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UA Innovator Awarded Thomas R. Brown Chair in Management and Technology

UANews | March 26, 2013
Hsinchun Chen, a professor of MIS at the UA Eller College of Management, has been named the new holder of the Thomas R. Brown Chair in Management and Technology. An imminent scholar in data mining and informatics, Chen is director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Eller College.

UA Research Ties Insurance-Based Wellness Programs to Reduced Hospitalizations

UANews | March 6, 2013
Workplace wellness incentive programs may decrease hospitalizations, but not overall health claim costs, according to a new paper by professor of economics Gautam Gowrisankaran of the UA Eller College of Management, out now in Health Affairs. The paper's findings constitute the first rigorous evaluation of a comprehensive, insurance-based wellness program with financial incentives for participation.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at UA College of Law

UANews | March 4, 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments at the James E. Rogers College of Law on March 6. The court hears cases annually at the college, and the event is open to the community. A public question-and-answer session with the panel of judges will follow the oral arguments.

'Digital Divas,' the World's Most Connected Consumers

UANews | February 20, 2013
A study led by UA researcher Anita Bhappu found that "digital divas" are an emerging segment of the world's very knowledgeable and highly influential purchasers. Her team surveyed more than 7,400 shoppers in four different locations around the globe, finding that this consumer population, though small in size, comprises the vast majority of all fashion spending.

Tech Launch Arizona Appoints UA Office of Technology Transfer Director

UANews | February 18, 2013
Tech Launch Arizona has announced that Doug Hockstad is the new director of the revitalized Office of Technology Transfer at the UA. The Office of Technology Transfer helps to accomplish the broader UA mission by providing services to faculty, streamlining the technology commercialization process and finding applications for University research.

Engineering College Pursues Water Technology Innovation Cluster

UANews | February 14, 2013
The UA has taken the lead in joining the growing number of U.S. regions planning their futures around water-based economies by creating water technology innovation clusters. Water clusters build networks of universities, governments and businesses that serve as catalysts for economic development and protect one of the world’s most precious resources.

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