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UA Launches Defense and Security Research Institute

UANews | March 10, 2014
The UA has launched a new Defense and Security Research Institute that aims to expand the University's strengths in those areas while helping the UA to reach its goal of doubling research expenditures from $600 million to $1.2 billion by 2023. The interdisciplinary institute will help pave the way for new, mutually beneficial partnerships between the UA and industry, which is one of the key goals of the University's Never Settle plan.

More Than 100K People Expected on Campus for Tucson Festival of Books

UANews | March 10, 2014
Whether you're a sci-fi junkie or can't read enough of the classics, the Tucson Festival of Books has something to suit all ages and interests. The festival brings more than 120,000 book lovers to campus from across the country, making it one of the largest festivals of its kind. Since its inception in 2009, the free public festival has donated more than $900,000 to local literacy initiatives and pumps around $4 million into Tucson's economy each year.

Tucson Village Farm Honored as Model Program for the Nation

UANews | March 6, 2014
National 4-H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo visited Tucson Village Farm to recognize it as a model program for the nation. Sirangelo, along with representatives from the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and UA Cooperative Extension, met for a tour and discussion at Tucson Village Farm, a program of the UA and Cooperative Extension.

UANow Getting New Look

UANews | March 6, 2014
Exciting changes are coming to UANow. Next week, we will debut a refreshed design that will more prominently showcase the University's biggest news stories, top placements in the media and upcoming events on campus. The updated design also will integrate multimedia to help tell the UA's story in new and more robust ways. The enhanced UANow will come to your inbox twice a week – on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

New Fellowship Available to Students Pursuing 'Workforce-Ready' Master's Degrees

UANews | March 5, 2014
With the launch of the "Workforce-Ready Master's Fellowship" this fall, financial help will be offered to students seeking master's degrees in 44 areas, ranging from art education to optical sciences. The UA Graduate College, with financial support from the Louise Foucar Marshall Foundation, designed the fellowship program to target fields that enhance the state’s economic, social and cultural well-being.

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.

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