Lo Que Pasa

  • 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

  • The campus community is being asked to vote on a new name for the Cellar restaurant in the Student Union Memorial Center.

    The restaurant, formerly with a burger joint feel, was transformed into a healthy eatery this fall in... Read More

  • Finals are upon us, as are a number of major holidays. Then there is the stress associated with concerns for the economy. For those reasons, the UA's campus recreation department put on a series of events to help students, employees and community members deal with stress. The final day of events will be held on Thursday.

    Stress Buster Days, offered by Campus Recreation, are coming to a close.

    The final Stress Buster Days event will be held tomorow at the Student Recreation Center.
    The department has been offering free days at the center... Read More

  • Proposed 2009-2010 tution and fees at the three state universities will go before the Arizona Board of Regents when it meets this week at Arizona State University.

    After additional discussions with student leaders and other... Read More

  • Provost Meredith Hay urged the Faculty Senate on Monday not to get hung up on the idea of saving enough money to cover The University of Arizona's immediate budget concerns through the Transformation Plan.

    While cost cutting... Read More

  • The University community is invited to attend an open forum at 11:30 a.m. today to discuss campus parking price increases planned over the next three years.

    Parking and Transportation Services originally called for the... Read More

  • (Photo by Tim Fuller)

    Museums may be great places to learn about art, history and culture, but their "keep your hands to yourself" vibe doesn't always appeal to children, or even some adults.

    This Saturday, kids of all ages will be able to... Read More

  • Regents' Professor Mark Nichter

    Mark Nichter, a Regents' Professor of anthropology at The University of Arizona, is one of two recipients of the Society for Medical Anthropology's Career Achievement Award. The award – the highest honor awarded by the 1,400-member... Read More


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