Three UA Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows
UA faculty members Malcolm Hughes, Katrina Marie Miranda and Diana E. Wheeler have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor is only bestowed upon those individuals who maintain a proven record of advancing knowledge and applications determined to be scientifically or socially distinguished.
Creating the ‘Super Land-Grant’ University
Never Settle, the UA’s strategic academic and business plan, will position the University to become a “super land-grant” institution. In a presentation to the Arizona Board of Regents, UA President Ann Weaver Hart and other UA leaders laid out plans for enrollment growth, faculty development, increased research expenditures and improved technology commercialization. Such efforts, Hart said, will help improve the workforce, grow the state economy and aid in national competitiveness.
Three UA Faculty Members Inducted as Regents' Professors, Two as...
Three UA faculty members have been conferred with the highly prestigious rank of Regents' Professor: Hsinchun Chen, Xiaohui Fan and Neal R. Armstrong in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Eric A. Betterton and Charles W. Scruggs were inducted as Distinguished Professors.
UA McGuire Center Named Innovator of the Year
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.
Restoring Old Main, the Project of a Lifetime
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.
Don Seeley, retiring director of the Applied Portfolio Management Program at the Eller College of Management, hopes a new endowment named after him will support students by strengthening teaching, research and mentoring.
The UA's Adaptive Athletics program held its annual sports camp for disabled military veterans last week at the Campus Recreation Center. The veterans participated in wheelchair basketball, tennis and rugby.
UA employees are invited to review lactation resources offered by Life & Work Connections, in light of the new national health care bill, which includes a section that calls for employers to provide time and space to accommodate nursing mothers.