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Updated September 16, 2021

UA professor’s research on Chinese rivers lands him three awards

University of Arizona history professor, UNESCO chair in Environmental History and former director of the UA's Global Studies Program David Pietz is in a class of his own, winning three prestigious titles rewarding him for his seminal research in Chinese water conservation.  “Most professors apply to a number of these fellowships and grants, and you really expect to only get one,” Pietz said in an interview with the Daily Wildcat. “I was surprised. I got three of them!” Pietz was one of 175 scholars to win the Guggenheim Fellowship Award, one of 27 to win a Carnegie Fellowship and was also awarded a Fulbright award to support his further research on water conservation efforts on China’s Yangtze River.  Read more

Virtual 4-H Summit prepares youth for career world

The University of Arizona's 4-H Summit 2020 was held virtually through Zoom on June 1-3. There were 55 high school and middle school students from 14 counties and several tribal communities.  Nick Morris, an associate in Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development, said in an email, “Our key outcome is for youth to understand how their unique skills and interests can develop into success on campus, in future careers, and currently in their communities.” Read more

UA nonprofit helps high schoolers in need of tuition assistance

The Cap & Gown Initiative helps students in southern Arizona afford tuition at the University of Arizona or other in-state universities and was started earlier this school year in 2019. The four founders of the Cap & Gown Initiative are: Jared Kenyon, Adam Surico, Elise Peters and Ben Pado. Read more

Campus reentry update: Reentry Task Force discusses importance of research

  The University of Arizona Reentry Task Force adressed at a press conference Thursday the recent dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in Pima County and discussed the value of in-person learning and research. President Dr. Robert C. Robbins and task force Director Dr. Richard Carmona were joined by College of Medicine Dean Dr. Michael Abecassis, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Betsy Cantwell, Provost Dr. Liesl Folks and Collin James Catalfamo, a graduate assistant doing research on the potential lasting effects the COVID-19 disease can have on a person. Read more

Coalition raises concerns with UA furloughs and layoffs

Immediately following the University of Arizona Reentry Task Force weekly update Thursday, the Coalition for Academic Justice at UArizona hosted a press conference on the university campus at 11 a.m. to voice their concerns on the UA’s employee furlough plan. “We feel that sometimes our voices have not quite been heard, and so we are taking this to you — the media and the public,” said Celeste González de Bustamante, an associate professor at the School of Journalism and a member of the CAJUA Steering Committee. Read more

A Celebration of Black Lives on the UA Mall

Thousands of people at the Black Lives Matter Tucson: Celebration of Black Lives event at the University of Arizona Mall were encompassed in heat, music, speeches and occasional sounds from a police helicopter circling overhead. Read more

UA philosophy professor abruptly resigns as editor-in-chief of international philosophy journal over ethics dispute

University of Arizona Professor of Philosophy Stewart Cohen resigned from his position as editor-in-chief of Philosophical Studies on Friday, June 5. Cohen edited the journal for 25 years. Cohen said he resigned from the journal over a dispute concerning a forthcoming paper that features personal attacks against another author, which was accepted without his oversight.  Read more