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Dance Marathon to Raise Funds in Support of Child Patients

UANews | March 20, 2013
Students in the UA School of Dance are collaborating with Beads of Courage on a dance marathon to support children being treated for serious medical conditions. The 10-hour dance event on April 6 will benefit young patients at The University of Arizona Medical Center-Diamond Children's.

New Photographic Exhibit Reveals 'A World Separated By Borders'

UANews | March 8, 2013
A series of photographs taken over four years along the U.S.-Mexico border will be on display at the Arizona State Museum March 8 through Oct. 19. Co-presented by the UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, "A World Separated by Borders" explores the humanity, the economies and the circumstances that both unite and divide the people of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.

Festival Emphasizes Literacy, Love of Learning

UANews | March 5, 2013
With 400 authors and nearly 300 exhibitors, the Tucson Festival of Books March 9-10 is expected to draw thousands upon thousands of people from across the region and the U.S. to the UA campus. Covering topics and genres that include teen novels, romance, culture, health, current events and culinary arts, the festival has broad offerings under the tenet of improving literacy and education.

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.