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College of Medicine – Phoenix Book Club Focuses on Diversity

Two employees at the College of Medicine – Phoenix have been awarded a grant to enhance a book club they founded that focuses on topics related to diversity. "This project serves to broaden our perspectives through awareness and appreciation for the voices and values of people from all walks of life, across the lifespan, and with unique lived experiences," says Jennifer Hartmark-Hill, director of the Program for Narrative Medicine and Health Care Humanities at COM-Phoenix, who co-founded the club with Kathleen Carlson, associate librarian of the Arizona Health Sciences Library – Phoenix.

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UA Startup Targets Improved Information Systems and Services for Faculty and Students

The UA has licensed a tool to integrate student information systems and learning management systems to UA startup FishTail Technologies. The software, which simplifies the use of the University's complex D2L curriculum management system, resulted from the work of a collaborative, multiunit team from the UA Office of Instruction and Assessment and University Information Technology Services.

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24 Emerging UA Leaders Selected for Academic Leadership Institute

The eighth cohort of the Academic Leadership Institute includes academic and administrative department heads, associate and assistant deans, and other emerging leaders from across campus. During the yearlong institute, the 2017-2018 fellows will participate in discussions and workshops to help them develop their leadership skills.

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Regents to Discuss Budget Proposals, Construction Projects

The Arizona Board of Regents will consider the 2018 annual budgets for the three state universities during this week's meeting at Northern Arizona University — the first for new UA President Robert C. Robbins. Other items on the agenda relating to the UA include discussions about a new academic program, land sales and purchases, and academic calendar approvals.

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Campus Welcomes President Robbins

Hundreds gathered at Old Main to welcome UA President Robert C. Robbins on his first day on the job. The 22nd president met and chatted individually with guests at the reception. Many praised him for being so open and accessible.

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A Message for University Inventors

David Allen, vice president of Tech Launch Arizona, has issued a reminder to the UA community about the value of commercializing inventions that have the potential to make people's lives better. Allen's letter gives an overview of the resources available to inventors and how to get started.

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Meet the UA's New President on June 1

Robert C. Robbins

The campus community is invited to welcome the UA's incoming president, Robert C. Robbins, during an event on the west side of Old Main on June 1, his first official day. The welcome will have a short speaking program but primarily is meant to give the campus community a chance to meet Robbins.

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UA 'Micro-Campuses' to Expand Education Access Abroad

With two existing partnerships and 11 more just announced, the UA is introducing "micro-campuses" abroad – a new model to provide international students with access to UA degrees in their home countries. The UA now has 13 micro-campuses in 10 countries and has publicly launched a Global Micro-Campus Network.

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Dinner to Honor the Service of Retiring Employees

About 270 employees heading into retirement will be celebrated tonight at a dinner hosted by the Division of Human Resources. The keynote speaker will be Charles "Chuck" Albanese, former dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, who will talk about his life after the UA and how he's pursuing his passion for painting during retirement.

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Mars in Full Color

Chock-full of stunning images taken with the most powerful camera ever sent to another planet and weighing in at nearly 8 pounds, "Mars: The Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet" features about 200 carefully selected photographs taken by the UA-led HiRISE project, which has been orbiting the planet since 2006. The book was just published by the University of Arizona Press.

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