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Dr. Mae C. Jemison: "Living Deeply and Looking Up"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Artists wish UA students good luck during finals week; Exploring Persian fairy tales and women in mythology; Adiba Nelson on the challenges of being a mom.

mae jemison hero 2 Dr. Mae C. Jemison preparing for her 1992 mission aboard the space shuttle Endeavor.

Arizona Spotlight

Dr. Mae C. Jemison on "Living Deep and Looking Up"

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Featured on the May 9th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Physician and engineer Dr. Mae C. Jemison made history in 1992 as the first woman of color to go into space, onboard the space shuttle Endeavor. On May 10th, 2019, she'll deliver the commencement address at the University of Arizona, and explain the importance of "living deeply and looking up". Mark talks with Mae Jemison about her truly stellar career. Today, Dr. Jemison is deeply involved with STEM education projects, and she encourages everyone to take a "Skyfie", and join thousands of others who are "looking up" all around the world.

mae jemison hero 1 Dr. Mae C. Jemison during her 1992 mission as crew member on the space shuttle Endeavor.

  • Join some of the artists from ArtWorks, a gallery and all-day program for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities. A group of ArtWorks artists visited the UA campus on a goodwill mission to wish students luck and offer them some sincere encouragement for finals week. The public can see the work of the ArtWorks artists in "Dreams", a mixed-media gallery show about goals, dreaming and imagination, open through July 26 at The Mary T. Paulin Gallery at 1509 E. Helen Street.

ArtWorks artists wish UA students good luck during finals week.

ArtWorks offers positive messages to UA students during finals week. Photos: Carolyn Yaussy

- Tony Paniagua interviews author and Oro Valley resident Dr. Nooshie Motaref, whose latest book Land of Roses and Nightingales is based on the Persian fairy tales she grew up reading in her Iranian family.

Nooshie Motaref author Arizona resident Nooshie Motaref, PhD, is an author, speaker and teacher who was born in Iran and studied in Iran, Germany, Switzerland and United States.
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Nooshie Motaref Book "Land of Roses and Nightingale" is a book about Persian fairytales translated and adapted by Nooshie Motaref, PhD.
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  • And, Adiba Nelson shares a Mother's Day essay about the hardest parts of being a mom, and why she thinks her younger self couldn’t understand the reasons she'd never give it up. Featuring music by Jaime J. Soto, produced by BV Beats.
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photo: Kathleen Dreier
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