The University of Arizona

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.

UApresents Competition Winner Named

UANews | November 29, 2012
The illustration produced by William Aguayo, a UA visual communications senior, has been chosen to represent the UApresents 2013-14 season, culminating a nearly semester-long competition involving School of Art students. This is the fifth and final feature in a series about UApresents, the University's professional performing arts organization.

Kathryn Conrad Appointed UA Press Director

UANews | November 28, 2012
Kathryn Conrad has been appointed to serve as director of the UA Press. Conrad has spent more than 25 years of her career in publishing and more than 15 years working with the UA Press, the University's nonprofit publisher of scholarly and regional books.