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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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LiveSafe App Seeks to Crowdsource Campus Safety Information

The smartphone app can be used to anonymously report crimes or suspicious activity on campus, giving law enforcement officials real-time information. It also has a feature called SafeWalk, which allows students and employees who find themselves on campus after dark to share their location and destination with a friend or colleague.

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Above and Beyond: Employees to be Recognized With Awards for Excellence

There are employees all over the University who are willing to go the extra mile to do their jobs, and to help their colleagues. Some of these employees will be recognized Friday at the annual UA Awards for Excellence ceremony, sponsored by the Classified Staff Council, the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council and the President's Cabinet.

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English Professor Considers UA Home After 50 Years of Service

Half a century ago, Charles Scruggs moved from Delaware to Arizona after accepting a job to teach at the UA. Despite the heat that welcomed him, he fell in love with the Southwest and made Tucson his home. "I feel lucky," Scruggs says. "Not only by coming here but being able to get a good job and being able to teach as long as I have." Tomorrow, he and 993 other employees will be recognized at the UA's annual Service Awards ceremony for their milestone work anniversaries.

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New UA Office Centralizes Services for Current, Prospective Transfer Students

Services for current and prospective transfer students have been centralized with the creation of the Office of Transfer Credit and Articulation. "As a former transfer student myself, I know how hard it is for students to determine which credits are transferrable, the time to complete a degree, and the cost of degree options," says the office's senior director, Nicole Kontak. "With the creation of this office, we're empowering students because they'll have answers to these questions before they even apply."

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