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FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012 • VOL. 106 • ISSUE 71

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UA PRESIDENT ANN WEAVER HART will be inaugurated as the UA’s 21st president today.

GREATEXPECTATIONS UA’s first female president balances family life, work in education Though it’s difficult to get the whole family together, Baker said they usually get together in Salt Lake City, Hart’s hometown, for the holidays. When they see each imberly Hart Baker remembers getting a other, Hart and her daughters often cook, go camping glimpse of her parents’ bedroom as her mother and spend a lot of time outdoors. Hart also helps her eight prepared to defend her dissertation. A sign on grandchildren with homework and reads with them. the door read, “You have a father, ask him.” “When I get the energy, I knit very complex projects Baker made sure that her youngest sister, a for grandchildren,” Hart said. “That way, you can never toddler at the time, did not go into that bedroom. think about your problems. Because if you have to keep “In order to study for it, she had — I mean what seemed track of four colors and lots of different patterns, there’s to me at the time, to my young eyes — hundreds of index no way to get distracted successfully.” cards … and they were strewn about her bedroom in Baker’s two daughters are very proud of “Gran” and this intricate and organized way,” said Baker, the oldest her love of education, which Baker says has always been daughter of UA President Ann Weaver Hart. “And I just Hart’s passion. Hart’s work inspires her grandchildren remember … understanding that there was a whole to take pride in their own intellectual accomplishments, other world of important things happening behind that Baker added. bedroom door.” Growing up, Hart’s family expected her to attend Hart, who will be inaugurated today as the UA’s first college, which was an unusual expectation for women female president, was a mother of four by the time at the time, Hart said. Although she began her career she got her doctorate by teaching history, she in higher education discovered her interest in leadership. Her family has working in administration been very supportive of while she was dean of her education and career, the graduate school for she said. the University of Utah. “The kind of career There she helped design a I have been fortunate graduate stipend support to have requires a lot of system for graduate attention and focus that is students. very, very difficult without “It was a difficult and the support of one’s complex experience but family,” Hart said. we succeeded when no — President Ann Weaver Hart When she accepted one thought we could, and the job as the UA’s 21st it was so exciting to realize president, her family was that we had been able to thrilled. Having spent a contribute to the future success of others,” Hart said. “I lot of their young adulthood backpacking, bicycling and think that’s when I really began to feel a commitment to hiking, Hart and her husband, Randy Hart, were ready to a broader engagement across the university.” move back to the West, Hart said. Prior to becoming UA president, Hart served as the Randy Hart, a retired attorney, is the “lowest-paid fullpresident of Temple University for six years. Hart has time employee of the University of Arizona because he also been president of the University of New Hampshire loves this place,” Hart joked. But he also keeps the family and provost and vice president for academic affairs at grounded and maintains communication between the Claremont Graduate University. The most rewarding couple and their four daughters, she said. part of having a career in higher education leadership is Hart and her husband met in high school. helping others succeed, Hart said. “He was the first chair clarinet. I was the first chair “She has strong leadership skills,” said Leslie Tolbert, cello. And we bumped into each other walking out the senior vice president for research at the UA. “She’s door one day and just started to talk,” Hart said. “We hit it very engaging. People listen when she speaks. She can off immediately. We’ve been together since then.” generate an energy around the topic she’s speaking They were married 44 years ago, after her about.” undergraduate freshman year, providing her with a Constructing a new vision of the 21st land grant different experience than most undergraduate students, she said. HART, 2



The kind of career I have been fortunate to have requires a lot of attention and focus that is very, very difficult without the support of one’s family.


The event

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What’s on the agenda for today

The chatter

p.3 What people on campus are saying

The semester

p.4 What President Hart has done so far



Inauguration of President Hart just the first step


iven that a majority of all college students now are women — a trend reflected at the UA, where 52 percent of all students enrolled are female — it is easy to take equal educational opportunities for granted. But the inauguration of Ann Weaver Hart, the first woman president in the UA’s 127-year history, shows progress cannot be allowed to stagnate. It’s obvious that more women have been enrolling in college and pursuing four-year degrees. Nationally, women made up 57 percent of undergraduate students in fall 2009, and 59 percent of graduate enrollment, according to National Center for Education statistics. But the rise in the number of female students enrolled in college ought to raise the question: Where are their role models and mentors? The first woman to become president of a major research university was Lorene L. Rogers, who took the helm at the University of Texas in 1975. But women in higher education still lag. At the UA, there are 1,055 male tenure track faculty members, compared to just 505 female tenure track professors. Nationwide, female professors, on average, earn about four-fifths as much as their male counterparts, according to statistics compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Furthermore, though more women have made gains in historically male-dominated fields like medicine and law, they lag in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields — disciplines where the UA has much to offer. Hart is a pioneer. Her achievements at the UA and at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she was also the university’s first female president, demonstrate how much women can do in higher education. Still, the UA must make a commitment to furthering the progress that Hart’s generation has made for gender equity in education. Students and faculty should be aware of the threat stereotypes may pose to female student recruitment and retention, particularly in science and technology fields. Additionally, attracting and retaining female faculty ought to be clearly named a priority to administrators at the UA and elsewhere. Female college students need role models and mentors who relate to them and can demonstrate where their potential may take them. Earlier this month, the Women’s Studies Advisory Council hosted the 16th annual Women Who Lead reception, where Hart was honored with an award and an engraving of her name in the Women’s Plaza of Honor. “I’m tremendously honored to be here,” Hart said at the event. “I’ve been the first woman president in other positions, so for me, it’s ‘you’re the president,’ and you just move in and get your work done.” But that kind of attitude is what lays the foundation for the next generation of women. Hart’s inauguration is a solid first step. But there’s still work to be done.

