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David Hume Kennerly, George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, United States Presidents Gather Two Weeks before Barack Obama's Inauguration, Oval Office of the White House, Washington, D.C., 2009.Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona: David Hume Kennerly Archive. © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

Pulitzer Prize winner David Hume Kennerly, who will speak at the UA on Friday night with historian Jon Meacham, has added the archive of his 50-plus years of photojournalism to the Center of Creative Photography collection in Tucson. Read more»

In this extract from her latest book "On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal," the "No Logo" author looks at why capitalism and politics have got in the way of addressing the climate crisis. Read more»

Beethoven in a portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will host a series of free discussions at three Pima County public libraries this fall, in efforts to reach out to a broader audience of Tucsonans. Read more»

T.C. Tolbert

TC Tolbert, a UA lecturer and Tucson's municipal poet, has been named a fellow of the Academy of American Poets Laureate — a recognition which comes with a $100,000 award for literary merit and support for civic programs. Read more»

Pima County Public Library's One Book, One Community program is holding a series of public discussions about Octavia Butler's award-winning "Parable of the Sower" beginning this weekend. Read more»

The first of its kind in Pima County, the program will kick off with Octavia Butler's award-winning Parable of the Sower, which marked its 25th anniversary this year. Read more»

A memorial along an Arizona highway.

Flagstaff author Jesse Sensibar knows the bittersweet reverence and reflection inspired by roadside shrines. In his new book "Blood In The Asphalt: Prayers From The Highway," he muses on a few such sites, in dispatches that are equal parts poetry, slightly macabre travelogue and impressionistic memoir. Read more»

Newly posted on the Los Angeles Review of Books website is a critique I just did of a writer-on-the-go's eyewitness account of a political upheaval. I wasn't as cool to the author as he was to me. Read more»

Chomsky in 2015

Noam Chomsky, a pioneer in cognitive science and noted linguist, philosopher and social critic, has joined the UA. Chomsky, an MIT professor emeritus, has been a leading American intellectual since the 1950s, and co-taught a UA course last spring. "We fell in love with Tucson — the mountains, the desert," he said. Read more»

A $3 million expansion of the Flowing Wells Library will grow the facility to 13,000 square feet, nearly tripling its size, with a multipurpose room, children's room, patio and an updated collection. The library will be closed beginning October 1, and is expected to reopen in late summer next year. Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said the Republican Party has lost its way, turning to nativism and protectionism instead of the Goldwater values of limited government and individual responsibility. Those are themes of his new book, the opening salvo in what is expected to be a tough 2018 re-election campaign for Flake.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a return to “traditional conservatism” in a book — "Conscience of a Conservative," an allusion to the Barry Goldwater book of the same name — that says the Republican Party has lost its way, the opening salvo in what could be a tough re-election campaign. Read more»

Kelly Haven, 12, a member of the Navajo Nation who tried for years to get to the nationals, spells in the second round of the 90th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Wednesday.

Two Arizona girls competed against 291 other students in the 2017 bee at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington this week. Read more»

Titled 'Dibé dóó biyazhí ('The sheep and its young'), a student’s drawing hangs in the hallway at Diné Bi’ Olta’. (Photo by Taylor Notah/Cronkite News)

“Béédaałniih: Diné bizaad bídahwiil’aah. Táadoo biligáana k’ehjí yádaalłti’í. Ahéhee’.” These are the first words that visitors see on a sign at the entrance of Tsé Hootsooí Diné Bi’ Olta’, an elementary immersion school that teaches the Navajo language to its 133 students on the capital of the Navajo Nation. Read more»

A Midtown public library will be closed for about three weeks in June, as new computers are installed and the service desk upgraded at the Martha Cooper branch of the Pima County Public Library. Read more»

Granite Mountain Hotshots in front of an ancient tree they saved during the June 2013 Doce Fire.

A new book, The Fire Line, tells the story of how 19 men lived, and how they died in the Yarnell Hill Fire. Read more»

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