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Hackers Gain Respect and Influence

UANews | March 3, 2015
The traditional image of hackers as threats to cybersecurity is changing, and increasingly they are being seen as innovators in technology. Hack Arizona, a three-day event organized by UA students, will reveal the difference.

Dance Legend Coaches UA Students

George Balanchine’s “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux” — an eight-minute display of ballet bravura, physicality and technique — became one of dancer Edward Villella’s signature pieces more than 50 years ago. Now students at the UA School of Dance are learning it from Villella.

UA Talent Pipeline Stopping Data Breaches

UANews | February 25, 2015
Employers' interest is high, and so is that of students seeking to enter the master's program in management information systems at the Eller College of Management.

'Slow Motion at the Speed of Light'

UANews | February 27, 2015
New technology, the result of a collaboration between the UA and UCLA, provides real-time monitoring of streaming video to optimize network traffic.

Alumni Startup Helps Students Control Chaos

UANews | March 2, 2015
From their dorm room, two UA students developed NoteBowl, a social learning platform that makes managing classwork easier. Today, there are more than 1,700 student users.

UA Economists Focus on Oil Prices

UANews | February 25, 2015
Three experts take their best shot at "Plummeting Oil Prices: Good News or Bad?" and say there's enough of each kind to go around, depending on how you look at it.

Monster Black Hole Discovered at Cosmic Dawn

UANews | February 24, 2015
The discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time, presents a puzzle to researchers.

Teachers in Industry Named 'Exemplary' Program

UANews | March 6, 2015
Change the Equation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan partnership led by a team of CEOs, has recognized the UA College of Education program.

Sea Level Spiked for Two Years Along NE North America

UANews | February 24, 2015
UA-led team is the first to document the longer length of extreme increase. Independent of any hurricanes or winter storms, the event caused flooding along the coast.

Classroom Innovator: Dirk Mateer

A class that meets in a 2,500-seat concert hall? Can any learning come of that?

"Large lecture classes can be better than small classes," says Dirk Mateer, Gerry Swanson Chair in Economic Education in the Department of Economics at the UA’s Eller College of Management. Mateer has built a national reputation as an economics teacher, lauded for his ability to expose how economic phenomena underpin daily life through use of pop culture and interactive class exercises.