Arts & Life

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

Q&A: Space round table to bring new topics to campus

Stephen Fleming hosts monthly round tables centered around space, as part of a series he started in 2017. Fleming is the vice president of Strategic Business Initiatives at the University of Arizona and has played a crucial role in bringing the space community together in the Tucson area.  Read more

Bringing words to life through UA Prose Series

The University of Arizona’s English Department continued their UA Prose Series with a visit by National Endowment for the Arts Award winner Nicole Walker at the UA Poetry Center.  Students, faculty and other visitors gathered to hear Walker. After her reading, she followed with a Q&A in which inquiring minds in the crowd could ask Walker what they were curious about.  Read more

Former UA professor brings his life to the stage

Some people write books or make movies about their lives — Bill Epstein takes his life story to the stage.  After spending time in New York City, UA Professor Emeritus of English Bill Epstein brings his one-man play, “My Life in Sports,” to Tucson at the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre. Read more

Native youth build media advocacy skills through workshops

The Native Nations Institute, a public service unit of the University of Arizona, spearheaded a new program during the summer of 2016 called Project Youth ACT, an acronym for Agents of Change within Tribes. This program, geared towards Native high school students in Arizona, teaches advocacy skills to youth through media. Read more

UA student takes redesigned clothes to the next level

When you see a polo at a clothing store, you may just see it as a normal, everyday shirt. For Paola Ochoa, this same polo shirt is seen as something that can be transformed into a trendy, two-piece set. Ochoa, an art major at the University of Arizona, turns ordinary clothes from the sale rack into fashion-forward pieces unlike any other.  Read more