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Migrant Deaths Near Peak Highs, Despite Decrease in Unauthorized Migration

UANews | June 5, 2013
A report by the Binational Migration Institute at the UA answers key questions about migrant deaths in Southern Arizona since 1990. The report finds that deaths during migration in
 Southern Arizona have not decreased despite the overall decrease in unauthorized migration 

UA Civil Discourse Institute Leads Community Conversations on Mental Health

UANews | June 3, 2013
The UA National Institute for Civil Discourse is joining forces with several other deliberative democracy groups to promote Creating Community Solutions, a series of events around the country that will allow people to engage in dialogue and action on mental health issues. President Barack Obama announced his National Dialogue on Mental Health on June 3 at the White House.

New Confluencenter Grants Support Student Projects

UANews | May 30, 2013
The UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry has announced its first cohort of graduate fellows. With up to $5,000 in funding each, the 20 fellows are launching projects in the arts, humanities and social sciences. They will devote at least one semester to their projects and will be available to present their results in a symposium, lecture series or public venue.

UA-Led iTEAM Project Benefits Youth, Young Adults

UANews | May 29, 2013
The UA Southwest Institute for Research on Women's iTEAM project is in its fourth year of funding, supporting LGBTQA youth. Since implementation of the UA-led project, the youth and young adults involved report greater housing stability and employment and more regular school attendance.

UA Helps Build Heritage Conservation Program in Afghanistan

UANews | May 21, 2013
In an effort to help Afghanistan preserve its past, the UA is partnering with Kabul University to help build the college's cultural heritage conservation program. Three faculty members from Kabul will come to Tucson this summer to work with UA faculty and learn the latest techniques in conservation, research, artifact examination and documentation, and more.

UA Research Demonstrates How Bilinguals Switch Between Languages

UANews | May 20, 2013
Individuals who learn two languages at an early age seem to switch back and forth between separate "sound systems" for each language, according to new research conducted at the UA. The research, to be published in Psychological Science, addresses enduring questions in bilingual studies about how bilingual speakers hear and process sound in two different languages.