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Three years after implementing a new university-wide budget model, called Responsibility Centered Management, the University of Arizona has convened a committee to review the model and recommend improvements and adjustments to UA President Dr. Robert Robbins.
There is no known cause of autism spectrum disorder and no cure. The number of children with autism spectrum disorder is increasing rapidly — in 2000, 1 in 150 children received a diagnosis, now it is 1 in 68.
Protestors gathered in Tucson on Nov. 18 to voice their opposition to Steve Bannon, executive chair of Breitbart News and former director of Biosphere 2, who received the Brian Terry Courage in Journalism and Reporting Award.
The Arizona Board of Regents, the governing body for the three Arizona public universities appointed by the governor, met Nov. 16 at the UA to discuss changing its policy on tuition and fee development and to approve a number of new UA academic and development projects.
The Arizona Board of Regents will discuss academic programs and policies and hear about future plans from the University of Arizona president, during its on-campus meetings on Thursday, Nov. 16, and Friday, Nov. 17.
The current opioid crisis has led some to call for the elimination, or at the very least reduction, in opioid prescriptions. Yet, without an alternative treatment method, doctors cannot afford to lose this critical tool in the fight against chronic pain and more. A group of researchers and inventors at the University of Arizona believe it has this missing replacement for opioids — a non-addictive pain relief drug.
Tucsonans will elect three of six city council seats and decide the fate of four propositions this November 7. Is this the first time you have heard about this local election? Well, the Daily Wildcat has you covered with a short description of all the candidates and propositions
Joseline Mata is a political science major here at the University of Arizona, as well as the youngest member of the executive board for the Democratic Party. She represents the College Democrats of America on the board after being elected president in Las Vegas this October at their national convention.
Tucsonan Paul Gelsinger is the father of Jesse Gelsinger, the first person to ever die as a result of a gene therapy clinical trial in 1999. Gelsinger’s lecture, entitled Jesse’s Intent, recalled the events that led to Jesse’s tragic death and the dubious practices and conflicts of interests of those doctors Jesse had trusted with his life.
As students approach the halfway mark of the semester, the stress of balancing academics, work and a social life can become overwhelming.
With hundreds of families descending upon the University of Arizona for Family Weekend, the Family Weekend steering committee has orchestrated a careful budget-balancing act to keep its events affordable and to cover all its costs. The estimated $25,000 to put on the weekend does not come from a line item in UA’s budget but rather from the committee securing funding from a variety of sources.
As Reid Park Zoo celebrates its 50th anniversary, Tucson voters will have the opportunity to shape its future thanks to two citizen initiatives on the Nov. 7 ballot sponsored by the non-profit Reid Park Zoological Society.
Arizona State Museum to host Six Native Master Artists with Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
University of Arizona students and the Tucson community can watch a different master artists’ basket weaving or pottery making process, listen to talks about their influences and create a work of art themselves once a month starting Oct. 20 at the museum.
Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents, the governing board of Arizona’s three public universities, alleging the regents unconstitutionally and dramatically raised tuition and fees for in-state students over the last 15 years.
The students of the Environmental Health Sciences Transformative Research Undergraduate Experience program will spend the semester researching the chemicals in tattoo ink and evaluating the current research on adverse health risks under the guidance of Walt Klimecki, associate professor and interim department head of Pharmacology and Toxicology
President Donald Trump, via his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced on Sept 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) would be phased out within six months.