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Strengthening Indigenous Language Education in the Americas

In the Americas, an estimated 243 indigenous languages are still spoken, with 68 being spoken in Mexico alone. 

The Life of a Fulbright Scholar

In the words of the Fulbright Program, its global mission is "to increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and people of other countries through exchange."

Women's History Month: Esteemed UA Researchers, Scholars

In honor of Women’s History Month, we're highlighting University of Arizona women whose achievements have had a lasting impact on the campus and beyond.

In this five-part series, we're sharing stories about several important and influential women – students and employees – whose contributions have helped shape the UA.

February 2014: Month in Review

February was a strong month of innovation and discovery at the UA.

Researchers have helped developed tiny power generators able to convert the motion of a beating heart into electrical energy, the College of Optical Sciences received its largest gift for scholarships, a  faculty member earned a Noble Peace Prize nomination and the University announced a major milestone: the freshman-to-sophomore retention rate for ethnic minorities enrolled full time at the UA has surpassed 80 percent for the first time.

Here are some of the top new stories for the month:

February's 28 Days Explained

Why does February have only 28 days? Blame the Romans. Well, we can blame them for at least part of the reason.

Students, Recent Alums Honored for Academics and Service

Twelve UA students and alumni were honored as Pillars of Excellence by the UA Office of the President, the UA BookStores and the Honors College for making important contributions, both on and off campus, during a reception last week.

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Arizona’s Minority Student Progress Report

I recently headed a research team of University of Arizona scholars who wrote the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center’s 2013 report on the status of minority education in Arizona.

Judaic Studies Brings Rabbi to Restore Mysterious 200-Year-Old Torah Scroll

The origins of a centuries-old Torah anonymously donated to the University of Arizona may be a mystery, but the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies is taking steps to ensure the scroll survives for centuries to come.

January 2014: Month in Review

With did the new year bring? 

  • Record-breaking performances by UA student-athletes.
  • A drug created at the UA that is now being developed and commercialized in Europe and Japan.
  • The UA being able to retain its partnership with the Pat Tillman Foundation.
  • And news that three UA students have been selected for internships with NBCUniversal during the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

Here are some of the top UA stories, and we are only one month into 2014:

Seed-Funded UA Project Leads to Prestigious Fellowships

In 2011, UA art history professor Stacie G.