The University of Arizona

UA Musicians Get Rare, Prestigious International Invitation

UANews | September 13, 2013
The UA is the first-known higher education institution to receive a personal invitation to perform at the Wiener Musikverein in Vienna, one of the most prominent stages in the world. The invitation speaks to the strength and competitive nature of the University's music programs. Students and faculty are currently preparing for the highly anticipated May 2014 trip.

School of Art Faculty Member 'One of Most Important Voices Today'

UANews | September 3, 2013
Internationally known artist and UA faculty member Sama Alshaibi is regarded for her focus on conflict, war, exile, power and the quest for survival. A recipient of the UA's 1885 Society Distinguished Scholars Award, she is noted as being "one of the most important voices today in dealing art pertaining to issues of the Middle East, women, the body, Islam and exile."

UA Alumnus Named Arizona's First Poet Laureate

UANews | August 19, 2013
UA alumnus and celebrated poet Alberto Álvaro Ríos has been named Arizona's inaugural poet laureate. Appointed for two years by Gov. Jan Brewer, Ríos will serve as a champion of poetry while emphasizing throughout the state the relevance and importance poetry has in our everyday lives.

UA is a National Leader in Choral Conducting

UANews | August 16, 2013
The UA maintains one of the largest and most prestigious choral studies programs in the United States for graduate students. Students and faculty are consistently invited to perform nationally and internationally with students earning highly competitive awards and strong job placement after their time at the UA.

UA Faculty Member's Film Earns National Attention

UANews | August 15, 2013
UA film faculty member Lisanne Skyler directed a documentary in the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots that gained national attention. This week, “No Loans Today,” will be accessible around the globe for the first time. It is one of 15 films chosen by the Sundance Institute for digital commercial release.

UA Professor to Photograph World's Last Wild Apple Forests

UANews | July 19, 2013
Renowned landscape photographer and UA art professor Frank Gohlke will photograph the world's last wild apple forests in Kazakhstan, a once-in-a-lifetime project made possible by a Fulbright Scholar grant. Gohlke's fascination with apples began more than 25 years ago, thanks to one of his photography mentors, who was an apple enthusiast.