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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

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/27)
1,051 36 3.4%
Total (8/4)
36,634 2,291 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 27, 2020

Egypt bars US workers from travel, escalating crackdown

CAIRO — Egypt has barred at least 10 American and European civil society workers — including the son of a senior Obama administration official — from leaving the country in a sign that the ruling generals are extending their crackdown on foreign pro-democracy groups. Read more

Embargo on Iranian oil approved

LONDON — Europe slapped a boycott on Iranian oil Monday, signaling that the Islamic Republic’s second-largest market is likely to dry up as part of a U.S.-led campaign of sanctions that has already inflicted serious damage on Iran’s economy and sharply increased tensions. Read more

UA astronomers discover hottest planets

Before stars burn out, they inflate to become red giants. The outer hydrogen envelope of these massive stars expand and can swallow almost anything that stands in its path, including smaller planets. 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