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UA Team Has Ideas to Improve Museum, Library Information Digitization

UANews | October 16, 2012
Digital library and archival collections are becoming increasingly popular given the Internet's emergence. Yet uniform standards for how to launch and manage such digital collections, especially those that are small-scale, are hard to come by. A UA School of Information Resources and Library Science team has some ideas for information professionals.

UA’s Arizona Operation: Military Kids Boosts Resilience

UANews | October 16, 2012
Arizona Operation: Military Kids, based in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, builds resilience and life skills in children whose parents are in the military reserves. The program recently was awarded the 2012 National Service Impact Award from the Corporation of National and Community Services.

UA Study Examines How News Spreads on Twitter

UANews | October 15, 2012
Sudha Ram, McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems at the UA, has conducted a study to see how news shared by major news agencies spreads on Twitter. The study, which looked at variables like how many times an article is retweeted or how long an article circulates on Twitter, could be useful in helping news organizations maximize their use of the social media platform.

Education Faculty Member Earns Fulbright

UANews | October 15, 2012
Larger numbers of youth who either were born or received schooling in the U.S. are arriving at the doorsteps of schools in Mexico. Norma González, a UA College of Education professor, has been named a Fulbright García-Robles Border Scholar, receiving a grant that will enable her to study how the students engage around language and literacy in Mexico.

New Online Database Showcases Tribal Governance Resources

UANews | October 12, 2012
The UA’s Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy has launched the Indigenous Governance Database, an online resource center with information on Native Nation governance and leadership. The database is designed to provide information, tools and strategies for indigenous leaders working to rebuild their nations and communities.

Census Bureau Report: Downtown Populations on the Rise

UANews | October 5, 2012
A U.S. Census Bureau special report, co-authored by UA geography professor David Plane, shows significant downtown population growth in many of the country's largest cities between 2000 and 2010. The report, available now online, is accompanied by interactive tools that allow users to compare population statistics among different areas of the country.