Monday, September 10, 2018

UA Named One of the Nation's Top 50 Public Institutions

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 3:46 PM

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Our hometown campus has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings as one of the top academic institutions in the country. Go 'Cats!

The University of Arizona came in at number 46 in the 2019 Best Public Colleges category, which is 14 spots higher than it ranked last year. Out of all universities, including both public and private institutions, the UA ranked number 106, 18 spots higher than last year and the best ranking that the UA has achieved in almost 10 years.

UA President Robert Robbins commented on the ranking:

It is our intention to equip our students with the skills necessary to compete and contribute in the increasingly challenging global economy. We are stressing a student-centric approach that focuses greatly on the necessary humanistic and adaptive skills required to excel in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We embrace this broad mission and will work tirelessly to advance our influence on behalf the students and the university. At the same time, we remain proud of our status as a land-grant university and a member of the Association of American Universities. The University of Arizona welcomed 31 percent of this year's incoming freshman class as first-generation college students.
The UA also placed on other lists compiled by the U.S. News & World Report, including coming in number 97 on the Best Value Schools list and appearing on the list of A+ Schools for B Students.

The management information systems program at the UA Eller College of Management placed number one out of public universities. Out of public and private universities, the program placed third, only trailing behind MIT and Carnegie Mellon University.

The UA College of Engineering also popped up on the list, ending tied for 55th place overall, and 16th among public universities for doctoral programs.

U.S. World & News Report ranks colleges and universities annually based on 16 measures of academic quality. Find the full U.S. World & News Report rankings here. 

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Zumba Your Way into Beer and Tacos

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 1:24 PM

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  • Zumba on the Rooftop. Aug. 31, 2018.

As the weather starts to cool off in the evenings, what better way to work out than to get your dance on! Lace up your sneakers and don your most brightly colored work-out gear for some up-beat moves.

Join Playground Bar and Lounge located on 278 E. Congress St., for a lively Zumba class on the rooftop, hosted by Zumba instructor Brittany Montoya.

$8 cash gets a great workout in your day, and be sure to stay hydrated! Afterwards, enjoy beer and tacos on the first level of the restaurant, all ages are welcome to the class.

Upcoming dates are Monday Sept. 10, Thursday, Sept. 13, and Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m.

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Sylvester Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:25 AM

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  • Sylvester the cat

“Do you think you could give me some neck scratches?"

- Sylvester

Do you think Sylvester could be a part of your family? Meet him at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona at 635 W. Roger Rd. For more information give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173.

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Claytoon of the Day: Anonymous Resistance

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 9:48 AM

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Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Monday, Sept. 10

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 1:00 AM

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Ohmme is a smart band penning real songs. Both partners in this Chicago-based female duo are classically trained pianists who opted to play guitars in Ohmme as a self-imposed creative limitation. Their fully ingested musical theory and its resulting command of the circle of fifths permeates the deceptively basic fabric of Ohmme’s music—percussive, often mono-note guitars (sounds like Wire!), held down by snare-driven pocket beats. (Dear God, will “Icon” get under your skin and live there for weeks and weeks.) Through circular, perfectly-pitched harmonies, Macie Steward and Sima Cunningham deliver nuanced lyrics that work on visceral and cerebral levels, “Like ladies in a French museum/Taxidermied humans, you really ought to see them.” Their vocals, breathy but matter-of-fact, like an old-time radio program, strike warm contrast to the post-modern minimalist backing. Literate and symbolically aware, they eat peaches then apples before switching over to tangerines because, they purr, in the end, “It’s all just food.” With Mute Swan and Citrus Clouds. Monday, Sept. 10. Club Congress, 311 East Congress Street. Doors at 7 p.m. $5. 16+. Details here.

Whiskey Dinner at Batch. What’s better than a five-course meal? A five-course meal with whiskey throughout! Batch Cafe & Bar is hosting their first-ever whiskey dinner with chef Jamie Sly. Dishes include “Spiked Bacon Chicken Skewers,” “Overkill Whiskey Cheeseburger,” “Root Beer Whiskey Float” and more. Even if you aren’t crazy about the liquor, the locally sourced food is something we can all enjoy. 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. 118 E. Congress St. $55. Details here.

Dollar Night at Skate Country. Pull on your leg warmers, back comb your hair and head over to the perfect time warp that is Skate Country. From 6-8 p.m. admission is only a buck, and skate rental is 3 dollars. So, for the price of a cup of coffee you can have a wail of a time skating round and round under the lights showing off your skills. 7980 E 22nd St. Details here.

Events compiled by Emily Dieckman, B.S. Eliot, Ava Garcia and Jeff Gardner.

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