The University of Arizona

Oldest UA Grad Recalls Time at School

UANews | March 5, 2012
Jess Root, along with four dozen other centenarians, was honored on Arizona's 100th birthday in February. Root graduated with a degree in chemistry from the UA in 1934 and went on to become a teacher and a business owner.

Arizona Model United Nations Conference at 50

UANews | March 1, 2012
The UA student-run Arizona Model United Nations is hosting its 50th annual conference, which is expected to draw nearly 400 students from Arizona, Texas and Mexico. The bilingual, bi-national conference is designed to simulate the United Nations, informing students about civic education and diplomacy.

Yuma Residents to Get More UA Access

UANews | February 29, 2012
The UA and Arizona Western College have signed another agreement to ensure that students have increased access to higher education. The 16 programs offered are in disciplines that include crop production, computer science, mathematics for secondary education and nutritional sciences.

New UA Residence Halls Earn Highest Sustainability Award

UANews | February 28, 2012
Árbol de la Vida and Likins halls are the first residency projects in the state to receive platinum LEED certification, joining the UA Campus Recreation Center. The halls provided 1,088 new beds and sustainable new communities for students in the 2011-12 academic year.

Maricopa County Community College District, UA Expand Transfer Program

UANews | February 27, 2012
The goals of the program are to increase the number of MCCCD students transferring to the UA, expand opportunities for direct transfer to specified UA degree programs and provide additional opportunities for MCCCD transfer students to obtain a UA bachelor's degree.

UA Awareness Events Focus on Eating Disorders

UANews | February 27, 2012
The UA is participating in National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 28-29. Body image surveys will be offered, and a documentary will be screened, including a discussion with nationally known activist and eating disorder therapist Carolyn Costin.

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