Lo Que Pasa

  • As the University of Arizona navigates through some of the choppiest state budget waters in campus history, President Robert N. Shelton sometimes has to point the compass east.

    To Washington, D.C.

    He tries to make it... Read More

  • John McClelland worked as an architect before going back to school to pursue his passion for archaeology. (Photo by Sandra Contreras)

    John McClelland

    Lab Manager, Osteology, Arizona State Museum

    Number of years at the UA

    Favorite part about working at the UA
    "Being able to devote time to those... Read More

  • A Retirement Benefit Estimator lets members see current estimates of their retirement benefits, using all possible factors. It's available online at https://secure.azasrs.gov/secure/BenefitEstimatorEntry.do.

    Employees who participate in the Arizona State Retirement System will see more money coming out of their paychecks for retirement beginning July 1.

    The Arizona State Retirement System, or ASRS, Board of Trustees has approved a... Read More

  • Diana Rix, an academic adviser with UA Evening & Weekend

    If you're thinking of taking classes in the fall, now's the time to get started.

    Academic adviser Diana Rix will lead a brownbag information session Thursday to share information on enrollment, degree-seeking and non-degree-... Read More

  • The "On Our Own Time" exhibit is open to UA staff and appointed personnel across campus. Last year, Maria Griffin, a senior farm attendant in the School of Plant Sciences, submitted this mixed media piece, titled "Shhh ... (A hand of peace will silence you)."

    You spend your days on the phone, in meetings or staring at your computer screen. But after hours, you pick up a paint brush and your inner Michelangelo comes out. Or perhaps you're more adept with a camera or a potter's wheel.

    ... Read More
  • Erica Corral, assistant professor in the department of materials science and engineering

    Erica L. Corral, an assistant professor in the University of Arizona department of materials science and engineering, is one of only 38 early-career scientists and engineers to receive an award under the Young Investigator Program of... Read More

  • Have a budding artist or writer at home? If he or she happens to be in kindergarten, first, second or third grade, the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest is a great way for them to earn some recognition.

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  • 1790

    University of Arizona participation in the U.S. census is critical, says Marshall Vest, director of the Economic and Business Research Center in the Eller College of Management.

    Not only does the count affect Arizona's... Read More

  • The University of Arizona has been working hard to become a more environmentally sustainable campus. Among recent efforts are the installation of solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems at different University locations, the... Read More

  • Pre-Med Camp is one of a number of programs offered through the Arizona Youth University this summer.

    It may be spring break, but it's not too early to start thinking about plans for the summer, especially if you've got kids who will need entertaining when school lets out.

    Now is the time to sign your children up for one of... Read More

  • UA President Robert N. Shelton helped fill a shuttle with donated food during last year's Stuff the CatTran event.

    Food boxes started popping up in various campus locations this week, a sure sign that the University's food drive season is upon us.

    Monday marked the first day of the campuswide UA4Food Faculty & Staff Drive, the first in... Read More

  • Mary Riordan (left) and Patricia Auflick are being honored for their work providing health information to refugees living in Tucson. (Photo courtesy of the Arizona Health Sciences Library)

    Two employees in the Arizona Health Sciences Library are being honored for their work providing health information to refugees in Tucson. 

    Patricia Auflick, outreach services librarian, and Mary Riordan, information services... Read More

  • The Arizona Board of Regents will consider the University of Arizona's request to raise tuition by up to 18 percent when it meets on campus this week. The board, which begins its two-day meeting Thursday, will be asked to approve... Read More

  • Melissa Vito oversees the UA's Student Affairs division, which houses a number of key student programs and services, including Campus Recreation, Residence Life and Campus Health.

    Melissa Vito

    Vice President for Student Affairs

    Number of years at the UA

    Favorite part about working at the UA
    "I think, because it's a campus that's probably never... Read More

  • Volunteers give the Wildcat School a fresh coat of paint.

    A little digging, some hammering and lots of painting helped give a new look to a Tucson middle school during this year's Cats in the Community Day. About 250 University of Arizona employees and students volunteered Saturday to give an... Read More

  • Students present a business idea during UA Innovation Day 2009.

    Imagine you're booking airplane tickets for a trip, bracing yourself for high prices and long layovers. But to your surprise, the fares are lower than you anticipated. Then picture the first day of your trip. You're wandering around the... Read More

  • Rosi Andrade will be lead a workshop about corridos during the Tucson Festival of Books.

    University of Arizona employees are playing a significant role in the second annual Tucson Festival of Books, helping with everything from event setup to speaking on panels and reading from their own books.

    Bill Viner, co-... Read More

  • UA employees and their families can enjoy free admission to the arboretum during the Spring Plant Sale.

    Looking for some greenery to spruce up your yard this spring? You might want to check out the Boyce Thompson Arboretum Spring Plant Sale, which kicks off Friday and runs through March 28. 

    During the sale, University... Read More

  • President Shelton talks with Arizona Assurance Scholars at a luncheon recognizing their accomplishments. (Photo by Will Seberger)

    Arizona Assurance scholars who have excelled academically got some praise – and some advice – from University of Arizona President Robert N. Shelton and his wife, Adrian, during a luncheon honoring the students' achievements.... Read More

  • Andrea Romero (Photo by Sandra Contreras)

    There are many perks that come with working at the University of Arizona, aside from the warm sunny weather and beautiful campus. But nailing down the top benefit isn't easy. Lo Que Pasa asked four randomly selected employees what they... Read More


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