The University of Arizona

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.

Princess by Proxy: When Child Beauty Pageants Aren’t About the Kids

UANews | October 26, 2012
A new paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry takes a critical look at children's glitz beauty pageants. Author Martina M. Cartwright, UA adjunct professor of nutritional sciences, suggests that some parents who enter their children in pageants do so to serve their own needs rather than the needs of the child, exhibiting what she calls "princess by proxy."

UA Special Collections Acquires Sen. Kyl's Congressional Papers

UANews | October 24, 2012
The UA Special Collections has acquired committee files, hearing reports and other documents related to U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl's time in office. The acquisition formally was announced at the UA Special Collections on Oct. 24.