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UA junior running back Ka'Deem Carey has been named the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the first-ever Arizona player to receive the honor. Carey is Arizona's all-time career rushing leader with 4,070 yards and is currently the nation's No. 2 rusher with 156 yards per game. He also is a Doak Walker Award finalist and Heisman Trophy and All-America candidate.
"An Unfolding Legacy" is a series of events highlighting the UA Museum of Art's history, evolution and collection, and the important role played by donor support. Today, the UAMA holdings include works by globally recognized artists like Mark Rothko, Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol, and also collectively speak to seven centuries of art, social, cultural and political histories and realities around the world.
Chieri Kubota came to the UA from Japan with many goals, including growing strawberries hydroponically in the desert Southwest. Her focus is flavor over shelf life. Her goal is to test varieties and high-tech growing methods – then work with greenhouse growers to cultivate strawberries in the winter for local farmers markets, grocers and restaurants. Little did she know that in the 1890s Arizona was famous for its luscious off-season strawberry crop.
UA researcher Armin Sorooshian and his research team recently conducted two aircraft field studies to investigate haze, dust and smoke – those little-understood ubiquitous aerosol particles. In studying the properties of such particles in the atmosphere, the team is working to help scientists to better understand aerosol-cloud interactions and predict climate change.
After UA School of Journalism student Drew Gyorke died in a vehicle wreck earlier this year, his family and friends began raising money toward an endowment fund. With $20,000 raised so far, the Drew Nicolas Gyorke Memorial Photojournalism Fund has since been established at the UA. The fund will provide scholarship awards to journalism students who participate in a photojournalism competition held each semester at the UA.
A new UA program called Chemistry Discovery couples a course for undergraduates with an outreach program for middle school students. The goal is to train the forthcoming generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics field-educated professionals while promoting the sciences to middle school students.
In honor of the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, UA President Ann Weaver Hart and U.S. Rep. Ron Barber will speak during the USS Arizona Ceremony, being held on the UA campus. In advance of the event, Lauren Bruner, one of the few remaining survivors of the USS Arizona bombing, will tour parts of the UA and speak with students, veterans and members of the public.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the UA as one of the nation's top universities for veterans. Ranked No. 23, the UA offers a range of programs and services geared toward student veterans, including a new student center at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.
The UA's Sky School program brings K-12 Tucson students out of the city to the astronomical observatory atop Mt. Lemmon, where they explore, learn about science and the natural world, and design their own experiments under the guidance of UA graduate student scientists.
AZ Earn to Learn, a unique savings and financial education program launched last year by the UA, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University in partnership with the Arizona nonprofit Live the Solution, has received a second round of funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Assets for Independence program. Now funded with $3.47 million in grants, the program is expected to be able to serve 1,565 students across Arizona.
UA alumnus Don Guerra, who earned his degree from the College of Education, is the founder of Tucson-based Barrio Bread Co., which is the manifestation of his love for education and cooking. "I made the right choice going back to get my education degree," Guerra says.
In recognition of its research, outreach and engagement, the UA Department of German Studies has been named a national German Center of Excellence. The distinction, conferred by the American Association of Teachers of German, was given to only two institutions this year.
UA researchers are testing nanotechnology to improve how cardiovascular implant devices are attached in the body. The goal is to make the surface sticky so they adhere better to the body's tissues, reducing the chances of being dislodged by blood flow.
UA alumna Mary Sally Matiella was born to a family of migrant farmworkers and didn't give much thought to college. She says her UA education is what gave her the background for a career that culminated with a presidential appointment to assistant secretary of the U.S. Army.
As a member of the APLU Council for Strategic Communications and Advancement Executive Committee, UA Senior Vice President for University Relations Teri Lucie Thompson will help advance the communications agenda and aggressively advocate for the achievements of public research, land-grant and urban universities to the nation.
Leading a UA research effort that has brought in almost $8 million in funding, UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department Head Jeff Jacobs conducts fundamental research in fluid instability and provides experimental data to help national laboratories validate their simulations of nuclear arms safety and efficacy.
Never Settle, the UA’s strategic academic and business plan, will position the University to become a “super land-grant” institution. In a presentation to the Arizona Board of Regents, UA President Ann Weaver Hart and other UA leaders laid out plans for enrollment growth, faculty development, increased research expenditures and improved technology commercialization. Such efforts, Hart said, will help improve the workforce, grow the state economy and aid in national competitiveness.
UA Selects Eddie Navarrete as Associate Vice President, Marketing Communications and Brand Management
The UA has named Eddie Navarrete as associate vice president responsible for marketing communications and brand management. Navarrete will lead the management of all institutional brand communications, marketing communications and market research, as well as consulting with college and unit marketers to ensure consistent institutional messaging.
The Wildcats will host the Oregon Ducks at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, the final game before the Territorial Cup. Also during the Saturday afternoon game, more than one dozen Arizona seniors will be honored.
Tech Launch Arizona has established The Arizona Choice, a new and innovative approach to help the UA and industry foster productive collaborations while reducing the complexity of the intellectual property disposition process. Through the new approach, UA faculty and researchers can work collaboratively with industry partners to determine disposition terms in research agreements, improving transparency and flexibility while maximizing benefits for all partners involved.