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UA-Led Arizona 4-H Celebrates 100 Years

UANews | October 10, 2013
Since its origin in the early 20th century, 4-H has offered important lessons in leadership, responsibility and service through hands-on activities designed to help young people reach their personal potential. As Arizona's land-grant institution, the UA is charged with the stewardship of 4-H in Arizona, where the youth development program has been going strong for 100 years. The Arizona 4-H Centennial Celebration will be held on Saturday.

UA Rodeo Club Rides Toward 75 Years

UANews | October 9, 2013
The UA hosted the nation's first intercollegiate rodeo in 1939. Members of the Rodeo Club are now gearing up for the UA rodeo's 75th anniversary in March. The UA is one of 600 members of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The University competes in the Grand Canyon Region, against other schools in Arizona and in New Mexico.

UA Cooperative Extension Inspires San Carlos Teens to Grow Heirloom Apache Crops

UANews | October 8, 2013
San Carlos teens are learning to plant traditional Apache gardens through a grant-funded project of the UA's Gila County Cooperative Extension. A $5,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's People's Garden – one of only nine in the country for the year – resulted in the development of five gardens that are impacting teens throughout the community northeast of Tucson.

UA Honors College Unveils New Distinguished Fellows Program

UANews | October 7, 2013
UA faculty members Melissa A. Fitch and Suzanne Dovi are the first to be named Honors Distinguished Fellows. Under the new UA program, faculty members design courses specifically for honors students. Fitch and Dovi have created courses related to happiness and unjust behaviors, among other topics.

UA Grad's Wildlife Master's Project Adopted by State Transportation Department

UANews | October 4, 2013
For her master's project at the UA, Sara Sillars studied and designed a wildlife corridor project for Interstate 10 east of Tucson. The project has since been adopted by the Arizona Department of Transportation. Sillars, now a geographic information systems analyst for Pacific Gas and Electric, says the UA's Masters of Science in GIS Technology program gave her valuable real-world experience.

UA Humanities Class Teaches High School Students About Culture, College

UANews | October 4, 2013
Lisa Adeli, a UA outreach coordinator, is teaching a humanities course on the Middle East at a local high school to expand what students know and understand about the region. Adeli also encourages the high school students to pursue higher education, and some of her previous students are now studying at the UA.