Arts and Humanities

The debut documentary by director María José Cuevas, which swept multiple awards at the Morelia Film Festival, will screen during Tucson Cine Mexico, a partnership involving the UA Hanson Film Institute, New York-based Cinema Tropical and Mexico City’s Ambulante. (Photo: Matt Barnes)
March 21, 2017
Tucson Cine Mexico places an emphasis on including films directed by women and representing indigenous people. The festival will be held March 22-26.
This spring, UA instructors and graduate students are offering a reading course at the Whetstone Unit in the Arizona State Prison Complex. The participants in the course are incarcerated veterans in the "Regaining Honor” pod. (Photo courtesy of the Whetstone Unit)
March 20, 2017
The 47-year-old program is training students and faculty to help with prison writing workshops, offering an undergraduate course on prison writing and piloting an inmate reading course.
TC Tolbert (center), who earned a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the UA, is a poet of stature. Tolbert has been named as Tucson poet laureate. U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera (left) attended the announcement at the UA. (Photo: Sarah Ann Gzemski/UA Poetry Center)
March 13, 2017
TC Tolbert, who first moved to Tucson more than 14 years ago, calls the city "a place unlike any other" because of its deep commitment to the arts and social justice.
March 8, 2017
With the Tucson Festival of Books on the way this weekend, writers across disciplines discuss what makes this such a special place for them to pursue their creative endeavors.
The Tucson Festival of Books supports organizations that work to improve literacy rates in southern Arizona. Those groups include Reading Seed, Literacy Connects and the UA's literacy outreach programs. To date, the festival has contributed more than $1.45 million to agencies that improve literacy in the community. (Photo: Jacob Chinn/UA Alumni Association)
March 6, 2017
The annual event on the UA campus is a colossus, potentially tougher to navigate than the writings of Tolstoy or Faulkner. You need a plan of attack. Here's a tip: Follow your interests, and you won't go wrong. There's plenty to like for animal lovers, foodies, science geeks, sports fans and newshounds.
UA master’s students Dustin Lee Shores and Eric Wilson met by chance in a UA School of Arts class. They have since become collaborators in an investigation into the aesthetics and documented history of the West. (Photo: Lilly Berkley/UANews)
March 6, 2017
UA master's degree students Dustin Lee Shores and Eric Wilson have launched a joint examination into ways that depictions of the West helped form a mythology about the region.
Feb. 27, 2017
The University Libraries is hosting an event Saturday to connect preservation specialists with community members who would like to have personal and family documents digitized.
Musical artist Janelle Monáe explores love, imagination, the body, power structures and justice through a science-fiction frame called Afrofuturism, one that is seeing renewed interest, according to UA researcher Bryan Carter. (Photo: Kim Metso via Wikipedia)
Feb. 21, 2017
The UA's Bryan Carter explains how Afrofuturism — a decades-old concept — is presented as a critique and movement meant to imagine a different future for the African diaspora.
The UA band marched into its iconic U.S. map formation at the first Super Bowl halftime show in 1967.
Feb. 1, 2017
Fifty years after the UA marching band performed at the halftime show of the hype-free first Super Bowl in Los Angeles, the Pride of Arizona is still going strong. With UANews video.