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More On Arizona Illustrated from May 2014

US Chess Champion: Game Can Expand Kids' Skills

Anjelina Belakovskaia is a three-time U.S. Women's Chess winner, says she wants to inspire girls get into business, science using chess as tool.

May 27, 2014
We sit down with panel of local artists to discuss whether or not there is a cultural "war on art."

Why Does Art Matter in Tucson?

A roundtable of guests discuss importance of arts education and support for public art in building vibrant communities.

May 22, 2014
Jerry Moloney, director of Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences, discusses plasma channels that could some day direct where lightening strikes.

Power to Control Lighting

An international reserch team has developed a plasma channel that could be used to direct lightning.

May 20, 2014
Anita Bhappu, Program Chair of Retailing and Consumer Sciences, discusses technological developments that will change the way people shop in physical sores.

Retailers Want to Know How People Shop

E-commerce has exploded in the past ten years, as more people go to the Internet to buy and sell goods and services. Technology has driven much of that shift.

May 20, 2014
Deepak Chopra discuses conscientiousness.

Researchers, Philosophers Explore Theories of Consciousness

Despite ongoing exploration of consciousness and its concepts, the future of the study remains unknown.

May 20, 2014
Rick Wamer, Mime, entertains with a live mime performance.

Mime Evolution

Performer and teacher Rick Wamer adds new elements to an ancient theatrical tradition.

May 15, 2014
William Portela, "Chillie Willie Groove" percussionist, performs an eclectic mix of Latin rhythms and soul from his CD, Only the Beginning, at the Montery Court in Tucson Arizona.

Puerto Rican Musician Blends Caribbean Rhythms, Southwest

William Portela says his motivation is to touch audience at a "personal level."

May 15, 2014
Bruce A. Wright, Associate Vice President of The University of Arizona Tech Parks.

UA Tech Park Inspires Local Youth in STEM Education Fields

Education outreach a mission of the technology research arm of University of Arizona; wins Metropolitan Education Commission's Crystal Apple Award.

May 14, 2014
Fletcher McCusker, chairman of the Rio Nuevo District Board, talks about the project and recent chanes to their funding.

Rio Nuevo Upgrading TCC Through End of Year

Downtown redevelopment allowed to expand beyond hotel and convention center thanks to legislation signed into law last year.

May 14, 2014
Sylvia Longmire, border expert and author of Border Insecurity talks about her conclusions on the prospect of securing the border.

Border Author Proposes Change in Security Approach

Tucson native Sylvia Longmire says money, agents, fencing aren't the answer without planned approach.

May 14, 2014
Dr. Eric Lutz, Assistant Professor for the Community, Environment and Policy Division at the UA College of Public Health, discusses pseudomonus infections and the developments the University is making in preventing these diseases.

UA Scientist Aims to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

People who have been in the hospital for a week or longer are at greater risk of catching a pseudomonas infection.

May 13, 2014
Dan Taylor and John Woolf discuss the importance of foreign healing systems.

Fusion Medicine

Dan Taylor and John Woolf's training and treatments may look very different, but both men have traveled extensively to perfect their work.

May 13, 2014
A mother holds her young daughter as a physician performs a routine check up.

Cultural Sensitivity Can Improve Health Care, Experts Say

Researchers find that cultural diversity and culturally appropriate care bridge the gap between health care providers and patients, with positive results.

May 13, 2014
Shawnee Riplog-Peterson, curator of mammology and ornithology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, discusses the multi-state, binational breeding program involving bighorn sheep.

AZ Desert Museum Joins Bighorn Sustainable Breeding Program

6 U.S. institutions along with 2 in Mexico collaborating to increase genetic diversity of sheep; goal is to have 6 lambs by end of season.

May 12, 2014

Arts Education Program Works to Support Common Core Curriculum

Educators say students benefit from arts integration programs; Opening Minds through the Arts has brought them to TUSD classrooms.

May 8, 2014

Music with Nuance

Guitarist Domingo DeGrazia and violinist Beth Daunis find spritual kinship composing music about the Southwest.

May 8, 2014

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