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Old Main is back Renovated venerable landmark remains front and center on campus
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Contents Over the MOOn 10 Flandrau Planetarium excited to show off its brand-new digital projection system. MarchinG WildcatS 17 UA football fans get lucky when the Pride of Arizona takes the field at halftime.
Old Main lOOKinG GOOd 24 The UA's first and most beloved building had some work done and is now back in business.
SPecial cOllectiOnS 29 Fall exhibits at UA Libraries include a first look at new research documenting life in the borderlands. GOin' With the FlOW 36 Tucson's new streetcar links the Wildcat Nation to funky-as-ever Fourth Avenue, a resurgent downtown and an emerging mercado. hOMecOMinG at 100 45 A campus tradition, born in 1914, still burns bright. Wildcats will come home this year Nov. 6-8.
Arizona Health Sciences 47 Campus Map
Confluencenter 41 Dance
UA Visitor Guide The University of Arizona Visitor Guide is published twice a year by Arizona Student Media in the Division of Student Affairs. Its purpose is to provide useful information about the UA for visitors to our dynamic community. wc.arizona.edu/ads/visitorguide
Copies of the UA Visitor Guide are available at many locations on and off campus, including the UA Visitor Center, the Information Desk in the Student Union Memorial Center and the UA Main Library.
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tours are led by UA students and offered to prospective students and their parents by the Office of Admissions. The tours showcase Old Main, Student Union Memorial Center, Student Recreation Center and Main Library. Tours are offered weekday mornings and afternoons, and Saturday mornings during the fall and spring semesters. Call 520-621-3641 for more information. Prospective students can register online at admissions. arizona.edu/visit
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During the fall and spring semesters, a variety of free, guided tours are available to the public through the UA Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For information about tours or for a current tour schedule, visit arizona.edu/parents-visitors, call 520-621-5130 or email email@example.com The Visitor Center also offers free Middle School tours to 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes. Information about the tours and scheduling can be found at externalrelations.arizona.edu/community_visitor.cfm
campus arboretum Join the Campus Arboretum tree tours and find out what we’ve learned from more than 125 years of growing in the desert. Explore the living heritage of the University of Arizona and discover some of the oldest, largest and most rare tree and cactus species in the state. Learn how the campus has fulfilled the UA Land Grant’s Mission with the Arboretum History tour, see Trees from Around the World or learn
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about Sonoran Native Trees suited to your own backyard! You’re sure to find something educational and inspiring with each visit! See our website to view the schedule of docent-guided tours, or to print a self-guided tour booklet, or “like” us on Facebook to stay informed of upcoming tours and events.
arizona State Museum Visitors can explore the museum on their own or participate in guided tours. Docent-led tours through the museum’s exhibits highlight the indigenous cultures of Arizona and northern Mexico (afternoons OctoberApril, or by special appointment, free with admission). Curator guided tours give small adult groups a behind-thescenes look into labs and collections areas (advanced reservations required, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $20 per person). For more information, contact Darlene Lizarraga at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu or 626-8381.
Steward Observatory Mirror lab tours offer a behindthe-scenes look at the cutting-edge technology and revolutionary processes involved in making the next generation of premier giant telescope mirrors — from constructing the mold, to casting, to polishing, to delivering the finished product on a mountaintop, to viewing the universe. Tours to this world-renowned facility are conducted Monday-Friday, with advanced reservations required. Participants must be 7 or older. Admission is $15 per person, $8 for students. Call 520-626-8792 or visit mirrorlab.as.arizona.edu
The Visitor Center
Make the UA Visitor Center your first stop when exploring campus and learn about the UA’s attractions, top-ranked programs and talented community of scholars and students. The Visitor Center offers UA and community publications, public Wi-Fi, information about campus performances, tour information, parking, and more. The UA Visitor Center is located at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and University Boulevard and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed weekends and UA holidays. For more information, call 520-621-5130, or visit arizona.edu/parents-visitors
Getting To and Around Campus From tucson international airport Exit airport northbound on Tucson Boulevard. Turn left at Valencia Road, the first traffic signal. Take Valencia one block to the light at Campbell Avenue. Turn right onto Campbell, following the street through a midway name change to Kino Parkway. At Sixth Street, Kino will become Campbell again. You will see UA at the northwest corner of the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Sixth Street.
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From interstate 10 Visitors approaching Tucson on I-10 should exit at Speedway Boulevard (Exit 257). Turn east onto Speedway. The university will be on the right after Euclid Avenue.
Parking on campus See the campus map (p. 26-27) for visitor parking garages. Parking in the Highland Avenue, Main Gate, Second Street, Park Avenue, Sixth Street, Cherry Avenue and Tyndall Avenue garages is on a space-available basis, 7 a.m.-12 a.m. For more information, visit parking.arizona.edu/visitors
visitor Garage daily rates Second Street garage:
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before 5 p.m. $2 per hr.; $10 maximum. After 5 p.m. $2 first hour, $1 each additional hour; maximum $5. All other campus garages: before 5 p.m. $1 per half hour for the first two hours; $1 each additional hour, maximum $8. After 5 p.m. $1 per hour; maximum $4. Garages are free on weekends, pending special event parking restrictions.
cattran Shuttle A free campus shuttle. For maps and schedules, visit parking. arizona.edu
tucson Modern Streetcar See campus map (p. 26-27) for campus route. www. tucsonstreetcar.info
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The Center for Creative Photography is the largest institution in the world devoted to documenting the history of North American photography. Here, researchers can survey the complete archives of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Frederick Sommer, W. Eugene Smith, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Garry Winogrand, and other great photographers of the modern era. The Center’s 5,000 square-foot gallery hosts an ongoing stream of original exhibitions that travel to venues around the world (see listings, page 33). To accompany its exhibitions and share knowledge about the medium of photography, The Center offers lectures, tours, and many other educational opportunities. It also publishes exhibition catalogues and books on the history of photography, its theory, criticism, and practice.
Experience the enduring cultures of Arizona, the American Southwest, and northern Mexico at Arizona State Museum through dynamic exhibits, engaging programs, and an educational museum store. ASM is the region’s oldest and largest anthropology museum (est. in 1893), home of the world’s largest collections of Southwest Indian pottery and American Indian basketry, and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Gallery open Saturday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. during exhibitions. Closed major holidays. admission Free Parking Park Avenue Garage, pedestrian underpass gives direct access. Parking directly behind center (off Second Street) is free on weekends, and weekdays after 5 p.m. contact 520-621-7968, www.creativephotography.org location UA Fine Arts Complex, 1030 N. Olive Road
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Current Exhibitions: From Above: Images of a Storied Land Through September 20, 2014 Aerial photographs by Adriel Heisey give us fresh perspectives on historical landscapes and archaeological sites across the region. Curtis Reframed: The Arizona Portfolios Through July 31, 2015 This exhibit explores Edward S. Curtis’s work in Arizona from 1903 to 1928, featuring photogravures and narratives from his life’s work, The North American Indian. Regarding Curtis: Contemporary Indian Artists Respond to the Imagery of Edward S. Curtis October 18, 2014 – March 31, 2015 Contemporary American Indian artists to respond, through their own work, to the early 20th century images of Edward S. Curtis. Ongoing Exhibitions: The Pottery Project. Approx. 500 examples illustrate 2,000 years of pottery making traditions in the American Southwest.
Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest. Explore the origins, histories, and contemporary lifeways of ten Native American culture groups. hours Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed Sundays ARIZONA and federal and STATE MUSEUM state holidays. admission $5; free for members, ARIZONA CatCard holders, STATE students and youth MUSEUM CENTENNIAL HALL SOUTH under 18. location 1013 E. University Blvd., east of Park Avenue and northeast of UA’s main gate. Parking Covered parking for a small fee at the Main Gate and Tyndall Avenue garages; free parking on Saturdays. contact 520-621-6302, statemuseum.arizona.edu
ua Museum of art A premier showcase for world class art, the UA Museum of Art (UAMA) collects and exhibits artworks representing many of the principal cultures and periods of world history. With a collection of over
MUSEUMS by internationally renowned artists and contemporary paintings that represent the cutting-edge styles of our own time. Of Dust and Rainbows: Selections from the Prentiss Taylor Gift October 18, 2014 – February 1, 2015 A master printmaker himself, Of Dust and Rainbows includes some of the most famous works by Prentiss Taylor in addition to prints by other esteemed artists like Jacques Callot, Hendrik Goltzius, and Isabel Bishop. Auspicious Images: Japanese Prints from the Permanent Collection November 15, 2014 – March 15, 2015 Nineteenth-century Japanese prints of landscapes, Kabuki actors, and city scenes have enchanted viewers from the past to the present. This exhibition will feature prints by esteemed Japanese printmakers like Hiroshige, as well as examples of modern and contemporary art that share a similar aesthetic.
the Samuel h. Kress Gallery Ernesto Samoza photo 6,000 objects spanning seven centuries, the UAMA features works of renowned artists including Rembrandt, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mark Rothko, and Edward Hopper. Throughout the year, rotating exhibitions and engaging programs provide an enjoyable experience for visitors of all ages. Educational programming includes lectures, demonstrations, tours and artist talks. Current Exhibits: Remember Me: Portraits from the Permanent Collection September 6, 2014 – March 29, 2015 This exhibition highlights portraits that have been donated or purchased by the museum. Ranging in date from the 16th to the 20th centuries, these works not only
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reveal the importance that portraits have held throughout time, but also pose questions about one’s legacy and the truthfulness of a likeness. American Landscapes: Selections from the Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Kingan Gift September 6, 2014 – February 1, 2015 American Landscapes includes views of the American environment as seen through the eyes of late 19th and early 20th century artists such as George Inness, Ernest Lawson, and Birge Harrison. A Continuing Legacy: Museum Purchases Part II October 4, 2014 – January 4, 2015 This exhibition showcases museum purchases of significant Modern works
hours Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends noon-4 p.m. admission $5; free for UAMA members, students, children under 18 MUSEUM ART OF ART location SE corner DRAMA of Park Avenue and Speedway, facing into MUSIC campus Parking Park Avenue Garage; free parking on weekends contact 520-621-7567, www.artmuseum. arizona.edu
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Jim click hall of champions Discover the heritage and traditions of Arizona Athletics. Visitors learn about their favorite Wildcats, view the men’s basketball national championship trophy, see which Wildcats were Olympians and more.
Flandrau Science center & Planetarium/ ua Mineral Museum This science center explores our universe from earth to space and everything inbetween, bringing science alive for young and life-long learners alike. Changing exhibits through the year focus on biology,
mathematics, geology, astronomy and more, weaving in groundbreaking UA research and revealing the world of science careers for budding scientists. Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium also offers southern Arizona’s only planetarium – with an all new digital projection system which allows visitors to launch from the Earth and fly through the solar system to visit planets, moons, asteroids
hours Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday noon–5 p.m. Pac-12 basketball game days: Hall closes two hours before game, reopens 15 minutes into start of first half and closes at start of second half. McKALE MEMORIAL Football game CENTER days: Hall opens six hours before kick-off; closes one hour before kick. admission Free location North side of McKale Memorial Center, 1721 E. Enke Drive Parking Cherry Avenue Garage is free on weekends, except during special events. contact 520-621-2331, arizonawildcats.com
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MUSEUMS or spacecraft, and then zoom all the way to the edge of the known universe. A variety of changing shows will explore all kinds of fascinating science, from dinosaurs to hurricanes, in vivid high definition 360º imagery. On the lower level, The UA Mineral Museum houses one of the top-five gem and mineral collections of the world. With a core collection dating back to 1892, the Mineral Museum now holds more than 26,000 specimens.
ritorial days. Explore the life of Geronimo, an underground copper mine, the Arizona Centennial Quilt, and much more! Plan your next event including banquets and weddings at our museum through our facility rental program. Visit our website to learn about upcoming community events and public programs hosted by the Arizona Historical Society.
For the most up-to-date information on planetarium shows and featured exhibits, including times and ticket prices, visit flandrau.org location Corner of Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard Parking Cherry Avenue Garage. STEWARD OBSERVATORY Free street and surface lot parking on weekends FLANDRAU (game days excluded). UA MALL UA MALL contact 520-6214516; flandrau.org; facebook.com/FlandrauScienceCenter; twitter.com/FlandrauAZ
the arizona history Museum Discover Southern Arizona’s rich history with vibrant exhibits depicting events from Spanish Colonial times through ter-
hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed major holidays. admission $5 adults; ARIZONA $4 seniors HISTORICAL SOCIETY 60+ and students 12–18; free for members and children 11 and younger. 2 for 1 Tuesdays: Two admissions for the price of one on every first Tuesday of the month. location 949 E. Second St., between Park and Tyndall avenues Parking Main Gate Parking Garage. Free with museum validation in the Arizona Historical Society section. contact 520-628-5774, ArizonaHistoricalSociety.org
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Planetarium Upgrade A GIANT LEAP FOR FLANDRAU
By M. Scot Skinner Flandrau Planetarium has been showing us the stars since it opened on campus in 1975. But the moon looms large in a fascinating new film about the University of Arizona’s pivotal place in the 1960s space race. “Desert Moon,” which will be shown in the planetarium’s domed theater through December, centers on the pioneering work of Gerard Kuiper, a demanding genius who established the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the UA in 1960. The Dutch-born astronomer came to Tucson from the University of Chicago, bringing with him several of his top students and staffers. Together they published the Consolidated Lunar Atlas, a compilation of the best images of the moon’s nearside. Kuiper and his team were instrumental in the effort to put a man on the moon. They identified landing sites for NASA and talked with astronauts about what conditions to expect on the lunar surface. Directed by UA journalism grad Jason Davis, “Desert Moon” zeroes in on the Ranger missions that laid the groundwork for the Apollo program.
Digital projection system and 'Desert Moon' documentary making their debut under the dome this fall Kuiper was principal investigator for the Ranger missions, the first six of which failed. But everything worked perfectly for Ranger 7, which sent back more than 4,000 photos of the lunar surface. Ranger took the pictures, a thousand times better than those taken from the Earth, during its last 17 minutes. It crash-landed, as intended, on July 31, 1964. That moment 50 years ago was a turning point in the American effort to land a man on the moon. Ranger 7, in fact, was the space program’s first unequivocal success after 13 consecutive failures. The narrator of “Desert Moon” is Capt. Mark Kelly, an astronaut who served on four Space Shuttle missions, the last two as commander. Kelly and his wife, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, saw “Desert Moon” at its Flandrau premiere over the summer, said Bill Plant, Flandrau’s director of exhibits. “Capt. Kelly, who was seeing it for the first time, said afterward that he was really impressed with how it came out,” he said. Left: “desert Moon” director Jason davis with narrator capt. Mark Kelly at the Flandrau Science center & Planetarium. Background: Mars surface and selfie taken by naSa's curiosity rover. Top Right: Jupiter Photos courtesy Flandrau Planetarium
The 35-minute “Desert Moon” film is not a fulldome experience, Plant says. “But our planetarium operators will be able to fly the audience on their own trip to the moon after the film using a brand new digital projection system.” More impressive, visually speaking, will be shows designed to take advantage of Flandrau’s new state-of-the-art digital system. Installed over the summer, it’s a major upgrade from the decades-old Minolta star-projection system. The old system was an analog relic. But the new system will immerse the audience in high-resolution fulldome imagery and fly them through the cosmos. “Starting Sept. 5, we’ll be able to explore in greater detail all kinds of cool science from dinosaurs to hurricanes,” Plant says.
“With this system, we can bring up the current night sky, for example, and if Mars is up there, the visitor will be able to fly to Mars, visit its moons and then zoom down to the surface and see where the Curiosity rover is conducting its investigation of the Martian climate and geology.” The upgraded system uses two projectors powered by advanced computers and software to stitch together crisp imagery that covers the entire planetarium dome. “We can’t wait to show visitors what it can do,” Plant said. “I think audiences are going to be amazed by the experience. It will excite the imagination with 360-degree dynamic visualizations of science, from the inner workings of a human cell to the vast reaches of the universe and everywhere in between.”
The upgrade is the first phase for Flandrau, which is raising money for phase two: More comfortable seating, installed in a more effective configuration and some other architectural improvements. When that’s done, the planetarium’s transformation into a cutting-edge science-exploration theater will be complete, Plant said. And it’s going to sound better than ever as well, he added. “That’s thanks to a new 5.1 audio system that will make our planetarium and laser music shows even more amazing.” The trippy extravaganzas returned to Flandrau in 2010 after a 10-year absence. The planetarium’s library of about 20 laser shows includes one that’s inspired by the moon. The dark side of it anyway.
