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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (10/16)
676 2 0.3%
Total (8/2)
39,754 601 1.5%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
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Updated October 16, 2021

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

LGBTQ+ culture in UA Athletics

Playing college sports is the dream of many athletes. College athletics give a platform for many student-athletes to perform and compete with some of the best of the United States and the world. Athletics departments have a responsibility to ensure that all student-athletes have a safe, inclusive and respectful environment where they can develop as students, athletes, people and members of society, regardless of their sexual orientation. Read more

The past and future of queer programs at the UA

In 1993, a small group of graduate students and assistant professors started what would become the University of Arizona’s Institute for LGBT Studies. Almost thirty years later, the institute continues to work to provide resources, events and programs to LGBT+ students, faculty and staff at the UA. Read more