World

Travel the world at UA's 2017 Peace Corps Fair

The Peace Corps is bringing the world to the Student Union Memorial Center North Ballroom this Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. for the 2017 Peace Corps Fair. According to their mission statement, the Peace Corps endeavor to accomplish three goals in order to promote world peace and friendship and with this fair, they are working towards the third: “to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.” Read more

Cultural scholar tackles borders

When Mexican cultural historian Carlos Monsiváis and Columbia University professor Gayatri Spivak parted ways in the summer of 2006 at a conference in Philadelphia, the two planned to meet again to lecture together. That meeting never happened. Monsiváis, whom the UA gave an honorary doctorate, died in the summer of 2010. Read more

Murdoch settles with phone hacking victims

LONDON — The media giant News Corp.’s British subsidiary agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to actor Jude Law and 17 other victims of phone hacking by its journalists as part of a settlement announced in a British court on Thursday. Read more

Vive Peru broadens cultural horizons

A group of UA students traveled to Peru this winter to volunteer with Vive Peru, a nonprofit organization that provides aid to Peruvian communities and fosters cross-cultural understanding. Read more

Student injured in accident abroad

When Diane Contreras, mother of a UA student, heard that her son had been in a motorcycle accident while studying abroad, she never thought she would have to find approximately $50,000 to fly him back to Tucson for proper treatment. Read more

US, Pakistan collaborate on drone strikes

ISLAMABAD — Two apparent U.S. drone attacks last week on militant targets in Pakistani tribal areas bordering Afghanistan very likely signal the resumption of joint counterintelligence operations by the CIA and Pakistan’s military spy agency, security analysts here said Monday. Read more