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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

UA trying to ease class shortage


In order to register for fall classes, many students went through annoying procedures or were denied classes because of availability, but a new board has formed to tackle the class shortage issue that mostly stems from a lack of money.

Budget cuts and a growing demand for certain majors have left colleges unable to provide enough classes, said Jerrold Hogle, vice provost for instruction, but he said the university is working to get a handle on the problem. [Read article]

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Baseball: Cats face Lobos in non-conference tilt


The No. 6 Wildcats take a break from conference play this week by playing four non-conference games against three different teams, starting tonight at New Mexico.

Arizona (26-11, 10-2 Pacific 10 Conference) plays the Lobos tonight at 5 at Isotopes Park.

The Wildcats have won eight of their past nine games, including two of three from No. 9 Oregon State, while New Mexico (19-18) was victorious in seven of 10 after sweeping Air Force last weekend. [Read article]

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· Women's basketball signs back-to-back Washington Player of the Year O'Neal
· Women's golf in sixth after day 1 at Pac-10s

Enjoy the beauty while you still can
photo About an hour's drive on Interstate 90 south of Tucson, the relentless Arizona sun heats up the road so that it's almost possible to hear the tires stretching as the rubber noisily grips the pavement. Near there, like a mirage ensconced among miles of baking desert sand, cacti and lifeless tumbleweeds, suddenly appears a beautiful, emerald-framed oasis.

The San Pedro River, which flows north from the mountains of Sonora, Mexico to the Gila River in Southern Arizona, is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Outlined by a row of lush, green cottonwood trees, the area, known as a "riparian corridor," is home to hundreds of species of birds, amphibians and mammals. [Read article]

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Latest Issue: April 14, 2005


Berlin. Venice. Cannes. Tucson. Film Festivals are not just for ritzy European cities anymore. And for the 14th year, Arizonans - Tucsonans in particular - are proving that with the Arizona International Film Festival.

The AIFF is a 10-day long celebration of local and independent film, and it starts tonight. It is a great event for Tucson because it showcases national and international talent. But it is especially exciting because it exposes talent that has come out of the UA. [Read article]

Tucson and Campus Calendar
Sophokles and Hendrix: together at last
Slamming words into action at Poetry Crawl
'Cannibal! The Musical' comes to stage
Rx Bandits make first trip to Congress
CD Reviews: Hot Hot Heat, The Bravery, The Kaiser Chiefs, Will Smith
'Fever Pitch' falls a bit outside the park
Chopped good, but pricey
Learn all about presidents' murders in 'Assassination Vacation'
Dancers, jugglers, poets highlight multicultural show
Calexico join Muniz
Latest Issue: April 12, 2005


Andrea Hashim dreamed of becoming Miss America since she was a little girl, and she has just taken one step closer to making that dream a reality.

Twenty-two-year-old Hashim, a first-year dance graduate student, beat out nine competitors to be crowned Miss Tucson Valley April 2 and is gearing up for the Miss Arizona pageant in June. Miss Arizona goes on to compete for Miss America in Atlantic City. [Read article]

UA growth chambers visit Mars, South Pole

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