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Dennis DeConcini Reflects on 18 Years in U.S. Senate

UANews | February 28, 2014
During a reception to recognize former U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini's donation of 15 presidential letters to the UA, he reflected on his 18 years in Congress. Some of the letters from DeConcini, a 1963 graduate of the UA's James E. Rogers College of Law, are featured in a new exhibit at UA Special Collections.

International Mindfulness Coach to Visit UA

UANews | February 26, 2014
Jon Kabat-Zinn, internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer and meditation teacher, will visit the UA to talk about the public health benefits of mindfulness in the treatment of chronic medical conditions. Kabat-Zinn developed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction curriculum, which has been incorporated into standard medical treatments for a variety of health problems, such as addiction and chronic pain.

New Ranking Places UA Among Western Schools With Best Return on Investment

UANews | February 25, 2014
Students who want to get the most for their tuition dollar are advised to consider the UA in a recent ranking released by The UA is named a top choice in the West due to its "high-caliber education at a public university price."

Barbara Bryson Named UA Vice President for Strategic Planning and Analysis

UANews | February 20, 2014
The UA has named Barbara Bryson as vice president for strategic planning and analysis, effective March 24. In the newly created position, Bryson will track and report the University's progress on strategic goals. She will report directly to UA President Ann Weaver Hart and will work with senior campus leaders to develop and monitor objectives and metrics for the UA's academic, financial and operating strategies.

UA Honors 'Pillars' of Research, Teaching, Engagement

UANews | February 19, 2014
During the UA Pillars of Excellence ceremony, UA President Ann Weaver Hart and Provost Andrew Comrie recognized faculty for their accomplishments in research and teaching, and students and recent alums for academic excellence and community engagement. "This is a distinguished group," Hart said, noting that the event is something she looks forward to all year long.

$10M Gift to Optical Sciences is Largest Gift for Scholarships in UA History

UANews | February 5, 2014
The gift from James C. Wyant, professor emeritus of optical sciences, will go toward scholarships for graduate students. "His gift helps ensure that our legacy of innovation and excellence continues for another 50 years and beyond," said Thomas L. Koch, dean of the College of Optical Sciences.