In Brief: Gift funds WSJ access for campus, plus new articles on The Conversation

In Brief: Gift funds WSJ access for campus, plus new articles on The Conversation

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Anonymous alumni have gifted all University employees and students with access to The Wall Street Journal

Faculty, staff and students can now access The Wall Street Journal online, thanks to a donation by alumni who asked to remain anonymous.

Employees can activate their digital subscription by visiting the University's WSJ registration page and taking these steps:

  1. Enter your first and last name.
  2. Select an account type (student, professor or staff) from the dropdown menu.
  3. Enter your email address and create a password.
  4. Click "Create" to complete your registration.

Once your account is created, you can begin accessing content on The subscription includes access to articles dating back to 1997 as well as WSJ mobile and tablet apps and an optional newsletter of curated content sent to your inbox every month. Your subscription will last one year from your activation date. Memberships will be free for three years, but will need to be renewed each year.

Those who already have a paid subscription can call 800-JOURNAL (800-568-7625) to switch to a University membership and receive a prorated refund.

The gift funding the subscriptions was made in recognition of David Laskin, a 2021 graduate of the Eller College of Management and the 2021 Pac-12 Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

"David Laskin's accomplishments and the generosity of the donors allows not just finance and business students, but all students at the University of Arizona, to take advantage of a free subscription to The Wall Street Journal for the next three years," said Kathy Kahle, head of the Department of Finance and the Thomas C. Moses Professor of Finance. "We hope that students take advantage of this opportunity to read the Journal and explore the career opportunities and podcasts that accompany the subscription."

See the articles published on The Conversation in September

Each month, faculty members and researchers 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 September.

Sept. 2, 2021
Is climate change to blame for extreme weather events? Attribution science says yes, for some – here's how it works
A new attribution study finds human-caused climate change made Europe's July floods more likely. What about Tennessee's flooding? An atmospheric scientist explains how scientists make the connection.

Xubin Zeng
Professor, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences

Sept. 7, 2021
Pandemic hardship is about to get a lot worse for millions of out-of-work Americans
Three pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs expire on Labor Day, putting millions of mostly low-income families in financial jeopardy.

Jeffrey Kucik
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Sept. 8, 2021
Data science education lacks a much-needed focus on ethics
Undergraduate programs are springing up across the U.S. to meet the burgeoning demand for workers trained in big data. Yet many of the programs lack training in the ethical use of data science.

Jeffrey C. Oliver
Data Science Specialist

Torbet McNeil
Doctoral student, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice

Sept. 15, 2021
James Webb Space Telescope: An astronomer on the team explains how to send a giant telescope to space – and why
The largest orbital telescope ever made will allow astronomers to study the atmospheres of alien planets, learn about how stars form in the Milky Way and peer into the farthest reaches of the universe.

Marcia Rieke
Regents Professor, Department of Astronomy

See articles published this year on The Conversation:

Interested in submitting an article? Go to the sign up link on The Conversation website to create a username and password. Do a keyword search to see what has been written on the topic you have in mind. Fill out the online pitch form. (If you or one of your faculty members would like to talk through an idea before submitting a pitch, send an email to

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