Campus News

Strategic Planning, Branding Discussed at Faculty Senate

President Robert C. Robbins thanked Faculty Senate members for their participation in the strategic planning process, and gave updates on two senior vice president searches. Tony Proudfoot, interim senior vice president for marketing and communications, gave an overview of plans to create a brand platform for the UA.

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Awards & Accolades

Congratulations to these recent honorees: Andrei Sanov, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Susan Brown, Department of Management Information Systems; Jeffrey Pyun, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Robert Norwood, College of Optical Sciences; Manisha Sharma, School of Art; and Nancy Odegaard, Arizona State Museum.

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Robbins Calls on Campus Community to Help Shape the Future of the UA

Everyone who cares about the University can and should participate in the strategic planning process, President Robert C. Robbins told classified staff and others at a Q&A session last week. During the hourlong forum, Robbins answered questions about the UA's strengths and challenges, as well as the role it should play locally and globally.

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Final Beam Placed Atop New UAHS Building

The last steel beam in the construction of the new Health Sciences Innovation Building has been hoisted into place. At a topping-off ceremony, the beam was signed by attendees and then lifted to the top of the nine-story building, which is scheduled to be completed in summer 2018.

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Explore Your UA Benefits and Perks at Campus Resource Expo

Services and perks available to UA employees will be showcased during the annual Campus Resource Expo, happening Friday in the Student Union. "The University of Arizona is a great place to work for many reasons," says HR's Dave Magoon. "The expo is the perfect venue to give people an opportunity to discover some of them."

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Ask Your Questions About Career Architecture Project During Town Halls

Employees are encouraged to attend the town halls to learn more about the project, which will address job titles, career progression and compensation practices. "One of the commitments we made was that we were going to have a very heavy focus on communication," says Kelly Delforge, the project's director. The main campus town hall is scheduled for Nov. 2.

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First Recipients of New Grant Program Advance International Collaboration

Seven faculty members from a variety of disciplines are the first to receive awards through a new UA-funded grants program. The International Research and Academic Program Development grants "provide faculty with resources to establish collaborative frameworks, assemble transdisciplinary partnerships and collect essential data required for competitive external funding," says Kimberly Andrews Espy, senior vice president for research.

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