From Grad School to Startup
While working toward advanced degrees, UA graduate students are also producing new knowledge, marketing products, and forming companies that address significant challenges facing our state, nation and world.
UA Student Wins Cash and Prizes on 'Wheel of Fortune'
UA senior Steven Palmer, who grew up watching “Wheel of Fortune,” recently earned a spot as a contestant on the popular game show. Palmer, who appeared on the show this week, took home $11,283 in cash and prizes, which included a trip for two to Hawaii.
Two UA Professors Appointed Regents' Professors
UA professors Mary C. Stiner and Jonathan T. Overpeck have been appointed as Regents' Professors, an honor reserved for faculty members whose exceptional achievements merit national and international distinction.
The UA and Maricopa County Community College District have signed a new partnership to strengthen support for Phoenix-area students pursuing a range of UA degrees. In honor of the new partnership, a celebration event was held on March 28.
EarthWeek, a showcase of research by undergraduate and graduate students in the UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will run March 28-30. The event, free and open to the public, will feature research presentations and posters by students.
The job of translator/interpreter – one the fastest-growing professions in the U.S. – is highly technical and, at times, emotionally demanding. The UA's Jaime Fatás Cabeza does the job with a strong command of language and cultural context.
Second-year pharmacy student Jennifer Poist is one of only 12 female wheelchair basketball players selected for the U.S. Paralympics team. She and her teammates will compete in London in August. The UA adaptive athletics program is the largest of its kind in the country.
The UA College of Optical Sciences will hold its second annual Laser Fun Day on March 31. SOCk, the college's undergraduate and graduate student organization, will bring the science of optics alive for elementary and middle-school children. The event is free and open to the public.
The UA College of Medicine Class of 2012 had a successful Match Day: 69 graduates will pursue primary care, the most critical shortage that Arizona faces. On Match Day, 149 students learned where they will spend the next several years as resident-physicians – a major step in building their medical careers.