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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (1/19)
777 14 %
Total (8/4)
127,198 3,646 %
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
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Updated January 19, 2021

Business owners reflect on cancellation of Fourth Avenue's Winter Street Fair

 As the annual winter event brings in nearly 400,000 guests each year, the street fair would not be meeting the necessary protocol guidelines instituted by the Pima County Health Department according to the Historic Fourth Avenue website.  This was disappointing news for not only the many guests who attend, but for the artists, vendors, sponsors and local merchants who depend greatly on this event to boost their businesses.  Read more

GymCats are back in the apparatus

The spread of COVID-19 has posed many problems throughout the sports world. College sports were affected by COVID-19 cutting the season off. In an effort to keep sports relevant, University of Arizona Athletics gave the green light to coaches and student-athletes to start training. But now everything is different. Read more

Local Tucson gallery celebrates folklore and folktales with October exhibition

For the past month, Tucson art gallery, "& gallery", has been hosting Lore, an art exhibition focused on the spooky and scary. Featuring over twenty local artists and a variety of artistic medium, Lore seeks to explore folktales from a variety of cultures and countries. The exhibition is open until Oct. 30, and tickets can be purchased on & gallery’s website.   Read more

COVID-19 complicates efforts against domestic violence

Every minute, 20 people suffer physical abuse from their partners according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The pandemic may have slowed economic trends, but unfortunately the domestic violence clock ticks on. Most concerning are the effects social distancing and quarantine measures have had on victim outreach rates.  Read more

Tanna’s Botannas serves up a candied world of sweet, spice and everything nice

Tanna's Botannas, also known as Tanna’s Snacks, has a little something for everyone. Handmade snacks ranging from salty to sweet to spicy with an added Mexican twist can accommodate any sweet tooth craving. This business operates through Instagram, where customers can message the account with their order and then meet at the shop owner's home to pick up the purchase. Read more

The Poetry Center celebrates its 60th anniversary

The University of Arizona Poetry Center is celebrating 60 years of existence with 60 rare books in an Online Exhibit this November with multiple events including a virtual celebration on Nov. 17. The Poetry Center will also showcase historical first additions and fine press work that dates decades back all the way to the 1960s.     Read more

From visas to voting, international students express their thoughts on the upcoming election

The University of Arizona hosts more than four thousand international students, who are part of the over 1 million international students who leave their home countries to live, study and work across the United States. While studying in a new country offers unique opportunities to engage with different cultures, industries and education, it also comes with a plethora of concerns, particularly surrounding the United States' controversial and ever-changing immigration policies.  Read more

UA Webinar examines US-China relations since COVID-19

Every year, thousands of international students come to the U.S. to get an education. Chinese students comprise the largest international student group in the United States and at the University of Arizona. With the U.S. and China placing the first two places in the world economic leading, these two countries interact with each other regularly on an international scale. Read more