Humans may not like pack rats and other desert rodents, but biologist Mary V. Price understands their ecological role as seed eaters and plant pollinators. She will fill us in on the lives and habits of these rodents at 3:30
The celebrated Southwestern poet David Chorlton will return to ASA to read his poems at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (May 24). His presentation is entitled “Living With Fire: Translating Science and Passion.” It will feature Chorlton’s translations of the Austrian poet
Did you know that Tucson is home to some wonderful viola players? The Arizona Senior Academy has been privileged to present performances by some of Tucson’s finest, one of whom will present a recital on Tuesday (April 3) at 11:30
Homero Cerón is principal percussionist and James Karrer principal double bassist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra as well as of True Concord. They also are two of the busiest and most versatile musicians in town. If you follow Tucson’s vibrant
Cellist Ted Buchholz, a perennial favorite with Arizona Senior Academy audiences, returns at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 27) as a member of the newly-formed Deco Piano Trio. The other performers are pianist Chi-Chen Wu and violinist Gregory Maytan. The ensemble
Four recent TED Talks, streamed over the Internet and presented on the “big screen” in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room, are scheduled for Thursday (March 15), beginning at 3:30 p.m. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, was founded
“Make ‘em Laugh!” salutes the great comics of Broadway and the Movies. From Bert Lahr to Nathan Lane, From Jimmy Durante and Groucho Marx to Zero Mostel, from Ray Bolger to Donald O’Connor, audiences have roared at the comics who
Among the many ways that Arizona Senior Academy members continue to enrich their lives and those of the greater Tucson community is by exploring theatrical pursuits and performing play readings at the ASA. Participants have included those with backgrounds in
Faculty artists of the Arizona Wind Quintet return to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (March 20), playing music of Gunther Schuller, Paul Taffanel and Carl Nielsen. The concert begins at 11:30 a.m. Members of the quintet include Brian Luce
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and the Arizona Senior Academy will get you into the festive spirit with Nancy McCallion’s Irish Trio, performing a midday show on Tuesday (March 13) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Singer/songwriter Nancy McCallion likes
It began 20 years ago with a trailer parked on a broad swath of desert, far out on Old Spanish Trail. It survived a bankruptcy, the great recession, three different owners, and people who wanted to turn it into something
One might well wonder what French existentialist philosopher and feminist Simone de Beauvoir and celebrated American painter Georgia O’Keeffe might have said to each other about Southwest landscapes and cultures. Although they never met (and may not have known each
Are there an infinite number of stars? Does the universe have infinite volume? Does space “go on forever”? These are open questions for cosmologists. But mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, and artists have found valuable ways to use the idea of the
The scope and breadth of new forms of communication, particularly social media, have created seismic shifts in the way individuals, groups, governments, businesses, and nations communicate, which influences thinking and behavior on a massive scale. It has penetrated world culture
This year marks the centenary of the ending of the Great War. In an early commemoration of the November 11 armistice, collaborative artists Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams and pianist Paula Fan present a program entitled “Lost Voices, Empty Chairs,”
Moises Paiewonsky, an associate professor of music (trombone) and the assistant director of the UA Fred Fox School of Music, is so widely acclaimed as a trombone performer and teacher that it came as a surprise to hear it was
The 20-year Pima County Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan, now in its 12th year, was designed to meet the needs of all commuters in our region, whether you drive, walk, ride a bike or use transit. A recent independent performance
The Arizona Senior Academy is hosting eight weekly foreign policy discussions of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association through March 29. The discussion, entitled “China and America: the New Geopolitical Equation,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday
Why do the citizens of Scandinavian countries rank highest internationally in terms of prosperity and welfare? A speaker from Norway will explain why he believes the top rankings are a function of the Scandinavian countries’ political systems. Harald Saetren will
Violinist Linda Rosenthal, founder and director of Juneau Jazz & Classics, will return to the Arizona Senior Academy along with pianist Alexander Tentser on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in a concert beginning at 11:30 a.m. The program will feature music by
The Arizona Senior Academy is hosting a weekly public discussion of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association from February 7 to March 29. The second program in the series, “Russia’s Foreign Policy,” will be held on Wednesday (Feb.
Should the United States see itself as a unilateral arbiter of the world order or does the U.S. only act as part of a multilateral military initiative? Could the U.S. step away from leadership and primarily engage with regional powers
Pianist Alexander Tentser has made various appearances at the Arizona Senior Academy over the years, performing piano trios and quartets with the Esperanza Chamber Ensemble and St. Michael’s Chamber Players, as well as works for violin and piano with his
The Arizona Senior Academy is hosting weekly foreign policy discussions of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association from February 8 through March 29. The fifth discussion, entitled “Turkey: a Partner in Crisis,” will be held at 2:30 p.m.
