Q&A: Professor discusses the impact of xenophobia on international student enrollment

Jeffrey Kucik is an assistant professor in the School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona. He recently co-authored an article published by RealClearPolicy regarding President Donald Trump’s xenophobia in relation to public higher education. The Daily Wildcat spoke with Kucik about his belief that Trump’s foreign policy and rhetoric could be deterring international students from enrolling in American public higher education institutions.   Read more

UA Health Sciences holds first LGBTQ symposium and community fair

University of Arizona students and staff joined members of the LGBTQ healthcare community at the first LGBTQ+ Symposium & Community Fair hosted by the UA Health Sciences' LGBTQ+ Interest Group on Feb. 5. UA professors, doctors and members of LGBTQ support organizations presented at the symposium on a variety of LGBTQ health topics. LGBTQ health groups set up booths for the community fair providing information on the services and support they provide. Read more

UA Black Student Union holds silent protest in honor of Trayvon Martin’s birthday

The University of Arizona’s Black Student Union held a protest in front of the Administration Building in order to protest injustice and violence against African Americans.  The majority of the protest was silent as protesters stood with signs that said phrases such as, “hands up means don’t shoot,” “blackness is a beauty not a bounty” and “dark skin is not a crime.” Read more

Police Beat 2/6/2019: Featuring a Surprising Amount of Balconies

 Don’t Threat on Me An attack on an Uber driver! A balcony monologue! Mysterious pants! It was an eventful night for one man before, during and after a party at the former Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Jan. 20. According to the University of Arizona Police Department report on the incident, an Uber driver picked up four people at approximately 1:40 a.m. and began to drive them to a party. Read more

Two College of Nursing professors receive funding to take their work global

University of Arizona College of Nursing professors Jane Carrington and Kimberly Shea were awarded an opportunity to further their research and careers in becoming global ambassadors.  Last December they received an email informing them that they had been accepted into the Fulbright Specialist Program, a competitive program that allows them to share their knowledge with institutions around the world.  Read more

UA professor invited to Super Bowl by Arizona Cardinals football player

Jameson Lopez, a University of Arizona assistant professor in the Department of Education, received the chance of a lifetime after he was invited to the Super Bowl by Arizona Cardinals football player Larry Fitzgerald. In addition to an all-expense-paid trip to Atlanta for both him and his father, Lopez had a chance to meet with Fitzgerald again and attend the NFL Honors on Saturday evening. Lopez was also invited to the USAA Salute to Service Military Appreciation Lounge, where he was honored for his military service.  Read more