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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

Q&A: Space round table to bring new topics to campus

Stephen Fleming hosts monthly round tables centered around space, as part of a series he started in 2017. Fleming is the vice president of Strategic Business Initiatives at the University of Arizona and has played a crucial role in bringing the space community together in the Tucson area.  Read more

OPINION: Government shutdowns are a destructive tool

In recent years, Congress has developed a nasty habit of taking previously unthinkable actions and making them into regular tools to be wielded in an attempt to win the attention of the news cycle for a couple of weeks, only to find a newer unprecedented and equally self-destructive plan that will get them attention. From refusing to raise the debt ceiling, to invoking a senate rule previously so unthinkable that it is called the “nuclear option”, to shutting down the government, actions that for decades American lawmakers saw as destructive and potential career suicide to even suggest, have become commonplace in modern day political discussions. It does not even shock us anymore that our government may occasionally decide to not pay its bills and instead just close its doors for a couple of weeks.  Read more