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Science Alumnus of the Year Kenneth Krane

Leading up to the UA's 100th Homecoming, we are highlighting UA alumni who are being honored by their colleges with alumni of the year awards.

Kenneth Krane, a Professor Emeritus of Physics at Oregon State University, is a prominent experimentalist in nuclear physics, and he is the Alumnus of the Year for the College of Science.

Engineering Alumnus of the Year David Hutchens

Leading up to the UA's 100th Homecoming, we are highlighting UA alumni who are being honored by their colleges with alumni of the year awards.

David Hutchens is president and CEO of UniSource Energy Corporation, the parent company of Tucson Electric Power. Since joining UNS Energy in 1995, he has held various management positions, including vice president of energy efficiency and resource planning, vice president of wholesale energy and vice president of UNS Gas.

How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies

UANews | October 31, 2014
Paussus beetles use fake ID and then reward their hosts by eating them. UA entomologists say the beetles evolve at a rate rarely found in the animal kingdom.

Recent 'Never Settle' Successes for UA

UANews | October 31, 2014
For more information about the Never Settle plan and what the University is doing to realize the plan's goals, go to neversettle.arizona.edu.

Hawaiian Eye to the Sky Now Under UA Directorship

UANews | October 31, 2014
The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, considered one of the world’s leading astronomical observatories, is entering a new phase of operations under the UA and University of Hawaii.

SBS Alumna of the Year: Melody S. Robidoux

Leading up to the UA's 100th Homecoming, we are highlighting UA alumni who are being honored by their colleges with alumni of the year awards.

On an August day in 1976, Melody Robidoux's grandparents dropped her off at the UA's Maricopa Residence Hall. She remembers feeling slightly overwhelmed — and very warm. The campus was far different from her hometown of Flagstaff, Ariz., but her adventure was about to begin.

Tech Park Celebrates Solar Zone Milestone

UANews | October 29, 2014
Facility that occupies 165 acres of land at the UA Tech Park in southeastern Tucson had 10 participants in its first phase.

Fine Arts Alumnus of the Year Jeffrey Haskell

Leading up to the UA's 100th Homecoming, we are highlighting UA alumni who are being honored by their colleges with alumni of the year awards.

Jeff Haskell, a pianist, arranger and conductor, entered the world of professional music at age 12, working along jazz greats such as Ray Smyth and Jackie Davis. He began as a scat-singing boy soprano and, by age 16, he was working with saxophonist Lew Tabackin.

A Little Halloween Love for Bats

UANews | October 29, 2014
Yes, they have an image problem, but give them credit for saving cotton farmers millions of dollars in crop damage and insecticide costs. However, their role in pest control is changing, a UA scientist says.

No Better Day Than Band Day

The Pride of Arizona hosted the University of Arizona's annual Band Day, which brought together 37 high school bands from across the state on Oct. 25 to be evaluated on their musical and marching abilities at Arizona Stadium. 

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