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PRESIDENT ANN WEAVER HART’S day-long inauguration on Friday aims to focus on students and connecting with the community.

Inauguration to focus on community, students of the Arizona Board of Regents, some former UA presidents are also expected to attend, including John Schaefer, Peter Likins and Robert Shelton. After months of planning, Ann Weaver Hart will be At the event, Regent Rick Myers will issue an inaugurated as the UA’s 21st president today. inaugural charge, such as charge for Hart to have a The day-long inauguration event will include judicious and faithful exercise of the powers of her a brunch with the community and student office. Hart’s response is known as the inaugural leadership, a lunch with faculty members and the address. final ceremony in the afternoon. A lot of the event’s Hart’s inaugural address will articulate her focus will be on students, said Jory Hancock, vision for the future of the university and the “bold dean of the College of Fine Arts and chair of the innovations required to ensure that the UA’s future is inauguration committee. as prosperous as its past,” she said in an email. The afternoon will include the robing of different Following the groups, such as faculty, ceremony in the platform party and Centennial Hall, there staff. They will dress in will be a reception on their academic regalia and the lawn in front of the walk in a procession at Arizona State Museum about 2:15 p.m. to the east with refreshments, side of Old Main for an a mariachi opening ceremony, which performance, a dance interim Provost Andrew performance and Comrie will preside over. a performance by “I’m excited,” Comrie the Pride of Arizona said. “I think it’s going to marching band. be really a celebration of Hart and the — Interim Provost Andrew Comrie the event for President planning committee, Hart, but also for the which consists of university.” seven members, The colors will be presented, the national anthem focused on lowering the costs of the event. The and a Native American blessing. The procession inauguration was funded as much as possible by will then continue to Centennial Hall for the main private funds, Hancock said. ceremony at 3 p.m. “It certainly has been our goal, understanding Some of the speakers in the ceremony will include the economic situation, to really make this a very members of the Alumni Association, representatives economical event,” Gutierrez said. “That’s why we’re of higher education institutions and student and only having one day. But also, at the same time, faculty leadership. to have an event that is historical because we’re “I think you’re going to hear a variety of messages certainly inaugurating University of Arizona’s first from all these folks,” said Jaime Gutierrez, vice female president, so it is a historical event.” president of external relations, “but the bottom The event is free and open to the public. line will be that we all want to make sure we have a “I hope that students come,” Hancock said, successful tenure for President Hart, and we’re here “because they’ll hear lots of important messages to help her accomplish her goals as much as we can.” about the future direction of the university, the Along with Gov. Jan Brewer, Arizona vision the president has for this university.” Superintendent John Huppenthal and members


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university and successfully incorporating two medical schools and an industry economic development, Hart said, is the biggest challenge the UA faces. Having previously worked in a land grant setting and at a university with a comprehensive medical center has given Hart the right tools to run such a university as the UA, she said. “I believe I’ve had experiences

that have allowed me to be broad and complex in the way I approach institutional problems,” Hart said. “And this is definitely a complex time and the U of A is definitely a comprehensive and exciting and complex university.” Hart said she wants the UA to be her last stop before she retires. “This is the best job one could ever hope to have and incredible opportunities for contributing to the future are a part of this job,” Hart said. “I hope that I can spend the rest of my higher-ed leadership career here at the university.”

FUN FACTS ABOUT PRESIDENT HART What is your favorite aspect of the UA? The spirit of the people here. There is a commitment and excitement to being a part of the university among alumni, students and faculty and staff that is hard to describe when you’re in the middle of it and haven’t been places that don’t have that kind of pride and excitement. It’s a very warm, forward-looking and energetic approach to life. What is your favorite aspect of Tucson? The Sonoran Desert. The incredible variety of life that flourishes here in what seems to be an insurmountable climate. I love the monsoon. I love the variety of birds and reptiles and other animals. Incredible vegetation. What book is on your nightstand? “The Devil’s Highway” by Luis Alberto Urrea . It is so wonderful and I want everybody to read it. It’s incredible. It’s about the border and the culture. It’s really great.

I’m excited. I think it’s going to be really a celebration of the event for President Hart, but also for the university.

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What is your favorite movie? “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” And then there’s another old French movie that you should all watch called “A Man and a Woman” that is very romantic, from the ’60s.


What is your favorite thing to do with your grandchildren? Read with them. To them when they’re little of course. And camp.

