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  • A comprehensive technology systems replacement project, approved this spring and now under way, will quite literally transform the way The University of Arizona does business.

    During the coming 36 months, aging administrative... Read More

  • Several UA students, faculty members and staff participated in National Park(ing) Day.

    For a handful of hours, a number of parking spaces around campus were transformed from blank slabs of asphalt into parks, picnic areas, an outdoor patio and a desert oasis.

    Five groups of University of Arizona employees and... Read More

  • UA President Robert N. Shelton and Provost Meredith Hay listen to a question during last week's town hall on the University's "Transformation Plan."

    Top administrators have asked deans and department heads to begin forming study groups to evaluate staffing and programming shifts in order to suggest changes for The University of Arizona’s reorganization plan.

    UA President... Read More

  • An ASM staffer demonstrates how textiles are woven to a student from the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind (Photo by Jannelle Weakly, Arizona State Museum).

    The Arizona State Museum at The University of Arizona will lead an unusual tour of the Pottery Project exhibit for an audience that isn't generally a part of the museum-going public.

    The museum's free Touch Tour is for people... Read More

  • Mark Nichter

    The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council have appointed Mark Nichter, a professor of anthropology and family and community medicine at The University of Arizona, to an international panel of health experts. The 17-... Read More

  • Laurence Hurley, associate director of the BIO5 Institute, an Arizona Cancer Center member, and a College of Pharmacy professor, has been awarded one of 38 National Institutes of Health grants for exceptionally innovative research... Read More

  • The University of Arizona Commission on the Status Women is now accepting nominations for the 2008 CSW Vision Awards, which honor unit leaders and managers who have demonstrated a commitment to creating a campus community that... Read More

  • Nathan Allen, sustainability coordinator, Biosphere 2.

    The UA has become nationally recognized for initiatives that are transforming the campus into a green campus, and Biosphere 2 is adding momentum to the synergistic campus sustainability effort.

    "Not just the three acres under... Read More

  • President Robert N. Shelton made an unscheduled visit to Monday's Faculty Senate meeting in part to discuss his planned academic reorganization that he outlined in a campuswide memo last week.

    The UA is facing a $20 million... Read More

  • Marie Chisholm-Burns

    A professor at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy will receive the 2008 Medical Book Award from the American Medical Writers Association in October.

    Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, will accept the award for the... Read More

  • Members of the campus community are invited to join the fight against breast cancer by visiting the Komen On the Go tour, which will make a stop on campus Friday.

    As part of the event, a customized pink trailer opens into an... Read More

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

    The Community Literacy Journal, co-edited by University of Arizona professor John Warnock, has been nominated by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals for best new scholarly journal.

    The Journal, published twice a year,... Read More

  • The Primavera Foundation got a fresh coat of paint during last year's Cats in the Community Day.

    Once again faculty, staff and students at The University of Arizona will have an opportunity to work with a social service agency providing vital services for our community – and have some fun while doing it!

    Project YES, an... Read More

  • 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


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