Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant
The UA and three other higher education institutions have united to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the STEM fields. The collaboration has just received a $2.4 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the program, which was founded at the UA.
UA-Neighborhood Partnership Makes a Garden Grow
The Rincon Heights Community Garden, born out of a partnership between the UA and a neighborhood association, gives residents a place to grow organic fruits and vegetables while giving UA students a place to learn about nutrition, native ecology and landscape design.
UA South Students Headed for Fall Internships in DC
UA South students Beatriz Greeno and Juan Andres Espinoza are among 28 students nationwide who were selected for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Congressional Internship Program. Both came to the UA as community college transfer students.
Seven student teams from the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture are in a juried competition to design communities of the future. The winners will be announced during an event on May 23.
The UA chapter of Students In Free Enterprise, a club that helps students develop entrepreneurial skills to empower those in need, won the organization's regional competition and now is competing in the nationals by showcasing programs it developed for communities in Tucson and beyond.
Michelle Coe, Irene Liang and Carol Seanez, all UA undergraduates, have been named Udall Scholars. With three students named, the UA tied with the University of Georgia for having the most scholars out of 70 institutions.
The African American Women's Arch of Honor pays tribute to the lives and contributions of UA and Tucson community women. Inaugural honorees include organizations and women who have served as administrators, educators, business officials and activists.
UA marketing students created a campaign for Honda as part of a nationwide competition. They recently presented their work to Honda and advertising officials and now are awaiting word on their place in the competition.
Three UA faculty members have been selected to receive the first-ever 1885 Distinguished Scholars Awards, created by President Eugene G. Sander to acknowledge outstanding mid-career faculty whose contributions promise to catapult their disciplines to new levels of innovation.