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150 Years of Mexican, Mexican American History Now Online

UANews | April 1, 2013
A UA student project led to the creation of a new digital collection at the UA Libraries, the Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press Collection. The collection makes accessible more than 150 years of news coverage documenting the voice of the Mexican and Mexican American community.

UA Researchers Author First-of-its-Kind Native American Women's Health Book

UANews | March 22, 2013
Despite decades of research on the many health challenges facing Native Americans, no book has taken a comprehensive look at the health of Native American women – until now. UA researchers Jennie R. Joe and Francine C. Gachupin are editors of "Health and Social Issues of Native American Women," recently released by Praeger Publishers.

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."