As part of visits this year to Arizona communities that the UA serves through its land-grant mission, UA President Ann Weaver Hart visited and toured the border community of Nogales. While there, Hart affirmed the UA's commitment to collaborating with and serving rural and border communities.
Sarsawati Chhetri barely spoke English when she arrived in the U.S. at the age of 13. Today she's working toward her undergraduate degree and credits UA programs such as Arizona Assurance, New Start and Arizona Mentors for her success.
A new course is teaching UA medical students how to save lives in the wilderness. Through outdoor simulations, the Wilderness Medicine and Advanced Wilderness Life Support class teaches students how to apply their medical expertise with limited resources.
Suzanne Dovi, associate professor in the School of Government and Public Policy, created a new course that teaches students how to actively engage in the democratic process. About 20 students have completed the course and already are putting what they learned to work.