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More than 5,700 undergraduates just earned UA degrees, and while the job market is starting to look up, it remains competitive. For those still looking for jobs, a variety of UA Career Services resources continue to be available, including online job postings, career fairs, seminars, career counseling and more.
UA plant scientists are studying a novel approach at halting the leading cause of death in premature infants, adding a particular protein to soybeans that can be used in formula as a preventative measure. About 10 percent of infants in the United States are born premature and among the greatest risks those babies face is Necrotizing Entercolitis, an infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the intestine.
The UA College of Nursing on May 9 will honor 64 graduates at its spring convocation. In all, the college has 588 students and ranks among the top 10 percent of graduate nursing programs in the United States. The college is recognized for excellence in nursing and health-care education, research and practice, as well as for leading-edge online access to learning.
Former Arizona defensive lineman Tedy Bruschi is the fourth Arizona football player to be inducted in the NFF College Football Hall of Fame and the third in the last five years. Bruschi (1991-95) ended his UA career with 52 sacks, tied for the most in NCAA history. He was a consensus All-American in 1994 and a unanimous All-American in 1995.
Using a DNA sequencing technique capable of deciphering all human genes at the same time, UA researchers have discovered genetic mutations underlying seizure disorders in previously undiagnosed children. Efforts are under way to establish a genomics diagnostic center at the UA and extend the capabilities to other areas such as cardiology, immunology and gastroenterology.
Graduating senior Lexi Shinn was part of Xtreme Discovery Teams, a program dedicated to inspiring local middle and high school students to pursue higher education. Under her leadership, the program has impacted more than 750 students, introducing them to chemistry, physics, astronomy, linguistics, psychology, and more.
A new UA study, published in the journal Neurology, suggests a possible link between elevated blood sugar levels and risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Through three-dimensional brain imaging, researchers found an association between elevated blood sugar levels and reduced metabolism in vulnerable regions of the brain.
Graduating senior Garrett Voge’s honors thesis analyzed stock market returns to see if institutional investors value LGBTQ progressive policies differently than the common investor. His research led to the awareness of the need for changes between corporate America and the LGBTQ community.
UApresents has released its 2013-14 season lineup, and Broadway in Tucson has announced that it will move its season performances to Centennial Hall. Between the two professional organizations, audiences will enjoy presentations by the likes of Cesar Millan, Renee Fleming, the Boston Pops, Bobby McFerrin, Jungle Jack Hanna and the cast of the two-time Tony Award-winning "American Idiot."
UA senior Ashely Dickerson created TogetHER, a program that works to empower young girls from inner city communities. The program's recent summit, "Dream Without Limits," was held at the UA for elementary and middle school-aged girls, encouraging and empowering them to believe in themselves and in their dreams.
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission, set to launch in 2016, will scoop up a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth in 2023. The NASA mission's target asteroid now has a new name - Bennu - the result of a naming contest won by a 9-year-old boy. He was inspired by the spacecraft's "heron-like" appearance. Bennu, an important avian deity in ancient Egypt, often was depicted as a heron.
Graduating senior Victor Arias overcame a devastating childhood to thrive at the UA. Upon graduation, he will attend medical school with the intention of practicing in Arizona, which is experiencing a physician shortage.
During a recent ceremony, 95 students in the UA College of Pharmacy donned white coats representing the profession they will enter after one more year as students. The annual White Coat Ceremony signifies the beginning of a year of clinical training in which each student completes at least seven six-week rotations.
The Ufree mobile application, created by UA student Stephen Ost and his collaborators, represents the next-generation of collaborative scheduling. Set to launch this summer, users will be able to submit their schedules and receive notifications when their friends are free to meet up.
A new movement is under way to shift the way in which the UA engages its community partners in outreach initiatives funded by research grants. Where academics of the past sometimes limited their outreach projects, the move today is toward tailored, multi-year culturally responsive initiatives that serve a range of people throughout Arizona and beyond.
For the first time in more than 40 years, graduating UA students will gather at Arizona Stadium to celebrate commencement. The UA's spring undergraduate and master's commencement ceremony will take place at Arizona Stadium on May 10, at 7:30 p.m. UA supporter Robert F. Moran, chairman and CEO of PetSmart, will be the commencement speaker. Doctoral candidates will be honored at a separate ceremony at Centennial Hall on May 11 at 11 a.m.
Researchers at the UA's Tumamoc Hill have digitized 106 years of growth data on individual plants, making the information available for study by people all over the world. Knowing how plants respond to changing conditions over many decades provides new insights into how ecosystems behave.
Forget the stereotype of the long-winded professor. At the UA, professors and instructors are embracing Twitter – with its famously brief 140-character posts – to connect with their students, engage them in discussions, foster new interactions and help them leverage social media for successful careers.
With the 2015 sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's death approaching, interest in it is rising, and with new scientific tools, UA researchers have turned their attention to one of the last remaining mysteries about what reportedly was the largest traditional funeral in American history - they have determined the precise color of the president's funeral railcar.
UA students are using a replica of an ancient Greek hand-operated potter's wheel to study how Greek pots were created many years ago. The interdisciplinary project, directed by Eleni Hasaki, UA associate professor of anthropology and classics, explores both the art and science behind ancient Greek pottery making.