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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

Rising tensions in Ukraine hit home

Sergii Gorbachov is worried. The second year master’s student studying Russian is thinking of his family back home in Ukraine now, as he watches his country falling apart on the news. Read more

Memorial to be held for UA alumni killed in Kabul

A memorial event will be taking place in honor of Lexie Kamerman, a former UA alumna who was killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan in January. Andrew Campbell, assistant director of residential education, said Student Affairs, the 2012 Higher Education cohort, staff within Higher Education, the Dean of Students, Campus Recreation and Residence Life have organized a memorial service for Kamerman, which will take place on Friday at 5:00 p.m. Read more

UA students share Sochi experiences

UA students recently returned from Sochi, Russia, where they had the opportunity of a lifetime to work as interns with NBC at the Olympics. Two of the students, Desiree Piazza and Joseph Shaw, both Russian and Slavic studies seniors, were hired as translators. Read more

Four U.S. presidents to attend Nelson Mandela's memorial

JOHANNESBURG – Four American presidents, along with more than 60 other world leaders, will travel to South Africa this week to honor former President Nelson Mandela. South Africa has never hosted so many world leaders, or faced such daunting logistical and security challenges. Read more

'Selfie' chosen as 2013 Word of the Year by Oxford dictionary

In what was described as an unusually unanimous decision, “selfie” has been chosen as Word of the Year by the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary, beating out “twerk” and a host of other Internet and social media-related terms, such as “bitcoin,” that have exploded onto the verbal scene in recent years. Read more