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  • Soyeon Shim

    After spearheading a $25 million fundraising campaign to build the new McClelland Park building to house the John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, school director Soyeon Shim has been honored with The University... Read More

  • With the holidays approaching, many of us will begin draping our homes with strings of twinkling lights. But have you ever wondered where this tradition came from?

    The University of Arizona's... Read More

  • Manuel Muñoz, a UA assistant professor of English and a fiction writer, is one of 10 writers across the nation to receive an award from the Whiting Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Helena María Viramontes)

    Manuel Muñoz was well aware of the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation prior to receiving a recent phone call from the New York-based organization.

    When the call came, it was to inform Muñoz – a University of Arizona assistant... Read More

  • Jeffrey F. Milem, associate dean for the college and a UA higher education professor

    An associate dean for The University of Arizona College of Education has begun his term as president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

    Jeffrey F. Milem will serve through November 2009.

    "It is my... Read More

  • In an effort to allow more international students to meet college admission requirements, The University of Arizona has begun offering a new English language proficiency exam that is available nowhere else in the state.

    The UA... Read More

  • Carla Bitter

    For the past 26 months, the education and public outreach manager for the Phoenix Mission has shared her excitement for science and engineering aspects of the UA-led Mars mission with literally millions of schoolchildren, teachers,... Read More

  • The University of Arizona Office of External Relations has made some significant changes and additions to the Red Bar Café, the University’s source for information and resources regarding the UA Identification Program. UA employees... Read More

  • Jay Nunamaker won the 2008 Technology Innovation Award for his work in software development.

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Technology Innovation Award, given annually to a University of Arizona researcher who has successfully translated original and innovative technology ideas from the laboratory to the... Read More

  • From left to right, past NCPA President Stephen Giroux, MaHuong Nguyen, David Jacobson, Katie Schiraldi, Lauren Bartoli and team adviser Kevin Boesen.

    The bell of the USS Arizona was to be rung today to honor a team of students from The University of Arizona's College of Pharmacy.

    The bell – which is rung only on significant occasions in the life of the UA – is tolled at... Read More

  • Employees in Student Financial Aid are giving via "I Dare You" Jars.

    UA Cares events are springing up throughout campus to support a wide range of causes, including student scholarships and critical community services. The University of Arizona's annual employee-giving campaign kicked off Oct. 14 and... Read More

  • President Robert N. Shelton

    For those who can't get away from the office to hear President Robert N. Shelton's State of the University address tomorrow, a live webcast will allow them to tune in to the speech on their desktops.

    At 12:30 p.m., individuals... Read More

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    Creating flipbooks, designing skateboards and telling stories with string are just a few of the activities planned for "Culture Craft Saturday: Pictures in Motion" at the Arizona State Museum.

    The event, taking place in... Read More

  • Sue Kroeger, director of the Disability Resource Center (holding plaque) was honored with a 2008 Vision Award by the UA Commission on the Status of Women. She is shown here with (left to right) Amanda Kraus, Linda Breci, Christine Salvesen, Lynette Cook-Francis and Laura Todd Johnson. (Photo by Ernie Webster)

    Sue Kroeger's career path hasn't always been the most straight or narrow. The director of The University of Arizona's Disability Resource Center studied history, worked on political campaigns in Washington, D.C., and even joined a... Read More

  • Three faculty members of The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences have been named 2008 Magellan Circle Earl H. Carroll Fellows.

    Professors Susan Karant-Nunn, Charles Ragin and Mary Stiner are... Read More

  • Human Resources' redesigned Web site has categories for prospective employers, current employees, managers and supervisors and transitioning employees.

    University of Arizona employees may have noticed something a little different about the Human Resources Web site this semester. The design has been updated – but more importantly, HR officials have made changes they hope will make... Read More

  • The University of Arizona Office of External Relations invites amateur photographers to bring their cameras and tripods to campus and then enter their best photographs in the UA FotoCat Contest.

    Winning photographers will... Read More

  • At the first in a series of forums designed to allow faculty members to give their input on The University of Arizona Transformation Plan, attendees voiced concerns that the plan has created a culture of fear on campus and questioned... Read More

  • Vehicle identification numbers etched into a car's windows can help deter thieves and make stolen automobiles easier to recover.

    The University of Arizona Police Department will offer free Vehicle Identification Number etching Friday to help combat car theft on campus.

    In 2007, 80 on-campus car thefts were reported to UAPD, said Sgt. Juan Alvarez,... Read More

  • Researchers at The University of Arizona, one of the top 20 public research universities in the United States, bring in more than a half a billion dollars of external funding each year, creating thousands of jobs for Arizona residents... Read More

  • Arizona Assurance, initiated by UA President Robert N. Shelton, pays college costs for in-state students whose families make $42,400 or less per year. UA first lady Adrian Shelton, the first in her family to graduate from college, is one of the strongest advocates of the initiative's faculty mentor program.

    When Adrian Shelton, wife of University of Arizona president Robert N. Shelton, started as a freshman at Stanford University, she didn't know what to make of the intimidating and unfamiliar college world. Though she'd done well in high... Read More


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