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Arts & Life

Raise the curtain! Live shows returning to Broadway in Tucson

After a long closure due to the pandemic, live shows will finally return to Broadway in Tucson starting fall of 2021. The theatre rolled over the spring shows from this year into the 2021-22 season, so the schedule will be packed with so much variety there is sure to be a performance for everyone to enjoy.   Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (7/15)
57 3 5.3%
Total (8/4)
274,434 4,382 1.6%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
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Updated July 15, 2021

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

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

“Woman Power” brings important dialogue to the UA

The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has brought together a group of diverse women to start important conversations of female empowerment. The virtual lecture series, "Woman Power," will be hosted online throughout the month of October.  Read more

Old Tucson: Closed but not forgotten

White text dominates the homepage of Old Tucson Studio’s website, notifying visitors that it, too, has been a victim of the pandemic. The “Hollywood in the Desert” saw the production of more than 400 film and television projects over 75 years. But with COVID-19 still as a disruptive force, the future of its shuttered doors remains uncertain.   Read more

Tucson Meet Yourself ‘reframes’ itself for 2020

A local annual tradition kicked off Oct. 1 with new virtual and socially distanced in-person formats. This year’s Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival has been “reframed” to safely serve the community without losing the element of entertainment.  Read more

Pride in a pandemic: Virtual parade held by Tucson Pride

During National Coming Out Month, the 43rd annual Tucson Pride Parade and Festival will kick off this year's festivities a little bit differently with a virtual event hosted in place of a traditional parade and celebration on Saturday, Oct. 24, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Read more