The University of Arizona

UA Professor Co-Creates Tool to Measure Economic Development Success

UANews | September 21, 2012
Gary Pivo, UA professor of planning, has helped create a new online tool to help developers, funding agencies and members of the public measure the economic, environmental and social success of economic development projects. The Triple Bottom Line Tool, developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, is available online now for free use.

Experts to Review Recent Supreme Court Cases for Constitution Day

UANews | September 11, 2012
A panel of legal experts will review recent Supreme Court cases during the UA's 14th annual Constitution Day program. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being held in conjunction with nationwide commemorations of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. The event will be hosted by the William H. Rehnquist Center in the James E. Rogers College of Law.

UA Professor Uses Aerospace Materials to Build Endless Green Pipeline

UANews | September 10, 2012
Mo Ehsani, professor emeritus of civil engineering, has designed a new, lightweight underground pipe he says could transform the pipeline construction industry. Carbon fiber fabric and lightweight honeycomb materials, plus a mobile manufacturing platform, make infinite pipeline technology cheaper and greener while boosting local economies.

Land-Grant UA Drives Economic, Community Development

UANews | August 30, 2012
When the Morrill Act establishing the nation’s land-grant universities was signed in 1862, one of the charges of those institutions was to support economic and community development in their respective states. The UA promotes economic and community development by preparing students for the workforce, providing jobs and much more.

Incoming Law Students Pledge Integrity at New Professionalism Ceremony

UANews | August 30, 2012
The UA James E. Rogers College of Law this year welcomed incoming law students with a new professionalism ceremony modeled after the white-coat ceremonies performed in medical schools across the country. As they began their legal careers at the UA, the first-year students pledged to conduct themselves with integrity and honor and to be courteous and professional at all times. Each student then was given a copy of the U.S. Constitution.

UA Research: Sleep Deprivation Can Influence Professional Behavior

UANews | August 7, 2012
In a recent paper, The UA's Aleksander Ellis and a colleague demonstrate that lack of sleep can cause deviant behavior on the job. The work is part of a research agenda supported by the Center for Leadership Ethics at the Eller College of Management.