The University of Arizona

Addressing the Growing Demand for Sign Language Interpreters

UANews | November 12, 2013
The UA's Educational Interpreting program is working to meet the nation's high demand for sign language interpreters. The UA program connects students with professional interpreters and provides them with extensive experience working with deaf or hard of hearing children in K-12 classrooms.

UA Student-Athletes Fight for Cancer Awareness

UANews | November 12, 2013
Junior softball player Chelsea Suitos and senior swimmer Sam Rowan, members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, are working with the Arizona Movember Foundation to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. The community can get involved by growing a mustache for the cause, or by donating money.

UA Theater Alumni, Tucson Filmmakers Unite for Sony Challenge

UANews | November 8, 2013
Four UA alumni and four Tucson filmmakers will compete in the first Napa Valley Film Festival Sony 4K Film Challenge. The competition challenges teams to develop, in no more than 60 hours, a short film based on an assignment they receive during the festival. The winning team will be announced on Nov. 17.

Student Veterans Commit to Continued Service

UANews | November 7, 2013
Many UA student veterans continue to give back long after their time in the military has ended. For some of them, the drive to serve is tied to efforts that specifically address challenges other veterans and civilians face. "Our student veterans are still very driven to serve, and are actively engaged across the community while they are obtaining their degrees," said Cody Nicholls with the UA's Veterans Education and Transition Services.

UA Medical Students Work With Google Glass

UANews | November 4, 2013
Two fourth-year students at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix are working with sophisticated Google Glass technology. After entering a contest they found on social media, Jeff Tully and Christian Dameff received one of 6,000 pairs of the high-tech glasses distributed by Google earlier this year. The students believe the glasses - which work like a wearable computer - could serve important functions in emergency medicine.

UA Math App Blends Numbers, Animal Lessons

UANews | November 1, 2013
A Web-based math tutoring system developed by a UA professor is now available as an iPad app. AnimalWatch is a pre-algebra program that helps students build math skills as they learn about endangered and invasive species around the world. UA professor Carole Beal developed it as a way to get students interested in math without bogging them down with just numbers.