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UA Black History Month Events Explore Blackness, Race Around the World

UANews | January 31, 2014
In honor of Black History Month, the UA is hosting film screenings, networking opportunities, writing workshops, lectures, discussions and other events. This year, community members are being urged not only to reflect on the contributions of the black community, but also to consider how the black experience informs and coincides with that of other communities in the world.

Alum Says Time at UA Prepared Him for Unpredictable Career Path

UANews | January 28, 2014
Ken Pisani has done stand-up comedy, written for television and won an award for a comic book. He credits his UA education for preparing him for the many turns his career has taken. "I didn't want to graduate only knowing art," he says. "I took astronomy, I took humanities, I took business courses and creative writing classes, and that strong foundation is all stuff that helps you in any career."

In Memoriam: Former AD Dave Strack

UANews | January 27, 2014
During his 10 years at the UA, Dave Strack hired the first African-American head coach at a major university, oversaw the opening of McKale Memorial Center and was instrumental in Arizona’s transition from the Western Athletic Conference to the Pac-10. Strack died Saturday at the age of 90.

UA Named Partner in Obama's '100,000 Strong in the Americas'

UANews | January 24, 2014
The UA is one of four universities selected to participate in 100,000 Strong in the Americas, U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature education initiative, which seeks to increase study abroad between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as position students for a competitive advantage in their careers as global leaders, professionals and citizens.

UA Renewed as a Tillman Foundation Partner

UANews | January 23, 2014
The Pat Tillman Foundation, which gives scholarships to military veterans pursuing higher education, has again named the UA as an official university partner. "We assess our university partnerships based on several criteria, all of which the University of Arizona excels at," says Michelle McCarthy, the foundation's spokesperson.

‘Superstar’ Dr. Mindy Fain Receives Endowed Chair in Medicine

UANews | January 22, 2014
Dr. Mindy Fain, co-director of the UA's Arizona Center on Aging and a widely recognized leader in gerontology, has been named the Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine. Fain works with faculty in the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, encouraging them to develop new ways to provide high-quality care at lower costs. She also is working with an interdisciplinary team to establish an ACE – acute care of elders – unit at UAMC – South Campus.