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.
Brian Schmidt, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics and is a 1989 graduate of the UA, shared words of wisdom during his speech May 11 at the UA Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Schmidt urged the graduates chase their dreams, find balance in life and be happy.
UA commencement speakers Dr. Peter Rhee and Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt shared their past experiences and hopes for the future with more than 4,000 graduating students and their family members who attended the 2012 undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies.