The University of Arizona

U.S. Reps. Barber, Duckworth Applaud UA VETS Center

UANews | September 24, 2013
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth toured the UA Student VETS Center and learned about the University's nationally recognized efforts to provide services to student veterans. Barber and Duckworth emphasized the critical need to support veterans and said the University community and the nation should be proud of the ways in which the UA and its partners are serving student veterans.

UA President Hart Launches New, Informative Blog

UANews | September 18, 2013
UA President Ann Weaver Hart has launched a new blog where she will write about contemporary issues in higher education and ways the University is aligning itself to be even more responsive to state and national needs. Hart is personally crafting each blog post. In particular, she will use the public platform to discuss major tenets of the UA's strategic plan, "Never Settle," which emphasizes outcomes rather than activities.

UA's McGuire Entrepreneurship Program Ranked Among Nation's Best

UANews | September 18, 2013
The UA's renowned McGuire Entrepreneurship Program has again been recognized as one of the best programs in the country. Among the nation's public institutions, the UA's entrepreneurship program is ranked No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 10 by The Princeton Review.

Two UA Leaders Chosen for Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

UANews | September 11, 2013
The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership has announced the 25 Arizonans selected for the sixth Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, which aims to prepare and support the state's future civic leaders. Among this year's fellows are two UA leaders – Karen Francis-Begay, assistant vice president for tribal relations, and Tannya Gaxiola, special adviser to the president on public outreach.

UA Insect Collection Renovation Continues as Annual Festival Nears

UANews | September 10, 2013
With 2 million irreplaceable specimens, the UA Insect Collection holds great importance for both researchers and members of the general public. Through National Science Foundation grants, a new endowment from Schlinger Foundation and other support, the collection is being renovated, with plans to make materials more accessible online. The UA's annual Insect Festival will be held Sept. 15.

UA Climbs a Spot in U.S. News Rankings, Recognized for Undergraduate Research, Business Programs

UANews | September 9, 2013
Recognized for its outstanding commitment to undergraduate research and student success, the UA climbed a spot in this year's U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation's best colleges. The UA's undergraduate business program also received high marks, climbing two spots from last year. The UA is ranked the 119th best university in the nation and 58th among public U.S. institutions.