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(StatePoint) You may have heard of “summer slide” – when those summer months cause kids to lose all that glorious information and knowledge they acquired during the school year. But even shorter breaks can cause education rifts for students, too.
Four UA professors have received the 2014 Humanities Seminars Program Superior Teaching Awards. Now entering its 31st year, the program, which is designed for adult learners, has served 15,000 people in the greater Tucson area. This year’s awards bring to $239,000 the total payments to University of Arizona faculty members from the Humanities Seminars Endowment for Superior Teaching.
One of the primary allures of the Tucson climate is the seemingly endless amount of outdoor entertainment that can take place nearly year round. Games of golf, family picnics, hiking expeditions, and films underneath the stars have become community favorites in years past, but one local theater group is quietly bringing a much more educational twist to the list.
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People like to personalize their “stuff.” You see it everywhere, things like family stickers on cars, unique cell phone ring tones, stylized computer covers, etc. Many different ways to personalize your possessions. So how about taking it one step further and personalize the space around your home? Your yard should have a theme that makes it personally yours, even if, or maybe especially if, you live in a cookie-cutter neighborhood. With a judicious use of plants and landscaping, you can turn your yard into your own personalized theme yard.
If you’re like me and you’ve been waiting years for Hollywood to finally make the ultimate Wolverine movie, one that perfectly captures the burly badass and his adamantium-laced adventures, well, you’re going to be waiting a while longer, Bub. Because although it’s not bad, the latest film rendition of the Canadian paladin, simply called “The Wolverine,” is not the best there is at what he does.
Domingo DeGrazia blends Spanish guitar passion with the flair of flamenco music. His music couples dynamic rhythms with vibrant Latin, salsa and rock drum beats.
Academy, Tony and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Kevin Kline performs his new one-man Shakespeare show -- ‘He That Plays: An Evening of Shakespeare’ -- followed by an audience Q&A. A reception with food and music for priority ticket buyers and a chance to meet Kline in person will begin at 6 p.m. next door at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. The performance benefits Southwest Shakespeare Company’s education and guest artist programs.
On Feb. 24, millions of television sets across the globe tuned in to one of the most celebrated and glamorous celebrity spectacles of the modern era: The Oscars. Yet, within the aftermath of this 85th Oscar ceremony, it is important to note that all too often viewers are somehow missing the bigger picture. Within the Oscar experience, there is a plethora of trivial and somewhat meaningless aspects of the evening that many people choose to highlight. What designer clothing is Meryl Streep going to wear as she struts down the carpet? Did Robert Downey Jr. have something done to his nose? Did you hear about Jennifer Lawrence’s wardrobe malfunction? It is a melancholy truth that these topics are brought to the forefront of discussion.