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Hart proves insightful, inspirational to student leaders RACHEL McCLUSKEY In her first semester on campus, President Ann Weaver Hart has been an inspiration, student leaders say. “She is a phenomenal woman leader to look up to,” said Katy Murray, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. “Somebody who is a female in a leadership role — it’s really great to see that there is so much potential to do amazing things like that. She is definitely somebody that I aspire to be like.” Murray said she enjoyed working with Hart because of Hart’s openness with students. “She has such a passion and motivation to support the students and really ensure that our students’ experience is the best it can be,” Murray said. Graduate and Professional Student Council President Zachary Brooks echoed the sentiment, saying that he admired how open Hart is to listenting to students. “What I like about her,” Brooks said, “is that in one meeting that I had with her, she listened to all our ideas, and then she added to it. So I felt like, even if she heard something before, she actually was willing to listen and then add to our thought process.” She listens and usually waits until she has heard from all perspectives to make a decision, Brooks said. “I think that trait is really nice,” Brooks said. “I think that most

people appreciate what leadership is and that it is difficult, and you have to make decisions. But if people don’t feel like they are being listened to, then they get frustrated.” Hart reached out to ASUA representatives and asked to attend the ASUA Senate meeting on Wednesday, said Krystina Nguyen, ASUA executive vice president. “I was under the impression that she wanted to only come and observe. I love that she took questions,” Nguyen said. Hart often draws on her experiences as the president of two other universities to advise student leaders, Murray added. “Any kind of big issue, she always has a really good perspective,” she said. “I absolutely love getting to hear her thoughts, stories and opinions because she has great advice.” Brooks said he feels as though Hart indirectly mentors him, especially when she refers to an idea or thought he told her about. He described a Faculty Senate meeting, when he made a comment and, 15 minutes later, Hart acknowledged what he said and added onto it. “I feel she is telling me indirectly, whether she means to or not, that I am moving in the right direction,” Brooks said. “I really appreciate that she has incorporated me in her comments publicly. That’s a really nice thing to get from a president and certainly a president I respect and admire.”

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PRESIDENT ANN WEAVER HART speaks during the ASUA Senate meeting on Wednesday. The 21st president has been an inspiration to student leaders, who say she is willing to listen to their ideas and add to the thought process.

Community Chatter Now that we’re at the end of Ann Weaver Hart’s first semester as president, what do you think her next step should be?

“She should focus a lot on the funding because, personally, I am on a scholarship here, so if it weren’t for the scholarship, I wouldn’t be here. So that’s a really important thing for her that she should work on. And I think the integration and the quality of classes is important.” — José Bermúdez, freshman studing ecology, evolution biology and biochemistry

“If she had any sort of say in the traffic situation on campus, then definitely, definitely [do something]. As long as she keeps student tuition down, I’m happy.” — Josh Flores, sophomore studying Chinese

“A concern in our department is the budget and this is the funding for [teaching assistants]. That’s one of the things that if I had a chance to talk with her to ensure that our TAs get the funding so they get a job. Right now they are being very selective so they have to cut down on the number of the TAs. But we offer these courses that freshman of 300 or 400 students attend, but we can’t have the number of TAs anymore since they cut down on the funding.” — Mary Pierce, doctoral student studying history

“Just coming from out of state and talking to people in state, it’s kind of ridiculous. Especially if you want a lot of people to attend your school outside of living in Arizona, it takes a lot of dedication. And scholarships to get to come here are hard to get to. It seems a little unfair, the price difference and the lack of scholarships.” —Macy Walker, marketing sophomore


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Hart’s changes improve efficiency, unity SARAH-JAYNE SIMON During President Ann Weaver Hart’s first semester at the UA after succeeding former President Robert Shelton to become the UA’s 21st president, she has already made many changes. “One of the things she has asked us to do is to put together a strategic plan that combines the academic strategic plan, the capital strategic plan — which is the planning of new buildings and renovation of old buildings — and the financial strategic plan into one,” said Leslie Tolbert, senior vice president for research. “We haven’t done that in the past years.” Previously, different groups on campus have worked on planning, but they were never brought together into a single effort. It will be “one of the hallmark actions” of Hart’s first year, Tolbert added. “It’s something we have to do when funds are limited and resources generally are limited,” she said. “They all have to be working together to be as frugal and efficient as possible. I think that has been a really important step that she took this fall immediately upon taking office.” Hart has also rearranged the president’s cabinet slightly and changed the names of some of the roles, said Andrew Comrie, interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “In actual terms of day-to-day stuff, I think she is getting the input that she needs,” Comrie said. “I think in order to simplify meetings to make them more effective, she is trying to just have the key people at the right tables for the right kinds of decisions, rather than have a huge group at a huge table for everything, which is less efficient.” When Hart came into the position, the cabinet, as she inherited it, was very large and did not specifically serve in an advisory capacity, said Wanda Howell, chair of the Faculty Senate. “We certainly, with President Shelton, covered more global issues and, perhaps, concerns,” Howell said. “But a cabinet, in my view, is really designed to help the executive officer.” In addition to adjusting the cabinet’s role, Hart has also changed its composition. “It’s a difference in sensibility, especially for how it looks. It looks much better to be much more inclusive. She is very good at that based on her academic background, and a bit because she is a woman. She is also an executive and with any executive you are going to have a very core group.”

hailey eisenbach/arizona Daily Wildcat PRESIDENT ANN WEAVER HART GREETS MEMBERS of the UA community during a campus welcome event for her first day in office on July 9. During her first semester, Hart has made changes to her cabinet that some colleagues say will increase administrative efficiency and strengthen the cabinet’s unity.


THE CABINET David Allen, executive director of Tech Launch Arizona Appointed in early September, Allen oversees Tech Launch Arizona, a center created nearly a year ago that aims to increase the commercialization of innovation and marketing university projects.

Milton M. Castillo, senior vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer

Castillo manages all finance, accounting and budgeting areas for the UA.

