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The Distance Between a Mistake and a Lie

UANews | March 4, 2013
UA researcher Don Fallis has spent years studying lies and deception in social interactions and popular culture, developing a framework to better explain the difference between an honest mistake and an intentional lie. He has published scholarly articles, essays and book chapters on "Game of Thrones," "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Catcher in the Rye."

Southwest Indian Art Fair to Celebrate 20 Years

UANews | February 20, 2013
The Arizona State Museum on the UA campus will host its 20th annual Southwest Indian Art Fair Feb. 23-24. The fair, which started as a pottery show to celebrate the museum's centennial anniversary in 1993, has grown to include about 200 Native American artists from the Southwest. The event also features food, music and dance performances, live and silent auctions and more.

UA Preservation Project Makes Afghanistan History Available to World

UANews | February 5, 2013
UA librarians Atifa R. Rawan and Yan Han are part of an international effort to preserve and digitize documents and materials related to Afghanistan's recent past. More than 450,000 pages are now accessible online under the continuing project, which is meant to help scholars, immigrants and others gain insightful information about the country.

The Convergence of Fantasy and Love

UANews | February 1, 2013
UA acting students are presenting John Kolvenbach's "Love Song," a comedic play with dramatic undertones that considers themes around heedless love, happiness and interpersonal connections - just in time for Valentine's Day. The show premieres Feb. 3 and officially opens Feb. 6.

Hip-Hop, a Global Social Movement

UANews | January 31, 2013
Having just received worldwide attention for the UA's new Africana studies minor concentration in hip-hop, UA students, faculty and staff are hosting an international conference, "The Poetics and Politics of Hip-Hop Cultures." Scholars and performers from the U.S. and abroad will explore how the world's hip-hop cultures engage artistically to address important social and political issues.

Chinese Music, Martial Arts Among New Course Offerings

UANews | January 10, 2013
The UA Confucius Institute is offering new community courses in tai chi, martial arts and Chinese music and language that will be taught by visiting scholars from China. The institute, one of 80 of its kind in the United States, promotes Chinese language and culture.