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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.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, SynDaver Strike Formal Collaboration

UANews | October 31, 2013
Medical education at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has received a big boost with the latest in simulation technology from SynDaver Labs, manufacturer of the world's most sophisticated synthetic human tissues and body parts. The exclusive collaboration between the medical school and Tampa, Fla.,-based SynDaver Labs could create up to 1,000 jobs over the next several years.

UA Undergraduate Receives $10,000 From Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

UANews | October 29, 2013
UA undergraduate Eric Hansen has won a prestigious $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Former NASA astronaut Ed Gibson will present the check to Hansen during a public lecture and ceremony on Friday. Hansen, who started as a creative writing major at the UA, later discovered a passion for science and math.

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