The University of Arizona

New Study Explores Pension Reform in Higher Education

UANews | March 19, 2014
A new study, led by James Hyatt, the UA's interim senior vice president and chief financial officer, will address growing concerns about the long-term fiscal prospects of higher education retirement and benefit programs. The project will look at major changes recently made to retirement and post-retirement benefit programs at U.S. colleges and universities.

Debunking Hollywood Myths About Forensic Science

UANews | March 13, 2014
Think your crime-solving skills are sharp after binge-watching all those episodes of "CSI"? Think again, says forensic anthropologist Alexis Gray. Gray, who has done consulting for the Fox series "Bones," will give a talk on campus about how forensic science in real life differs from what we see on TV.

The Future of Shopping

UANews | March 11, 2014
The retailing industry in the U.S. and Europe is on the cusp of a major technology upgrade, one that will reshape our shopping experiences. But it's not happening online. It's happening to the actual stores, says UA researcher Anita D. Bhappu, who is part of a team that conducted a survey of retailers worldwide.

UA Among Top 100 for World's Best Reputation

UANews | March 10, 2014
Times Higher Education has ranked the UA in a list of the top 100 higher education institutions for reputable programs and instruction. Rankings are created based on survey results from more than 10,000 scholars and scientists.

UA's Unique Children's Literature Collection Undergoes 'Extreme Makeover'

UANews | March 3, 2014
The Worlds of Words International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature, the largest collection of its kind in the nation and housed in the UA College of Education, has undergone a $1.3 million renovation. One new feature is a light-filled studio where children can watch illustrators at work.

Conference Creates Convergence Path for Research in Humanities, Wellness

UANews | February 25, 2014
The College of Humanities is hosting a three-day conference that offers a unique opportunity for UA researchers from multiple disciplines to make interdisciplinary connections related to humanities, health sciences and wellness. The conference also will address traditional healing and spirituality in the 21st century.