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UApresents Competition Winner Named

UANews | November 29, 2012
The illustration produced by William Aguayo, a UA visual communications senior, has been chosen to represent the UApresents 2013-14 season, culminating a nearly semester-long competition involving School of Art students. This is the fifth and final feature in a series about UApresents, the University's professional performing arts organization.

The Meeting of Industry, Scientific Minds

UANews | November 27, 2012
A new collaborative course pairs UA Race Track Industry Program students with those studying computing science to work on a grand challenge in the racing field. The students, who worked all semester developing mobile apps to attract a younger audience to racing, will present their ideas to industry representatives with a chance to land jobs and contracts.

The Making of Social Justice Advocates

UANews | November 26, 2012
The UA's Intergroup Dialogue Program teaches students about systems of privilege and oppression, helping them understand social identity, conflict and communication. The program supports students as they examine misconceptions about populations of people while also providing them with important cultural skills and advice on ways to address injustice.

UA's Albrecht Classen Named Arizona Professor of the Year

UANews | November 21, 2012
Albrecht Classen, a University Distinguished Professor, has been named the Arizona Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Classen carries a docket full of publications and honors, and he has been an inspiration for many students.

UA-ASU Game Marks Reunion for Military Family

UANews | November 19, 2012
After returning from an overseas deployment, UA alumnus Kevin Knowles and his family will reunite and attend this week's UA football game against ASU. His mother set out to make the visit happen for Knowles and more than two dozen family members.

Dry Leaves Make for Juicy Science

UANews | November 16, 2012
The simple observation that leaves shrink when they dry out has far-reaching consequences for scientists studying how ecosystems work, a UA graduate student has discovered. Enlisting a team of 40 middle school students, he set out to study a phenomenon that has been largely overlooked by the scientific community but is likely to bias ecology and climate studies.