The University of Arizona

The Making of Social Justice Advocates

UANews | November 26, 2012
The UA's Intergroup Dialogue Program teaches students about systems of privilege and oppression, helping them understand social identity, conflict and communication. The program supports students as they examine misconceptions about populations of people while also providing them with important cultural skills and advice on ways to address injustice.

UA's Albrecht Classen Named Arizona Professor of the Year

UANews | November 21, 2012
Albrecht Classen, a University Distinguished Professor, has been named the Arizona Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Classen carries a docket full of publications and honors, and he has been an inspiration for many students.

College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Adds 'Planning' to Name

UANews | November 19, 2012
The UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture has a new name: the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, or CAPLA. The change was made in order to represent all of the professions housed in the college and to indicate the planning program’s importance to the strategic future of the college, the University and the state of Arizona.

The Ecology of Voter Signs

UANews | November 16, 2012
Students in Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman's UA ecology class have canvassed Tucson streets collecting data on everything from plant cover and bird diversity to political signs. The data will go into a five-year study investigating Tucson's urban ecology trends, including how residents' political views could shape how they interact with the environment around them.

After Expanding UA Interpretation Center, Director Retires

UANews | November 15, 2012
With the support of Agnese Haury, Roseann Dueñas González founded the UA Agnese Haury Institute for Court Interpretation and went on to direct the UA's National Center for Interpretation Testing, Research & Policy. After investing her entire career in informing policy and advocating for improvements in language and interpreter training, González has retired from the UA.

UA Alumnus Makes $1M Pledge to LGBT Institute

UANews | November 13, 2012
UA alumnus James J. Leos has made multiple financial contributions to the University's Institute for LGBT Studies, including a major bequest that recently was announced. His contributions are expected to transform the UA institute, which works to promote research related to gender and sexual diversity.