Lo Que Pasa

  • 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.

    Name
    Melissa Vito

    Position
    Vice President for Student Affairs

    Number of years at the UA
    30

    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

  • 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.

    Name
    George "Bo" Vanture

    Position
    Project Manager for Athletics, Facilities Management

    Number of years at the UA
    30

    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

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