The University of Arizona

Governor Names UA's 4-H as 2014 Volunteer Service Award Recipient

UANews | May 15, 2014
Arizona’s 4-H wouldn’t be what it is without its volunteers. With more than 9,000 students participating, the volunteers are what keep the program excelling year after year. To recognize that effort, 4-H, run by the UA’s Cooperative Extension, was recently awarded a Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.

UA Tunnels Get Carbon Fiber Makeover

UANews | May 14, 2014
A technology developed by a former UA engineering professor to make buildings resistant against earthquakes and bomb blasts allows construction crews to repair the University's underground lifelines without digging trenches and disrupting activity on campus.

Leaders in Arts, Business and Public Service to Receive Honorary Degrees

UANews | May 14, 2014
At this year's commencement celebration, six honorary degrees and an Alumni Achievement Award will be presented in recognition of the recipients' accomplishments in the arts, humanities, business and public service.

UA Celebrates 100 Years of Community Partnership Through Cooperative Extension

UANews | May 12, 2014
Arizona Cooperative Extension's century of service was celebrated during an event that included a special message sent by the governor. Last year, the program engaged about 20,000 volunteers and nearly 200,000 youth across Arizona.

UA is No. 2 on Peace Corps Fellows List

UANews | May 9, 2014
Higher education institutions across the nation that support returned Peace Corps volunteers through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, the UA ranks second. Currently, 63 returned volunteers affiliated with the UA are in the program, which provides graduate school scholarships and other support students pursuing graduate studies.

Vito Testifies on UA Student Vets Programs Before Congressional Subcommittee

UANews | May 8, 2014
Senior Vice President Melissa Vito outlined the UA's efforts to support student veterans, including the VETS Centers on the main campus and the Arizona Health Sciences Center campus and a special curriculum that was created to help veterans transition to college life.