IF YOU GO Where: Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium 1601 E. University Blvd. Information: For the most up-to-date information about planetarium shows, including times and ticket prices, go to flandrau.org
DID YOU KNOW? Gerard Kuiper, often called the father of planetary science, is the founder of the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. the Kuiper Belt, a ring of icy objects beyond Neptune’s orbit that includes Pluto, was named in his honor. New Horizons, the first mission to the region, will reach Pluto next year.
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Jay Leno due at Centennial Hall Oct. 25 Jay Leno started doing stand-up comedy in the 1970s and he never stopped, not even during his 22-year run as host of “The Tonight Show.” “I’ve always been a stand-up comedian who had a day job on television,” he has often said. But after his final “Tonight Show” aired on Feb. 6, Leno has had even more time to travel the world, step-
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ping into the spotlight and telling jokes night after night. He’ll be in Tucson Oct. 25 to do his thing at Centennial Hall. The 8 p.m. performance is the season opener for UApresents. Tickets range in price from $41 to $96, with discounts available. For tickets, call 621-3341 or go to uapresents.org.
ticket Office hours Monday–Friday 10 a.m.– 6 p.m., Saturday noon–5 p.m., Sunday noon–4 p.m. and two hours before every performance. Admission Varies ua locations Centennial Hall, CENTENNIAL HALL unless otherwise noted. Crowder Hall (Music Building); Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. See Campus map, p. 28-29. For off-campus locations, see sidebar. Parking (UA) Tyndall Avenue Garage contact 520-621-3341, uapresents.org
ThURSDAy–SUNDAy, OcTObER 23–26 & OcTObER 30–NOVEmbER 2 UA Dance “Premium Blend” Thursdays– Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 1:30 p.m. Stevie Eller Dance Theatre This year’s Premium Blend will feature a new ballet by James Clouser and fresh choreography by the award-winning faculty in the School of Dance. As the centerpiece, the UA Dance Ensemble presents Ben Stevenson’s masterwork, Four Last Songs, set to Richard Strauss’ poignant, haunting songs of farewell. Hailed by The New York Times as “exquisite,” the piece has been performed by prestigious dance companies around the world. Tickets: $36 SATURDAy, OcTObER 25 Jay Leno 8 p.m. Centennial Hall Named America’s Favorite TV Personality in the 2009 Harris Poll, Jay Leno has also been touted as one of the nicest people in show business. After 22 years as host, he left NBC’s Tonight Show at the top of the ratings to more actively pursue stand-up comedy, a career he began as a student at Boston’s Emerson College in the 1970s. Tickets $105, $90, $75, $60, $40 SUNDAy, OcTObER 26 An evening with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly 7 p.m. Centennial Hall A former Congresswoman—whose
popularity knows no party lines—and an astronaut. Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly inspire others to be their best while remaining true to core values. Their memoir has topped multiple best-seller lists. Together these American heroes discuss transforming a personal tragedy into an endeavor to succeed. Tickets: $50, $40, $30 TUESDAy–ThURSDAy, NOVEmbER 11-13 Jessica Lang Dance 7:30 p.m., Stevie Eller Dance Theatre Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Jessica Lang seamlessly incorporates striking set and costume pieces and transforms classical ballet language into contemporary works. With more than 75 works to her credit for some of the most prestigious dance companies in the world, Jessica Lang is a rising star. Tickets: $60 SATURDAy, NOVEmbER 15 A Conversation with Alec Baldwin 8 p.m., Centennial Hall Spend an evening with one of the most interesting men in America. Alec Baldwin’s career has been one of constant reinvention: from soap opera heartthrob to big screen star, prolific stage actor, award-winning TV comic, author and columnist, political activist, and advocate for the arts. In all of this, Baldwin declares that his favorite job is that of radio announcer for the New York Philharmonic – a position he has held since 2008. Tickets: $90, $80, $70, $60, $40 ThURSDAy–SUNDAy, NOVEmbER 20–23 Aquila Theatre Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre Shakespeare’s The Tempest Thursday–Friday, 7:30 p.m. Wuthering Heights Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Appearing for the first time in Tucson, Aquila Theatre brings classics to the intimate, 400-seat Proscenium Theatre. This season the company lends its
than just ‘cubano, cubano.’ “We add folkloric rhythms from Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil and give each song a cosmopolitan, world-music touch. And of course we add a grain of American music.” Percussionist Martinez is joined by a pianist, bassist, and second percussionist to play “complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-NewWorld funk.” Tickets: $45, $35 dynamic physical approach to two of the most famous works of world literature: The Tempest, Shakespeare’s magical tale of forgiveness and enlightenment, and Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte’s story of all-consuming passion. Tickets: $45 FRIDAy, DEcEmbER 5 A Sondheim Evening 8 p.m., Crowder Hall He has gone from cult figure to national icon. His melodies, which have been labeled “unhummable,” get under your skin and linger for days. He is perhaps the greatest English language lyricist of any age. Every brilliant lyric and crystalline melody will be audible in Crowder Hall when Ted Sperling, one of Broadway’s most in-demand music directors, is joined at the piano by two of Broadway’s freshest singers. Spend an evening with “the greatest living American composer after Copland.” Tickets: $50, $40 SATURDAy, DEcEmbER 6 DakhaBrakha 8 p.m., Rialto Theatre From the world’s revolutionary hot spot! Their music has been called “subversive Ukrainian punk-folk.” The musicians themselves call it “ethno-chaos” – a reference to both their aesthetic eclecticism and their creative process. An assortment of drums, cello, piano, accordions and zgaleyka pipes create a richly-textured foundation for close vocal harmonies as traditional Ukrainian melodies meet punk rhythms. Tickets: $35, $20 ThURSDAy–SATURDAy, DEcEmbER 11-13 Pedrito Martinez Club Congress, 4 Performances Although their music is rooted in Cuba, bandleader Pedrito Martinez clarifies that their sound is more
SATURDAy, DEcEmbER 27 Mannheim Steamroller 4 p.m., Centennial Hall The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Join us for the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an American holiday tradition that combines beloved music with dazzling multimedia effects. Tickets: $100, $80, $60, $40
UApresents Fall 2014 off-campus venues CLUB CONGRESS 311 E. Congress St., (520) 622-8848, hotelcongress.com Inside the historic landmark Hotel Congress, Club Congress is the center of downtown nightlife.
RIALTO THEATRE 318 E. Congress St., (520) 740-1000, rialtotheatre.com The Rialto was originally a vaudeville venue— dance, comedy, and singing. Now audiences do the dancing—the theater floor is general admission, standing room only. Those who prefer to sit can purchase a ticket for the balcony.
PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS PROSCENIUM THEATRE West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd., (520) 206-6986, pima.edu This 425-seat theater, acclaimed for perfect acoustics and terrific sight lines, is located on the Pima Community College West Campus, just east of Greasewood Road in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. Drive west on St Mary’s Rd. which becomes Anklam Rd. Free parking.
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EXPLORING THE UA MALL 6. integrated learning center:
1. Old Main
In order to preserve the artistic and historic nature of the UA Mall while setting the ILC in the academic heart of the University, an innovative idea was hatched: place the Integrated Learning Center underground. Located directly beneath the UA Mall, this subterranean facility houses classes, faculty offices and a 24-hour computer lab.
The UA’s first building, which opened in 1891, has been recently renovated to house the President's office and a variety of student admissions services. Campus tours begin here.
2. centennial hall The Auditorium, as it was originally called, was built in 1936. It’s the home of UApresents, which offers a wide variety of performances each year, including Broadway shows, modern dance, stand-up comedy and concerts.
10. henry Koffler Building Built in 1992, this chemistry-andbiology building is one of the newer classroom buildings on campus. Among its distinctions is the “25 Scientists” sculpture on its north side.
11. robert l. nugent Building This 1937 building was originally the UA Administration Building. Today it houses the Dean of Students Offices and various multicultural student centers.
7. Flandrau Science center & Planetarium
12. herring hall
Flandrau got its start with a 1972 bequest from the estate of Grace H. Flandrau, a noted author and frequent winter visitor to Tucson. It opened its doors in 1975. Flandrau offers handson science exhibits, mineral collections and planetarium light shows.
3. arizona State Museum Established in 1893 by the Arizona Territorial Legislature, ASM is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest. It’s also one of the oldest research units on the campus.