Jaime Gutierrez, vice president of external relations Gutierrez presides over all activities that promote the university, interacting with media, government officials and university supporters.

PRESIDENTIAL PREDECESSORS Frank Arthur Gulley, 18901894 Theodore Comstock, 1894-1895 Howard Billman, 1895-1897 Millard Mayhew Parker, 18971901 Frank Yale Adams, 19011903 Kendric Charles 1903-1910


Andrew Ellicott Douglass, 1910-1911

James H. Moore Jr., president and chief executive officer of the UA Foundation

Moore manages the UA Foundation, an organization that works to generate funding for the university at a rate of $120 million a year, according to the UA Foundation’s website.

Laura Todd Johnson, vice president for legal affairs and general counsel

Johnson oversees all legal matters concerning the university, including intellectual property and licensing, real estate and taxation.

Mike Proctor, vice president of regional development, outreach and global initiatives and dean of the Outreach College

Melissa Vito, vice president for Student Affairs

Vito is responsible for maintaining a diverse campus community while emphasizing faculty and student interaction and safety.

Comrie is responsible for the university’s budgeting and academic affairs, overseeing the maintenance of the UA’s mission.

Rufus Bernard von KleinSmid, 1914-1921 Francis Cummins Lockwood, 1922 (acting president) Cloyd Heck Marvin, 19221927

Also a professor of watershed management in the School of Natural Resources, Proctor is responsible for expanding the outreach of UA programs.

Andrew Comrie, senior vice president of academic affairs and provost

Arthur Herbert Wilde, 19111914

Byron Cummings, 1927-1928 Homer LeRoy Shantz, 19281936

Leslie Tolbert, senior vice president for research

Tolbert oversees the UA’s research efforts, which operate on a more than $600 million portfolio. Tolbert’s responsibilities include ensuring that UA research addresses major societal needs.

Paul Steere Burgess, 1936-1937 Alfred Atkinson, 1937-1947 James Byron McCormick, 19471951 Richard Anderson Harvill, 1951-1971 John Paul Schaefer, 1971-1982 Henry Koffler, 1982-1991 Manuel Trinidad 1991-1997

Suzanne Ornelas, chief of staff and liaison to the Arizona Board of Regents

Ornelas acts as the spokeswoman for the president to the regents. Before her appointment in August, Ornelas served as the executive associate to the president.


Paul S. Sypherd, 1996 (interim president) Peter Likins, 1997-2006 Robert Neal Shelton, 20062011 Eugene G. Sander, 2011-2012






BORDERLANDS Tucson’s newest, hippest brewery and restaurant, Borderlands Brewing Co., temporarily closes its doors to return bigger and better than ever



orderlands Brewing Company, located in downtown Tucson off of Toole Avenue and Seventh Street, has seen an “unexpected positive response� from the community in its first year of business, said Mike Mallozzi, co-owner of the establishment. In fact the brewing company has been so successful that it’s undergoing an expansion to add larger tanks that can brew more than three times as much beer. “We’re profitable for our first year, which is astronomical,� said Blake Collins, head brewmaster of Borderlands. “Most businesses struggle for the first three years to get through and we’ve done it in one. I think it’s just Tucson’s ready for craft beer and is excited about what we’re doing here.� Mallozzi, who has a doctorate in microbiology from the UA, and Myles Stone, a medical student at the UA, started the company in 2010 and asked Collins to join the team shortly after. Although the brewery draws business and provides beer to a distributor in Tempe and three local businesses, the owners had to sacrifice their salaries in order to be profitable. “Salary is one of the biggest expenses for a business,� Mallozzi said. “And so we were willing to sacrifice some of that salary in order to get this up and running.�


Most businesses struggle for the first three years to get through and we’ve done it in one.


— Blake Collins, head brewmaster at Borderlands Brewing Co.

The brewery’s beers are inspired by the local community. “We really wanted our brewery to sort of embrace Tucson culture,� Mallozzi said. “And we feel like that culture is really centered down here in the downtown, Fourth Avenue area.� The brews are made with local ingredients that reflect the city’s culture, such as citrus and prickly pear fruit. Collins said he likes experimenting with ingredients and being creative while brewing. “I enjoy rearranging things and using new ingredients and really trying to put a new spin on what beer can be,� Collins said. Natalie McGee, owner of Arizona Cactus Ranch, said she’s been selling prickly pear concentrated nectar to the brewery since June 2011. The nectar is used to make Borderlands’ Prickly Pear Wheat Beer, one of six beers that the company makes. “I thought it was very unique on their part to come up with something original like that,� McGee said. “Not everybody makes beer with prickly pear.� The brewery also helps the local community by participating in charity events and donating beer and money. Even the brewery’s spent grains, which are

stephanie casanova/arizona Daily WildcaT BLAKE COLLINS, brewmaster at Borderlands Brewing Company, checks the temperature of one of the last batches of beer the company will make for some time. The brewery is temporarily closed for expansion.

used wheat and grains soaked in water, are donated to the Tucson Community Food Bank, where they’re used as compost for the food bank’s farm. Borderlands donated beer and served it at the Tucson Children’s Museum’s annual “An Evening of Play� adult fundraiser event this year. Daniela Siqueiros, the museum’s marketing and membership manager, said the beer was well received and the owners were great to work with.

