The University of Arizona

Celebrating Black History Every Day

What year was President Barack Obama's first inauguration? 2009.

What is the name of Jada Pinkett-Smith's band? Wicked Wisdom. 

In 1863, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation symbolically freeing all slaves? Abraham Lincoln. Two years later marked the beginning of Juneteenth, which is now the oldest known event established to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S.

New Operations Team for UA Presents

UANews | June 18, 2015
The Nederlander Organization and Broadway in Tucson general manager Lendre Kearns are expected to bring "a track record of success" to Centennial Hall productions.

A Bear Down Throwdown

There's no offseason for men's basketball at the University of Arizona, or at least a very short one, and this compilation of dunks from the 2014-2015 season will make you forget the scorching heat outside.

Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors

UANews | June 17, 2015
Entomologist Bruce Tabashnik and history professor Julia Clancy-Smith bring the University's total number of Regents' Professors to 99. Vicente Talanquer, Henrietta "Etta" Kralovec and Frans Tax have been named Distinguished Professors. The five will be honored formally in the fall.

Students Can Earn CALS Nutrition Minor Online

UANews | June 18, 2015
The UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Nutritional Sciences is now offering online courses for its nutrition minor during each summer and winter session.

An Opportunity to Tell America 'We're Still Here'

The drive from Moline, Illinois, to Salem, Massachusetts, was much less leisurely than the trip from Tucson to Moline. My mother, sister Cydney and I piled into the car and had two days to make a 1,200-mile drive with threats of 60 mph winds and hail.

UA Initiative to Aid Large Brazilian City

UANews | June 15, 2015
The mayor of Fortaleza, which has 2.6 million people and faces an assortment of urban problems, is UA alumnus Roberto Cláudio Rodrigues Bezerra.

Students Serving Campus

University Emergency Medical Services, or University EMS, serves the University of Arizona campus and its students, faculty, staff and visitors. Operations run seven days a week, 24 hours a day, during the fall and spring semesters.

Measuring 'Hearing Flexibility'

I am fascinated by the act of communicating with speech. 

'Tough Phase' for Cotton Growers, UA Dean Says

UANews | June 12, 2015
Arizona’s water deliveries from the Colorado River may be cut as soon as next year, and that scenario doesn’t bode well for agriculture in the state.