The University of Arizona

UA-ASU Game Marks Reunion for Military Family

UANews | November 19, 2012
After returning from an overseas deployment, UA alumnus Kevin Knowles and his family will reunite and attend this week's UA football game against ASU. His mother set out to make the visit happen for Knowles and more than two dozen family members.

Dry Leaves Make for Juicy Science

UANews | November 16, 2012
The simple observation that leaves shrink when they dry out has far-reaching consequences for scientists studying how ecosystems work, a UA graduate student has discovered. Enlisting a team of 40 middle school students, he set out to study a phenomenon that has been largely overlooked by the scientific community but is likely to bias ecology and climate studies.

The Ecology of Voter Signs

UANews | November 16, 2012
Students in Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman's UA ecology class have canvassed Tucson streets collecting data on everything from plant cover and bird diversity to political signs. The data will go into a five-year study investigating Tucson's urban ecology trends, including how residents' political views could shape how they interact with the environment around them.

Hundreds of Students and 34 Years

UANews | November 14, 2012
Oscar Luján has spent decades at the UA working to improve student access to higher education. This week marks his retirement after 34 years of service. Luján "has incredibly deep roots in our alumni community, and that goes across all multicultural and alumni groups," said Melinda Burke, president and executive director of the UA Alumni Association.

Veterans Transform Uniforms Into Art

UANews | November 9, 2012
The Combat Paper Project turns old military uniforms into paper for artwork about the military experience. The UA chapter of Student Veterans of America will host Combat Paper workshops Nov. 12-16, with selected artwork to be featured in a Nov. 17 exhibit on campus. Veterans and their loved ones are encouraged to bring in retired uniforms to the free papermaking workshops.

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.