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Restoring Old Main, the Project of a Lifetime

UANews | November 5, 2013
With a $13.5 million fundraising campaign underway to renovate and restore Old Main, the architectural and preservation team at Tucson-based Poster Frost Mirto Inc. is designing the new look and feel of the UA's iconic building. For lead architect Corky Poster, it is a once-in-a-lifetime project. "I've been waiting my whole career to do this. It is the most important building on campus, and when you get to work on something like that, that's spectacular," Poster said.

Congratulations, and Welcome to the UA!

UANews | November 1, 2013
It's called the "Wildcat Promise," a new UA early decision initiative to inform applicants if they have gained admission to the University shortly after they apply. Students who applied for the UA early are beginning to learn about admissions decisions for the 2014-2015 academic year. The initiative gives students and families more time to prepare for the start of college.

Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience Recognizes Outstanding Contributions of UA's Carol A. Barnes

UANews | October 31, 2013
The Society for Neuroscience has named UA Regents' Professor Carol A. Barnes the recipient of its Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience. It's the highest honor conferred by the society and recognizes Barnes' scientific contributions, which include groundbreaking work to uncover the changes that take place in the aging brain.

UA Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

UANews | October 31, 2013
The UA on Friday will kick off a series of events to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November. Among the planned activities are seminars, film showcases and public television programming. The UA has one of the largest Native American student populations in the Southwest.

The Ghost of Old Main

UANews | October 30, 2013
Every old building has a good ghost story to go with it, and the UA's Old Main is no exception. The building, which is currently being renovated, will be featured on a new Ghosts of the UA Tour. Some of the construction crew members working at Old Main say they've heard and seen signs of the ghost of Carlos Maldenado, who, according to legend, was murdered there in 1888.

UA Graduates Among the World's Most Employable

UANews | October 30, 2013
The UA is one the top universities in the world when it comes to producing employable graduates, according to the third annual Global Employability Survey. The survey ranks the top 150 universities across the globe based on the employability of their graduates. The UA is ranked 13th among American public universities, in the top 40 for all U.S. institutions and at No. 124 internationally.