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UA, Google Creating Digital Maps to Help Preserve Cultural Heritage of Russian Community

UANews | January 29, 2014
Through a collaboration with Google Earth Outreach, a UA anthropologist and a doctoral student are helping create customized digital maps of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, where members of an indigenous community are in danger of losing their language. By capturing geographic and cultural information specific to the Itelmen people, the maps will hopefully help preserve their culture and empower them politically.

Three UA Students Picked for Internships at Winter Olympics

UANews | January 27, 2014
Three UA students are headed to Sochi to work as interns at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Joseph Shaw, Desiree Piazza and Heather Smyser will complete for-credit internships with NBCUniversal. All three students are fluent in Russian and are either pursuing or have already earned degrees from the UA Department of Russian and Slavic Studies. NBCUniversal approached the UA because of its strong programs in Russian language and culture.

UA Conference for Undergrad Research Celebrates 25th Year

UANews | January 17, 2014
More than 2,000 students have been involved in the Undergraduate Biology Research Program over its history, authoring or co-authoring more than 900 scholarly articles and giving more than 1,000 presentations at scientific conferences.The flagship UBRP program is one example of the UA's commitment to 100 percent student engagement through opportunities that give undergraduates real-world experience via internships, service learning, study abroad and involvement in UA research.

$1.3M Given to UA for Mining Safety Research

UANews | January 6, 2014
Recognized for offering programs in the full range of disciplines related to mineral resources, the UA has earned a risk management and training effectiveness grants to aid in improving mining safety. All told, the grant funding amounts to more than $1.3 million from the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health.

Enactus: Building a Stronger Community Through Partnership

UANews | December 12, 2013
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization that connects entrepreneurial students, business leaders and nonprofit organizations in collaborative projects meant to improve living conditions for people in need. Recently, the UA student-led club collaborated with an organization in Tucson to re-envision and reopen its outlet, which sells home appliances and furniture at low cost.

Memory of UA Student Lives on through New UA Endowment

UANews | December 2, 2013
After UA School of Journalism student Drew Gyorke died in a vehicle wreck earlier this year, his family and friends began raising money toward an endowment fund. With $20,000 raised so far, the Drew Nicolas Gyorke Memorial Photojournalism Fund has since been established at the UA. The fund will provide scholarship awards to journalism students who participate in a photojournalism competition held each semester at the UA.

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