The UA's Paul Blowers and Judith Bronstein have been named 2012 University Distinguished Professors, while Todd Fletcher and Sally Stevens are the recipients of University Distinguished Outreach Faculty awards. The honorees have a passion for fostering collaboration and enabling students to overcome obstacles.
India Spartz, senior archivist at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, has been named the new director for the UA's Special Collections. Spartz will begin her post in April.
Four UA faculty members have earned outstanding achievements in teaching awards. Associate professor Laura Gutiérrez, senior lecturer Lester I. McCann, associate professor Vicente Talanquer and lecturer Thomas Wilson will be honored during a ceremony in April.
The UA and Maricopa County Community College District have signed a new partnership to strengthen support for Phoenix-area students pursuing a range of UA degrees. In honor of the new partnership, a celebration event was held on March 28.
EarthWeek, a showcase of research by undergraduate and graduate students in the UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will run March 28-30. The event, free and open to the public, will feature research presentations and posters by students.
The job of translator/interpreter – one the fastest-growing professions in the U.S. – is highly technical and, at times, emotionally demanding. The UA's Jaime Fatás Cabeza does the job with a strong command of language and cultural context.