The University of Arizona

Award-Winning Journalists to Discuss Border Conflict Reporting

UANews | February 13, 2014
From Sonora to Syria, border conflicts are often the most dangerous assignments for field reporters. Four award-winning journalists who have reported while in the line of fire will discuss their experiences during a free public discussion on the UA campus on Tuesday. Bill Schmidt, UA School of Journalism professor of practice and former deputy managing editor of The New York Times, will moderate the discussion.

Education's Opportunities and Challenges on the U.S.-Mexico Border

UANews | February 7, 2014
Addressing both the benefits and challenges to living and teaching along the U.S.-Mexico border, the UA's Transition to Teaching program is hosting a public dialogue with community members and experts on both sides of the border. The event is meant to share knowledge about the benefits of the rich and complex cultural life in the region, and inform participants in ways to engage in teaching and learning.

New UA Summer Programs Sending Wildcats Around the World

UANews | February 6, 2014
From studying lithography in Mexico to language in Turkey, a bevy of new international UA programs will be sending students all over the globe this summer to study and explore – all while earning credit towards their degree. The UA Global Initiatives office coordinates programs in more than 50 countries and encourages all students to take advantage of the chance to get hands-on experience while learning about a new culture.

UA Sociologist to Participate in Panel on Poverty

UANews | February 5, 2014
UA sociologist Lane Kenworthy, who studies poverty and income inequality, will participate in a panel discussion on "Poverty: The Working Poor." The discussion is the first in the Community Interactive series, designed to address pressing matters facing Southern Arizona. Tucson has the eighth highest poverty rate in the country among mid-size and large metropolitan areas.

UA Expands Arabic Instruction After Being Named Flagship Program

UANews | February 4, 2014
The UA is one of five universities in the U.S. to be named a Language Flagship in Arabic by the National Security Education Program. The designation has resulted in the launch of the UA Arabic Flagship Program, which will prepare undergraduates to reach superior-level fluency in Arabic, enabling them to engage with academic, business and political partners in the Arabic-speaking world upon graduation.

Lives Threatened, Lost: UA Study Reveals Dangers to Mexican Journalists Along U.S. Border

UANews | January 27, 2014
From intimidation threats to assassinations, the daily danger faced by many Mexican journalists is the focus of a newly published University of Arizona research study. The study finds that Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world for reporters to work, especially along the border where organized crime violence has surged.