The University of Arizona

UA Students to Present 'Avenue Q'

UANews | October 4, 2012
For weeks, students in the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television went through the rigorous process of learning puppeteering in preparation for their presentation of "Avenue Q." In preparing for the Tony Award-winning production, the students had a chance to work with UA alumna Michelle Lane, a member of the second cast of "Avenue Q."

UA's Arts, Humanities Earn Global Billing

UANews | October 4, 2012
For the UA's work in the area of the arts and humanities, especially around teaching, research and international impact, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings has placed the University among the top 50 institutions in the world. Other institutions in the top 50 include Stanford University, Duke University, Cornell University, the University of Hong Kong and the University of California, Berkeley.

Grad's Work with Germ-Killing Copper Could Save Lives

UANews | October 2, 2012
UA alumnus Adam Estelle works on technology based on copper alloys that kills bacteria, fungi and viruses that lead to hospital-acquired infections, the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. Estelle is a graduate of the UA materials science and engineering program.

UA Lands $1M Grant to Train Special Education Professors

UANews | October 1, 2012
UA faculty member John Umbreit has received a $1 million grant from a U.S. Department of Education office to train doctoral students toward becoming new professors of special education. The initiative is designed to help move more professionals into the field as more special education faculty are retiring.

UA Crossroads Collaborative Funding Reaches $1M

UANews | September 24, 2012
Since receiving an initial Ford Foundation grant establishing the Crossroads Collaborative at the UA, team members have developed partnerships with a range of community organizers and began working with youth on a variety of topics. With a second grant, the collaborative will continue its efforts with a heavier focus on informing policy and practice around issues of great importance to teenagers and young adults.

Greek Organizations Take National, Regional Awards

UANews | September 21, 2012
A number of UA fraternity and sorority members swept awards at their national meetings and conventions. All told, the UA chapters honored were recognized for strong leadership, recruitment, fundraising efforts and academic achievement.