Arts & Life

Dogs, denim and daring to learn

Fashion minor students at the University of Arizona are learning the tricks of the trade as they host and plan a Dogs N’ Denim Fashion Show. While these students are learning what it really means to work in fashion, they’re doing it all in a sustainable manner and for a charitable cause. The second annual Dogs N’ Denim Fashion Show is on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. on the UA Mall.  The students have been working the majority of the semester on designing capes for the dogs using donated, upcycled materials, as well as planning the entirety of the event themselves. Read more

UA names Andrew Schulz as new VP for the Arts

The University of Arizona now has a vice president of the arts, a position that President Robert C. Robbins says will increase the university’s cultural profile. As the new arts VP, Andrew Schulz, dean of the College of Fine Arts, will oversee the School of Art, the Fred Fox School of Music, the School of Dance, the School of Theatre, Film, and Television, UA Presents, the Hanson Film Institute and the CFA in schools.  Read more

Q&A: Plant Science professor appointed Honorary Dean at Henan University in China

At the end of 2018, UA Professor David Galbraith, from the School of Plant Sciences, was appointed as Honorary Dean at Henan University in China. Henan University is located in the city of Kaifeng in Henan Provence, on the central eastern side of China. Galbraith is the first to hold the position after being appointed in China on Dec. 28. The Daily Wildcat talked to him about this new position and what it means for the University of Arizona.  Read more

Q&A: UA music professor takes the stage for piano recital

Daniel Linder, an assistant professor of piano at the University of Arizona, will perform in a solo recital this Saturday as part of the Faculty Artist Series hosted by the Fred Fox School of Music. The Daily Wildcat spoke with Linder about his upcoming free recital that will take place this Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in Holsclaw Hall on the UA campus. Read more

UA student Chris Harper shares his passion for the stage

Chris Harper, a junior acting major at the University of Arizona, played the role of 90-year-old alcoholic Mammy O’Dougal in the Arizona Repertory Theatre production of Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan.” He has been a part of eight ART productions, but the role of Mammy required the most extensive makeup process yet. Read more

Religious studies professor selected for prestigious program

Daisy Vargas, a University of Arizona professor in the Department of Religious Studies & Classics, was recently selected into the prestigious 2019-2020 cohort of the Young Scholars in American Religion program. The aim of the program is to train and mentor future educators and scholars in American Religion.   Read more

Astronomer to Race Across the West

Competitive cyclist and University of Arizona professor of astronomy Eric Pearce has challenged himself to finish one of the biggest cycling tournaments in the country in just three and a half days. Beginning in Oceanside, Calif., and ending in Durango, Colo., the Race Across the West is the second-longest qualifying race for Race Across America, or RAAM — three to four days of near-constant cycling over 930 miles, through four states and two time zones. The diverse terrain is unparalleled in any other qualifier. Read more