Featured on the June 13th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- The 2019 graduating class at the University of Arizona included eight Native American students, which is a record number. Emma Gibson tells how a program designed to increase diversity within the College of Medicine is inspiring success.
- “Juneteenth” commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and is recognized as a holiday or special day of observance in 45 states. The annual gathering, happening on Saturday, June 15th at the Tucson Convention Center, is a celebration of culture, food, and music, as organizers Valerie Stanley, Andrè Newman, and Dr. Michael Engs will share.
- And, we use metaphors every day in ways that add meaning and color to our speech. But how does the human brain interpret this information? Mark talks with Vicky Lai, a University of Arizona researcher who leads the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab. Lai has been exploring the way we process metaphorical language for more than a decade.