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UA McGuire Center Named Innovator of the Year

UANews | November 15, 2013
The UA's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship was named Innovator of the Year in academia during the Governor's Celebration of Innovation gala. All finalists for the award were from the UA, representing innovative programs in agriculture, the biological sciences and environmental science.

UA, City and Local Company Begin Collaborative Commercialization Network Effort

UANews | October 24, 2013
The city of Tucson has chosen local product and business developer Aztera to lead operations of the Commercialization Network Alliance, which is a partnership between the UA and the city to nurture start-up companies born from UA research activities, with the goal of new jobs and economic growth for Tucson and the region.

UA Eller MBA Program Continues Upward Trajectory in Rankings

UANews | October 17, 2013
The UA Eller College of Management's MBA program, named a "program on the rise" last year by U.S. News & World Report, is continuing to live up to the title. The Eller MBA moved up three slots from No. 60 to No. 57 in the annual Forbes magazine ranking of graduate business programs and reappeared in The Economist rankings at No. 89.

New QuantLaw Program to Address Law in the Data Age

UANews | October 2, 2013
The UA's James E. Rogers College of Law is launching a new QuantLaw program, focusing on the emerging field at the intersection of law and the data revolution. The law that regulates the use of data is largely unsettled, and most laws regarding privacy, trade secrets and national security have not caught up to the modern flood of data, says UA associate professor of law Jane Bambauer.

Eller College Announces Dave Sitton Student Mentorship Grant

UANews | September 30, 2013
The UA's Eller College of Management has announced an anonymous commitment that honors the memory of Dave Sitton, a UA and community leader who died Aug. 12. Jim Click, who leads one of the nation's largest automotive dealer groups, has matched the commitment. The Dave Sitton Student Mentorship Grant will support mentorship in the UA's top-ranked McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.

Accounting Professor Examines Profit-Based Incentives and Hospital Charity Care

UANews | September 26, 2013
Competition for effective leaders has motivated both for-profit and nonprofit hospitals to adopt profit-based incentives in setting executive compensation. A new paper, co-authored by UA accounting professor Leslie Eldenburg, examines the effect of profit-based incentives on charity care provided by hospitals. The paper is forthcoming in The Journal of Contemporary Accounting Research.