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'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.

UA Students Partner With Court to Simplify Legal Instructions

UANews | February 6, 2013
UA law and English students are working with the Pima County Superior Court to rewrite and simplify instructions for filling out legal forms required in divorce, child custody and other family law proceedings. In the majority of family law cases, one or both parties are not represented by a lawyer and must fill out necessary legal materials on their own. The UA's Simpla Phi Lex project aims to make the process easier for them.

UA Eller College Launches Undergraduate Finance Minor

UANews | January 30, 2013
UA undergraduates looking for a substantial boost to their financial acumen now will have access to the finance minor program, offered through the Eller College of Management beginning in summer 2013. The new program will give non-business majors a lasting personal and professional edge.

Germs Spread Fast at Work, Study Finds

UANews | January 30, 2013
When someone comes to work sick, about half of the commonly touched surfaces in the office become infected by lunchtime, according to a new UA study. Researchers found that simple interventions, such as hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes, can reduce employees' risk of infection by as much as 80 percent.

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