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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.

Does High Culture Still have a Place in Contemporary America?

UANews | March 7, 2014
A new UA conference was established to consider the current state and future of high culture in America across disciplines, including dance, drama, visual arts, music and poetry. The Center for American Culture and Ideas at the UA is hosting the event, which seeks answers to the question: Considering contemporary technology and life, is the fate of high culture and art in America in jeopardy, or not?

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.

Native Artists to Show Work at Southwest Indian Art Fair

UANews | February 19, 2014
More than 200 Native American artists will gather this weekend for the Arizona State Museum's 21st annual Southwest Indian Art Fair. Southern Arizona's premier Indian art show and market, the colorful two-day event draws everyone from casual buyers and first-time visitors to serious art collectors. The celebration will take place on the museum's front lawn on the UA campus.

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."