“People loved the room and the beers that were being tasted,� Siqueiros said. Siqueiros said she had visited the brewery before and likes its different takes on beers and its attempt to use ingredients unique to the Southwest. “So much of our culture here in Tucson has that connection tied to it,� Siqueiros said. “Why not create products that are local and find inspiration from within the area that we’re at? I think it’s great.�

The rest of the beer community likes to say what’s on its mind too, according to Collins, who said 98 percent of the customers’ feedback is positive. “When you create something, you put your heart and soul into it and you want it to be well received by people,� Collins said. “At the end of the day, I brewed the beer that I want to brew and I know it’s what I want it to be and when somebody enjoys it, that’s pretty satisfying.�

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AUTUMN IN ANALOG BREAKS OUT As one of the newest musical acts coming out of the UA, these seniors are determined to sound different RACHEL CABAKOFF September. We have taken time sort of separately to play with each other one-on-one and trying to get to know each other as musicians. We have definitely become good friends,” Fanus said. Despite the members bonding as a group, they’re doing their best to avoid falling into just one genre while retaining their own distinct sounds. “Our sound is kind of building right now. We are dabbling in different types of instruments to build it up,” Fanus said. Still, whatever it is the band is building, its members think they’re off to a good start. “Listening to our music, you just get good vibes from it,” Wong said. “It is really accessible music to anyone coming from any musical background.” As the vocalist and songwriter of the band, Fanus lyrics are influenced by his previous band, Diver City. “We were just at the point where we were getting looked at and we were recording our EP and the lead guitarist passed away in a car accident,” Fanus said. “It’s definitely taught me a lot. That’s kind of where my passion comes

In a small practice room on the second floor of Space Smoke Shop in downtown Tucson, Autumn In Analog’s distinctive sound can be heard echoing through the hallway. Brad Wong bangs on the cajon drum while Scott and Spenser Scheinman keep the rhythm on their guitars. Justin Fanus’ soft voice elevates above the instruments as he sings simple, uplifting lyrics. After officially being together for three months, Autumn In Analog is already on its way with an EP expected to release next fall. The band formed when Wong found Scott Scheinman and Spenser Scheinman on BandPage, a music-networking site to help musicians, fans and the music industry interact. Fanus came into the mix a couple of weeks after. “I was really surprised that Scott and Spenser were on BandPage and that we all live only a mile from each other,” Wong said. “It was pretty convenient.” Once the lineup was set, the band was sure to quickly get to know each other musically and personally. “A lot has happened since

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COMPOSED OF UA seniors, Autumn In Analog is the result of a chance BandPage posting and a grip of musical talent.

from and the reason why I’m trying to drive this group.” The band has done a couple of shows at UA sorority chapters, Sky Bar and at the Space Smoke Shop. Autumn in Analog hopes to continue playing locally but emphasized its main focus is the EP.

“It is basically the first five songs we’ve put together as a group,” Scott said. “We’re all really excited, there’s a little something for everyone in it.” As far as the future goes for Autumn In Analog, the band’s members are really only concerned with moving forward

with their music. “All of us don’t really want a normal 9-to-5 job where we’re stuck behind a desk,” Wong said. “We want to keep creating and follow our passions. Overall, I just hope that we can continue to protect our dreams and develop our talents.”

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AS THE FACE of Americana’s newest crop of musicians, Justin Townes Earle has made waves.

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“You can’t just put that much trust into anybody these days in the music industry,” Justin Townes Earle said, speaking by phone from Nashville. “You have to prove that you can pull some shit on your own.” And while Earle’s accolades have come at his own hand, his earlier work with bluegrass and ragtime group The Swindlers shaped and contributed to his varied sound. “I ended up joining that band for about five, six years on and off, and there’s one guy from that band that still works with me,” Earle said. “He was the one that survived. Some of them went off and got married. Some of them have terrible drug habits.” While Earle is candid about his own past drug usage, his time in rehab and his subsequent sobering up, he’s more focused than ever. Earle recorded Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now in just four days. “My recording sessions are very fast-paced and are very private, because we don’t need people in the way,” he said. With focus comes artistic clarity. As he’s released about an album a year since his debut, Earle knows what works for him and what doesn’t, and preemptive measures are crucial to his work. When you’re heralded as the newest voice of a genre, it pays to make sure your approach is precise. “I could not spend like five weeks in a fucking studio,” Earle laughed. “If it takes that long, then I haven’t done my work. The first step of the work wasn’t finished right.”


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Inauguration of President Ann Weaver Hart

