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College Is More Than a Dream, It's a Plan

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:50am
College Academy for Parents, offered by the UA's Office of Early Academic Outreach, helps low-income and minority families create plans to ensure that their children reach college.

Richard Ruiz Remembered for His Passion and Humor

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:50am
A beloved UA faculty member and mentor who was head of the Department of Mexican American Studies, he died unexpectedly on Friday and leaves a legacy of kindness.

UA Grad's Film Finds International Audience

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:50am
Christopher Nataanii Cegielski earned a Sundance Fellowship for his work on "Bloodlines," the film he produced for his senior thesis about two adolescent American Indian brothers trying to earn their father's respect.

UA Launches Documentary Film Center and Public Series

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:50am
Students from a range of disciplines will receive support in making documentary films, and a new film series, DocScapes, will engage the public on societal issues.

LGBT Teens Who Come Out at School Have Better Self-Esteem, Study Finds

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:50am
Despite the risk of being bullied, coming out in high school is better for students' well-being in the long-run, according to a new study by UA researcher Stephen Russell. Students who were open about their sexual orientation or gender identity in high school reported higher self-esteem.

Solidarity Week to Focus on Compassionate Care

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:50am
Medical schools, patient-care institutions and other health care organizations around the country will demonstrate of the importance of kindness to patients.

Trilobites Were the First Arizonans

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:50am
A new Flandrau Science Center exhibit at the UA showcases the amazing creatures and what they have taught us about life on Earth. Trilobites' fossils are found in abundance in the Southwest.

UA's Efforts Address National STEM Demand

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:50am
New approaches are in place to maintain students' interest in STEM and support them to degree completion. Active-learning teaching methods and re-engineered instructional spaces are part of the strategy.

Walter Piegorsch: UA's Wizard of Odds Does the Math

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:50am
Calculating uncertainty and probability? The BIO5 statistics expert has co-authored the most comprehensive statistics resource available online, with 6,000-plus articles.

Alumnus Pledges $1M Matching Gift to Athletics

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:50am
Douglas Allred's donation has been earmarked for the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility, which opened less than two years ago and has become a hub for the UA athletic program.

UA Leads Effort to Build Mexican Extension

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:50am
Project REINU will serve Mexico as a national university-based network of scientists and educators to provide resources and educational services.

UA Recognized for Value by Princeton Review

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:50am
University is among the 200 schools profiled by the education services company in its book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In.”

UA Shares 'Never Settle' Progress With Regents

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:50am
When the UA's strategic plan was unveiled in November 2013, it was called ambitious. On Thursday, UA President Ann Weaver Hart and other leaders presented a progress report to the Arizona Board of Regents detailing improvements in every performance measure outlined. "When I started 2.5 years ago, I received some very clear messages from all of you about the University of Arizona and our relationship with Arizona, and where you wanted us to go," Hart told the regents. "We are laser-focused on this plan, and focused on the outcomes."

Classroom of 11,000 Awaits UA Professor

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:50am
Chris Impey will use a variety of tools in teaching "Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space," the University's first online collaboration with Coursera, an educational technology company. The launch of the class is Feb. 15.

What You and Your Valentine Should Know

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:50am
The idea that opposites attract is popular, but it doesn't pan out in real life, UA researchers say. As Melissa Curran tells her students in a class on relationships: "There's no such thing as having too much in common."

New Wildcat Receives a Rousing Welcome

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:50am
Kelsey Luria of Tucson, who is undergoing cancer treatment at the UA Medical Center, gets the news of her acceptance to the University by special delivery.

In a Crisis, the Bigger Your Social Network the Better

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:50am
Communities in the late pre-Hispanic Southwest that were connected with their neighbors had the best success at managing hard times, a UA study suggests.

Cupcake Entrepreneur Finds Sweet Success

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:50am
UA alumnus Charles Nelson and his wife, Candace, co-founded Sprinkles, the first cupcake-only bakery. Charles says his time at the UA prepared him for entrepreneurial work.

Super Reception for UA's STEM Event

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:50am
The day before the big game's kickoff, the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival held a kickoff of its own with Connect2STEM, drawing thousands to the downtown Phoenix campus of the College of Medicine.

Students Learning to Reduce Stress

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 3:50am
Graduate students investigating the benefits of contemplative practices are leading workshops to train students to use meditation, yoga, breathing and other tactics to reduce stress and improve performance.