The University of Arizona

UA Ranks Second in U.S. for Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows

UANews | May 16, 2013
In addition to being one of the nation's top producers of Peace Corps volunteers, the UA also has the second highest number of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows. Today, 52 returned Peace Corps volunteers are enrolled in the UA's Coverdell Fellows program, which enables them to pursue their master's degrees.

East Asia's Miracle Economies Have Cruel Social Impacts

UANews | May 15, 2013
Countries in East Asia have long been thought of as economic powerhouses capable of pulling up the global economy. But a UA researcher and his colleagues studying such economies and the peoples' day-to-day realities say it likely isn't so and that the social impacts of neoliberal polices and practices have, in some cases, been devastating.

UA Fostering a New Type of Outreach

UANews | May 14, 2013
A new movement is under way to shift the way in which the UA engages its community partners in outreach initiatives funded by research grants. Where academics of the past sometimes limited their outreach projects, the move today is toward tailored, multi-year culturally responsive initiatives that serve a range of people throughout Arizona and beyond.

Two UA Students Earn Goldwater Scholarships

UANews | May 14, 2013
Two UA students, Eric Hansen and Daniel Patrick Fried, have earned the 2013 Goldwater Scholarship. The nationwide scholarship, provided by the Goldwater Foundation, is the premier undergraduate award for those studying mathematics, science and engineering.

Externships to Give UA Students Hands-On Experience

UANews | May 10, 2013
This summer, students will work with Arizona Cooperative Extension on sustainability projects throughout the state - providing them valuable on-the-job experience and allowing them to contribute to the UA's land-grant mission of bettering the community. Said the UA's Mark Apel: "It really helps them to get ready for the job market, to understand sustainability and get some real-world working experience."

UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Holds Third Graduation

UANews | May 9, 2013
Fifty UA College of Medicine-Phoenix students were conferred with their medical degrees at ceremonies on May 8 in the third graduation for the downtown Phoenix medical school. The college, which has graduated 114 physicians in three years toward addressing Arizona's doctor shortage, opened in 2007.