Happening in January
With the new year and the spring semester upon us, campus is bustling again. That also means a host of University-related events are slated to ring in 2018. Performances, lectures and a day of science in Phoenix are all in the works for the remainder of January.
Below, find some events happening through the rest of the month that you might want to check out. And for more information about what's happening on campus, be sure to check out the UA Master Calendar.
Performance – Hypnotic Brass | Jan. 11
The members of this seven-piece brass ensemble from Chicago are brothers and sons of acclaimed jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran. The group has toured all over the world, performing with artists like Prince and Mos Def and at venues like the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Sydney Opera House. The group's performance at the Rialto Theatre is presented by UA Presents as part of the Tucson Jazz Festival.
The UA Museum of Art and the Hanson Film Institute will screen the film as part of their Exhibition on Screen film series. The documentary depicts the acclaimed exhibition "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920," from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to Florence Griswold's colony at Old Lyme in Connecticut, where the movement began. The screening is free and open to the public.
Performance – MOMIX: 'Opus Cactus' | Jan. 18
MOMIX, a company of dance-illusionists known for their inventive choreography, comes to Tucson with a performance inspired by the American Southwest. With "Opus Cactus," attendees will feel senses of danger, sensuality and humor as dancers imitate a desert world of cacti, lizards and snakes, according to UA Presents. The performance is intended for family audiences.
UA Science Lecture Series | Jan. 22 and 29
The UA Science Lecture Series is back for 2018, and the topic is artificial intelligence. The College of Science series, themed "Humans, Data and Machines," runs through February. There are two lectures in January. The first, Jan. 22, features Stephen Kobourov, professor of computer science, who will discuss how algorithms in modern-day computers affect everyday life. On Jan. 29 , Mihai Surdeanu, associate professor of computer science, will give a presentation on how artificial intelligence compares with the human kind. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.
Connect2STEM | Jan. 27
This free event at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix campus aims to get kids inspired about the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math (plus medicine). The event, presented by the UA and Cox Communications, is the largest STEM-related event in Phoenix. Attendees are invited to sample from more than 100 activities – from touching synthetic cadavers to exploring real space equipment. Activities are geared toward families with children between ages 4 and 18.