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UA Study Examines How News Spreads on Twitter

UANews | October 15, 2012
Sudha Ram, McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems at the UA, has conducted a study to see how news shared by major news agencies spreads on Twitter. The study, which looked at variables like how many times an article is retweeted or how long an article circulates on Twitter, could be useful in helping news organizations maximize their use of the social media platform.

Students, Community Share Business Ideas at 'Pitch McGuire'

UANews | September 25, 2012
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship has launched a weekly program that invites community members to pitch their business ideas in front of a panel of experts. Pitch McGuire is intended to help UA students, employees and community members advance their ideas by offering them professional feedback in an informal setting.

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.

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.