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UA German Studies Department Receives High Distinction

UANews | November 20, 2013
In recognition of its research, outreach and engagement, the UA Department of German Studies has been named a national German Center of Excellence. The distinction, conferred by the American Association of Teachers of German, was given to only two institutions this year.

UA Selects Eddie Navarrete as Associate Vice President, Marketing Communications and Brand Management

UANews | November 20, 2013
The UA has named Eddie Navarrete as associate vice president responsible for marketing communications and brand management. Navarrete will lead the management of all institutional brand communications, marketing communications and market research, as well as consulting with college and unit marketers to ensure consistent institutional messaging. 

'Heaven and Hell' in the Serpent's Tail

UANews | November 20, 2013
Famed UA astrophotographer Adam Block has again captured a striking image of the cosmos. The glowing red region in the constellation Serpens, which means snake, "gives this vista an eerie feeling" while its contrasting regions bring to mind to duality of heaven and hell, Block says.

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.

Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer Named Director of UA Sarver Heart Center

UANews | November 14, 2013
Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer, a board-certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and physiologist, will become director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology in the UA College of Medicine's Department of Medicine, effective March 1. Sweitzer comes to the UA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

UA Celebrates 99th Homecoming With Pep Rally, Ghost Tour, Parade and More

UANews | November 6, 2013
More than 50,000 students, alumni and community members are expected to take part in the University of Arizona's 99th annual Homecoming celebration this weekend. Some of this year's festivities include a new Ghosts of the UA Tour and the annual Homecoming parade, which will feature former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, as grand marshals.