Grupo Folklórico Miztontli is a collaborative student-found group whose goal is the promotion of Mexican folk dance and cultural awareness. We seek to represent Mexican culture in the University of Arizona and the Tucson communities through our performances and presentations and to show what Mexican culture has to offer for the fine arts as well as for the individual.
Today I will be covering GFM as they rehearse for their next performance at the Hispanic Graduation Convocation on Wednesday May 9, 2012.
By Hope Jamieson 25 April 2012
Tonight, April 24, at 5:30 I will be covering a discussion lead by Professor Liz Oglesby from the School of Geography and Development and the Center for Latin American Studies, about her research in Guatemala. It will be held in the living room at the University of Arizona's Slonaker House in Tucson, Ariz. Oglesby will be joined by the Study Abroad Program Coordinator, Jill Calderon, and a few students who have traveled with her. Tune in as I cover it live!
By Jamie Turow 24 April 2012
Tonight Lauren Urratio and I will be covering an event put on by the Arizona Humanities Council with support from the Consulado de Mexico en Tucson. The event will be showing the film 'Al Otro Lado/ To the Other Side' at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center. The film explores the world of immigration, drug smuggling and the corrido music-ballads about the narcotics underworldand undocumented immigrant life. The event starts at 6 p.m. so make sure you tune in!
By Lauren Sokol 19 April 2012
By Chelsey Barthel 19 April 2012
Cuba has some of the influential modern architecture of the 20th century. Despite its politically rocky history the country is emerging as a tourism hot spot and the architecture is grabbing the attention of many Cuban and international preservationists. The speaker will be Rosa Lowinger, principal and senior conservator of Rosa Lowinger and Associates. She was born in Cuba, left in 1962 but has returned to the country for the last 20 years as an art and architecture conservator. The lecture will be taking place at the University of Arizona inside the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building tonight April 18, 2012.
By Rachel Kolinoski 18 April 2012
By Emily Kjesbo and Lauren Urratio 18 April 2012 Read Article
Border Beat takes a more in-depth look on the subculture of cosplay, a Japanese-based performance art of costume and role play, as well as how anime conventions like Con-Nichiwa help small anime businesses and artists.
By Melissa Guz 18 April 2012 Read Article
The Jewish History Museum was built in 1910 as the first Jewish house of worship established in the Arizona territory. It served as an important center of Jewish community for the southwest before Arizona achieved statehood. Click on the links below to learn about various Jewish influences in Tucson. (Read more about the building's history: "The Saving of a Treasure".)
Part 1: Who is Eileen Warshaw?
Part 2: The University of Arizona was started by 3 Jewish men
Part 3: The story of Nogales, once a small village called Isaacson
Part 4: Holocaust Remembrance Month
By Jamie Turow 18 April 2012
For nearly 70 years, Tucson has been home to one of the most inspiring artists of the desert’s time. Ettore ‘Ted’ DeGrazia opened his own art studio on the outskirts of Tucson near the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in 1944 after the public had rejected his work. However, some believe the artist still lacks the appreciation he deserves.
Here you can view the life and legend of Ted DeGrazia, listen to interviews with the retail specialist of the DeGrazia Gallery and watch a visual slideshow of the Gallery as it stands today.
By Chelsey Barthel 17 April 2012 Read Article
The University of Arizona's Muslim Student Association will be hosting the discussion panel "What is a Muslim Citizen?" tonight, April 12, 2012, at 6 p.m. in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center (MLK) room 100. It is part of the club's weekly event, Islamic Awareness Week, which consists of a series of five lectures, all aimed to expose the UA and Tucson to the truth about Muslim beliefs and the Muslim culture.
By Melissa Guz 12 April 2012
Dolores Sloan, mother and grandmother of three, former psychotherapist and journalist, is now a full-time writer and speaker. Her parents were from the U.S., but her grandparents came from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Warsaw. At 8 years old, Dolly's mother explained that her grandfather thought their ancestors came from Spain. "I was only 8 years old, I completely took it in and let it go."
By Jamie Turow 05 April 2012 Read Article
By Audrey A. Fitzsimmons 04 April 2012 Read Article
Some people may think of cemeteries as eerie or dark places. Most American cemeteries span for many acres and are covered in cement headstones, biblical statues and often times, fresh flowers. Cemeteries in Mexico and many other Hispanic communities, however, are very different from what one may have ever imagined.
By Jessica Hoerth 04 April 2012 Read Article
Learn about the exhibit, Apariciones Apparitions, and the artists, Adriana Gallego and Claudio Dicochea.
By Hope Jamieson 04 April 2012 Read Article
The University of Arizona's Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs will be hosting a discussion panel called "The Chicano Movement in Tucson/Arizona" tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the UA. Guest speakers leading the discussion will be Professor Guadalupe Castillo from Pima Community College and Gustavo Gutierrez from Phoenix, Ariz.
It will be hosted in Room 205 of the Cesar E. Chavez building for those who want to join the event.
By Melissa Guz 28 March 2012
Hailing from the Mexican-American barrios in Tucson, Ariz., José Galvez began his career with nothing but a curiousity for photography sparked at the age of 10 after a visit to a newsroom. During high school he became a familiar young face at the Arizona Daily Star after pulling enough cash together to purchase his first camera at a pawn shop. Eventually, his mentors at the daily newspaper encouraged him to study journalism and he took their advice by enrolling in the program at the University of Arizona. After graduating, he became a photographer at the Star, where he focused his photography on Mexican-American communties.
