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UA McGuire Center Named Innovator of the Year

UANews | November 15, 2013
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.

Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer Named Director of UA Sarver Heart Center

UANews | November 14, 2013
Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer, a board-certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and physiologist, will become director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology in the UA College of Medicine's Department of Medicine, effective March 1. Sweitzer comes to the UA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

UA Celebrates 99th Homecoming With Pep Rally, Ghost Tour, Parade and More

UANews | November 6, 2013
More than 50,000 students, alumni and community members are expected to take part in the University of Arizona's 99th annual Homecoming celebration this weekend. Some of this year's festivities include a new Ghosts of the UA Tour and the annual Homecoming parade, which will feature former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, as grand marshals.

Restoring Old Main, the Project of a Lifetime

UANews | November 5, 2013
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.

Congratulations, and Welcome to the UA!

UANews | November 1, 2013
It's called the "Wildcat Promise," a new UA early decision initiative to inform applicants if they have gained admission to the University shortly after they apply. Students who applied for the UA early are beginning to learn about admissions decisions for the 2014-2015 academic year. The initiative gives students and families more time to prepare for the start of college.

Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience Recognizes Outstanding Contributions of UA's Carol A. Barnes

UANews | October 31, 2013
The Society for Neuroscience has named UA Regents' Professor Carol A. Barnes the recipient of its Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience. It's the highest honor conferred by the society and recognizes Barnes' scientific contributions, which include groundbreaking work to uncover the changes that take place in the aging brain.