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William L. Rathje: 1945-2012

UANews | June 5, 2012
William L. Rathje's three decades worth of landmark studies punctured many earlier assumptions of what happens when people throw things away. He died at his home in Tucson on May 24.

Prep Students Learn Reporting Skills in Campus Workshop

UANews | June 5, 2012
Students learn not just how to write stories and shoot photographs and videos, but also about ethics and the value of diversity in newsrooms. The UA School of Journalism has been hosting the workshop for 31 years.

Ceramics Tell the Story of an Ancient Southwest Migration

UANews | June 1, 2012
Another look at a nearly 80-year-old pottery collection at the Arizona State Museum is yielding new information about migrants who abandoned the Four Corners region eight centuries ago. Archaeologist Patrick Lyons has reassessed hundreds of vessels and other materials from the central Arizona ruins of Kinishba.

UA-Educated Teachers Get High Marks, Again

UANews | May 30, 2012
For a second consecutive year, results from an Arizona Department of Education survey indicate new UA-educated teachers most often meet or exceed expectations of their principals. The announcement comes as the UA is expanding teacher training programs and other efforts to better prepare educators.

UA, Partners Launch Water Security Center for the Americas

UANews | May 29, 2012
AQUASEC, a new inter-American water security and policy center, will study the effects of drought, flooding and other natural phenomena as well as human-induced vulnerabilities from settlement, economic and policy management, and it will work to build adaption policies among stakeholders and the public.

Grants Fund New UA Offerings, Research

UANews | May 25, 2012
The UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry has funded six new projects at the UA. Among them, UA researchers are investigating hip hop in the U.S. and France, initiating a database of films by and about American Indian populations and studying an emergent class of citizens.