Guest Column

Field Notes: Takeaways From Our Summer Studying Cows in Caves

Dieter and Netzin Steklis, professors in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, share the most interesting findings from their summer studying animal illustrations in European caves. Among the takeaways: Prehistoric artists didn't paint their food, they didn't use live models, and they never painted themselves.

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Keeping Your UA Information Secure

The UA has made significant improvements in information security, and more are on the way. In this guest column, CIO Barry Brummund gives an overview of recent changes, and a preview of what's next. "Being good stewards of your personal data, as well as University systems, is something that we take very seriously at the University of Arizona," he writes.

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Guest Column: The Triumvirate That Launched the Arizona State Museum

In recognition of the Arizona State Museum's 125th anniversary on April 7, Director Emeritus Raymond H. Thompson writes about the three men largely responsible for the museum's establishment. The trio set the museum up "to become one of the nation's leading university-based anthropology museums," Thompson writes.

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I'm Now That Bumper Sticker: 'Proud Arizona Mom'

College wasn't easy for Kasey Urquidez, who left Safford, Arizona, to attend the UA as a first-generation college student. Today, a big part of her job is helping families through the admissions and enrollment process. Next fall, she comes full circle when her daughter starts college (hopefully, here!).

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Give the 'Gift' of Self-Care This Thanksgiving

This season of giving can be challenging for caregivers, who are already giving so much. In this guest column, Caryn Jung and Lourdes Rodriguez from Life & Work Connections encourage caregivers to practice self-care, and share some tips and resources.

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Connect and Grow Through Faculty Learning Communities

Where do faculty go when they want to become more effective teachers? Faculty learning communities. In this guest column, assistant professor and FLC facilitator Zoe Cohen invites interested faculty to join one of nine FLCs forming for the fall semester.

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Four Options for Greener Travel

More than half of employee trips to the UA are made in vehicles carrying just one person – the worst mode when it comes to being environmentally friendly. Interested in a cheaper and healthier commute? Parking and Transportation Services has some options.

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If You're Not Getting 7 Hours of Sleep Each Night, Read This

Sleep is critical to overall health and well-being. It's one of the three pillars of health, alongside diet/nutrition and exercise/activity. Michael Grandner, assistant professor of psychiatry, psychology and medicine, explains why it's so important, and offers tips for getting better sleep.

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