This little charmer with the four Doric columns out front is the second-oldest building on campus. It opened in 1903 as a gymnasium. Today it’s home base for the Campus Arboretum.
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4. Student union Memorial center This main hub of campus houses a large array of student services. The Union's design and some of its décor pays tribute to the U.S.S. Arizona, sunk at Pearl Harbor in 1941. ua BookStores offers some 75,000 titles, leather chairs, a Starbucks, a cosmetics counter and UA-themed clothing.
5. administration Building Constructed in 1966, the building houses many business, financial services and administrative offices.
8. Main library Built in 1976, the library today has more than 7 million volumes and state-of-the-art technology, making it one of the top-ranked university libraries. It is open to the public.
9. Bear down Gym Built in 1926, Bear Down was originally the men’s gym. It was used as barracks for cadets attending U.S. Naval Training School during World War II. The gym currently houses the Center for Exploratory Students and the Think Tank.
If you have time, and remembered your hat and sunscreen, take a stroll off the Mall heading toward Campbell Avenue and visit the McKale Memorial center, then south to the arizona Stadium and the campus recreation center on Sixth Street. For those interested in using the downloadable app—Arizona Mobile— to get around campus, self-guided tours on your smartphone will take visitors to landmarks around campus, including historic buildings and public art.
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School of Music Box Office hours Monday-Friday 12 p.m.– 4 p.m. and one hour prior to performance admission Many concerts are free. Others are priced from $5 to $30, with discounts for students, seniors 55 and over and UA employees location Fine Arts Complex, southeast of Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue, unless otherwise noted Parking Park Avenue Garage ART contact 621-2998, DRAMA 621-1162 (box MARRONEY THEATRE office), www.music. arizona.edu; MUSIC tickets.arizona.edu
TUESDAy, SEPTEmbER 16 Faculty Artists Sara Fraker, oboe; Tannis Gibson, piano; Theodore Buchholz, cello 7 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $10, $7, $5 WEDNESDAy, SEPTEmbER 24 Faculty Artists Matt Tropman, tuba & euphonium; Michael Dauphinais, piano 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, $7, $5 SATURDAy, SEPTEmbER 27 Arizona Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, $7, $5 SUNDAy, SEPTEmbER 28 Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ Series – Faythe Freese: works by Bach, Guilmant, Hakim, and Decker 2:30 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $10, $7, $5 mONDAy, SEPTEmbER 29 Guest Artist Morris Palter, percussion 7 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, Free WEDNESDAy, OcTObER 1 Philip Alejo, double bass; John Milbauer, piano; Lauren Roth, violin; Raphael Lizama, viola; Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet
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Sara Fraker, oboe 7 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $10, $7, $5 TUESDAy, OcTObER 7 UA Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, $7, $5 WEDNESDAy, OcTObER 8 UA Studio Jazz Ensemble 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, $7, $5 FRIDAy, OcTObER 10 UA Philharmonic Orchestra 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $5 TUESDAy, OcTObER 14 “Barrio Bones” Moisés Paiewonsky, trombone, Faculty 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, $7, $5 FRIDAy-SUNDAy, OcTObER 17, 18, 19 Latin American Music + Festival: VillaLobos, Ginastera, Chávez, Revueltas Festival Directors: Daniel Asia and Odaline de la Martinez. Symposium, Concerts, Film www.music.arizona.edu
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mONDAy, OcTObER 20 Guest Artist Mary Karen Clardy, flute 7 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $10, $7, $5 WEDNESDAy, OcTObER 22 “In Arcadia” The Rodriguez & Keepe Duo; Michael Keepe, saxophones; Allen Rodriguez, piano; Faculty, Alumni, Guest artists 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, $7, $5 SUNDAy, OcTObER 26 UA Chamber Winds with Pamela Decker, organ performing Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 7, Op. 46/2. Ensemble, Faculty 7 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $Free TUESDAy, OcTObER 28 “J.S. Bach and the Human Spirit” Faculty artist John Milbauer, piano 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, $7,$ 5 FRIDAy, OcTObER 31–FRIDAy, NOVEmbER 7 Sixth International Tucson Guitar Festival Concerts, Master Classes, Competition. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. edu, 621-1157 Tickets: www.tucsonguitarsociety.org. Co-sponsored by the Tucson Guitar Society Festival highlights: Friday, October 31 Guest, Alumnus Matt Palmer, guitar 7 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $25, $10 6:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk with composer Olga Amelkina-Vera: Sunday, November 2 Beeston Guitar Competition Finals 2:30 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $5 Post-concert reception hosted by the School of Music Advisory Board honoring Life Members for all their years of service to the School of Music Thursday, November 6 Pavel Steidl, guitar 7 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $25, $15 Continued on page 20
Pride of Arizona
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By M. Scot Skinner The University of Arizona’s marching band provided the halftime entertainment for the first Super Bowl. More than 50 million people watched the game, which was broadcast simultaneously on two networks, NBC and CBS. A video of the band’s crisp and patriotic 18-minute show, which looks precisely how you would imagine a 1967 video to look, was posted on YouTube not long ago. Band members, joined at one point by the Grambling State University band, arranged themselves into a map of the United States and also the Liberty Bell, which drew an ovation from the crowd when the famous crack materialized. Today, nearly 50 years later, the UA’s marching band remains one of the nation’s most distinguished. In 2009 the College Band Directors National Association named it among the Top 5 in the country.
Football’s halftime is primetime for all marching bands, but not too many have starred in the biggest halftime show of them all. Since Dec. 9, 1902, the sight, sound and showmanship of the band has been an integral part of the UA football experience. Over the years, it has also performed at bowl games and in all kinds of festivals and national events, including the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter. Known as the Pride of Arizona since the early 1980s, the band bills itself as the World’s First Alternative Music Marching Band.
“That’s been our brand, our shtick if you will, for the last 20 years or so,” says Alli Howard, who was named the interim band director following the recent resignation of Jay C. Rees. Rees, whose nearly two-decade tenure as band director is second only to Jack Lee’s 28 years at the helm, announced over the summer that he was leaving the Wildcat Nation to become the band director at the University of Miami. “Jay was headhunted hardcore by Miami, which tells you something about how much he was able to accomplish at the UA,” says Howard. “Under his leadership, the Pride of Arizona maintained a national profile.” Howard also goes way back with the band. During her freshman year at the UA in 1995, which coincided with Rees’ first year as band director, she played alto sax. During her junior and senior years, she served Continued on page 19 UA VISITOR GUIDE FALL/WINTER 2014
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Pride of Arizona as drum major. Howard, who also earned a master’s degree at the UA, spent about eight years as a band director at two Southern Arizona high schools (Sunnyside and Rio Rico). She returned to the UA two years ago and last year served as the associate director of athletic bands. The Pride’s main stadium show this fall will feature the music of Daft Punk, including the smash “Get Lucky” and other songs from the French duo’s Grammy Awardwinning “Random Access Memories” album. Previous seasons have featured innovative and groove-intensive arrangements by Rees of hits by Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Looking forward, Howard says she’s most excited about UA Band Day on Oct. 25, which will bring to
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campus upwards of 40 high school bands from throughout Arizona and New Mexico. “I love watching the high school students react to performing in Arizona Stadium, which has the best acoustics of any stadium in the state, and to the Pride of Arizona’s performance,” she says. “Our kids, who take seriously their unofficial jobs as recruiters, leave everything on the field that day.” Marching band is a course offered through the School of Music. It’s not limited to music majors, and any student may join. The approximately 250 members participate in “classroom” time on the practice field and devote additional hours before, during and after each home football game. She says the course is taken largely for the honor and pleasure of playing before tens of thousands of people each week.
Former bandleader Jack Lee wrote the music and lyrics for “Bear Down Arizona,” which became the school’s fight song. He composed it in 1952 on a flight back to the Midwest after the interview that landed him the bandleader job.
