The University of Arizona

'Voices and Choices of the 2012 Election' to Create Positive Dialogue

UANews | October 5, 2012
The UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presenting three free special events as part of “Voices and Choices in the 2012 Election” – a star-studded panel discussion, a film and a cartoon debate. The events run through October and are designed to create positive discussion about political campaigns.

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.

UA Study: Cartels Squeezing Information Flow by Pressuring Journalists

UANews | October 2, 2012
Two professors in the UA School of Journalism have conducted a study along the U.S.-Mexico border to determine the impact drug cartels have on news reporting there. Professors Celeste González de Bustamante and Jeannine Relly will discuss their findings on Oct. 11 at a public forum titled “Journalists Under Fire: Bullets, Censorship, and Coercion Along the Mexican Border.”

UA Lands $1M Grant to Train Special Education Professors

UANews | October 1, 2012
UA faculty member John Umbreit has received a $1 million grant from a U.S. Department of Education office to train doctoral students toward becoming new professors of special education. The initiative is designed to help move more professionals into the field as more special education faculty are retiring.

UA Plans New School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences

UANews | September 28, 2012
The UA is planning a new School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, dedicated to the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge in the animal, microbiological and veterinary sciences. The school would unite the department of animal sciences and department of veterinary science and microbiology. It is expected to offer new degree options and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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.