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UA Studies Socioeconomic Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Spill

UANews | June 18, 2013
The UA's Brian Mayer is conducting a long-term study to examine and mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast region. During the five-year project, funded by a $1.7 million grant, Mayer and a team of collaborators are working to assess social vulnerability and community resiliency in Gulf communities.

Criminal Justice Major to Prep Students for Law Enforcement, Courts Careers

UANews | June 17, 2013
UA students interested in studying criminal justice will find a more robust program on campus starting this fall. Expanding from a concentration within the public policy and management program into its own major, the criminal justice program will prepare students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, courts systems and an array of related fields.

UA Faculty Expert Informs U.S. Supreme Court Case

UANews | June 13, 2013
Affirmative action in higher education once again will be at the forefront of national news as the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case is expected at any moment. The UA's Jeffrey Milem joined several researchers nationwide to develop an amicus brief summarizing key research on affirmative action in anticipation of the case.

Team Improves Technologies for Youth with Visual Impairments

UANews | June 7, 2013
Backed by a U.S. Department of Education grant, UA School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts and College of Education researchers are developing an iPad app for students with visual impairments. Early tests of AnimalWatch Vi Suite have been promising, enabling students to work with technology while expanding their understanding of math.

Video Games Seek to Teach Smart Financial Strategies

UANews | June 7, 2013
Can video games help people save money? SavingsQuest, an applied research project bringing together the UA and the Doorways to Dreams Fund under a Center for Financial Services Innovation grant, will test the theory in hopes of finding a mix of game features that will elicit smart savings behavior.

35 Wildcats Earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

UANews | June 6, 2013
The NSF annually awards 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students across the nation. This year, 35 of those awards were granted to students who either currently attend or have attended the UA as an undergraduate or graduate student. Said Andrew Carnie, interim dean of the UA Graduate College: "We are tremendously proud of these students."