Lo Que Pasa

  • Walk Across Arizona is a statewide program that encourages people to walk for better health. Teams of two to 10 people track the number of miles they walk during an eight-week period.

    Spending a great deal of time driving and working in an office environment can contribute to a sedentary lifestyle, which may help lead to the onset of numerous health-related problems, such as heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes... Read More

  • As The University of Arizona prepares for the replacement of its outdated administrative computer systems through the Mosaic Project, training programs are emerging to help the campus community prepare for the transition.

    The... Read More

  • The cover of the spring 2008 issue of the Community Literacy Journal.

    A journal co-edited a by a University of Arizona professor has received the Best New Journal Award 2008 from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

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  • The University of Arizona is working to update its Comprehensive Campus Plan and is asking for input from members of the University community and the public.

    The Department of Campus and Facilities Planning will hold two... Read More

  • During challenging economic times, it can be especially important to recognize employees for their hard work. One way to do that is through the University Staff Awards for Excellence.

    Nominations for this year's awards are... Read More

  • Julio Betancourt

    Julio Betancourt, a U.S. Geological Survey senior scientist based at The University of Arizona, was among the scientists who helped alert the public about the potential impact of buffelgrass in the Sonoran Desert. This came in 2004... Read More

  • Katrina Miranda (center) with Kathie Olsen, deputy director of the National Science Foundation, and John Marburger, science adviser to the president and director of the Office of Science And Technology Policy.

    Katrina Miranda seemed destined to become a scientist from an early age. Ever since grade school, science was her favorite subject, and by the time she took her first chemistry class in high school, she was hooked. In December, The... Read More

  • The video "Skin Cancer: Learn to Spot It Early" includes a demonstration of how to perform a skin self exam.

    In sunny Arizona, skin cancer is a major health concern. A new, award-winning video out of The University Arizona aims to teach people how to detect skin cancer early through regular self-examinations.

    A collaborative effort... Read More

  • French impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was able to paint despite his rheumatoid arthritis. Shown here is his "Le Moulin de la Galette," 1876.

    "The pain passes, but the beauty remains" was the response by famous French impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir when asked how he could continue to paint while in agony from the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.

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  • Russell Tronstad wasn't much older than his 12-year-old son when he was operating heavy equipment on his family's Montana ranch. Years later, he's taken his farming and ranching background to a whole new and modern... Read More

  • University of Arizona employees will receive a third paycheck this month, but you shouldn't mistake it for an extra stocking stuffer.

    In fact, you might want to make some room in the Santa-shaped... Read More

  • This photo montage features (top row) LPL founder Gerard Kuiper, (second row, left to right) Dale Cruikshank, who was among the first LPL graduate students, Ray Heacock of the Jet Propulsion Lab, Kuiper and Ewen Whitaker of the Ranger team, the Kuiper Space Sciences Building, (bottom row) the Phoenix Mars Mission team, a Martian crater, the Phoenix Lander spacecraft launch in August 2007, and a Phoenix Lander Surface Stereo Imager view of northern polar Mars taken in June.

    Scientists who have been pivotal in the life of The University of Arizona's remarkable Lunar and Planetary Laboratory over the past five decades are also talented raconteurs.

    Their stories are... Read More

  • The bell of the USS Arizona will be rung today to honor The University of Arizona chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.

    The bell – which is rung only on significant occasions in the... Read More

  • This is the last Lo Que Pasa for 2008. We'll be back with a new issue on Jan. 7, 2009.

    Happy holidays!

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  • Wanda Howell

    The University of Arizona needs to do a better job of defining what a research university is in light of events at last week's Arizona Board of Regents meeting, Faculty Chair Wanda Howell said yesterday during an open forum with... Read More

  • The Arizona Board of Regents last week approved a revised version of The University of Arizona's five-year strategic plan, which has been visually redesigned and updated to include information relevant to the University'... Read More

  • Sons of Orpheus (Image courtesy of Gary Smyth).

    These are tough times for the Tucson Community Food Bank. The sour economy is being blamed for both a slowdown in donations and a corresponding increase in the number of families needing assistance.

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  • For anyone who's ever been a part of The University of Arizona family or just has a soft spot for the UA, a new coffee-table book released by the Alumni Association offers a broad look at campus with more than 150 professional, never-... Read More

  • Two University of Arizona employees have been honored for their devotion to international education and outreach.

    Christian Sinclair, assistant director of the UA's Center for Middle Eastern... Read More

  • University of Arizona employees are invited to a continental breakfast and poster presentation Friday morning to celebrate the inaugural year of research and outreach at the UA's solar energy institute. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 10... Read More


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