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CAMERON MOON As the saying goes, home is where the heart is — or in the case of sports, home is where the heart works best. The No. 9 Arizona men’s basketball team has defeated four of its regular season opponents by a combined score of 341246 including Wednesday night’s 43-point victory margin over NAU, improving its record to 4-0, but every contest has been played in the friendly confines of McKale Center. Saturday’s game at 7 p.m. against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, broadcast on ESPNU, is not only a regular season game, but also the first road match for a young team that starts two freshmen. Luckily for the Wildcats, their summer exhibition tour in the Bahamas at least prepared them for the challenges of playing on the road. “One of the many things we’ve gotten out of this summer is that we’ve had the opportunity to travel as a team,” head coach Sean Miller said. “It’s not the first time that we’re doing that.” There was one drawback, however, to the Bahamas trip. Not only was the competition not as strong as the opponents the Wildcats will continue to face in the regular season, but the environment in which Arizona played was not comparable to an antagonistic crowd at a regular away game. “That’s nowhere near playing away at a hostile arena once the regular season begins,” Miller said. “To play someone on the road on their true home court, to me that’s meaningful. To go play at Clemson [Dec. 8], at Texas Tech, those are going to be two hard-fought games and you develop character.” Arizona’s approaching road dates come at a time when neutral site games and nonconference tournaments are “hot topics” in college basketball, according to Miller. In playing two road games before the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, a tournament the Wildcats will compete in during winter break, Miller said he hopes to establish confidence playing on the road, in preparation for the conference slate. “When you’re on the road, you want to be ready, knowing how hard it is to win on the road,” Miller said. Texas Tech has yet to play on the road and has scored more than 80 points in each of its four games, winning all of them. But, the Wildcats are far and away the best team the Red Raiders will have faced. “I’m excited,” freshman forward Brandon Ashley said. “Just trying to get this first win on the road and have a good game.” Texas Tech has four players that average double-digit points, led by Jaye Crockett with 16.0 points per game, so Arizona will be challenged defensively against the highest level of competition it has faced. But Wildcat players said they are looking

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FORWARD BRANDON ASHLEY, a freshman, will be making his road debut when the Wildcats travel to Lubbock, Texas to take on Texas Tech. Ashley is the team’s leading rebounder and is third in scoring with 10.8 points per game.

forward to the feeling that accompanies winning on an opponent’s home court. “Last year, when we won on the road, it was the most exciting feeling of the season,” sophomore guard Nick Johnson said. “We have our young guys, their first road trip, but we have a lot of veterans.” Because of the transfer of senior point guard Mark Lyons, as well as the additions of redshirt players Matt Korcheck and T.J.

McConnell, the Wildcats have experienced members who have played on the road. “It’s time,” Miller said. “Five of our nonconference games are away from McKale, and we’ll take a lot of pride in those five games. It will prepare us for conference play certainly. We’ve had some great moments over the last couple years on the road. We’ll rely a lot on Saturday from our veterans on their play and talk and leadership.”

Griffitts leads W-Hoops against LBSU sign because I could potentially work with deaf kids once I start teaching.” While attending North Idaho College, Griffitts served as vice president of the Deaf Club and said it was a worthwhile experience. “My fondest memory is when our club invited the deaf community for a story night,” Griffitts said. “We sat all together and told stories strictly in American Sign Language and it was just a really cool thing to be a part of.” With such a hectic basketball schedule filled with road trips, Griffitts has not been able to find a similar group to join at the UA. However, she said she holds high hopes of getting involved with the deaf community in Tucson. She even expressed interest in going to the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind to volunteer by telling stories or interacting with them in a classroom setting. According to Griffitts, coaching would combine her two loves, basketball and American Sign Language. “I haven’t really pursued ways to combine the two,” Griffitts said. “But I would love to coach special needs kids when my career as a basketball player is over, in particular deaf kids.”

IMAN HAMDAN Junior guard and forward Kama Griffitts went from sitting on the sidelines for her entire first season at Arizona as a redshirt to being part of the starting five for the Arizona women’s basketball team this season. Griffitts transferred from North Idaho College and had to adjust to playing at the Division I level. It’s been seven games, and Griffitts looks like she’s started to make the transition. So far this season, Griffitts has started every game, and she will continue this trend Sunday at 2 p.m. when the Wildcats travel to Long Beach State. Her best performance came against UNLV on Nov. 13 when she outscored perennial leader Davellyn Whyte with 25 points. During the team’s trip to the Bahamas, Griffitts managed to grab a personal best of 10 boards — against UTEP on Nov. 23 — to lead the team in rebounding. “She is progressing quite well,” head coach Niya Butts said. “The more she plays, the more she gets into the groove of things, especially with her shooting.” In Arizona’s recent 71-66 win against North Texas on Wednesday, Griffitts tied Whyte and senior forward Cheshi Poston for second-highest scorer in the game with 14 points. “She is a really good presence on the court,” Whyte said. “Her basketball IQ is very high and she sees the game like I do, so it’s very helpful to have someone that is on the same page.” Along with her love for basketball, Griffitts is passionate about American Sign Language. “My senior year of high school I saw these deaf people using sign language and I just thought it was so beautiful,” Griffitts said. “I became obsessed with learning

Non Pac-12 schedule not an issue for Arizona

IF YOU GO John routh/arizona Daily Wildcat JUNIOR TRANSFER Kama Griffitts is adjusting to the UA after coming from North Idaho College.

it.” Entering college, Griffitts said she knew the perfect major that would complement her new interest in American Sign

Language: special education. “I knew I wanted to do something after high school with special needs kids,” Griffitts said. “It is very helpful to know how to

Arizona against Long Beach State When: Sunday, 2 p.m. Where: Long Beach, Calif.

