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Tucson Cine Mexico Returns This Weekend With Award-winning Films

UANews | March 26, 2014
The UA is co-hosting the ninth annual Tucson Cine Mexico – a celebration of contemporary Mexican cinema. The event features screenings of award-winning films and talks by directors, producers and other special guests.

Tucson Festival of Books Seeking Volunteers

UANews | March 3, 2014
The Tucson Festival of Books keeps getting bigger and better. Participation this year will include more than 500 authors, nearly 300 exhibitors and numerous local restaurants. It takes a few thousand volunteers to make it happen and about 400 volunteer positions still need to be filled.

Aerial Photos of Archaeological Sites on Exhibit at State Museum

UANews | February 14, 2014
Photographer and pilot Adriel Heisey takes photos of historic landscapes and archaeological sites throughout the Southwest from the seat of a hand-built flying machine. His images are the subject of a traveling exhibit now on display at the Arizona State Museum. "From Above: Images of a Storied Land" runs through Sept. 20.

Alum Says Time at UA Prepared Him for Unpredictable Career Path

UANews | January 28, 2014
Ken Pisani has done stand-up comedy, written for television and won an award for a comic book. He credits his UA education for preparing him for the many turns his career has taken. "I didn't want to graduate only knowing art," he says. "I took astronomy, I took humanities, I took business courses and creative writing classes, and that strong foundation is all stuff that helps you in any career."

Center for Creative Photography Names Joshua Chuang as Chief Curator

UANews | January 16, 2014
The Center for Creative Photography at the UA has named Joshua Chuang, an esteemed leader in the art world, as chief curator, effective April 7. Chuang comes to the UA from the Yale University Art Gallery, where he has worked since 2004, most recently as the Richard Benson Associate Curator of Photography and Digital Media. He will lead the center's curatorial program, organizing exhibitions and publications as well as overseeing acquisitions.

UA Alum Conducting Tucson Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert This Weekend

UANews | December 20, 2013
UA alum Keitaro Harada is coming to town to serve as guest conductor for "The Magic of Christmas," the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's largest holiday concert. From 2008 to 2010, Harada studied as a fellow in the inaugural UA Rogers Institute for Orchestral and Opera Conducting Fellowship. In addition to serving as conductor, Harada will emcee the show. "For me to be able to do this concert – which is the biggest holiday festival concert in the community – is such a dream come true," Harada said. "It's going to be such a fantastic show."