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UA Conference for Undergrad Research Celebrates 25th Year

UANews | January 17, 2014
More than 2,000 students have been involved in the Undergraduate Biology Research Program over its history, authoring or co-authoring more than 900 scholarly articles and giving more than 1,000 presentations at scientific conferences.The flagship UBRP program is one example of the UA's commitment to 100 percent student engagement through opportunities that give undergraduates real-world experience via internships, service learning, study abroad and involvement in UA research.

$1.3M Given to UA for Mining Safety Research

UANews | January 6, 2014
Recognized for offering programs in the full range of disciplines related to mineral resources, the UA has earned a risk management and training effectiveness grants to aid in improving mining safety. All told, the grant funding amounts to more than $1.3 million from the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health.

Enactus: Building a Stronger Community Through Partnership

UANews | December 12, 2013
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization that connects entrepreneurial students, business leaders and nonprofit organizations in collaborative projects meant to improve living conditions for people in need. Recently, the UA student-led club collaborated with an organization in Tucson to re-envision and reopen its outlet, which sells home appliances and furniture at low cost.

Memory of UA Student Lives on through New UA Endowment

UANews | December 2, 2013
After UA School of Journalism student Drew Gyorke died in a vehicle wreck earlier this year, his family and friends began raising money toward an endowment fund. With $20,000 raised so far, the Drew Nicolas Gyorke Memorial Photojournalism Fund has since been established at the UA. The fund will provide scholarship awards to journalism students who participate in a photojournalism competition held each semester at the UA.

Arizona Universities Expand AZ Earn to Learn Need-Based Financial Aid Program

UANews | November 27, 2013
AZ Earn to Learn, a unique savings and financial education program launched last year by the UA, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University in partnership with the Arizona nonprofit Live the Solution, has received a second round of funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Assets for Independence program. Now funded with $3.47 million in grants, the program is expected to be able to serve 1,565 students across Arizona.

A School in the Sky: UA Science and Tucson Students

UANews | November 27, 2013
The UA's Sky School program brings K-12 Tucson students out of the city to the astronomical observatory atop Mt. Lemmon, where they explore, learn about science and the natural world, and design their own experiments under the guidance of UA graduate student scientists.