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Amplifying Blackness in the Borderlands is a new program that will allow students to create projects that explore what it means to be Black in Tucson and the Southwest.
Tyina Steptoe, associate professor of history, discusses how songs became tools in Black protest movements, sometimes by accident. She also shares a playlist of some of her favorite tracks, spanning blues, jazz, hip-hop and more.
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.
The university will mark Black History Month in February with a cultural dance performance, a fireside chat with the daughter of a history-making Wildcats basketball coach, video profiles of Black student-athletes and more.
Echoes of frustration with racism in medicine rebound among students, staff and faculty, as students work for positive change in medical school and health care overall.
Doctoral student Amber Coleman is working on two passion projects as a student developer with the Center for Digital Humanities – an interactive history of the Dunbar School and a video game exploring the history of the Buffalo Soldiers.
Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts have spread beyond the Colleges of Medicine as the other Health Sciences colleges address racism in health care.
Television has served as "a primary source of America's racial education," says UArizona scholar Stephanie Troutman Robbins, co-editor of "Race in American Television: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation."
As a researcher studying diseases that disproportionately affect Black women, UArizona alumna and public health faculty member Kelly Palmer says her work is a team effort – and incredibly personal.
The medical schools in Tucson and Phoenix are engaged in several efforts related to recruitment, retention, mentoring, faculty development, curriculum, culture and more.