Eventually, lots of time spent documenting the Latino communities landed him a gig at the Los Angeles Times, where he became the first Hispanic photographer to be staffed there. He was part of the team of reporters and photographers that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on Latino life in southern California. They made history by being the first Chicanos to win the Pulitzer.
Galvez has gone on to write books, have his work featured in exhibits, and is now a speaker. (For a complete list of his honors and accomplishments, see his resume).
Tonight at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, the photojournalist will talk about his career documenting the Latin-American community in the United States, with special focus on his new work from the South.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free of admission. I'll begin live blogging the event via Cover It Live as soon as Mr. Galvez begins his talk.
By Lucia Valencia 19 March 2012
By Hope Jamieson 07 March 2012 Read Article
By Rachel Kolinoski 07 March 2012 Read Article
What some may call “unmanageable” or “taboo for men,” Art Wilson calls his passion. Wilson is a basket weaver. As he thrusts the bear grass and intertwines the yucca, he stabs his half-made basket with the confidence and determination only a true basket weaver could emanate.
By Steven Schiraldi 07 March 2012 Read Article
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- Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument clears air about dangers of the border
- Personal activism turns into motivation for demonstration
- Missing on the Border
- University of Arizona NROTC members may carry weapons on training hikes near Mexico
- The Reincarnation Tour: Celebrating a Vibrant and New Central Phoenix
- Rap, Culture & God Lecture
- Cover it Live - CBP's Mario Escalante will share tips of how to be a better border reporter with SPJ.
- Cover it Live: Margaret Regan Talk on Arizona-Mexico Border Stories
- Similarities Emphasized at ‘Queer-ability’ Discussion
- The Essence of Gamma Alpha Omega
- Spanish Heritage Learner Program Enhances UA Education
- Arizona Women's Heritage Trail
- Border Beat Class
- Cover it Live Boxing Training Session
- UA Decathlete Strives to Make the Most of Life in the US
- Ride Report- Premises Park Progress
- The Grip On Tucson Climbing
- Shootout decides 2012 Desert Diamond Cup Championship Game
- Soccer Success Still Kicking in Tucson
- L.A Galaxy v. New York Red Bulls
- La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo
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Border Beat BlogsEducación en la Frontera
By: Shannon Maule
A look at higher education in regard to those who have and have not been able to travel from various countries to the United States. Stories from people in the higher education world relating to the border.A Mosaic America
By: Rachel Kolinski
"Exploring Diversity one Face at a Time"
By: Hope Jamieson
Explore dance throughout the borderlands.A City of Musical Diversity
By: Maria Teracena
Tucson musicians influence and are influenced by the sounds of the world.Culture Crossing
By: Chelsey Barthel
American borders are crossed every day by cultures of all kind. These stories tell the personal experiences of people from different lands, offering further insight into the difference of cultures.
By: Lauren Inouye
A look at Mexican and Latin films that reflect culture, politics, and society -- reviews, research and analysis.
By: Charles Misra
Stories about martial arts and combat sports with a cultural twist, all finding a home in America's southwestern borderlands.Border People
By: Jamie Turow
Profiles of English language learners.
By: Jessica Hoerth
Meet some of the people in Tucson who have made the journey across the border as they share what they came in search of and what struggles they may have encountered along the way.
By: Lauren Urratio
Fashion and how it is impacted by the border and international cultures.
By: Lucy Valencia
News from along the border with MexicoThe Border Project
By: Melissa Guz
"The Border Project" is an art showcase located in the University of Arizona's Museum of Art. It has over 40+ art pieces related to border issues.Athletics and the Border
By: Preston Fawcett
Get to know high school coachs and athletes from Arizona border towns or from Mexico and their struggles to get to where they are.
By: Audrey A. Fitzsimmons
The Southwest boasts of diverse ethnic backgrounds and a wealth of interesting personalities. Border Personalities is dedicated to the people of the Southwest and their stories.
By: Jeff Kessler
U.S. - Mexico border issues, current events, and interesting local storiesMusic of the Border
By: Steven Schiraldi
Music reviews of musical works by Mexican or other ethnic artists.
By: Brett Haupt
A visual exploration of America’s last frontier -- pictures and videos from different areas of the wall and fence that separate two different worlds and insight into what really stands between the United States and Mexico, ramifications of wall building and what it means for the average citizen.Border Athletes
By: Lauren Sokol
Meet international student athletes at the University of Arizona, a look at the recruiting process that helped them find a temporary home in the desert, and culture changes that the athletes might have endured.Journey Across the Border
By: Emily Kjesbo
Spotlighting Mexico’s top travel destinations, as well as a few of its hidden gems.Border Shots
By: Keith Perfetti
A photojournalist looks at how other photographers have viewed the border and shoots lesser known spots of the southwest.
MLS Soccer comes to the Desert
By: Jeff Kessler
All about the 2012 Desert Diamond Cup, a 10 day exhibition soccer tournament featuring four Major League Soccor teams coming to Tucson.