Happening in June

Happening in June

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Meet the new president, Robert C. Robbins, at an event at Old Main on June 1.
Meet the new president, Robert C. Robbins, at an event at Old Main on June 1.
Spend some time with family this summer at Art Sprouts, which combines storytime with art-making.
Spend some time with family this summer at Art Sprouts, which combines storytime with art-making.
Join the conversation on the role higher education plays in free speech and ensuring that respectful dialogue is happening.
Join the conversation on the role higher education plays in free speech and ensuring that respectful dialogue is happening.
Explore one of the many exhibits and tours on campus to keep your mind active and your body cool.
Explore one of the many exhibits and tours on campus to keep your mind active and your body cool.

If there's anything that Tucsonans know how to do well, it's finding ways to stay cool in the summer. And for those who want to do something besides hang out at the pool, the UA offers plenty of options.

If you're looking for something to do with the family, stop by the Museum of Art for Art Sprouts.

If you're looking to up your game when it comes to intellectual conversation topics, register for the Constitutional Issues in Higher Education Symposium.

Want to hear about more happening at the UA? Check out the UA Master Calendar. And if you have an event scheduled on campus, don't forget to submit it.

Open House Welcoming New UA President | June 1

The UA campus community is invited to meet the new president, Robert C. Robbins, at an event on the west side of Old Main from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided. UA employees, students and community are encouraged to attend. Shuttles will pick up UAHS employees for this event on the west side of Martin Avenue, just south of Mabel Street. For more information, contact UA Presidential Events at 626-4349 or presrsvp@email.arizona.edu.

Art Sprouts | June 14, 28

Families with children 2-5 are invited to take part in a fun storytime and art-making at the UA Museum of Art. Adults and kids will explore works of art, move their bodies, read a book and investigate objects and art materials. Not only will your children be engaged while learning, but it's also a great bonding experience for families. To RSVP for either date, contact Chelsea Farrar at cjfarrar@email.arizona.edu or call 621-9504.

Constitutional Issues in Higher Education Symposium | June 22

Join the Dean of the Students office at the annual Constitutional Issues in Higher Education Symposium for a day of discussion, reflection and learning. The day will consist of breakout sessions and a keynote by Mi-Ai Parrish, president and publisher of Republic Media, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. The symposium's theme is "Welcoming Speech," which highlights role colleges and universities play in protecting free speech and making sure that individuals are respectful in their dialogue. General registration is $30 but UA employees and students can attend for free. There is no cost to attend the keynote address but the symposium requires registration. Visit the symposium website to learn more.  

Exhibits to Visit

There are plenty of exhibits open on campus this summer, giving you a chance to learning something while taking a break from the heat.

  • Pieces of the Puzzle: New Perspectives on the Hohokam – The Arizona State Museum looks at what happened to the Hohokam, which is a question archaeologists have searched for the answer to since the late 1800s. The Hohokam people were known for their complex irrigation systems, impressive ball courts, pottery and jewelry. The exhibit, curated by Archaeology Southwest, is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Sept. 16.
  • Mirror Lab Tours – Experience a telescope mirror that is three stories in diameter during a UA Mirror Lab tour. You can learn how the largest and most challenging giant telescope mirrors in the world are made. Tours are available Monday-Friday. You can purchase tickets for the tours online here.
  • Snaketown: Hohokam Defined – The Arizona State Museum explores more about the Hohokam in this exhibit made up of 13 photographs from the museum's permanent collection showcasing the excavation process of Snaketown, an archaeological site on Gila River Indian Community lands. The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Sept. 23.
  • Visions of the Borderlands: Myths and Realities – This exhibit is inspired by two works published by the University of Arizona Press, "Celluloid Pueblo" by Jennifer L. Jenkins and "Postcards from the Sonora Border" by Daniel D. Arreola. Photography, posters, pamphlets and written documents are used to depict what is reality and what is a myth for the Southwest. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. until June 30. Find out more here

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