The University of Arizona

In Memoriam: Former AD Dave Strack

UANews | January 27, 2014
During his 10 years at the UA, Dave Strack hired the first African-American head coach at a major university, oversaw the opening of McKale Memorial Center and was instrumental in Arizona’s transition from the Western Athletic Conference to the Pac-10. Strack died Saturday at the age of 90.

UA Named Partner in Obama's '100,000 Strong in the Americas'

UANews | January 24, 2014
The UA is one of four universities selected to participate in 100,000 Strong in the Americas, U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature education initiative, which seeks to increase study abroad between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as position students for a competitive advantage in their careers as global leaders, professionals and citizens.

UA Renewed as a Tillman Foundation Partner

UANews | January 23, 2014
The Pat Tillman Foundation, which gives scholarships to military veterans pursuing higher education, has again named the UA as an official university partner. "We assess our university partnerships based on several criteria, all of which the University of Arizona excels at," says Michelle McCarthy, the foundation's spokesperson.

‘Superstar’ Dr. Mindy Fain Receives Endowed Chair in Medicine

UANews | January 22, 2014
Dr. Mindy Fain, co-director of the UA's Arizona Center on Aging and a widely recognized leader in gerontology, has been named the Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine. Fain works with faculty in the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, encouraging them to develop new ways to provide high-quality care at lower costs. She also is working with an interdisciplinary team to establish an ACE – acute care of elders – unit at UAMC – South Campus.

Brain Evolution to be Explored During UA College of Science Lecture Series

UANews | January 17, 2014
This year’s talks, beginning Jan. 27, will focus on how brains originated and where the evolution of our own brain will take us. The topics to be covered over the entire series include brain imaging, the history of brain surgery, the ancestral circuits that can be found in the modern brain and the essentially perfect way our brains solve problems.

UA to Host Second Annual Conference on Promoting Successful Aging and Brain Health

UANews | January 17, 2014
Reducing the risk for Alzheimer's disease through lifestyle, education and new treatments is at the focus of this year's conference, which is open to the public.

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