Submitted by La Monica Evere... on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 10:24am
When I was younger, I was an avid reader. In particular, I especially took to poetry and spent many summer days memorizing line after line of Pablo Neruda, George Santayana, W. B. Yeats and others. I and would recite them aloud as I walked through the grassy fields of a nearby park.
Submitted by La Monica Evere... on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 8:11am
The most common response you’ll get when you say the phrase “Harry Potter Alliance” is a giggle, followed shortly by an “Oh, you’re serious.”
Oh yes, we are.
Submitted by La Monica Evere... on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:01pm
UA alumnus Daniel Wiegand is helping his brother, Jack Wiegand, toward accomplishing something incredible – breaking the Guinness World Record for the youngest solo pilot to fly around the globe.
Submitted by La Monica Evere... on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 4:50pm
You may have heard of the bystander effect, the phenomenon that explains how individuals opt to do nothing even in the face of another person suffering.
At the UA, the Difference of One Award was established to honor those UA students, faculty and staff who decide to stand up and make difference in another person's life, particularly when someone is dealing with a challenging situation.
Submitted by La Monica Evere... on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:56pm
In life, you meet many interesting and different individuals no matter where you go.
But even though we are all different, we can all work together and help each other out, regardless of a person's level of intelligence, their race, religion, beliefs or physical characteristics. And I am proud to say that the University of Arizona has made me realize and understand that concept in its entirety.
Submitted by La Monica Evere... on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 4:30pm
Friday symbolizes so much more to me than just the last day of the school week. This day is reserved for Challah For Hunger, a UA student-run community service group run through Hillel Arizona.
Submitted by La Monica Evere... on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 1:31pm
For refugees relocating to the U.S., gaining reliable transportation – in addition to finding long-term housing and employment, gaining access to appropriate medical care and acclimating to a new country – can
Submitted by La Monica Evere... on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:42pm
What does the hero's journey have to do with Eminem, children receiving treatment for serious illnesses and students in the UA School of Dance?
Erika Colombi, a Master of Fine Arts student in the UA school, is making that connection.
Colombi has choreographed an original piece, "The Fragmented Nature of the Modern Self," which the student group will perform at the forthcoming Courage in Motion event, a fundraiser and awareness-making event for children at the UA Diamond Children's center, and at hospitals across the nation.
Submitted by La Monica Evere... on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:54pm
I am from Iran, and my family decided to move to the United States so that I could obtain a better education and be able to pursue my dreams of becoming a doctor.
Submitted by La Monica Evere... on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 9:56am
Since last October, five students and I have been working on a class project in partnership with a University organization called Cats in the Community Day, an annual community service project that sponsors a local nonprofit in “helping them accomplish the work that they otherwise could not accomplish."
The best description I’ve heard of the project is that it’s the UA’s own version of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," and it takes months of planning and is executed in just one day.