rizona’s non-conference schedule is soft — we’ve all heard it. Watching top-ranked teams like Indiana and North Carolina or Duke and Ohio State face-off makes matchups with Long Beach State, UTEP and NAU seem inconsequential. I intended to write this column about how a weak non-conference schedule and a weak Pac-12 would hurt the Wildcats come NCAA tournament time. They would still be assured of a tournament berth, especially with UCLA’s Josh Smith and Tyler Lamb leaving the team. But, Arizona wouldn’t be ready for the top-level talent that comes when March Madness hits. Then I went back and looked at the UA schedule from two years ago. You know, that time former Wildcat Derrick Williams carried Arizona to the Elite Eight. The Wildcats’ first five games were against Idaho State, New Mexico State, Northern Colorado, BethuneCookman and Santa Clara. This year, Arizona’s first five opponents are Charleston Southern, UTEP, Long Beach State, NAU and Texas Tech. Charleston Southern is a favorite to win the Big South, and Texas Tech comes from the Big 12. UTEP made the NIT and Long Beach State made the NCAA tournament last year. Arizona has defeated its opponents, on average by nearly 24 points. The team is doing its job, but it hasn’t really been tested yet — and that’s fine. Head coach Sean Miller said he knows what he’s doing. “Our peak time is coming,” Miller said. Still to come on the nonconference slate are the No. 7 Florida Gators (in Tucson), a likely NCAA tournament team in C-USA’s Southern Miss, and potential matchups with Miami and No. 23 San Diego State in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic during winter break. Miami, from the ACC, recently upset Michigan State, and San Diego State returns its four best players from a team that made the NCAA tournament — and beat Arizona in the regular season — a year ago. There has only been one close game so far, a season-opening 82-73 win against Charleston Southern, but that was more a result of the newcomers adjusting to their new digs than anything else. During the regular season of Arizona’s Elite Eight run, the team faced just two non-conference NCAA tournament teams in BYU and Kansas, losing to both by a combined 30 points. College basketball is all about momentum. Winning basketball games at the end of the season plays a much larger role in success during the NCAA tournament than winning non-conference games four months before. The 2010-11 edition of the Wildcats proved that in finishing 30-8 and winning all but three conference games. “It goes back to our leadership and staying with the process,” sophomore guard Nick Johnson said. “Knowing that, our time’s gonna come, and when it does we gotta execute.” Arizona might win its remaining non-conference games. It also might get blown out by Florida and lose a few more games. Either way, the Wildcats will be just fine. In reality, Miller is using the early schedule as a time for Arizona to adjust its many new pieces, including four freshmen and Mark Lyons, a senior transfer and the UA’s new point guard. “Three of our five starters weren’t even here a year ago,” Miller said. “[The schedule has] given us a chance to practice more. It’s given us a chance to get through this month learning more about ourselves and maybe repairing a few things.” For a young team like Arizona, the non-conference slate is better served as a time to fit the pieces together and develop the freshmen, than worry about the perception of the team’s schedule. — Zack Rosenblatt is the sports editor. He can be reached at or on Twitter via @ZackBlatt.

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Laser Fun Day Laser Fun Day is a science discovery day for Tucson kids and their families. Although we will focus on demonstrations about light and physics, there will be fun and exciting demos covering many of the physical science disciplines! Everyone is welcome. The event is hosted by the the Student Optics Chapter in the Optics department at the U and occurs once a year. This year it will be on Dec. 1st so don’t miss it! We hope you’ll consider joining us for a fun filled day of science exploration. Optical Sciences Bldg 1630 E. University Blvd. 7am-1pm

Inauguration of President Ann Weaver Hart On Nov. 30, the University of Arizona will inaugurate its 21st president, Ann Weaver Hart, with a ceremony in Centennial Hall. The inauguration is open to everyone on campus and from the general community. General parking is available in the Tyndall Garage. Shuttles will be available for those who need assistance in getting to Centennial Hall from the garage. The audience must be seated no later than 3 p.m. The event is free, and the non-reserved seats in Centennial Hall will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Immediately following the ceremony will be a reception on the lawn of the Arizona State Museum. Shuttles will run to the garage until 6:30 p.m. Nov 30, 3-5pm at Centennial Hall.

Team Derek Fun Run and 5K Race In August, Derek Neal, a student in the College of Medicine, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. The College of Medicine is holding a 5K on the UA Mall to benefit Neal and his family.

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Please register online. Dec 2, 9-11am on the UA mall. Price: $20.

Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet Concert Formed in 2007 as the Arizona Graduate Winds, the newly endowed Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet will present its fall concert. The program will consist of music from several eras, beginning with the beautiful “Ancient Hungarian Dances” by Ferenc Farkas and the challenging “Six Bagatelles” by György Ligeti. Rounding out the performance after these exciting dances will be Samuel Barber’s introspective “Summer Music,” followed by Anton Reicha’s “Quintet in E-flat.” Members of the quintet are chosen through competitive auditions and have received their undergraduate degrees from institutions across the country. They are mentored by members of the Arizona Wind Quintet faculty ensemble. The group consists of Diana Schaible, flute; Rebecca Dixon, oboe; Ashley Knecht, clarinet; Gray Ferris, horn and Travis Jones, bassoon. Dec 1, 4-5:30 pm at Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road 12th Annual William Wolfe Guitar Award Recital The University of Arizona School of Music presents the William Wolfe Guitar Award Recital, featuring four outstanding guitar students. Undergraduate students will compete for prizes totaling $9,000, including a classical guitar. This recital will honor Wolfe’s memory. He was a kind, longtime friend of the UA guitar studio, and many students benefited from his generosity and support. He is greatly missed.