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Friday, November 7 Duo Assad: Sérgio & Odair Assad, Grammy-winning guitar duo 7 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $30, $25, $15 Sunday, November 2 University Community Chorus & Orchestra 3 p.m., Crowder Hall, $12, $6 Monday, November 3 Arizona Wind Quintet Faculty artists Brian Luce, flute; Sara Fraker, oboe; Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet; William Dietz, bassoon; Daniel Katzen, horn with Rex Woods, piano performing Mozart’s Quintet in E-flat major, K.452 7 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $10, $7, $5 Sunday, November 9 Collegium Musicum, early music ensemble 2:30, Holsclaw Hall, $5 Friday–Sunday, November 14–16 UA Opera Theater with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra “An Evening of Intermezzi” Gluck: L’Ivrogne corrigé (The Reformed Drunkard); Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario); Haydn: La canterina (The Songstress or The Diva) Friday–Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m., Crowder Hall, $20, $15, $10 Friday, November 21 Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet Elsa Kate Nichols, flute; Rachel Kamradt, oboe; Natalie Groom, clarinet; Michael
Mesner, horn; Matthew Kowalczyk, bassoon, with Chien I Yang, piano 7 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, Free Monday, November 24 UA Studio Jazz Ensemble 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, $7, $5 Tuesday, December 2 An Evening of Opera Scenes 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, $7, $5 Thursday, December 4 UA Wind Ensemble with Tannis Gibson, piano performing Tyler Harrison’s Concerto for Piano and Winds 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, $7, $5 Sunday, December 7 “Holiday Card to Tucson” Arizona Choir; UA Symphonic Choir; University Community Chorus; Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus; Tucson Girls Chorus 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine Cathedral 192 S. Stone Avenue uofaholidaycard.com Sunday, December 7 William Wolfe Guitar Award Recital Student Competition 2:30 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $5 Sunday, December 7 UA Steel Bands 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $5 Tuesday, December 9 UA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $5 Wednesday, December 10 UA Philharmonic Orchestra 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $5
arizona repertory theatre Box Office Hours Monday–Friday 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. and one hour before showtime, Marroney Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road Admission Varies Location Tornabene, ART Marroney DRAMA DRAM A MARRONEY Theatres, Tornabene To rnabene THEATRE THEATRE Theatre Theatr southeast corner of Park and MUSIC Speedway Parking Park Avenue Garage, northeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard Contact 621-1162, theatre.arizona.edu
SEPTEmbER 21– OcTObER 12 Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig Marroney Theatre Winner of three Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and nominated for an Olivier for Best Comedy of the
Year, this musical farce is a side-splitting pleaser. Previews: Sunday, Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday Sept. 24-27, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday Oct. 2-4, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday Oct. 4-5, 1:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday Oct. 10-11, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m. Pre-Show Discussion: Sunday, Sept. 21, 12:45 p.m.; Post Show Discussion: Sunday, Sept. 28 OcTObER 19 – NOVEmbER 9 Frankenstein Book by Victor Gialanella from the novel by Mary Shelley Tornabene Theatre Frankenstein has discovered the secret to reanimating human life – but is man meant to pierce the veil between life and death? Filled with suspense & terror, this is the perfect Halloween production. Previews: Sunday, Oct. 19, 1:30 p.m. and Monday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.;
Wednesday–Saturday, Oct. 22–25, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday, Oct. 30–Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, Nov. 1–2, 1:30 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, Nov. 7–8, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m. Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, Oct. 19, 12:45 p.m.; Post Show Discussion Sunday, Oct. 26 NOVEmbER 9 – DEcEmbER 7 The Full Monty Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek UA Marroney Theatre Funny and endearing, six unemployed steelworkers discover something that will not only change their lives financially, but will help them regain their self-esteem and enrich their bonds with those they love after they create a strip act for a local club. (Adult themes and nudity.) Previews Sunday, Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday– Saturday, Nov. 12–15, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 16 1:30 p.m.; Continued on page 22
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Studio Series Admission Free Location Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg., Rm. #116 Parking Park Avenue ART Garage, on the northeast corner DRAMA Harold Marroney of Park Avenue Theatre Dixon and Speedway Directing Studio Boulevard MUSIC Contact 621-1162, tickets.arizona.edu
The Studio Series is dedicated to supporting original and contemporary pieces of
performance through a ‘bare essentials’ production format that draws primary focus to the artistic and intellectual labor of BA Theatre students. Its communitycentered, people-generated approach to performance provides creative learning opportunities for student artists, thoughtprovoking experiences for audiences, and occasions for productive dialogue about topics relevant to student populations and the broader Tucson community. ThURSDAy–SUNDAy, OcTObER 9–12 boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb Harold Dixon Directing Studio A comedy as much about the beginning of life as the end, boom puts the last woman, a journalist who hates the idea of babies, and last man, a gay marine biologist, on Earth together in an underground lab after a comet strikes. Will these two repopulate the planet? And who is this third character — a woman playing with levers and buttons? Thursday – Saturday, Oct. 9–11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m. ThURSDAy–SUNDAy, NOVEmbER 20–23 The First Celestial Adventure of Mr. Antipyrene, Fire Extinguisher, or words, words POOF!
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OcTObER 23–26 & OcTObER 30 – NOVEmbER 2 Premium Blend Featured are Unbreakable by Sam Watson and Christina Ernst; HER/HIM by Michael Williams; Twisted Tango by Amy Ernst; Five Studies in Locomotion, a new ballet by James Clouser; You Again, by Douglas Nielsen and Four Last Songs, Ben Stevenson’s masterwork. 7:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. Adult $31, Senior, Military, UA Employee $29, Student $15
DEcEmbER 4 – 7 In Focus – Student Spotlight The Student Spotlight concerts showcase student creativity through choreography and performance. 7:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. Adult $25, Senior, Military, UA Employee $23, Student $12
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WEDNESDAy, DEcEmbER 10 What's Up, Docs? Documentary film shorts by BFA and BA students time 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. location The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. cost Free time 7 p.m. UA VISITOR GUIDE FALL/WINTER 2014
Take 3: DISCOVERING UA By M. Scot Skinner
The new Old Main
The fencing that surrounded UA’s first building for the last 18 months was gone in time for the fall semester. Old Main is back in business again after a $13.5 million renovation. The iconic two-story structure opened in 1891, welcoming the university’s first students, all 32 of them. Originally known as the Main Building, its name was changed to Old Main in 1927. Built with the brutal summer heat in mind, it was sunk three feet into the ground and had thick brick walls for insulation and wide, wraparound verandas for shade. Rodney Mackey, the project’s design director, said that Tucson’s oldest building was showing its age in a variety of ways. Despite a couple of major renovations in the past, Old Main required further fortification and repair, infrastructure improvements and extensive renovations of the second floor, he said. The project is being paid for with private donations. The original metal roof and overburdened verandas were replaced. New heating and cooling systems were installed and the wooden-floor structure reinforced with steel. From the outside, Old Main looks pretty much like it did in territorial days. And while half of the interior
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has been restored to its original look, the other half has modern offices of aluminum, glass and maple. The first floor houses a variety of student services, while about half of the second floor houses the offices of Ann Weaver Hart, the UA’s 21st president, and her administrative staff. The project helps ensure that Old Main remains “the front porch of the university,” Hart has said.
New home for UA golf teams After more than a decade at Arizona National on Tucson’s northeast side, the UA golf program has a new home course this year. The men’s and women’s teams will use Sewailo Golf Club for practices and competitions at least through the end of June 2015. Sewailo is adjacent to the 215-room Casino del Sol Resort southwest of Tucson. “It’s a championship venue with amazing facilities,” says Laura Ianello, head coach of the women’s golf team. “It will help us improve our current players, while attracting high-level student-athletes from around the world.” Jim Anderson, head coach of the men’s team, is also excited about the partnership with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, which comes with a five-year renewal option. He described Sewailo as a chal-
lenging course. “It’s a very good test and will prepare us for competition throughout the season, while the practice facilities are among the very best in college golf. Having a facility to train and develop our players’ games is a critical piece of our goal to win championships.” The agreement, which comes with a five-year renewal option, allows the UA golf programs exclusive use of a separate driving range and the ability to play the course throughout the year. Sewailo Golf Club (Sewailo means “flower world” in the Yaqui language) is situated just south of the casino on land that was formerly open desert. The area looks more like an oasis now. Designed by Ty Butler and Notah Begay III, the 7,400-foot course incorporates a number of water features. Sewailo Golf Club is open to the public. Go to www.sewailogolfclub.com for more info.
