The University of Arizona

Cmdr. Brian Seastone Named New UA Chief of Police

UANews | March 3, 2014
UA Police Cmdr. Brian Seastone has been named UA chief of police. A 34-year veteran of the UA Police Department, Seastone will provide strategic leadership for the department and oversee its campus crime prevention efforts, community outreach initiatives, and crisis and emergency response management.

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.

Is That a Skittle in Your Mocktail? Students to Get Spring Break Safety Tips at Fair

UANews | February 28, 2014
Have fun – and stay safe. That will be the message for students during the annual Spring Break Safety Fair, which will offer tips regarding sun safety, drug and alcohol use, and international travel. Also on tap: a DUI simulation course and a mocktail dance party with a live DJ.

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.