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UBRP, a UA Success Story

UANews | August 9, 2012
According to the results of the nationwide Survey of Undergraduate Research Experiences, students in the UA's Undergraduate Biology Research Program overwhelmingly believe the program results in strong personal and professional benefits. The good news comes just after Carol Bender, the program's director, authored a newly published book chapter about the program.

Awards Fuel UA Environmental Virus Research

UANews | August 2, 2012
Doctoral candidate Sidrotun Naim and post-doctoral researcher Aziza Kamel have won prestigious awards from the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme. The awards are given to 15 women each year and will allow Naim and Kamel to pursue their groundbreaking research of environmental viruses.

SISTA Trains Aspiring Game Designers

UANews | July 20, 2012
The UA School of Information: Science, Technology, and Arts has captured the imagination of dozens of middle and high school students through the use of video games. The school is hosting a new summer workshop that teaches students how to design their own games with hopes that some of them will consider studying computer science and making a career out of the field.

New UA Degree Prepares Students to Battle Global Poverty, Hunger

UANews | July 19, 2012
The UA will offer a new Master's in Development Practice degree program this fall that will train students to work across the globe to combat poverty and hunger. The multidisciplinary program is one of just six like it in the nation and one of 22 worldwide.

UA Launches New Degree for Working Agriculture Professionals

UANews | July 13, 2012
A new UA degree option, the Master of Science in agricultural education with professional agriculture emphasis, offers distance learning opportunities for professionals already working in agriculture and life sciences fields. The program will be offered for the first time this fall through the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

New Wildcats Get an Early Welcome

UANews | July 12, 2012
UA alumni in cities that include Albuquerque, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle and Washington, D.C. are hosting events this summer to introduce incoming students to the Wildcat family. Called Summer Sendoff, the events are hosted by UA Alumni Association chapters in collaboration with the UA's Parents and Family Association.