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The grant, from the U.S. Department of Education's Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program, will fund activities focused on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, including a student internship program, first-year writing curriculum and faculty fellowships.
The film, about migrants going missing in rural Texas, was co-directed by adjunct instructor Lisa Molomot and edited by associate professor Jacob Bricca. It won a Peabody Award in the documentary category.
Jiang Wu, head of the university's Center for Buddhist Studies, will use the award to further research the impact of 17th-century Buddhist monk Yinyuan Longqi.
Amplified – one of four student a cappella groups at the university – will be the first Arizona team to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella finals. The award-winning ensemble has 15 student members – none of them music majors – who say what they are learning through a cappella is supporting their academic and professional ambitions.
The university's Poetry Center will host the Poetry Out Loud state championship in person for the first time on Saturday. High school students from across the state will take part in the competition.
UArizona faculty members and community partners have created a public archive, called DETAINED, that includes interviews with asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants incarcerated in Arizona.
"The Linda McCartney Retrospective" makes is North American debut Saturday at the Center for Creative Photography. Related lectures, musical performances and other events are planned.
Funded by $3 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Project CAN will address the need for broadband internet access in diverse Southern Arizona communities.
Thirty years after the original publication of "Meals and Memoirs," a second edition of the cookbook, updated by a University of Arizona faculty member, expands on local African American stories and recipes.
Zepeda, who directs the university's American Indian Language Development Institute, was recognized as "one of the most compelling artists" in the nation for her poetry, written in O'odham and English.