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The lives of humans and dogs have intertwined for more than 15,000 years. What is it that allows dogs and humans to form such meaningful relationships? To what extent are dog minds similar to and different from our own? Is it silly to think that dogs love us? Anthropologist Evan MacLean highlights surprising new discoveries about the canine mind, our remarkable interspecies connection, and what studying dogs may teach us about our own species.

 

Part of Animalities: the 2019 Downtown Lecture Series

About the Speaker

Evan MacLean is an assistant professor in the UA School of Anthropology and director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center. A biological anthropologist and comparative psychologist, MacLean is interested in cognitive evolution, animal minds, and what makes the human mind unique. His research on dogs has been featured in academic and popular media around the world.

When

6:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 2019

Where

Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street (Downtown Tucson)

Cultural Immersion Experience
Friday, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
11/15/2019
Dunbar Pavilion
Tuition: $55

This workshop, led by teacher, writer, and artist Melani “Mele” Martinez, will explore the connections between food and language. Students will make food and create story, mingling the five senses in this hands-on, metaphor-building writing course. Course and registration details.

When

4 p.m. Nov. 15, 2019

Lifelong Learning Course
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
10/22/2019-11/19/2019
Dunbar Pavilion
Tuition: $135

Professor Kurzer, an expert in European politics, will provide an overview of how and why Brexit happened. The course will examine the interaction between post-war developments in British politics and the growth of the European Union. Kurzer will explain what is unique about the British story and why it is unlikely that another EU member state will leave the EU. Course and registration details.

When

10 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 to Noon Nov. 19, 2019

Where

Dunbar Pavilion, 325 W. 2nd Street

UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence Speakers Series: A Fireside Chat with Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement, with Q&A

Wednesday, October 30, 6 to 7:30 pm at Centennial Hall

General admission tickets are $15, CatCard holder tickets are $10. Tickets go on sale August 30 and can be purchased online at https://centhall.org/ or in person. Presale tickets for CatCard holders go on sale August 27.

About the Event:

The 'me too.' Movement is not just an overnight hashtag sensation; Burke has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. This intimate conversation with Tarana Burke will explore how the movement now inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices of thousands of victims of sexual abuse, and puts the focus back on survivors.

When

6 p.m. Oct. 30, 2019

Where

UA Centennial Hall

Event Contacts

UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence Speakers Series - A Reading by Lacy M. Johnson, critically acclaimed author and activist, with Q&A and Book Signing

Thursday, September 19th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 North Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85721

Tickets are free but seats are limited. Reserve tickets at eventbrite.com.

Join the UA Consortium on Gender Based Violence for its first Speakers Series event, a reading by critically acclaimed writer and activist Lacy M. Johnson. Johnson will read from her most recent collection, The Reckonings, which draws from philosophy, art, literature, mythology, anthropology, film, and other fields, as well as her own personal experience of sexual violence, to consider how our ideas about justice might be expanded beyond vengeance and retribution to include acts of compassion, patience, mercy, and grace. The reading will include a Q&A with the author and will be followed by a book signing.

When

5:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019

Where

Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music

Event Contacts

Amalia Mora, Ph.D.

“Smart Talk with Robin and Al” airs live on Tucson’s 1030 KVOI AM, The Voice each Saturday at 8 a.m. The show offers a lively and provocative discussion of today’s educational, political, and social issues.

“Smart Talk” is a co-production of University of Arizona’s College of Education and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

You can also listen live and find past shows at the KVOI website.

When

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 1, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 8, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 15, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 22, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 29, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 5, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 12, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 19, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 26, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 3, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 10, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 17, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 24, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 31, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 7, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 14, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 21, 2019
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 28, 2019

“Smart Talk with Robin and Al” airs live on Tucson’s 1030 KVOI AM, The Voice each Saturday at 8 a.m. The show offers a lively and provocative discussion of today’s educational, political, and social issues.

“Smart Talk” is a co-production of University of Arizona’s College of Education and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

You can also listen live and find past shows at the KVOI website.

When

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 13, 2019
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 20, 2019
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 27, 2019

Explore the stunning beauty of the Sonoran Desert through the lens of mindfulness and joyful play. This facilitated hike will include opportunities to move your body, open your heart and calm your mind as you explore and play in pairs and groups in facilitated activities to deepen your relationship with the natural world. Come and renew with us on Mt. Lemmon!

Register

When

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27, 2019

Where

Meet at UA Campus Recreation (1400 E. 6th Street Tucson, AZ 85719)

Schedule

2-3 p.m. VR Fast Forward Demonstration

3-5 p.m. VR Game Interaction for Guests

2:30-5 p.m. Digital Games, Board Games; Digitial Narrative Games

2:30-4 p.m. Algorithms for Games

2:30-4 p.m. Media, Sound and Computational Arts

3:45-4 p.m. Student Awards

4-5 p.m. Senior Capstone

When

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 25, 2019

Where

Student Union - South Ballroom

Event Contacts

School of Information

Agave is not just for drinking and bad choices! Dive deep into the natural and cultural history of the agave plant family in this 3-hour Cultural Immersion Experience. Learn about the botany, genetic diversity, conservation, and traditional knowledge associated with sustainable use of wild agave for mescal production in Mexico, how the Hohokam of southern Arizona cultivated agave for food and other uses a thousand years ago, and how efforts to save the lesser long-nosed bat are tied to commercial tequila production. This interactive class led by several experts concludes with tastings to introduce you to the wide world of agave spirits, including lesser-known alternatives to tequila.  In addition to the different spirit tastings, we will provide hors' de oeuvres designed by chef Brian Smith of Maynards Kitchen. This class will also be a preview of the upcoming Agave Heritage Festival celebrating the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of agave in the border region.  

Tuition: $55

See course details

When

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 31, 2019

Where

The Drawing Room, 400 N. Toole Ave.
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