From Grad School to Startup
While working toward advanced degrees, UA graduate students are also producing new knowledge, marketing products, and forming companies that address significant challenges facing our state, nation and world.
UA Student Wins Cash and Prizes on 'Wheel of Fortune'
UA senior Steven Palmer, who grew up watching “Wheel of Fortune,” recently earned a spot as a contestant on the popular game show. Palmer, who appeared on the show this week, took home $11,283 in cash and prizes, which included a trip for two to Hawaii.
Two UA Professors Appointed Regents' Professors
UA professors Mary C. Stiner and Jonathan T. Overpeck have been appointed as Regents' Professors, an honor reserved for faculty members whose exceptional achievements merit national and international distinction.
With decades of experience commanding troops between them, UA ROTC instructors Benjamin J. Walters, Brian Donahoo and Michael Kuhn have a wealth of leadership knowledge to share. Here, each of them talks about their years of service and worldwide travels, finding parallels between military leadership and their current capacities at the UA.
New technology offerings help students ease into the fall semester with new and improved classroom equipment, a career-planning tool, online textbooks and the latest gadgets available for checkout from the UA libraries.
On the first day of classes, the UA welcomed about 9,600 diverse and academically accomplished new undergraduate students to campus. Early enrollment figures indicate increased student diversity, as well as strong enrollment of Arizona residents and former UA students who have re-enrolled to obtain their degrees.
The UA maintains one of the largest and most prestigious choral studies programs in the United States for graduate students. Students and faculty are consistently invited to perform nationally and internationally with students earning highly competitive awards and strong job placement after their time at the UA.
The UA has been awarded a “Project:Connect” grant for the project “LoveMaps for Middle School: Nurturing Digital Activism for Social Justice.” The UA project, in partnership with The Feminist Wire, trains youth how to connect digital technology with social justice practices. It is one of just 16 projects funded out of 266 applicants.
The UA's Master of Science for Entry to the Profession of Nursing is the only program of its kind in Arizona, and it has just graduated its first group of students at its Phoenix campus. The 16 new nurses hold degrees in disciplines that include education, veterinary science, anthropology and law.