Seeing stars at UA Museum of Art The UA Museum of Art is celebrating 90 years of art exhibitions on campus by diving deep into its permanent collection of some 6,000 objects. In a yearlong series of exhibits called “An Unfolding Legacy,” the museum is showing long-acknowledged favorites by the likes of Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. The museum also is showing works that get lots of loan requests by other museums, reproduction requests by various publications and research requests by scholars. The selections are organized around a variety of themes or sometimes grouped together to highlight the importance of particular donors (the museum’s entire collection was built through private donations). One hundred Poems All by One hundred Poets through (1844-45), a woodblock 2014, for print by Utagawa example, Kunisada UAMA will put on view works that pay tribute to the generosity of Edward Gallagher Jr. Here was a guy who not only donated his own impressive Modern art collection, but established an endowment that allowed UAMA to buy more than 1,300 pieces for its permanent collection. Gallagher’s impact is such that the museum had to divide the tribute into three separate shows, explained Olivia Miller, curator of exhibitions and education. For more information about the lineup of fall exhibits, see pages 6-7. The UA Museum of Art is in the Fine Arts Complex near East Speedway and North Park Avenue. It’s open daily except Mondays. Admission is $5.
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emphasis: political affairs, literature, science history, performing arts, Arizona & the Southwest, the UA and the Borderlands. The latter collection, devoted to materials that illuminate life along the U.S.-Mexico border, will see a significant expansion this fall with the launch of “The Documented Border,” an open-access digital archive. “I believe it’s going to be very thought provoking and raise further awareness of issues that are happening along the border,” said Erika Castano, an assistant librarian who is building the digital archive. A link to the archive will be posted on the Special Collections website, she said. “It will be a lasting resource for people to view and discover over time,” Castano said. “Hopefully it will
By M. Scot Skinner If you’ve ever wondered what life was like around here in the roughand-tumble days before Arizona joined the union in 1912, Special Collections has you covered. Visitors can read letters from ordinary territorial soldiers to their sweethearts and families. Or maybe you’d like to read papers related to famous, influential Tucsonans like environmentalist Edward Abbey or former congressman and presidential candidate Morris K. Udall. Anyone with photo identification is welcome to view any of the vast holdings at Special Collections. Keep in mind, however, that the materials can’t leave the reading room. “You never know what you’re going to find,” said Bob Diaz, Special Collections librarian. Special Collections, established in 1958 as part of University of Arizona Libraries, has seven main areas of
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Below, right, background: drawings by lawrence Gipe. Courtesy Special Collections, UA Libraries.
Top: “Migrantes,” a comic book created by derechos humanos in 2008 to educate migrants about the dangers of making the journey to the united States. Courtesy Special Collections, UA Libraries.
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grow with new content.” Initial contributions will include audio interviews with border reporters conducted by associate professor Celeste Gonzalez De Bustamante and Jeannine Relly, an assistant professor. Both are on the School of Journalism faculty. The researchers talked with veteran journalists about the difficulties of covering events on both sides of the 1,933-mile southern border. They also interviewed prominent human rights activists. “There is no other repository quite like this in Arizona, giving everyone a chance to gain a better understanding of the region, its peoples and its history,” said Bustamante of the archive, which will be available to everyone for free. It will launch at the same time as an exhibit of the same name at Special Collections. The “Documented Border” exhibit opens Oct. 3 and will be on view through Dec. 19. The curator is Verónica Reyes-Escudero, who serves as the Borderlands curator at Special Collections. The exhibit will also include illustrations by Lawrence Gipe, an associate professor in the School of Art. Gipe’s drawings depict “Operation Streamline” deportation proceedings. Because cameras aren’t allowed in the federal courts or detention facilities, his drawings are some of the few images available to the public.
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Other Fall Exhibits at UA Libraries “the Wilderness act: arizonans Keeping it Wild for 50 years” Special Collections Now through Sept. 26 The exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. It features materials from Special Collections, including maps, books, archival documents and photographs. It’s meant to educate visitors about the benefits and values of wilderness, “ultimately resulting in more people supporting responsible wildlands stewardship.” For more information, go to www. wilderness50th.org.
“arizona tribes at the university of arizona” Main Library Sept. 8-Dec. 19 This exhibit will provide an examination of the changing attitudes and representations of American Indian Students at the University of Arizona. It will be presented as a timeline, starting with the first American Indian students and ending with the 2013/2014 graduation rates.
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SEPTEmbER 5, OcTObER 3, NOVEmbER 7, DEcEmbER 5 Photo Friday Photo Friday is an exclusive look at the Center’s world renowned fine art photograph collection. Without frame or glass, visitors can examine each photograph’s surface, see detail otherwise obscured by protective glass, and connect with the works on an intimate level. This is an extraordinary opportunity typically enjoyed by specialists. Expect to see collection highlights as well as surprising, lesser known treasures that will help inform your knowledge of the history of photography, its techniques, and its practitioners. Selected works change each month. Continued on page 35
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STREETCAR WILL TAKE YOU THERE By M. Scot Skinner When students arrived for classes in August, they found a gleaming new streetcar waiting for them. Tucson’s long-awaited Sun Link finally started rolling at the end of July. Visitors who climb aboard at one of the campus stops will get a good look at several neighborhoods and business districts along the nearly 4-mile route. It’s not the first time a streetcar has linked the UA to downtown. But the new streetcar is the first to hit Congress Street, downtown’s resurgent main drag, since Dec. 31, 1930. That’s when Tucson’s original electric streetcar ended its 24-year run. Sun Link runs under Speedway from UA Medical Center to Second Street, then west through Main Gate Square on its way to North Fourth Avenue, downtown and Mercado San Agustin on the other side of Interstate 10. The $197 million project connects the UA’s 40,000 students to more than 150 retail businesses, 100 restaurants, 15 galleries and museums, 22 hotels and B&Bs, a half dozen the-
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aters and at least a dozen nightclubs. Public art is integrated into stops all along the route, starting with an installation at the northeast terminus on Helen Street and Warren Avenue. “Poet” is a six-foot head that’s covered in 8,000 random steel letters that look like they came from a refrigerator somewhere. At night, it’s lighted from within and glows a shimmering blue. Simon Donovan, the artist who created the striking piece with collaborator Ben Olmstead, says the head might look familiar to anyone who knows Richard Siken, a local poet of some renown. “We had his head scanned with 3-D lasers while he held his cheeks puffed out,” Donovan said. “A computerdriven saw then cut the head out of Styrofoam and made a multi-layered plaster mold.” Fresh poetry provided by the UA Poetry Center will always be streaming at the Helen Street stop and at 11 of the other platforms, he says. For all capital improvement projects, the City of Tucson and Pima County devote one percent of the budget to public art.
Leaving the giant poet’s head behind, the streetcar zips under Speedway and hangs a right on East Second Street, taking riders a few blocks to the bustling Main Gate Square, which boasts all manner of shops and eateries. Continuing west on University Boulevard the streetcar rolls through part of the charming West University neighborhood before turning left on North Fourth Avenue. The Fourth Avenue Business District is jammed with restaurants,
r Bar, in the alley next to the rialto theatre, is one of the new watering holes on the route. Courtesy C. Elliott Photos
nightspots, tattoo parlors and shops that sell everything from vintage clothing to candles to medical cannabis. There is even, get this, an honestto-goodness bookstore. According to a recent piece in Paste Magazine, Antigone Books (established in 1973) is the nation’s oldest feminist bookstore. The Fourth Avenue Street Fair is another longtime favorite for locals and visitors alike. With hundreds of arts-and-crafts booths, dozens of food vendors and at least two stages of entertainment, it draws a merry horde to the avenue twice a year. The next one is Dec. 12-14. As the streetcar leaves the funky avenue, it goes under railroad tracks that bring the Sunset Limited to a historic depot on Toole Avenue. Built in 1907 and recently restored, the depot is a destination in itself. In addition to the Amtrak station, the old depot houses shops, offices and the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum. A statue memorializes an 1882 incident on the site involving Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Congress Street is home to three theaters, each marked by a splashy neon marquee. The Rialto, the stripped-down concert venue across from the historic Hotel Congress, anchors the east end. The Fox Theatre, an Art Deco beauty that first opened its doors in 1930, is a few blocks to the west. In between is the smaller Screening Room, a downtown fixture that has hosted the annual Arizona International Film Festival since 1990. The
Get yOur ticKet tO ride Fares for the tucson Modern Streetcar are pegged to the bus fares. That means a streetcar ride costs the same as Sun Tran: $1.50 one way, or $4 for a daily pass. each Sun link stop has ticket machines. You can also buy tickets at any place that sells Sun Tran passes. All of the streetcars have roll-on access for wheelchairs and strollers. film festival isn’t going anywhere, but the 120-seat theater underwent a major upgrade over the summer. The new owners brought first-run movies back to downtown for the first time in 40 years. In addition to art galleries galore, downtown is also home to the Tucson Museum of Art. If you’d like other ideas about what to do while you’re in the Old Pueblo, stop by the Tucson Visitor Center in La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave. At the stop on Granada Avenue and Cushing Street, on the southwest corner of the Tucson Convention Center, you’ll see “Wandering Stars,” a public art piece by Tucsonans Blessing Hancock and Joe O’Connell. “A flock of triangular forms is frozen in motion at the stop,” Hancock said. Touch-sensitive points allow riders to control the colors, changing
Public art, including the interactive “Wandering Stars” (above), and “Poet” (below) is integrated into every streetcar stop.
