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  • Benefits-eligible employees have two more days to sign up for medical, dental and life insurance plans for the year or forego benefits.

    The University of Arizona’s Benefits Open Enrollment will close Friday at 5 p.m. All... Read More

  • The UA's Mexican American Studies & Research Center is working with the Binational Migration Institute and the student-run Global Health Alliance, among others, to lead a clothing drive to aid No More Deaths.

    Faculty and staff are coordinating a drive to collect critical items needed to help migrants found in the desert.

    The University of Arizona’s Mexican American Studies & Research Center, the Binational Migration Institute... Read More

  • Pictured (from left): Sherry Esham, director, sponsored projects services; Leslie Tolbert, vice president for research, graduate studies and economic development; Mrs. Charles H. Peyton;  Gary Esham, associate dean, finance and administration, College of Optical Sciences; and Jim Wyant, dean of the College of Optical Sciences.

    Gary D. Esham, associate dean for finance and administration for The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, has been given the 2008 Distinguished Research Administrator Award.

    The award, established by the UA’s... Read More

  • The University of Arizona Foundation has hired former UA administrator Edith Sayre Auslander to serve as a consultant for the newly created Arizona Assurance scholarship program.

    Auslander, who recently retired from her post... Read More

  • Students at the UA's College of Medicine campus in Phoenix celebrated Sea of Red Day early. (Photo by Keven Siegert)

    University of Arizona employees and students will have not one but two opportunities to show their school spirit this week.

    Tomorrow is "Sea of Red Day," when everyone on campus is... Read More

  • Adam Block

    Astrophotographers combine a passion for astronomy with photography, capturing photons of ancient starlight with telescopes and digital cameras to make dazzling images of distant objects in the night sky.

    Adam Block is one of... Read More

  • Ripe prickly pear fruit. (Photo courtesy Boyce Thompson Arboretum.)

    Most people recognize the formidable-looking prickly pear cactus more as a staple in local landscaping than as a staple in the kitchen. But many desert inhabitants know that there are edible rewards to be had once an opuntia has been... Read More

  • In an effort to increase the security of campus computers, employees and students who access University of Arizona computers remotely will need to follow new procedures.

    Beginning Sept. 2, those who use... Read More

  • From left to right: Rose Ylimaki associate professor of educational administration, Betul Ozkan assistant professor of educational technology Sierra Vista campus, Provost Hays, President Shelton, Tami Draves assistant professor of music education and Brigitta Lee assistant professor of East Asian Studies-Chinese Literature.

    University of Arizona President Robert N. Shelton welcomed more than 70 new faculty members to the UA, “a premier institution of the world, nation and the state,” on Monday at a luncheon held during the New... Read More

  • Ruth Claros-Kartchner is the first person from the UA to receive the federally administered E. (Kika) De La Garza Fellowship.

    An associate professor at The University of Arizona South is one of only a few people across the country who were selected to receive a federal fellowship that focuses on Hispanic students.

    Ruth Claros-Kartchner, an associate... Read More

  • Junior faculty members have until Sept. 1 to apply for grants that will help cover the cost of international travel to multinational conferences.

    The University of Arizona’s International Affairs division is accepting... Read More

  • An artistic rendering of a new UA residence hall proposed for Sixth Street near Tyndall Avenue.

    Among the issues before the Arizona Board of Regents, which meets in Flagstaff this week, are the 2009 budget for the Technology and Research Initiative and a request for two new residence halls at The University of Arizona.

    ... Read More

  • Juliette Moore, who was among those to found Wildcat Welcome 10 years ago, helps sort through T-shirts.

    In what has become a tradition, between 250 and 300 volunteers help welcome incoming students to The University of Arizona campus each year.

    Many of those are UA staff members, who help answer questions, direct students and move... Read More

  • The University of Arizona has joined in an effort to collect school supplies for Tucson schoolchildren who can't afford them.

    The project, called Tools for Schools, is a partnership between KOLD News 13 and Tucson-based... Read More

  • Paul G. Allvin, associate vice president for communications

    This just in: News about The University of Arizona is spreading again. The news is good, and it is plentiful.

    This truth, of course, runs cross-grain to a running institutional rant that... Read More

  • Vanessa Guess-Johnson, left, rehearses for her upcoming performance as one of Lyle Lovett's background singers.

    Vanessa Guess-Johnson recalls waking early on Saturday mornings with her mother and sister and singing to the rhythm of the wringer washing machine as they cleaned together.

    Guess-Johnson, now a library assistant senior at The... Read More

  • This Friday, University Information Technology Services will implement two changes to enhance the quality of the computing experience for University of Arizona employees and students.

    As part of its efforts to enhance the... Read More

  • "Wild Man Phil" Rakoci and friend.

    Boyce Thompson Arboretum, located near the historic copper-mining town of Superior, Ariz., offers the quirky and popular “Learn Your Lizards” guided walking tour this Saturday.

    Casa Grande ecologist and reptile enthusiast... Read More

  • National retailer Target has awarded a $5,000 corporate grant to a new University of Arizona program focused on increasing retention and graduation rates of Asian American and Pacific Islander students.

    The program –... Read More

  • Imagine riding the bus into work four days a week and working from home on the fifth. Imagine using a University-provided car to take care of a midday doctor's appointment or attend a meeting off campus.

    ... Read More


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