, challenges art limitations

Like all events at the University of Arizona, the anticipated TURN UP Multimedia Festival for Equality was canceled in light of the novel coronavirus. But in a combined effort between students and faculty, TURN UP will live online, this Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m. MST on their official website.  Read more

Artists adapting to closures

In the wake of mass closures of art galleries and other artistic gathering places due to the coronavirus, student artists have to reevaluate their situations. Read more

Hidden Histories: Women in the Southern Pacific Railroad

Though most people aren’t aware of it, women have played a role in the construction and maintenance of the Southern Pacific Railroad since it first reached Tucson, according to the Arizona History Museum Curator of Education Jaynie Adams. Adams and former locomotive engineer Julianne Hurst-Williams will give a talk at the Arizona History Museum on the history of women’s role in the railroad on March 10 at 5:30 p.m., in light of women’s history month and 140th anniversary of the Southern Pacific Railroad’s arrival in Tucson, and will explore women’s hidden contributions to the railroad in the past and today. Read more

Arizona State Museum to host Benefit Book Sale

Books will be all around the University of Arizona this March. This is because the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society are in support of the Arizona State Museum organizing the Benefit Book Sale, which allows the community to buy cheap books. Read more

Ofelia Zepeda and her contribution to the literacy world

Author, poet and seasoned professor Ofelia Zepeda will be featured in the Tucson Festival of Books for her innovative preservation of Tohono O’odham language and culture through education and poetry. Zepeda, co-founder of the American Indian Language Development Institute, is a renowned contributor to the study, education, preservation and poetry of her native language of O'odham. She received her graduate degree in linguistics at the University of Arizona and teaches undergraduate linguistics and the O’odham language here today.  Read more

Authors to look out for, despite cancellation of festival

When Norma Elia Cantú was a child, poems leapt from her imaginative mind, inspired by the folklore tales her grandmother used to tell her. Today, she is an award-winning author, the president of the American Folklore Society and a professor of folklore, creative writing and Latinx culture at Trinity University in San Antonio.   Read more

Three student showcases to support this spring

The students of the University of Arizona School of Art have been working hard to sharpen their skills and grow as artists. With only several weeks left in the semester, these artists are beginning to exhibit their work in a variety of galleries and showcases. Read more

Five things every student should have in their bag

As a student at the University of Arizona, you should never leave for class without your backpack. Some may think that what you pack in your bag is pretty self-explanatory, but there are some things that are extremely crucial to have for class and the day in general. Read more