The University of Arizona

UA Class Analyzes Language Through Word Puzzles

UANews | October 22, 2013
UA professor Richard Ruiz is teaching a course on word puzzles that helps students understand how one word can mean different things depending on the context. The course is offered to incoming and first-year Honors College students. The students work on one major crossword puzzle every week.

CALS Ambassadors Harvest Pumpkins and Marketable Skills

UANews | October 18, 2013
Student ambassadors in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences serve as peer recruiters for the college, while learning about leadership, communication and traditional agriculture. They come in contact with more than 6,000 Arizona residents a year as they visit schools, industry organizations, career functions, communities and alumni events. This fall, some of the them also are honing new skills working in a pumpkin patch.

The UA SALT Center, an International Model

UANews | October 17, 2013
For more than three decades, the UA SALT Center has provided resources and support to students with developmental disabilities, including ADHD and autism, before and during their time on campus. With a comprehensive suite of services and a number of collaborative initiatives, the center has been recognized as a model for institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

UA Medical Student Earns Prestigious Physicians of Tomorrow Award

UANews | October 16, 2013
Kevin Hummel, a fourth year UA medical student, is one of just 21 students nationwide to earn the prestigious American Medical Association Physicians of Tomorrow award. Hummel was instrumental in establishing the UA College of Medicine's new "Emerging Leaders in Health Care Innovation" distinction track, designed to provide medical students with competencies in health-care delivery, policy and advocacy, and to prepare them to become the next generation of leaders in health-care delivery innovation.

UA Informs Former Law Students of Computer Security Incident

UANews | October 16, 2013
Personal data belonging to certain former law students and applicants to the UA James E. Rogers College of Law may have been exposed after being stored on a server in error. The University has attempted to notify all those affected by personal letter.

The Transfer Student Focus

UANews | October 15, 2013
As higher education leaders across Arizona work to increase the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded in the state, many are focusing on the success of transfer students. To make the transition easier for those students, the UA has partnered with community colleges across Arizona to create the recently launched UA Bridge program.

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