“Age Related Changes in Memory,” a topic of interest to most older adults, is the subject of a wellness lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy on Wednesday (Feb. 7). The speaker is Lee Ryan, professor and head of the Department
Water is the lifeblood of the American Southwest, and dealing with water scarcity is one of the keys to the future of metropolitan Tucson and the rest of the region. The Academy Village Sustainability Committee will present a talk on
Can irresistible rhythms and colorful tunes make you want to jump out of your chair and dance? Find out for yourself when Baba Marimba returns to the Arizona Senior Academy for an 11:30 a.m. performance on Tuesday (Feb. 6). Baba
“All Gershwin,” a musical tribute to George Gershwin, recently played to a packed house at Crowder Hall on the University of Arizona campus. At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23) the Arizona Senior Academy will host an encore performance of the
The Arizona Senior Academy will host a weekly public discussion of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association from February 8 through March 29. The first discussion, entitled “The Waning of Pax Americana?” will be held on Thursday (Feb.
Southwestern author, lecturer and quilt historian Carolyn O’Bagy Davis has lived a remarkable life pursuing the history of the Southwest by focusing on strong pioneers and the work they accomplished. In so doing, she has traveled widely in remote areas,
When Altura/Academy Village poetry lovers gather on the first Friday of each month they are following a tradition started in 2003. Participants read from their own creations as well as from the works of poets who have inspired them. When
Kory Floyd of the University of Arizona has spent nearly two decades exploring how “prosocial” communication, such as the expression of love and affection, benefits physical and mental health and the stability of close relationships. He will describe how individuals
A unique blend of Jazz, Latin Jazz, South and Central American Pop, and Mexican Folk will come together at the Arizona Senior Academy when The Danny Brito Guanachicano Project makes its debut on Tuesday (Jan. 30) at 11:30 a.m. The
Our society often seems polarized by religious factions and fears of “the others,” whether they be Muslims, Jews, or Evangelicals. But religious conflicts are nothing new. 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, in which he attacked
Although the Middle Ages seem very distant today, Albrecht Classen will demonstrate how their thinking continues to offer inspiration for our modern world. He will address some of the most fascinating ideas and values as they were addressed by medieval
Lovers of classical guitar will be delighted that virtuoso guitarist Misael Barraza-Diaz is returning to the Arizona Senior Academy, this time in a joint recital with flutist Diana Schaible. The concert begins at 11:30 am on Tuesday (Jan. 9) with
Join us at the Arizona Senior Academy on Thursday (Jan. 18) at 3:30 p.m. to hear the harrowing story of the Donner Party, from the perspective of the Breen family. Generally misrepresented in historical accounts, the words of one survivor,
Steve Harris gave a well-received talk on our native cactus last July, and he has been invited to do a follow-up talk on the native succulents of Academy Village, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 3), in
Finding the right car insurance can be tricky. Gary Evans, an agent with Farmers Insurance in Tucson, will make the fine print more understandable while promising not to turn his talk into a sales pitch. Evans will give his presentation,
The artistic work of M.C. Escher has fascinated viewers since his mathematical and sometimes puzzling works appeared in the mid 1930s and continued for more than 30 years. In a 3:30 p.m. presentation Wednesday (Dec. 20), Martin
Hold on to your hats – cowboy hats, that is! The Arizona Senior Academy will ring in the New Year with a return of the Tucsonics Western Swing Band on Tuesday (Jan. 2), in a show starting at 11:30 a.m.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults in this country. Trauma statistics indicate that one dies from a fall every 20 minutes and several are treated in an emergency room every minute. A wellness
The Arizona Senior Academy welcomes the TSO String Quartet back for a second concert this year. Their performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 19) in the Academy’s Great Room. They will be performing works by Felix Mendelssohn, Antonin
Holiday music comes to the Arizona Senior Academy via the spectacular voices of The Strauss Divas, appearing in concert on Tuesday (Dec. 12) in an 11:30 a.m. performance. The three uniquely different sopranos – Dianne Iauco, Mary Paul, and Amy
Baseball’s popularity in Arizona extends back to the earliest days of the Territory. Although Tucson’s baseball history is fairly well known, what is known about baseball in smaller Southern Arizona communities? On Thursday (April 5) at 3:30 p.m. Robert Schon,
“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” calls the 1930s Gershwin ballad. The living usually is easy, except when it isn’t. And it hasn’t been this year, or in years before. Especially not on our coastal shores. Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston and
You won’t need to know a lot about art, Italy or women to enjoy this ASA talk. Chuck Tampio is about to delight us again with his newest intriguing presentation, “Overlooked and Forgotten: Italian Women Artists of the Renaissance.” His
The Tucson music scene is alive and well with many talented musicians performing in many different styles, and the Arizona Senior Academy is privileged to draw on this amazing pool of talent to bring ever varied programs to our audiences.
Mention “Buenos Aires” and most people think first of the tango and steaming platters of meat on an Argentine grill. However, a less heralded Buenos Aires lies within easy driving distance of Tucson: the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (BANWR).
The latest group of elite students comprising the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet make their debut appearance at the Arizona Senior Academy in an 11:30 am concert on Tuesday (Nov. 21). Their program will feature Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto No.