Campus News

Nearly 300 UA Retirees Honored for Service

Nearly 300 UA retirees who have worked a collective 6,300 years at the UA were celebrated last week at a dinner hosted by the Division of Human Resources. "Each of you has been an integral part of the University's success," UA President Robert C. Robbins told the honorees. "You have prepared our students for a changing world, launched discoveries that make Arizona and the world better, and built memories that will last a lifetime."

read more

New UA Faculty Chair Seeks to Create 'Marketplace of Ideas'

Jessica Summers, an associate professor of teaching, learning and sociocultural studies, hopes to apply what she has observed as an educational psychologist to her newest role: chair of the UA faculty. "People want to feel comfortable and know that it's a safe space to express their thoughts," Summers says. "That's what I'm aiming to achieve in this position – a marketplace of ideas where everyone's input is valuable."

read more

Awards to Recognize Excellence Among Employees, Units

Employees and teams that have gone above and beyond their usual responsibilities to advance their units and the University will be honored Friday at the Awards for Excellence ceremony. The awards are sponsored by the Classified Staff Council, the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council and the President's Cabinet.

read more

More Than 300 Turn Out for Second Annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium

The UA's second annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium drew more than 300 for a day of workshops and talks by diversity and inclusion experts from the UA and beyond. "The work that we are doing here today at this symposium is not simply a matter of comfort and convenience," said Damon A. Williams, a national expert in strategic diversity leadership who delivered the symposium's lunchtime keynote. "It's also about how do we embrace this notion that in a changed world, this is the work of excellence?"

read more

For First Time, Career-Track Faculty Included in Survey About Job Satisfaction

Administrators hope a faculty survey will help identify the needs of those working off the tenure track, as well as those in tenured and tenure-track positions. "It's absolutely essential that we get half the faculty to respond so that we can make sure we have a broad sense of their needs," said Tom Miller, vice provost for faculty affairs. "If faculty want their needs addressed, they need to make them known."

read more

Four Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring

Four professors who have excelled in teaching and mentoring were honored at the annual Awards of Distinction ceremony on Monday. They are: Edgard Ore-Giron, instructor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Michael Kothke, associate professor of practice in the School of Architecture; Ronald Breiger, professor in the School of Sociology; and Aleksander Ellis, professor in the Department of Management and Organizations and the Stephen P. Robbins Chair in Organizational Behavior.

read more


UA@Work is produced by University Communications

888 N. Euclid Ave., Ste. 413 (or) 
P.O. Box 210158, Tucson, AZ 85721

T 520.621.1877  F 520.626.4121


2019 © The Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona