The University of Arizona

Building a Community of Support for American Indian Students

UANews | November 15, 2013
A number of UA offices, programs and groups are working to be more responsive to the needs of students who are members of tribal nations. Native American Student Affairs, for example, serves as an important, centralized hub of support. The University has gained statewide and national attention for its recruitment, support and graduation of American Indian students.

Students Experience Field-Based Learning in Africa

UANews | November 12, 2013
An innovative course offered by the UA's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and UA Study Abroad allows students to experience the unique landscape of Namibia, Africa, while learning how the arid region is strikingly similar to the students' own Sonoran Desert home. Participants in the Desert Ecology and Conservation Biology class spend around 45 days touring the country.

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.