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The CATALYST for local art community

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance opened a new collaborative art space for the local community on Dec. 3 in the Tucson Mall. CATALYST is a venue dedicated to all manner of creative collaborations, from music and art to cooking and robotics. According to SAACA’s website, the space is meant to “serve as an active partner in the educational, economic and cultural life in Southern Arizona” and is “for all ages and forms of creativity to flourish.” Read more

Forgery to thievery, a brief history of art crime at the UA Museum

Art crime is woven throughout museums, galleries and private collections alike. From forgeries to the theft of its most valuable painting, the University of Arizona Museum of Art has an art crime history all of its own. The art museum's Curator of Exhibitions Olivia Miller gave a community talk called “Crimes Against Art” about incidents of the museum at the Murphy-Wilmot Library on Dec. 6.  Read more

Unsung heroes keep UA up and running

The University of Arizona counts on a huge staff that keeps the campus running smoothly. These employees work diligently every day, but their names go unnoticed in the eye of the general public. They clean restrooms, keep elevators working, maintain plumbing and electrics, make locks and keys for the entire campus and more. With nearly 30 departments, UA Facilities Management provide maintenance to campus that support students, faculty and staff to achieve their academic, professional and life goals. Read more

UA Eller student brings heaven to your taste buds

University of Arizona junior Kayla Lancaster makes Tucsonans’ taste buds “jump for joy” with her tasty treats. Lancaster, a student studying management information systems at the Eller College of Management, started her own online bake shop, Taste Buds Bakery, about three years ago as a junior at Marana High School. “I really always had that passion for creativity but also had a business mindset, my parents called me their little entrepreneur when I was a kid,” Lancaster said in an email. “Once I started baking and decorating cakes I knew that was what I really wanted to do, it perfectly blends creativity with business.” Read more

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

Q&A: Minoru Yanagihashi on the WWII Japanese American experience

History is closer to the present day than some may believe. For Minoru Yanagihashi, former professor from the University of Arizona Department of East Asian Studies and author of “The Japanese American Experience: Change and Continuity,” the history of Japanese American internment seemed like only yesterday. The Daily Wildcat interviewed Yanagihashi to learn more about his book, which is set to be released in spring 2020, and his expertise in Tucson’s Japanese American history. Read more

Black community at UA opens doors to students far from home

The black community of the University of Arizona came together last week to bring a little more light and a little more food to students for Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday, Nov. 22, the African American Community Council, or AACC, held a potluck in partnership with Team Keeping the Culture Alive, offering students the opportunity to get to know their community. Read more

Borrow a dog for a day with PACC’s Pawjama Party

What do you get when you cross a library with an animal shelter? Pima Animal Care Center’s Daytrip and Pawjama Party Program.  PACC is offering anyone with a soft spot for furry friends the opportunity to spend an afternoon, evening or even a few days with a shelter dog of their choice.  Clients check out a dog much like a book at a library using a binder of potential dogs that are good candidates. The profiles of various shelter dogs can help potential clients find one that suits their lifestyle or ability, such as being well-behaved on a leash or good with kids.  Read more

Alternative activities for Thanksgiving day

With Christmas just around the corner, Thanksgiving is here to remind us of the importance of the family. The University of Arizona has a strong gathering community that invites students to be part of activities. In an attempt to reunite students and make them feel at home, UA departments, councils and associations have organized various events this Thanksgiving season. Read more

Wings and Rice, 13 years of flavor

Named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2015, Tucson is nationally recognized as the place to go for the country’s most diverse cuisine. With so many food options in one city, it’s difficult to think that anybody could try everything at one restaurant — but Wings & Rice comes pretty close. At first glance, one may be surprised by the diversity of options on the Wings & Rice menu. From Philly cheesesteak sandwiches to hibachi fried rice, this restaurant offers “a bit of everything,” as stated on the restaurant’s website. Opened just around the corner in 2006 at the crossroads of Pima Street and Craycroft Road, restaurant owners Ken Kang and his wife, Lona Kang, wanted their restaurant to stand out. Read more