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During the summer, University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins, alongside a number of UA faculty, traveled to Mexico to meet with a series of academic, industry and government officials in an effort to strengthen UA’s cross-border collaborations.
Drawn back to UA by strong connections in the Department of Linguistics, Chomsky will assume his part-time position as laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics this semester and begin teaching regularly in the spring semester.
While 2017 is not a major presidential election year, there are still opportunities for UA students to register and vote for their political representatives.Here is a list of the politicians that represent you at every level of the political hierarchy.
Without a doubt, the most devastating and under-covered of these Middle East conflicts is the two-year-old civil war in Yemen. Even before the conflict, 50 percent of Yemenis lived in poverty, making it the poorest country in the Arab world.
Since before his inauguration, President Donald Trump’s administration has been embroiled in scandal. With developments arriving week after week, here are the top five things you need to know about the Russia investigations, as well as the background you need to stay informed:
Here are the top five things you need to know about the Senate health care reform bill.
UA students, professor speak to encourage academic partnership with Czech Republic at Prague Fulbright conference
Three students and a professor representing the UA were personally invited to share their experience of studying abroad in the Czech Republic and to talk about how to bring more students to the country at a Fulbright Conference June 12.The event sought to educate Czech university administrators on ways to establish student exchanges, research collaborations and other relationships with U.S.
Throughout the past year the UA Honors College has been hosting focus groups and committee meetings to reinvent the honors experience at the UA.
Following the 2016 election, the Republican Party gained majority control of the 115th Congress as well as put a president in the White House, providing a prime opportunity to advance their own agenda, like then-President Barack Obama and his cabinet did in 2008.
More than 700 students signed up online to attend UA’s TEDxLive throughout the day, according to Robert Johnson, senior director of InnovateUA and africana studies junior.
After a checkered past, Rio Nuevo, a special taxing district in Tucson, is achieving success and increasing economic development and output in the community.Rio Nuevo was formed following a 1999 ballot initiative to create a Tax Increment Financing district in Tucson. The district receives a portion of the transaction privilege taxes or sales tax collected within its district.
Hundreds of people gathered in El Presidio Park on Earth Day April 22nd, with lab coats and homemade signs, to rally in support of the nationwide March for Science.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s Executive Budget proposes the redirection of state sales tax paid by Arizona’s public universities towards securing $1 billion dollars in bonds for the universities.
Plans are in the works to build the UA an off-campus honors village with 1,000 new dorm beds, a set of classrooms and offices to house the entire Honors College’s staff. “We have been looking for a way to build a better learning community for the honors students for quite some time,” said Chris Sigurdson, vice president of communications at the UA.On March 30, the Arizona Board of Regents met in an executive session to discuss “a proposed agreement with American Campus Communities (ACC) for [this] Honors College development.”This resulted in a memorandum of understanding between the regents and ACC.While this memorandum does not begin the construction of UA’s honors complex, the process is moving forward.
The UA Faculty Senate voted to approve the release of three statements responding to recent shifts in immigration policy, voted to approved two new academic programs, and voted to solidify a policy which gives all UA staff and faculty paid time off during the winter closure of campus in their April 3 meeting.
The Graduate and Professional Student Council voted to approve their 2017-2018 budget, their 2025 strategic plan, and received an update on their ongoing elections.
For high school seniors deciding to attend a university, March is a turning point. The majority of colleges have closed their application and sent out decisions letters with financial aid packages.
Jim Collins, the treasurer of the Graduate and Professional Student Council around whom a heated controversy has developed in recent months, was arrested for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace during an executive board meeting on March 27.
The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 federal budget, released March 16, does not reduce deficit spending, but rather redistributes discretionary funding to reflect Trump’s campaign priorities.