Happening in November
For many, November's arrival is sure to conjure up images of enjoying turkey at family gatherings and digging into the sweaters and coats that have been packed away since spring. November also means there's plenty to do on campus.
Events this month include Homecoming festivities, faculty presentations, a workshop on making your presentations inclusive and accessible, and tours that tell the stories behind Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium's exhibits.
Other events include performances by the Arizona Repertory Theatre of the play "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," a "Mathematics is Everything" lecture, and a workshop that teaches techniques for effective collaboration.
To see what else is going on at the University in November, check out the Master Calendar, which is open to submissions from employees and students who want to promote University-sponsored events or events happening on campus or in University facilities. Add your event using the calendar's submission form.
Faculty Showcase | Nov. 7, 14 and 21
Three University faculty members will present their research in separate talks through November. The series of talks, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, began in late September and feature faculty members from across campus in order to highlight the University's breadth of research.
A talk on Nov. 7 titled "From Patient Zero to the 1918 Flu: Viral Clues to Pandemic Origins" will feature professor Michael Worobey, head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. A week later, professor and University Distinguished Scholar Armin Sorooshian from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering will present "Clouds on the Horizon: An Engineering Grand Challenge in the Atmosphere." Nolan Cabrera, associate professor of education policy studies and practice, will give a Nov. 21 talk titled "White Immunity: Working Through the Pedagogical Pitfalls of 'Privilege.'"
The talks will be held in the Arizona Room in the Student Union Memorial Center from 4-5 p.m.
'Let's Talk Presentations' | Nov. 6
In addition to keeping the audience engaged, presenters should also make sure they're being as inclusive and accessible to as many audience members as possible. Learn those techniques in this hourlong talk – and bring your questions.
Presenters include Dawn Hunziker, senior information technology accessibility consultant in the Disability Resource Center, and Bob Liu, a senior website designer and developer at University Libraries. The talk is presented by the Disability Resource Center and University Libraries as part of the Inclusive and Accessible Design Series that began in 2018.
The talk will be held from 3-4 p.m. in the Main Library, Room 112. Attendees are asked to register in advance.
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium Guided Science Tour | Nov. 1 and 3
Hear the stories behind the exhibits at Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium with this guided tour exploring the University's expertise in astronomy, planetary science, earth science and ecology. Participants will also hear the story of how the University mapped the moon ahead of the Apollo program, and why Southern Arizona is the most biologically diverse region in the country.
The tour will end with a special planetarium show, "Arizona Explores Space," which highlights the University's leading role in space exploration. The tour will take one hour, followed by the one-hour planetarium show.
Homecoming 2019 | Now through Nov. 2
Homecoming began on Sunday, but the festivities and nostalgia will linger through this weekend.
On Nov. 2, head to the Mall to check out the tents presented by the various colleges, Greek organizations and University clubs. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and is a good chance for alumni to mingle ahead of the football game.
If you're on the Mall around 9:30 a.m., you'll also catch the Homecoming parade, which typically features more than 30 floats, and includes Homecoming royalty and The Pride of Arizona marching band. This year's grand marshal is women's basketball coach Adia Barnes and the Arizona women's basketball team. The team won the Women's National Invitation Tournament in April.
At 1:30 p.m., make your way to Arizona Stadium to watch the Wildcats face off against Oregon State.
Also happening this month
- Nov. 13 | GIS Day | Main Library, Room 112
- Nov. 9, 13-16, 21-23 | Arizona Repertory Theatre Presents 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo' | Drama, Tornabene Theatre
- Nov. 21 | 'Everything is Mathematics' Lecture Series – 'Nature's Quantum Escape: Gravity, Geometry and Instantons' | Hotel Congress, Copper Hall, 311 E. Congress St.
- Nov. 22 | 'Collaboration by Design: Intentionally Guiding Groups Through the Collaborative Process' | Health Sciences Innovation Building, 1670 E. Drachman St.
- Nov. 14 and 16 | Worlds of Words Book Fiestas with authors Isabel Quintero and Stevie Lewis | Education, Room 453