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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.

UA Shifts Administrative Oversight to Boost Online Courses and Global Initiatives

UANews | September 4, 2013
UA President Ann Weaver Hart has announced two appointments designed to increase student accomplishment in online and off-campus courses and give more emphasis to UA initiatives around the world. Melissa Vito will hold the titles of vice provost for academic initiatives and student success, and senior vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. Michael Proctor will be vice president for global initiatives.

ROTC Instructors Arrive with Leadership, Global Experiences

UANews | August 30, 2013
With decades of experience commanding troops between them, UA ROTC instructors Benjamin J. Walters, Brian Donahoo and Michael Kuhn have a wealth of leadership knowledge to share. Here, each of them talks about their years of service and worldwide travels, finding parallels between military leadership and their current capacities at the UA.

Mountain Biking, Investor Boot Camp Among New UA Course Offerings for Public

UANews | August 28, 2013
This fall, the UA Outreach College is offering more than 150 new non-credit continuing education courses for adults in the general community. The courses, on topics ranging from mountain biking to investing, will be offered through the college's new division of continuing education.

New, Improved Technology Makes Students' Lives Easier

UANews | August 27, 2013
New technology offerings help students ease into the fall semester with new and improved classroom equipment, a career-planning tool, online textbooks and the latest gadgets available for checkout from the UA libraries.