The University of Arizona

New Class Teaches Students to Engage in the Democratic Process

UANews | May 21, 2014
Suzanne Dovi, associate professor in the School of Government and Public Policy, created a new course that teaches students how to actively engage in the democratic process. About 20 students have completed the course and already are putting what they learned to work.

UA Students Gain Real-World Experience Through Legislative Internships

UANews | May 16, 2014
UA students spent last semester working in government offices in Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Among other things, the legislative interns met with constituent groups, wrote speeches, attended committee meetings and hearings, conducted research, summarized bills and attended meetings with legislators and others.

Pay Dirt: Demand Exceeds Supply for Compost Cats' Product

UANews | May 15, 2014
The students involved in the UA's Compost Cats used to collect food and yard waste from just campus. Then they added in some Tucson businesses. But demand for the rich soil they're turning out has exceeded supply, so they're expanding once again.

Third Arizona Assurance Cohort Set to Graduate Saturday

UANews | May 14, 2014
Now in its sixth year, Arizona Assurance is graduating its third cohort of students. The donor-supported institutional financial aid and student retention program helps ensure that low-income Arizona students can get a UA education debt-free.

Number of UA Minority Grad Students Increased 41% in Last 10 Years

UANews | May 14, 2014
The UA has seen remarkable growth among underrepresented minority students at the graduate level. In 2002, underrepresented minority students comprised 12 percent of overall graduate student enrollment. Today it's 17 percent, thanks in part to federally sponsored programs and administrative initiatives.

Two UA Students Named Beckman Scholars

UANews | May 12, 2014
UA undergraduate researchers Shaina Hasan and Carl Buchholz have been named Beckman Scholars, an honor given to students with exceptional promise as future leaders in science and medicine. The Beckman Foundation chose to give the funding to students at the UA because of its record of success in supporting undergraduate researchers.

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