The University of Arizona

Solidarity, Service Focus of UA Greek Community

UANews | August 16, 2012
At the UA, about 4,000 students are involved in a fraternity or sorority and, with the start of the academic year, they will return to volunteering in the community and raising money for organizations. During 2011-12, members of Greek organizations completed 22,837 hours of service and contributed about $260,000 to local and national philanthropies.

UA Dean of Students Offers Advice, Insights

UANews | August 15, 2012
UA Dean of Students Keith Humphrey offers encouragement to UA undergraduates and graduates as the new academic year opens. Also, Humphrey talks about UA traditions, how he and his staff hope to connect with students and his new role: a UA parent.

UA Greek Program Earns National Award for Alcohol Abuse Prevention

UANews | August 14, 2012
The UA has earned the TIPS Award of Excellence, an honor that goes to institutions that have successfully implemented the program designed to train and educate students about the misuse of alcohol. Four full-time staff members along with two graduate assistants in Fraternity and Sorority Programs are trained in TIPS and facilitate the program.

UBRP, a UA Success Story

UANews | August 9, 2012
According to the results of the nationwide Survey of Undergraduate Research Experiences, students in the UA's Undergraduate Biology Research Program overwhelmingly believe the program results in strong personal and professional benefits. The good news comes just after Carol Bender, the program's director, authored a newly published book chapter about the program.

Awards Fuel UA Environmental Virus Research

UANews | August 2, 2012
Doctoral candidate Sidrotun Naim and post-doctoral researcher Aziza Kamel have won prestigious awards from the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme. The awards are given to 15 women each year and will allow Naim and Kamel to pursue their groundbreaking research of environmental viruses.

SISTA Trains Aspiring Game Designers

UANews | July 20, 2012
The UA School of Information: Science, Technology, and Arts has captured the imagination of dozens of middle and high school students through the use of video games. The school is hosting a new summer workshop that teaches students how to design their own games with hopes that some of them will consider studying computer science and making a career out of the field.