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Area's film past, current initiatives focus of talk

Area's film past, current initiatives focus of talk

Once called "Hollywood in the Desert," Tucson has been the location for hundreds of film and television projects since the late 1930s. But the last big-studio production involving Tucson finished work in 2010, and the city's future as a popular movie-making location seems to hold more questi…

February 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
2 philosophy talks focus on morality, democracy

2 philosophy talks focus on morality, democracy

Gary Fenstermacher will wrap up his course on philosophy at the Academy Village on Jan. 31. In that fourth and final session, Fenstermacher plans to cover political philosophy in considerable depth, focusing on the meaning, promise and challenges of democracy.

January 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Academy Village philosophy talks continue with epistemology

Professor Gary Fenstermacher will continue his four-part course on philosophy today at Academy Village.

January 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Philosophy, its application, will be lecture focus

Philosophy, its application, will be lecture focus

Internationally recognized scholar and former UA dean Gary Fenstermacher will kick off his four-part course on philosophy at 2:30 p.m. today at Academy Village.

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Philosophizing at Academy Village

Philosophizing at Academy Village

American philosopher George Herbert Mead once quipped, "Philosophy is a study which enables man to be unhappy more intelligently." Although there is some truth in Mead's remark, it's certainly not the view Gary Fenstermacher will emphasize in his four-session course on philosophy that begins…

January 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Learn more about doomsday prophecies

There are people who think the world will end in less than a month - Dec. 21, to be exact.

November 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Free talk will explore Affordable Care Act

Free talk will explore Affordable Care Act

Are you wondering how the Supreme Court's recent decision on the Affordable Care Act might affect Tucsonans? Get the story from a local expert Monday when the Arizona Senior Academy hosts a talk by Larry Aldrich, chairman and executive director of the Arizona Business Coalition on Health.

October 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Renowned pianist plans unique show

Renowned pianist plans unique show

Want to be entertained by a classical pianist who's different?

August 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
UA scientist to discuss evolution

UA scientist to discuss evolution

Could your mother-in-law really have descended from Neanderthals? Does the neighbor who steals from your lemon tree have the arms of an orangutan?

May 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Gain insight into D.C. memorials

Gain insight into D.C. memorials

Did you know that the 30-foot-tall Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the National Mall was sculpted by a Chinese artist? Are you surprised that the Roosevelt Memorial appears to omit a statue of FDR in a wheelchair?

April 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Abrams, Steeves to present improvisational comedy

Abrams, Steeves to present improvisational comedy

An evening of improvisational comedy by Lesley Abrams and Dean Steeves of Tucson's LaughingStock Comedy Co. will be presented by the Arizona Senior Academy starting at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday.

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UA scientist to discuss quakes at Academy Village

UA scientist to discuss quakes at Academy Village

Most people are sufficiently awed by the power of earthquakes that they want to learn more. Well, here's your chance.

January 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Catch free jazz concert Tuesday

Catch free jazz concert Tuesday

Under the Bridge, a recently formed six-piece jazz ensemble, will present a free concert at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Arizona Senior Academy Building at Academy Village.

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Dark side of archaeology is explored in talk

Dark side of archaeology is explored in talk

Today's stereotype archaeologist is a whip-bearing, fedora-wearing Indiana Jones who spends most of his time finding treasures and battling the bad guys who want to steal them.

November 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Woodrow Wilson's wives will be topic of discussion

Woodrow Wilson's wives will be topic of discussion

Who knew that Woodrow Wilson, America's most professorial president (he held doctoral degrees in history and political science), was gifted with a trio of fascinating women … and two of them were his wives.

October 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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