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Before the Applause

UANews | October 10, 2013
Before the curtain rises and the lights come on, UA students work behind the scenes to create an entire world for Arizona Repertory Theatre actors. Students in the Design and Technology division of the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television Lighting help bring the director's vision to life through lighting, sound, costumes and sets. The theater company's production of "Boeing Boeing" runs through Sunday.

UA Humanities Class Teaches High School Students About Culture, College

UANews | October 4, 2013
Lisa Adeli, a UA outreach coordinator, is teaching a humanities course on the Middle East at a local high school to expand what students know and understand about the region. Adeli also encourages the high school students to pursue higher education, and some of her previous students are now studying at the UA.

New Film Series to Coincide with UA Theater Season

UANews | September 20, 2013
Consider a time when you saw an on stage production, then found that the film adaptation did not match up, or vice versa. The UA's newly launched Widescreen Wednesday series will allow members of the UA and general communities to compare and contrast the Arizona Repertory Theatre's 2013-2014 stage productions with their film counterparts.

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.