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UA Crossroads Collaborative Funding Reaches $1M

UANews | September 24, 2012
Since receiving an initial Ford Foundation grant establishing the Crossroads Collaborative at the UA, team members have developed partnerships with a range of community organizers and began working with youth on a variety of topics. With a second grant, the collaborative will continue its efforts with a heavier focus on informing policy and practice around issues of great importance to teenagers and young adults.

UA Study Looks at Use of Social Media in Public Diplomacy

UANews | September 17, 2012
An associate professor in the UA School of Journalism recently took part in a study examining foreign public diplomacy specialists’ adoption of social media, such as Twitter, for public diplomacy purposes. The use of social media for the purpose of public diplomacy has increasingly drawn the attention of U.S. diplomacy professionals, observers and political analysts.

Key Undecided, Independent Voters Seek Different Tone for Campaign

UANews | September 14, 2012
A survey commissioned by the National Institute for Civil Discourse, headquartered at the UA, indicates that a majority of American voters have lost confidence in the ability of elected leaders to solve the problems facing our country. In fact, fewer than one in 10 American voters has “a great deal” of confidence in elected officials to solve the problems of our country – while twice as many say they have no confidence at all.

New Report Reveals Food, Water Disparities Along U.S.-Mexico Border

UANews | September 4, 2012
A report by the UA’s Southwest Center outlines the poverty, water scarcity, food insecurity and interdependence found along the U.S. and Mexico border. The report has been released in advance of the Border Food Summit to be held in Rio Rico, Ariz. from Sept. 16-18.

UA Journalism Grad is Paralympics Chief Storyteller

UANews | August 28, 2012
Jamie Blanchard, a graduate of the UA School of Journalism, is the communications manager for the Paralympics in London, which starts Aug. 29. She'll be telling the participants' stories of athleticism, inspiration and courage throughout the Games, which run through Sept. 9.

Grant Supports State Museum Efforts to Return American Indian Items

UANews | August 22, 2012
Arizona State Museum has been awarded nearly $90,000 from the National Park Service to support the museum's efforts to return human remains and funerary objects to the American Indian tribes with whom they are culturally affiliated. With the help of the grant, the museum will focus on artifacts excavated from state trust lands, primarily in the Tucson Basin.