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 is seeking veterans, active service members or their spouses to apply to be Tillman Military Scholars. The scholarship covers direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees as well as housing and child care. The deadline to apply is midnight on March 16.
Teachers from Mexico involved in the SEED project at the UA designed books to serve as resources for Tucson-area educators who teach about indigenous languages. The books focus on local legends, creation stories, life cycles, letter sounds and other content.
UA Downtown has launched a new partnership designed to tackle the profoundly complex issues facing Tucson and other cities in the 21st century. The Sustainable City Project focuses on issues of sustainable urban development and livable cities through education, outreach and research.
The Association of International Educators has honored the UA for its Latin American Research Program and its effort to train undergraduate students from abroad to conduct research while also preparing them for graduate study.
UA students have designed and are building systems that will channel rainwater away from the iconic building's foundation. It's part of a series of repairs scheduled for the UA's 121-year-old landmark.
Student Union Memorial Center vending machines now feature prominent markers to identify healthier snack options thanks to the efforts of Student Health Advisory Committee members. The program looks to go campus-wide in the fall.