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Color Vibe 5k Tucson Get ready Tucson for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you’ll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you’re about to get tagged! During the race you will run through 4 color stations and get plastered with color. At the end of the race will be a dance party, and color throws. This is the first (hopefully annual) Colorvibe event in Tucson. Tucson Medical Center 5301 East Grant Road. 7am, Dec 1. Celebrate the Holidays Under the Copper Dome at Plaza Colonial Celebrate the Holidays Under the Copper Dome at Plaza Colonial. December 1 at 11:00 am. Plaza Colonial 2870 East Skyline Drive. Celebrate the Holidays Under the Copper Dome at Plaza Colonial. Join us for holiday festivities and photos with Santa. -Family Fun Event, Holiday Shopping, Silent Auction, Holiday Music, Complimentary Photos with Santa. Benefiting Casa De Los Ninos. Price : FREE The Civic Orchestra of Tucson presents “Musical Potpourri” The Civic Orchestra of Tucson presents “Musical Potpourri,” a program


of lighter classics at Rincon High School, 421 N. Arcadia Ave. Herschel Kreloff conducts this concert featuring the orchestra’s principal oboist, Ed Hoornaert, performing Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C minor. Also on the program are “Overture to the Wasps” by Vaughan Williams, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Dukas, Haydn’s “Military Symphony”, and a march by Fucík. The performance begins at 3:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 1-3pm, Dec 2.

Native Eyes Film Showcase - ‘A Night at The Loft’ Two films, two filmmakers and one Native blues band make for a great evening at The Loft Cinema. 6:15 p.m. Meet director/actor Tim Ramos (Pomo) and actor/musician Gary Farmer (Cayuga) before and after a screening of “California Indian.” Q&A follows the film. $10 general admission / $8 for members of the Arizona State Museum and The Loft. 9 p.m. Enjoy a set of Native blues by the Santa Fe group Gary Farmer and Troublemakers. $15. 10:30 p.m. Gary Farmer introduces his film “Dead Man,” a western featuring a young Johnny Depp and an all-star cast. Farmer is also known for his work in Powwow Highway and Smoke Signals. $8 general admission / $6 ASM and Loft members. Tickets are available at The Loft box office at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Special triple feature combo tickets available for only $20! Revenue will support future programs featuring native films and filmmakers. Dec 1, 6pm at the Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 71//NOVEMBER 30, 2012



UNION PACIFIC, led by journalism senior Zachary Vito, is striving to make the band’s interpretation of ‘60s pop a fixture of the Tucson music scene.

UA band Union Pacific puts twist on ’60s sunshine pop



hese days, it’s all too easy to forget the power of a clean pop song. For Union Pacific’s main songwriter Zachary Vito, a journalism senior at the UA, a strong song is a hooky one. “I like to describe the songs as ‘love songs you can dance to,’” said Vito, and he’s not far off. While there are plenty of bands in town to get you dancing, none of them sound quite like Union Pacific’s take on ‘60s sunshine pop. Inspired by the likes of The Zombies, Vito and his bandmates present an alternative to locals who are more interested in volume and instrumentation than restraint. Yet in tracks like the upcoming digital single “Welcome and Learn Love,” which will be released on Dec. 6, Union Pacific demonstrates a fundamental understanding of the emotional weight that comes from a few core instruments and harmonies, or a wellplaced guitar lick instead of a solo. Even in the ways that it’s different, however, the band never loses its accessibility. “The band is not off the walls,” said bassist/ singer Prabjit Virdee, “But we’re still doing our own thing. It’s energetic.” The single “Welcome and Learn Love,” soon to be released on music networking site



IF YOU GO Union Pacific plays La Cocina on Dec. 6. 21+, show starts at 10 p.m. Bandcamp, will not only be Union Pacific’s first widespread release, but also marks a year of investment in the project. Vito describes the inception of Union Pacific as “wanting a band, which quickly turned into a jam session.” After finally settling on a lineup, the band played its first gig in February at downtown’s La Cocina, which is also the location of it’s upcoming show on Dec. 6. Although its members are hard-pressed to name other bands who might sound like theirs, Union Pacific has maintained a presence in the local scene after being inspired by the wealth of new Tucson music. “When we play shows, we are playing with all of these different types of sounds,” said Virdee. “Our friends who are in bands sound totally different, so we’re not playing with


bands that necessarily sound like us, but it all comes together nicely.” “Learn Love” aptly demonstrates the strengths of the band’s sound despite the complications with recording. “It can be difficult to capture the live sound on record because you don’t always have that same energy in the studio,” Virdee noted. However, the result, recorded with local producer Jake Renaud, hardly betrays its studio origins. The song’s excitable drumming and acoustic strumming feels every bit as cathartic as their live shows, and Vito’s guitar tone exudes the kind of wintery cool that Tucsonans find themselves encountering this time of year. All this commotion is making it an exciting time for Union Pacific, which is finding itself confronted with the prospect of follow-up recordings and the exposure to a whole new wave of listeners. Yet Vito’s take on pop songwriting ensures the band won’t be out of ideas anytime soon. “Going into the band, I just wanted to play the kind of stuff I wanted to hear,” Vito said. It’s Union Pacific’s willingness to try new things and march to its own drum that makes it arguably one of the most important new bands in town. No one is doing what Zito and co. are doing, and certainly no one’s doing it better.






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Nov. 30, 2012  

In this issue of Wildcat Weekend, the Daily Wildcat presents UA President Ann Weaver Hart's inauguration: Hart balances family life with wor...

Nov. 30, 2012  

In this issue of Wildcat Weekend, the Daily Wildcat presents UA President Ann Weaver Hart's inauguration: Hart balances family life with wor...