The University of Arizona

A Course in Professional Storytelling

UANews | December 13, 2012
Stephanie Balzer, communications director for the UA Foundation, created a University course to engage undergraduate and graduate students in storytelling. The result: highly descriptive personal narratives and, at times, new-found appreciation for the art involved in creative and persuasive writing.

UA Hosts Winter Commencement on Dec. 15

UANews | December 11, 2012
The UA will hold its 147th commencement ceremony on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. in McKale Memorial Center. A total of 1,709 undergraduate student degrees, 594 master's degrees and 150 doctoral degrees will be conferred, plus one Master of Laws (International Trade and Business Law) degree and two Juris Doctorate degrees.

Training the Next Generation of Heart Researchers

UANews | December 7, 2012
A new $2.6 million grant is fueling a longstanding UA program that trains the next generation of scientists studying the cardiovascular system. The NIH has renewed its funding to the UA for interdisciplinary training in cardiovascular research every five years consistently since 1969, making it one of the longest-held grants at the UA.

Arizona Universities Launch Need-Based Scholarship Program

UANews | December 4, 2012
AZ Earn to Learn is an innovative need-based financial aid program that pairs $3.1 million in scholarships with more than 700 students from low-income families. Participation in AZ Earn to Learn includes a savings plan and completion of financial literacy and college readiness training.

UApresents Competition Winner Named

UANews | November 29, 2012
The illustration produced by William Aguayo, a UA visual communications senior, has been chosen to represent the UApresents 2013-14 season, culminating a nearly semester-long competition involving School of Art students. This is the fifth and final feature in a series about UApresents, the University's professional performing arts organization.

The Meeting of Industry, Scientific Minds

UANews | November 27, 2012
A new collaborative course pairs UA Race Track Industry Program students with those studying computing science to work on a grand challenge in the racing field. The students, who worked all semester developing mobile apps to attract a younger audience to racing, will present their ideas to industry representatives with a chance to land jobs and contracts.