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UA Professor’s Trial Testimony Highlights Importance of Public Scholarship

UANews | April 26, 2013
The UA's Elizabeth Oglesby testified recently the trial of former Guatemalan leader General Efráin Ríos Montt, who is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. To Oglesby, the event is a teachable moment for students, because it reveals some important lessons about the complicated nature of field research and the importance of public scholarship.

UA Spin-Off to Test Cancer-Preventing Drug Combination

UANews | April 22, 2013
The UA spin-off company Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is building on systematic basic research by UA researchers that explored molecular mechanisms underlying tumor growth. The company is embarking on a clinical trial to prevent the occurrence of colorectal cancer or high-risk polyps in colon cancer survivors.

UA Eller Accounting Students Volunteer to Prep Taxes for Tucsonans in Need

UANews | April 9, 2013
UA accounting students have spent more than 140 hours so far processing tax refunds for Tucsonans in need through a partnership with the United Way and the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The experience offers students the opportunity to build professional skills by working with real clients and navigating complex tax issues.

UA Law Students Will See Tuition Decrease in 2013-14

UANews | April 4, 2013
The Arizona Board of Regents has approved the UA's tuition proposal for 2013-14, sharply reducing overall tuition for law students and modestly increasing base tuition for undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Tuition revenue will support key initiatives including the retention and graduation of students, seeding research and making engagement experiences possible for all students, among other priorities.

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.

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