the sculpture at will as they wait for the next streetcar. Moving on, Sun Link takes you under the freeway to the Mercado San Agustin, an inviting collection of independent eateries, bakeries and shops on West Congress Street at Avenida del Convento. The Mercado, which is still being developed, is the streetcar’s final stop (or the first stop, depending how you look at it). Here you can dine at Agustin Kitchen, buy handmade moccasins at San Agustin Trading Company, grab some coffee at Stella Java, get a facial at Estudio Piel or stock up on tortillas and doughnuts at La Estrella Bakery. The four-mile streetcar route is just the beginning, according to state Sen. Steve Farley, a member of the legislative transportation committee. Farley and others are already talking about where the streetcar will go next. Stay tuned.
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admission Free, open to the public (unless otherwise noted) location UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. (unless otherwise noted) Helen Street Parking Paid parking in SCHAEFER POETRY Highland CENTER Avenue Garage. Free parking in University parking lots Speedway Boulevard weekdays after 5 p.m. and all day weekends (except for special events). contact 520-626-3765, poetry.arizona.edu, email@example.com
ThURSDAy, SEPTEmbER 4 6 p.m. A Closer Look Book Club: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 6 p.m. Shop Talk: The Work of Craig Santos Perez
University of Arizona Creative Writing Program faculty members read from their work at this event.
ThURSDAy, SEPTEmbER 18 7 p.m. Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading: Yona Harvey and Craig Santos Perez The Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading features emerging and innovative poets.
ThURSDAy, OcTObER 9 7 p.m. Artist’s Talk by Allen Crawford: “Illuminating Whitman” Artist, illustrator, designer, and writer Allen Crawford talks about creating Whitman Illuminated a visual interpretation of Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”
SATURDAy, SEPTEmbER 20 10 a.m-1 p.m. Family Day at the Poetry Center
ThURSDAy, SEPTEmbER 11 7 p.m. The Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry: Joshua Beckman The Bagley Wright Lecture Series seeks to provide leading poets with the opportunity to explore in depth their own thinking on the subject of poetry and poetics.
SEPTEmbER 26–DEcEmbER 10 Exhibition—Lie Quietly: New Works of Karen Green Jeremy Ingalls Gallery ThURSDAy, OcTObER 2 7 p.m. Faculty Reading: Alison Hawthorne Deming and Susan Briante
TUESDAy, OcTObER 14 6 p.m. Shop Talk: The Work of Benjamin Alire Sáenz ThURSDAy, OcTObER 16 7 p.m. UA Prose Series Reading: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a poet, novelist, children’s book author, and artist. At this event, he reads from his fiction for adults. ThURSDAy, OcTObER 23 6 p.m. A Closer Look Book Club: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace ThURSDAy, OcTObER 23 7 p.m. Day of the Dead Memorial Read-
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READINGS/EVENTS ing This community-led participatory event will include an opportunity for audience members to read a poem from a poet who is no longer with us and to celebrate and remember their voice and poems.
evidence, witnessing, and poem-body alteration in the battle for accurate literacy.
SATURDAy, OcTObER 25 10 a.m-1 p.m. Family Day at the Poetry Center
ThURSDAy, NOVEmbER 13 7 p.m. Reading: Robin Robertson Robin Robertson is from the Northeast coast of Scotland. He has published five collections of poetry most recently Hill of Doors (Picador, 2013).
ThURSDAy, OcTObER 30 7 p.m. Lecture by Thomas Sayers Ellis: “We, the People, Percussively Agree: Where the Pocket Beats and Breaks Between Go-Go and Hip Hop” Go-Go means to keep going, and Rap is a form of talk. This lecture by poet and photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis charts the early history of the exchange between GoGo and Hip Hop, focusing on collaborations between the two genres of Black noise. Co-Sponsored by the UA Africana Studies Program ThURSDAy, NOVEmbER 6 7 p.m. Poetry Craft Talk by Thomas Sayers Ellis: “The Assassination of Poetry, or How I Discovered I Was Writing Cover-Story Poetics” This poetry craft talk will examine the role of both known and truth in creative writing as well explore some very interesting likenesses between the poetic line and the prose sentence as tools of
mONDAy, NOVEmbER 10 6 p.m. Shop Talk: The Work of Robin Robertson
ThURSDAy, NOVEmbER 20 6 p.m. A Closer Look Book Club: The Forever War. by Dexter Filkins SATURDAy, NOVEmbER 22 10 a.m-1 p.m. Family Day at the Poetry Center SATURDAy, DEcEmbER 6 10 a.m-1 p.m. Family Day at the Poetry Center ThURSDAy, DEcEmbER 11 7 p.m. Reading: Poetry Center Classes &Workshops Students and teachers who participated in the Poetry Center’s Classes & Workshops program this semester read from their original poetry and prose. DEcEmbER 15–FEbRUARy 18, 2015 Exhibition—Selections from the Permanent Collection: Binding Styles Jeremy Ingalls Gallery
Workshops/Clubs a closer look Book club: In-depth conversation in an informal setting. The club meets in the Dorothy Rubel Room. Over the 2014-15 academic year, we’ll be reading nonfiction. Cybele Knowles, knowles@email. arizona.edu.
Family day: A Poetry Center open house for youth of all ages and their families! Once a month, the Center’s world-renowned collection of poetry opens its aisles to visitors of all ages. Activities are designed to inspire youth and their families to explore their internal and external landscapes through language.
hybrid Writing Series: Readings by authors working at the boundaries and intersections of genre. A piece with the piercing gaze of a story hides the heart of a poem. Another has the glossy coat of what might seem like an ordinary essay, but hides a theatrical beak. Hybrid writing like this undermines the boundaries of literary genres, which are often arbitrary and artificial, the stuff of marketing and sales, not of art.
Shop talks: A "round table" approach to scholary investigation of poetic works. Sessions begin with a mini-lecture on the featured author, followed by conversation about the author and the work. Study packets available. Dorothy Rubel Room. Wendy Burk, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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confluencenter for creative inquiry Confluencenter’s mission is to enrich the collaborative atmosphere for innovative research and interdisciplinary endeavors at the University of Arizona and beyond. Confluencenter supports research seminars and public engagement under several initiatives: Beyond Boundaries; Digital Inquiry, Creative Collaborations, Show & Tell and the I-19 project. Programs include
Show & Tell at Playground: Confluencenter’s Multimedia Learning Experience—UA faculty present their research in a multi-media setting admission Free day/time Wednesdays, 6 p.m. dates Sept. 10, Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10 location Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. Congress. contact 520-621-4587; confluencenter. arizona.edu; email@example.com
Shakespeare turned 450 this year, and it’s never too late to celebrate. What is it about the immortal Bard that has captivated audiences throughout the ages? What is it about his language that continues to inspire composers. Can we light 450 candles in his honor? Cakes welcome! Creative Collaborations—pianist and Regents’ Professor Paula Fan (School of Music) and guest scholars and performers provide musical explorations addressing the great challenges facing the world admission Free time 11 a.m. location UA BookStore, Student Union Memorial Center, lower level (unless otherwise noted) Union Gallery Parking Second Gallagher Theatre Street Parking Garage. Free on CAMPUS MALL Saturdays
SATURDAy, OcTObER 18 The Bard’s Birthday Bash! University of Arizona Student Union BookStore, Lower Level
SATURDAy, NOVEmbER 1 Come Away, Death Changing the Face of Death School of Music, Holsclaw Hall The appearance of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ groundbreaking book On Death and Dying in 1969 addressed a subject avoided by many physicians. How did her theories change the way we approach the terminally ill today? “Everyman” and the stages of his journey are explored in song by the distinguished Welsh baritone, Jeremy Huw Williams. SATURDAy, DEcEmbER 13 The Great American (Art) Songbook and How It Grew University of Arizona Student Union BookStore, Lower Level Veteran vaudevillian Dr. David Soren (Classics) joins the inimitable pianistsinger Jeff Haskell to exam a time in American when it seemed never the twain shall meet.
