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UA Fulbright Will Assess Mexico Conservation Effort

UANews | July 27, 2012
Associate professor of anthropology Marcela Vasquez-Leon has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to investigate one of the most intensive single-species conservation efforts involving payment for ecosystem services taking place in the Upper Gulf of California.

UA Series to Explore Voices for Peace During Times of War

UANews | July 25, 2012
Four free lectures, to be held at the St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church starting July 29, are designed to explore issues from the 16th and 17th centuries that resonate with a present-day audience. The summer lecture series, "Voices for Peace in a War-Filled Age," is organized by the UA Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies.

Arizona State Museum Hosts Archaeology Camp for Adults

UANews | July 25, 2012
Arizona State Museum's annual Archaeology Summer Camp for Adults teaches community members about archaeology through hands-on experience. Participants in this year's camp, which runs through July 27, are sorting, measuring and cataloging pieces from the Point of Pines pueblo in southeastern Arizona.

Foundation Grants $1M to UA After-School Program Initiative

UANews | July 23, 2012
Young people who participate in quality after-school programs are more likely to avoid drugs and alcohol, graduate from high school and go to college. Armed with this knowledge, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is granting more than $1 million to fund a UA project aimed at improving after-school programs in Maricopa County.

UA Journalism Professor Trains Afghan Journalists in Dubai

UANews | July 20, 2012
UA journalism professor Maggy Zanger traveled to the Middle East to provide hands-on training to journalism professors from Afghanistan. She spent two weeks in Dubai working with Afghan journalism professors as part of a $1 million project to help strengthen journalism curricula in Afghanistan.

Generosity Carved in Stone

UANews | July 17, 2012
Through the support of anonymous donors, the Lewis and Clark Fellowships program has been established in the UA School of Anthropology. The new fellowship, at $25,000 each year for up to three years, will support three UA graduate students annually and is open to those pursuing studies in paleolithic archaeology or paleoanthropology.