In Brief: Donation for Citations, UA Cares extended, LGBTQ+ cultural logo, latest articles on The Conversation
Pay your parking fines with cereal and milk
You can clear up a parking citation and help fight hunger once again this semester through Parking & Transportation Service's biannual Donation for Citations campaign. The effort allows people to pay off eligible citations by donating food items to the Campus Pantry. The fall 2022 campaign runs through Friday.
"We're happy to partner with the Campus Pantry again this year with our Donation for Citations campaign," said Jim Sayre, executive director of Parking & Transportation Services. "The goal of the pantry is to reduce food insecurities in the Wildcat community and we're proud to support that effort."
Citations of $50-$60 can be paid off with a donation of one 19-ounce cereal box and one 32-ounce container of non-refrigerated soy or almond milk. Citations of $85-$95 can be cleared with two boxes of cereal and two containers of milk.
Those who want to participate can book an appointment to do so online.
Last year, more than 2,150 pounds of food were collected during the fall and spring semesters.
The UA Cares Campaign has been extended
University President Robert C. Robbins has announced that UA Cares, the University's annual workplace giving campaign, has been extended through Nov. 11. The campaign, which began Sept. 30, was originally slated to end on Nov. 4.
"This year’s campaign has been historic in the sense that we sponsored over 100 service projects and have increased employee awareness of community needs," said Nick Hilton, assistant director in the Office of Government and Community Relations and coordinator of UA Cares. "That’s pretty neat and I get the feeling that folks appreciate the extra opportunity to get involved in making the world better."
Donors can choose to have their gifts support any department, college, program or initiative through the University of Arizona Foundation or local nonprofit organizations through the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Employees can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring payroll deduction through UAccess using the UA Cares tile on the employee homepage. Community members who don't use UAccess can donate online at any time.
University unveils LGBTQ+ cultural logo
The University has released its fifth cultural logo, this time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. The launch was timed to coincide with National LGBT History Month in October.
Like the other logos, the LGBTQ+ version features the shape of the Arizona Wildcat head made up of dozens of icons representing the LGBTQ+ community. The logo will be featured on branded merchandise that will soon be available at University BookStores. Sales of that merchandise will help benefit the LGBTQ+ Resource Center in the Student Union Memorial Center.
The logo joins previously released Hispanic Heritage, Native American Heritage, Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American Heritage and Black History cultural logos.
Read about social media misinformation and speaking slipups on The Conversation
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Here are the articles published on The Conversation in October:
Oct. 17, 2022
Experts grade Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube on readiness to handle midterm election misinformation
Misinformation has bedeviled social media companies for years, and the problem is especially consequential during elections. Are the companies up to the job as the 2022 midterm elections approach?
Dam Hee Kim
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Oct. 24, 2022
Why do people have slips of the tongue?
A psycholinguist explains what's really going on when people misspeak.
Professor, Department of Linguistics
Read previous articles published on The Conversation:
- September 2022
- August 2022
- July 2022
- June 2022
- May 2022
- April 2022
- March 2022
- February 2022
- January 2022
- December 2021
- November 2021
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