In Brief: Flu shot clinics, Graduate College joins humanities coalition, articles published on The Conversation

In Brief: Flu shot clinics, Graduate College joins humanities coalition, articles published on The Conversation

By Andy OberUniversity Communications
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Free flu shot clinics will run between on Sept. 28-Oct.21 on the Tucson and Phoenix campuses.
Free flu shot clinics will run between on Sept. 28-Oct.21 on the Tucson and Phoenix campuses.
Extreme heat, meditation and missing hugs were among the topics of articles published on The Conversation in August.
Extreme heat, meditation and missing hugs were among the topics of articles published on The Conversation in August.

Flu shot clinics return to campus

Flu season is approaching, and benefits-eligible employees, their dependents age 4 and older and University retirees are invited to get free flu shots this year.

Life & Work Connections will offer free flu shot clinics between Sept. 28 and Oct.21 on the Tucson and Phoenix campuses. The office says clinics are being held in larger spaces for longer periods of time in hopes of providing more employees the opportunity to receive a flu shot in a socially distanced environment.

An appointment and Flu Shot Consent Form are required for each person receiving a shot. Life & Work Connections says the scheduling system opens up additional slots after the first available appointments are taken, so users can check back later if their preferred date is full.

For those participating in the University's Health Impact Program, which offers benefits-eligible employees incentives for participating in wellness activities, a flu shot is worth up to 100 points.

Flu shots are also available through Arizona Department of Administration clinics, Healthwaves clinics, primary care physicians and pharmacies.

Find more information on the clinics on Life & Work Connections Upcoming Events page.

The Graduate College joins effort to support humanities doctoral students

The Graduate College has joined a coalition formed by the Council of Graduate Schools, designed to develop initiatives to better support humanities doctoral students transitioning from graduate programs into the workforce.

The University is one of 10 U.S. doctoral-granting institutions joining The Humanities Coalition. Funding from CGS will support the Graduate College's efforts to develop programs to help doctoral students build professional networks and relationships.

The Council of Graduate Schools is a membership organization consisting of approximately 500 higher education institutions in the United States and Canada. The organization's mission is to improve and advance graduate education.

See the articles published on The Conversation in August

Each month, faculty members from across the University share their expertise on The Conversation, an independent, not-for-profit news source committed to communicating the work of scholars. The Conversation makes all of its articles available at no charge to any news organization that wants to republish them. In addition, The Associated Press distributes The Conversation articles to newsrooms across the United States.

To recognize University of Arizona scholars who are contributing to The Conversation's goal of informing public debate "with knowledge-based journalism that is responsible, ethical and supported by evidence," the Office of University Communications regularly posts links to the articles that have been published on The Conversation.

Below please find the articles published in August.

Aug. 2, 2021
4 ways extreme heat hurts the economy
Much of the U.S. has been experiencing heat waves in recent weeks. An economist explains how the often record-high temperatures can affect the economy.

Derek Lemoine
Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Aug. 6, 2021
Forget the American Dream – millions of working Americans still can't afford food and rent
Employment and wages soared in the latest labor report, but that's small comfort for the many workers with a job that doesn't pay a living wage.

Jeffrey Kucik
Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

Aug. 16, 2021
Why we missed hugs
Lack of human touch can lead to greater stress, anxiety and loneliness – and that is what made the social distancing during the pandemic so hard for many.

Kory Floyd
Professor, Department of Communication

Aug. 16, 2021
As Colorado River Basin states confront water shortages, it's time to focus on reducing demand
A long-expected federal drought declaration underlines how serious the Colorado River water shortage has become for Western states.

Robert Glennon
Regents Professor Emeritus, James E. Rogers College of Law

Aug. 24, 2021
Mindfulness meditation in brief daily doses can reduce negative mental health impact of COVID-19
A brief daily practice of mindfulness meditation not only contributes to a better mood, but it also helps protect against the negative mental health impact of news about COVID-19.

Jessica Andrews-Hanna
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

See articles published this year on The Conversation:

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