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  • Employees acted, danced, sang and got hit with pies as part of a fundraiser for the Tucson Community Food Bank.

    Employees in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid did a little entertaining during lunch hour last week, turning the lobby of the Administration Building into a stage for singing, dancing and comedy.

    Their performances... Read More

  • James Cornell, president of the International Science Writers Association, will moderate the Science Writers Workshop panel at the Tucson Festival of Books.

    If you are a writer interested in science, a scientist interested in communication or a citizen scientist interested in how science is translated for general audiences, you'll want to  put the Science Writers Workshop on your Tucson... Read More

  • In this video interview, University of Arizona Provost Meredith Hay talks about the Transformation Plan and how the changes made to date have helped students and employees, as well as the University overall. She also touches on... Read More

  • Provost Meredith Hay led walkers around campus last year and will do the same Thursday to support the Walk Across Arizona campaign.

    Provost Meredith Hay will lead a short campus walk at noon on Thursday in support of the Walk Across Arizona campaign to promote physical fitness.

    All members of the campus community are invited to join in the 15- to 20-minute... Read More

  • President Robert N. Shelton told the nearly 90 people who attended his lecture that the UA is at a turning point.

    The University of Arizona is at a crossroads, with state support for higher education declining, the price tag of a college education increasing and University leaders struggling to convey the importance of public universities to the... Read More

  • It was 1885, and Arizona not yet a state, when Tucson was given $25,000 to establish the University of Arizona. At the time, the gift seemed to some like a distant second prize after Phoenix was awarded a staggering $100,000 budget... Read More

  • Volunteer grandmas caught UA community members by surprise with free hugs on the Mall.

    Didn't get a hug on Valentine's Day? Some affectionate grandmothers set out to remedy that problem last Tuesday on the University of Arizona Mall.

    The Abuelitas, a group of volunteer Tucson grandmothers who regularly interact... Read More

  • Emily Krauz

    Classified staff members who need some help paying for tuition or books have until March 15 to apply for the  Emily Krauz Staff Endowment Scholarship.

    The scholarship, awarded twice a year, is given to as many applicants as... Read More

  • Bo Vanture started working on the UA baseball field 30 years ago.

    George "Bo" Vanture

    Project Manager for Athletics, Facilities Management

    Number of years at the UA

    Favorite part about working at the UA
    "Just the college atmosphere.... Read More

  • Online voting is now under way for the General Faculty Spring 2010 Primary Election.

    Voting began on Feb. 18 and will continue until 5 p.m. on March 4. The online poll is open 24 hours a day for eligible voting faculty members... Read More

  • Over the past two years, the University of Arizona has seen its state funding cut by about $100 million and more cuts may be on the horizon. This has left many campus community members, especially University employees, with questions... Read More

  • Maliaca Oxnam, associate librarian for University Libraries

    Maliaca Oxnam, associate librarian for University Libraries, is this month's Outstanding University Achievements honoree for her leadership of the Libraries' TRAIL, or Technical Report Archive & Image Library, Project.

    The... Read More

  • Dr. Robert Sallis is the founder and chairman of Exercise is Medicine, an initiative to promote physical activity as a standard part of disease prevention and treatment.

    Dr. Robert Sallis, founder of an international initiative to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of disease prevention and treatment in the United States, will give the spring 2010 Well U lecture at the University of... Read More

  • Fernando Martinez, Regents' Professor of Pediatrics

    Five University of Arizona professors and 12 Honors College students will be honored Thursday during the annual Pillars of Excellence reception.

    During the event, slated for 4:30 p.m. in the lower level of the UA BookStore,... Read More

  • Ronald Harvey and UA student Emily Kleinkauf wipe down The Watercarrier sculpture. (Photo by Jeff Harrison)

    There are about three dozen of them in all on the University of Arizona campus. Some are impossible to ignore. A few go virtually unnoticed. And just about all of them need some looking after.

    The UA's collection of outdoor... Read More

  • President Shelton will lead a short campus walk on Monday. Everyone is invited to join.

    University of Arizona employees are invited to pull on their walking shoes and take a stroll around campus with President Robert N. Shelton on Monday as part of the annual Walk Across Arizona campaign to promote physical fitness.... Read More

  • After taking a job at the UA, Christina Scheer, a creative projects manager, didn't conceive of pursuing a graduate degree until a colleague mentioned the University's tuition reduction program for benefits-eligible employees.

    The thought of pursuing a master's degree didn't occur to Christine Scheer until she was having a conversation with a co-worker. 

    Scheer, who was a new University of Arizona employee at the time, didn't realize that the... Read More

  • University of Arizona departments involved in outreach activities are invited to show their stuff at the first UA Outreach Meet Yourself event on March 4.

    The showcase, organized by the UA Collaborative for Community Outreach... Read More

  • Barbara Elgutaa works to answer transfer students' questions as the UA's transition facilitator.

    Barbara Elgutaa

    Transition Facilitator

    Number of years at the UA

    Favorite part about working at the UA
    "I think it's exciting... Read More

  • Cheri Darling, chairwoman of the UA Web Developers Group

    Creating an effective and attractive Web site can be a daunting task, especially for those who don't have a background in Web development or programming. But one group at the University of Arizona is working to support... Read More


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