Q&A

Q&A
 

Meet the Dean: Julie Funk

Learn about Funk's vision for the College of Veterinary Medicine, the University's newest college, and why she subjects colleagues to her singing and humming.

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A Look Inside Special Collections With Veronica Reyes-Escudero

From rare books to UFO-scorched soil, Special Collections makes a wealth of historical items available to students, scholars and community members. Verónica Reyes-Escudero, who became head of Special Collections this fall, talked with Lo Que Pasa about how the department works with donors, campus partners and the community. "When the collections inspire new areas of research or are used to broaden our understanding of the historical record, I feel like we've done our job," Reyes-Escudero says in this Q&A.

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MapQuest Founder Joins Tech Launch Arizona

One of the founders of MapQuest, the web's first commercial mapping service, is the newest member of the Tech Launch Arizona team. In this Q&A, Barry J. Glick talks about his decision to join TLA as a software mentor-in-residence.

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Martin Pepper: Explorer, Tinkerer, Photographer

Martin Pepper is a tinkerer, world explorer and photographer. He also has been an All-American athlete and a TV show host and contestant. At the University of Arizona, Pepper has taught courses in undergraduate geology, assisted in a geochronology research lab, and made videos for University Marketing and Communications. Pepper's life of adventure proves he's been living his motto: "If you're not experiencing something new, then you're not living."

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Q&A With Carol Stewart, New Leader of Tech Parks Arizona

Carol Stewart, the new associate vice president for Tech Parks Arizona, talks about what the future holds for the tech parks, including their role in the UA's strategic plan and developments at the UA Tech Park at The Bridges. "There is tremendous opportunity for stronger connections and collaborations that will help frame the UA's leadership role in research and commercialization by being a living laboratory, a test bed for new technology and a startup business launch point," Stewart says in this Q&A.

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Student Employee Profile: Katherine Feehan

As if studying, homework and extracurricular activities aren't enough, some students add a campus job to their balancing act. In this occasional Lo Que Pasa series, we talk to student employees to find out how working for the University contributes to their college experience. This week, meet Katherine Feehan, a UA senior who works as a recruiting and player personnel intern for Arizona Football.

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From UA Engineering to SpaceX to West Point and Back: A Q&A With Ricardo Valerdi

Systems engineering professor Ricardo Valerdi talks rocket science, cybersecurity, the importance of teamwork – and what his students can learn from his sabbatical experiences. "Because different engineering disciplines can contribute to building a system like a rocket, I think it's important for students to keep in mind that just because you decided that you're going to major in a certain type of engineering doesn't mean you've closed any doors for your career," Valerdi says in this Q&A.

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A Conversation Between a Graduate Student and Her Mentor

Cancer biology graduate student Brittany Forte interviewed her mentor, Samuel Campos, about what he hopes students take away from time in his lab. The most rewarding part of his job? "Seeing my students or trainees overcome obstacles to grow, develop, mature, succeed and advance brings great joy and pride," Campos says.

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