The University of Arizona

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.

Campus Pantry to Open at UA

UANews | January 30, 2013
In line with other colleges and universities across the U.S., the University of Arizona is introducing an emergency food pantry for students, faculty and staff. To help UA students and employees with immediate food needs, a group established the UA Campus Pantry, which will launch Feb. 1 on the first floor of El Portal, the site for Residence Life offices.

Yoga Program Honors Memory of UA Student

UANews | January 24, 2013
Jessica Stebbins was deeply devoted to establishing a yoga program at the UA designed for individuals with low mobility and disabilities, such as herself. After Stebbins died in December 2011, UA students carried her dream forward and since have founded the Yoga for Any Body club and a class by the same name.

UA Engineering Students Work with GE, Continental in Mexico

UANews | January 22, 2013
Two UA engineering senior design teams, as part of the UA Engineering Senior Capstone Design Program, are working with manufacturing facilities in Mexico to design solutions to real-world engineering problems. This is the first time the students have collaborated with companies that have facilities in Nogales, Sonora.

Certificate Program Brings Indigenous People Worldwide to UA

UANews | January 22, 2013
Students from the U.S., Canada and Australia are on the UA campus this month participating in the University's Indigenous Governance Certificate program. The program, which teaches basic principles of nation building and how to put those principles into practice, is designed for individuals working for or with indigenous governments throughout the world.

Two UA Journalism Students to Cover Presidential Inauguration

UANews | January 16, 2013
When Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term as president of the United States on Jan. 21, two UA journalism students will be there covering the historic occasion. Amer Taleb, an intern with the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, and Sami-Jo Roth, taking part in a political journalism program through the Fund for American Studies, will write stories and blog about the event.