“Biodiversity” will be the subject of a lecture on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 3:30 p.m. at the Arizona Senior Academy. Paul Hamilton, director of Reptile and Amphibian Ecology International (RAEI), will give an illustrated talk on the science of biodiversity
There are people who think the world will end in less than a month! Dec. 21st to be exact. Yes, you read me right! In some exotic manner, the Earth (or at least a large portion of its human population)
Over 200 years ago the German philosopher Friedrich Hegel remarked, “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.” Humans have the tendency to ignore lessons from the past, a tendency which has negative consequences.
Patrick Baliani, a prize-winning playwright and University of Arizona professor who has graced the stage of Academy Village’s Great Room several times in the past, will make three encore performances there this fall. Beginning Oct. 5, Baliani will be
It’s often hard to tell if David Fitzsimmons is being serious or being silly. Asked to describe the talk he’ll give on Wednesday (12/7) at Academy Village, the Arizona Daily Star’s popular editorial cartoonist replied: “Pedantic drivel cloaked in nonsense
Did you miss the popular “Living Beyond 100” lecture series presented by the University of Arizona’s College of Science that concluded this week (Feb. 28)? The entire six-part series will be repeated at Academy Village beginning Wednesday (March 7), sponsored
“From Russia with Love” is the first of a three-part series entitled Roots of American Classical Ballet. The series will be presented from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays, starting April 5, in the Great Room of Arizona
Dan Kruse, who has given two popular lecture series on the history of rock ‘n’ roll music at Academy Village, will return on Wednesday (Nov. 7) with a documentary film about how a couple of high school kids started a
Where and when did our Native American population come from? Was there one major migration from Asia, or several flows of people to the Americas? What does the new evidence suggest? These and related questions will be addressed by Stephen
The ever-popular Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) String Quartet returns to Academy Village on Monday Oct. 23. For ASA members, this will be a concert with a special twist. The TSO Quartet will be performing the world premiere of “Dream Fugue,”
When we think of an eclipse of the sun, we naturally think of the moon covering the sun with day turning into night. Just this month, on May 20, Tucsonans were treated to an eclipse in which the moon
Wondering how the Supreme Court’s recent decision on ObamaCare might affect Tucsonans? Get the straight story from a local expert on Oct. 15 when the Arizona Senior Academy hosts a talk by Larry Aldrich, chairman and executive director of the
Daniel Apai, a foremost researcher on exoplanets and a professor at the University of Arizona, will speak about the properties of the known exoplanets and..
Haboob is a word long used by meteorologists but until recently rarely seen by the general public. That changed in 2011 and 2012 when deadly dust storms called haboobs added an increased hazard to the drive from Tucson to Phoenix.