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Homecoming 100 will be celebrated on campus Nov. 6-8, 2014. For a complete rundown of activities, including the parade and the Wildcat for Life Tailgate Party, go to www.uahomecoming.com
Homecoming 2014 WHEN CATS COME BACK
By M. Scot Skinner Homecoming, with its football, bonfires, royalty, parades and pep rallies, is ubiquitous at high schools and colleges across the nation. But, though it might seem otherwise, homecoming hasn’t always been a thing. According to the NCAA, the birthplace of homecoming is the University of Missouri, which invited graduates to “come home” for a 1911 football game against its rival the University of Kansas. When the UA followed suit with a homecoming celebration of its own in 1914, it became just the fifth school to do so. Something else of historic importance to the UA was also born 100 years ago, courtesy of a 24-year-old sportswriter. The Los Angeles Times sent Bill Henry to Tucson for the muchanticipated contest between J. F. “Pop” McKale’s Varsity team and the defending Pacific champs from Occidental College. His story, published Nov. 8, 1914, became part of UA history thanks to this passage: “Confident of rolling up a big score, the Tigers took the field with grins on their faces, but before the game was 10 seconds old they knew they had a battle on their hands. The Arizona men showed the fight of wild cats . . . “
The UA lost the game, but gained a nickname. Even so, if you run into Wilbur Wildcat at the homecoming bonfire this year, don’t give him a high five and tell him he looks pretty fly for a 100-year-old guy. The big man on campus is a relative youngster. The mascot started showing up at football games in 1959 and before long the pistol-packing cat in the cowboy hat had replaced the use of real bobcats. The first animal, given the name Rufus Arizona, was brought to campus in 1915. Wilbur Wildcat and his better half, Wilma, who came along in 1986, are played today by students who remain anonymous until they climb out of the costumes for the last time. Wilbur no longer packs heat, by the way. Speaking of heat, the traditional bonfire will once again be a big part of homecoming, says Jill Hall, vice president for student and alumni relations. “We fortunately get to have the bonfire back on the west side of Old Main,” she says. The fire was scrapped last year during the renovation of the historic building. But the restoration of UA’s first and most iconic building is now complete. The two-story structure at the heart of campus, completed in 1891, will once again be the rallying point for homecoming activities Nov. 6-8. “We’re trying to involve Old Main
as much as we can,” said Hall, who joined the Alumni Association six years ago and took over homecoming duties two years later. “We’ve also tried to put a lot of stuff into Friday, the beginning of Reunion Weekend.” The bonfire will burn brightly at the Nov. 7 pep rally, helping to fire up students, alumni and other fans for the next day’s big game versus Colorado at Arizona Stadium. Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat will be there, naturally, and so will football coach Rich Rodriguez, the Pride of Arizona marching band and the 2014 Homecoming Court. “That’s where we’ll announce the homecoming queen and king,” says Hall. All alumni are invited back to campus for homecoming, Hall says. But the UA Alumni Association formally invites designated classes back each year. Says Hall: “For Homecoming 100, we will welcome back the classes of 1964, ’74, ’84, ‘94 and 2004. Reunion Weekend is a fantastic way to rediscover the UA, reconnect with classmates and relive your college days. We hope to see many Wildcats back on campus for a variety of fun, family-friendly events. “It’s really a celebration for the whole community,” she adds. “We’re looking forward to having lots and lots of people visit.” UA VISITOR GUIDE FALL/WINTER 2014
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TUESDAy, OcT. 21 FED UP Co-presented by the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center. Program includes a reception followed at 7 p.m. by brief introductory remarks from a health-care panel led by Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director, UA Sarver Heart Center, and including Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Special showing of FED UP at 7:30 p.m. Special thanks to the UA Sarver Heart Center’s Women’s Heart Health Education Committee for supporting this educational program. time 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. location The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. cost $10 in advance; $12 at the door. register http://heart.arizona.edu/newsevents/events, email: email@example.com, 520-626-4146
SATURDAy, NOVEmbER 1 Melanoma Walk '14 Event includes a 1.5-mile family- and petfriendly walk, free skin cancer screenings (see website for advance appointment), prizes, silent auction, children's activities, food time 2-6 p.m.. (Walk begins at 4 p.m.) location UA Cancer Center north campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave. contact www.fightmelanomatoday.org
ONGOING Chest-Compression-Only CPR Program The University of Arizona Heart Center offers free training in Chest-Compression-Only CPR. Times and locations vary. Call for information. cost Free register http://heart.arizona.edu/newsevents/events contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-626-4146
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Surgical Weight-Loss Seminar This seminar is for prospective patients, staff and the public. Carlos Galvani, MD, associate professor of surgery and director of Minimally Invasive, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery at UAMC, will discuss medical advancements in surgical weight loss. The seminar is required before scheduling a bariatric consultation. time 5-6 p.m. location Cafeteria Dining Rooms E & F, UAMC-University Campus cost Free register www.arizonasurgicalweightloss.com, 520-694-6653 dates beginning Monday, Sept. 8, and Monday, Sept. 22, then every first and third Monday of each month
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Farmer’s Market Healthy eating; tasty, fresh veggies and other local organic products on sale. dates Fridays time 10 a.m.-2 p.m. location College of Medicine Patio, UAMCUniversity Campus
Diabetes Prevention and Education A variety of classes and groups to help manage diabetes at every stage of life are offered by the University of Arizona Health Network in English and Spanish on different days and times; call, email or visit the website for information. Walk-ins are welcome. location UAMC-South Campus Diabetes Prevention & Education Center, Abrams Building, 3950 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson cost Free register email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-874-6477, www.uahealth.com/ diabetescenter
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UA Arthritis Center Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture Series These talks, with time for questions and answers, are presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology. Light refreshments provided. Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. date First Wednesday of each month, 6-7:15 p.m. location DuVal Auditorium, room 2600, UA Medical Center – University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. admission Free. To register: http://arthritis. arizona.edu/healthy-living/tucson-lectureseries contact email@example.com or call (520) 626-5040
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WEDNESDAy, SEPT. 3 “Outcomes and Evidence on Joint Replacement Surgery” Michael Dohm, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson WEDNESDAy, OcT. 1 “Optimal Aging, Rewinding the Clock” Michael Hewitt, PhD, research director for exercise science, Canyon Ranch Health Resort WEDNESDAy, NOV. 5 “Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope” C. Kent Kwoh, MD, director, University of Arizona Arthritis Center; chief, Division of Rheumatology; The Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology; professor of medicine and medical imaging, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
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21 Hampton Inn Tucson North, p. 41 2 2 Hotel Tucson City Center, p. 44 23 Hughes Federal Credit Union, p. 19 24 JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass, p. 42 25 La Quinta Inn & Suites, p. 43 26 Lodge on the Desert, p. 9 27 Peppertrees Inn B&B, p. 30 28 QuatroVest, p. 35 29 Radisson Suites Tucson, p. 31 30 Riverpark Inn, p. 30 31 Sahara Apartments, inside front cover & p. 14 32 Sam Hughes Inn, p. 35 33 Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites, p. 49 34 Staybridge Suites, p. 44 35 SunLink, p. 6 36 The District on 5th, p. 46 37 Tierra Antigua Realty, Lori Hahn, p. 20 38 *UA Academic Success & Achievement, p. 7
39 * UA Athletics â€“ Jim Click Hall of Champions, p. 18 40 *UA Bookstores, inside back cover 41 *UA Disability Resources, p. 35 42 * UA Eller, Management Information Systems, p. 49 43 *UA Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, p. 41 44 *UA Nutritional Sciences, p. 39 45 *UA Parking & Transportation Services, p. 48 46 *UA Residence Life, p. 28 47 *UA School of Government & Public Policy, p. 44 48 *UA Science: Biosphere 2, p. 25 49 *UA Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, p. 47 50 *UA Zipcar for Universities, p. 23 51 University Villa Apts., Back Cover 52 Varsity Clubs of America, p. 32 *Campus location. See map ( pages 26-27) for building locations.
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