As part of a class, UA students designed and carried out an experiment to see if sending text message or email reminders to blood-drive volunteers would improve turnout. The reminders increased donor turnout by 11 percent.
When Brandon McBrien graduates this week, he will have accomplished something only seven other known UA students have managed in the institution's history. He has earned three separate University degrees concurrently.
UA students Aeen Asghar, Alice Cai, Ella Starobinska, Jovan Ruvalcaba, Hanna Renee Henson and Aubri Carman will be honored for their outstanding achievements during the undergraduate Spring Commencement ceremony on May 12.
Over the next three years, the UA Southwest Institute for Research on Women and its partners will involve 60 American Indian and Hispanic students in a program incorporating mentoring and informal scientific exploration.
To further recognize graduating student accomplishments, UA students and family members are invited to participate in convocation ceremonies hosted by various colleges, departments and groups throughout the University. The festivities begin this weekend.
The SALT Center supports UA students with learning and attention challenges. This gift is the largest ever donated directly in support of the center. To honor the donors and their generosity, the building that houses the center will be renamed the Patricia A. Bartlett Building.