Happening in August
If you're looking for something to do as summer ends, we have plenty of suggestions. From movies and a special exhibit to baseball and storytime, August brings a range of options for enriching your free time. To see more events happening on campus this month, visit the UA Master Calendar.
If you have kids who love stories, songs and crafts, the UA BookStores' monthly storytime is a perfect way to spend part of a weekend. This month, Cookie Mouse is the featured story character. Children who join in will get to find out what happens when you give this cookie-loving mouse something he's never tried before: a brownie. Storytime will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. For more information about this free event, visit uabookstores.arizona.edu/storytime.
This exhibit – which helps to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation – is curated from UA Special Collections' wide variety of materials from and about the Protestant Reformation. A significant portion of these holdings resides in the Heiko A. Oberman Library, which was gifted to Special Collections after the scholar's death. The library was compiled, in part, during the years that Oberman served as the director of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, which he founded at the UA. The exhibit is organized around the following themes: Late Medieval Catholicism, Renaissance/Humanism, Printing, Martin Luther, the Bible, Other Reformers, Confessional Conflict, the Impact on Daily Life, and the Afterlife.
The UA Poetry Center offers two free documentary screenings at The Loft Cinema this month. The first is "Welcome to This House," iconic director Barbara Hammer's film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop. The second is "A Late Style of Fire," director Michele Poulos' documentary on the life of poet Larry Levis. More information can be found on the Poetry Center's website.
Discover the seven most important actions you can take today to prevent heart disease. During this free presentation, Charles Katzenberg, M.D., and Edna Silva, RN, will discuss the behaviors that are proven to prevent and reverse heart disease and transform lives.
Help show some Wildcat spirit by traveling to Phoenix for UA Night with the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. You can cheer on Arizona's only Major League Baseball team as well as UA President Robert C. Robbins, who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Tickets are $25 each within the baseline reserve area and include a commemorative UA/D-backs T-shirt. More information can be found here.