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The American Novel in the 21st Century
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:38am

For generations, the novel has been among the most versatile and illuminating modes of creative expression.

The very best novelists — Steinbeck, Baldwin, Twain, Fitzgerald, O'Connor,...

UA Experts Say Apple-FBI Case Portends Future
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:35am

Four experts on privacy and security from the University of Arizona weighed in on the headline-grabbing battle between Apple and the FBI in a panel discussion, generally agreeing that such a...

Drought in Eastern Mediterranean Worst of Past 900 Years
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:50am

The recent drought that began in 1998 in the eastern Mediterranean’s Levant region is likely the worst drought of the past nine centuries, according to new research from a team that includes three...

LUNAFEST Film Festival on March 8
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 1:06pm

Films, feminism, and fun—it’s a winning combination! For the past 11 years, the Women’s Studies Advisory Council (WOSAC) has been selected by Clif Bar and LUNA® to host Tucson’s LUNAFEST. LUNAFEST...

William H. Hesketh Scholarship in History
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 3:18pm

For more than 15 years, Jennifer Hesketh Aviles, a longtime UA supporter and Tucson activist, has helped fund a history scholarship to honor her father, William Howard Hesketh, a chemical engineer...

SBS Fulbright Scholar Studying Democracy in Norway
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 1:37pm
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides nearly 800 teaching and research grants to 1,200 U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in various...
UA Panel Discusses Privacy, Apple, Surveillance and the FBI
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 8:42am

The battle between privacy and security is back in the headlines with a new case involving Apple and the FBI. The FBI wants Apple to crack the password on an iPhone used by one of the San...

SBS K-12 Activities at the Tucson Festival of Books
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:43am

Calling all book lovers and budding writers! The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting several events in its tent at the Tucson Festival of Books that are...

Tucson High Seniors Join Community and School Garden Program
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 9:07am

Tucson High students Myriam Sandoval and Andres Mendoza-Taddei are newly minted Wildcats!

Seniors Myriam and Andres are enrolled in the Community and School Garden Program, housed in the...

Marcela Vasquez-Leon Takes Reins of the Center for Latin American Studies
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 9:02am

Marcela Vásquez-León became the new director of the Center for Latin American Studies this semester with the goal of enhancing the interdisciplinary program...

UA Professor Explores the Definition of Family
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:39am

That which we call family can be as fluid as we allow it to be. David Sterling Brown says examples abound, from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" to "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

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Engaging with Fairy Tales
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 3:05pm

If your exposure to fairy tales is limited to the sanitized versions popularized in Disney movies, you might be surprised to learn that there is a literary journal on fairy tales housed at the...

Reviving a Nearly Lost Barrio Story
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 9:59am

In the late 1960s, a culturally diverse, 80-acre residential and business district in downtown Tucson was demolished as a consequence of urban renewal and the construction of the Tucson...

TFOB Spotlight: "The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide" Blends Poetry, Prose and Natural History
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:06am

By: Adam al-Sirgany, M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the UA, Class of 2015

This month, the University of Arizona Press is publishing...

Women in Shakespeare: It’s Complicated
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 9:10am

If you were planning to ask UA professor Meg Lota Brown about whether Shakespeare is a feminist, don’t. The answer is as complex as the society he lived in.

In William Shakespeare's "As You...

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