Happening in November

Happening in November

By Kyle MittanUniversity Communications
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The Campus Resource Expo will highlight employee resources.
The Campus Resource Expo will highlight employee resources.
The eighth annual Melanoma Walk happens Nov. 4.
The eighth annual Melanoma Walk happens Nov. 4.
The Poetry Center will host Family Day on Nov. 18.
The Poetry Center will host Family Day on Nov. 18.
UA President Robert C. Robbins
UA President Robert C. Robbins

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, there's already plenty to look forward to with November upon us. But there's also a variety of UA-hosted activities and events leading up to the holiday.

Perhaps most anticipated are the five home games that kick off the men's basketball season, starting with a Nov. 1 match against Eastern New Mexico. See the full schedule on the UA Athletics website.

Find a list below of other happenings scheduled in November, and check out the UA Master Calendar to find out more about what's happening on campus.

Wisdom Wednesdays – 'Real Happiness at Work' Book Group | Nov. 1, 8, 15

This book group for employees will read, discuss and practice tools to be more mindful, focused, resilient and compassionate toward yourself and your colleagues. The Center for Compassion Studies, the Office of Instruction and Assessment and the UA Museum of Art are hosting the group, which meets from 11 a.m. to noon. The book for this series is "Real Happiness at Work" by Sharon Salzberg. After a brief discussion of the book, attendees can participate in an optional practice session. The group meetsin the Art Building Addition.

2017 Campus Resource Expo | Nov. 3

Employees will have the chance to speak with representatives from more than 40 campus organizations about a range of services that come as part of their employment at the University. Services include discounts, social and professional groups, professional development opportunities and information on how to maintain work-life balance. The expo runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom.

Melanoma Walk 2017 | Nov. 4

The UA Skin Cancer Institute will hold its eighth annual Melanoma Walk, with proceeds directly supporting melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona. The walk is family- and pet-friendly, and includes prizes, giveaways, music, food, a silent auction and activities for kids. The institute aims to raise $75,000. Advance registration is $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 10 to 14, and free for children younger than 10. Activities begin at 3 p.m. and the walk starts at 4:30 p.m. on the UA Mall.

Arizona Repertory Theatre Presents 'A Streetcar Named Desire' | Nov. 5, 6, 8-12, 16-19

Arizona Repertory Theatre, in the School of Theatre, Film and Television, will perform "A Streetcar Named Desire." The classic 1947 play tells the story of a desperate Southern belle who seeks shelter at her sister's New Orleans apartment after the two lose their ancestral home. There, she is challenged by the unforgiving brutality of her controlling brother-in-law. All performances are in the Tornabene Theatre. Ticket prices vary.

Meditation Mondays | Nov. 6, 20

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Center for Compassion Studies offers guided, hourlong meditations starting at 5:45 p.m. Each meditation session is tailored to the group, and is open to all skill levels. Meditation cushions and seating are provided, but attendees can bring whatever is comfortable. The sessions are held in the Ada Pierce McCormick Building/Little Chapel of All Nations, 1401 E. First St.

UA Science Cafés | Nov. 8, 9, 21

UA Science Cafés, hosted by the College of Science, bring UA scientists and graduate students into the community to talk about their expertise in a casual setting. Cafés in November are scheduled for Tumamoc Hill, Borderlands Brewing Co., SaddleBrooke DesertView Sports Club and Magpies. Topics this month include adapting to global change in arid rural areas, conditions for life on Saturn's moons, and using conservation genomics to inform the reintroduction of black-tailed prairies dogs.

Poetry Center Family Day | Nov. 18

Parents and kids age 13 and younger can enjoy a day of workshops, music and activities at the UA Poetry Center. Kids and parents can engage through reading, writing, play and dance. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free, and begins at 10 a.m.

Installation of the 22nd UA President, Dr. Robert C. Robbins | Nov. 29

UA President Robert C. Robbins will be officially installed during this event, which begins with a procession from Old Main to Centennial Hall at 1:45 p.m. A ceremony at Centennial Hall will follow from 2- 2:45 p.m. After the ceremony, a reception will be held on the west lawn of Old Main. Academic regalia is required to participate in the procession.

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