The University of Arizona

Those Who Came Before: How Alumni Shape the UA

UANews | November 8, 2012
Through connections, mentoring and contributions, UA alumni play important roles in shaping life on campus by helping students succeed and contributing to the UA’s mission as a land-grant institution. The UA Alumni Association offers many ways for UA graduates to stay involved with their alma mater.

Advancing the Digital Humanities

UANews | November 1, 2012
Bryan Carter, a UA assistant professor of Africana studies, is among a number of faculty members in the UA College of Humanities advancing work around the digital humanities. Their aim is to more readily employ consumer-based technologies in a way that is educational, creative, interdisciplinary and engaging.

Illustrating the UApresents Season

UANews | November 1, 2012
UA art professor Jackson Boelts and UApresents staff have involved art students in a competition to design marketing materials for the arts organization's season. Students will make a formal pitch to the UApresents executive director and staff on Nov. 2, and a winner will be named at a later date. This is the third UANews.org feature in a series about UApresents.

UA Prepares High School Students for Research

UANews | November 1, 2012
Since 2007, the UA KEYS program has involved 140 high school students in biomedical research at the University. Many students then choose to study at the UA, where they continue their involvement in the program. The goal is for participants to actively contribute to scientific knowledge.

Classroom on the Mountaintop

UANews | October 31, 2012
UA doctoral candidate Pacifica Sommers’ project has opened doors for elementary and middle school students to become acquainted with the sky islands and the sky itself, paving the way to developing multi-day natural science and astronomy immersion programs at the UA’s Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter.

Baseball Science Program Brings Kids Closer to Math, Physics

UANews | October 30, 2012
The Arizona Science of Baseball program engages middle school students with physics and statistics from the game of baseball to encourage classroom participation and help them with the challenges of science, technology, engineering and math - STEM subjects - in school. The inaugural program started this month.

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