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UA program secures land-rights win in Belize


The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program of the (UA) University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of of Law has achieved another groundbreaking legal victory, this time before the Caribbean Court of Justice. In a final resolution of the Maya land rights case before the highest court for Belize, the Caribbean Court of Justice… Read More →

University of Arizona launches new UA online campus


The University of Arizona is now registering students for 21 undergraduate degree programs offered under the newly launched UA Online campus. The undergraduate degree programs join a robust slate of over 40 online graduate school degrees and certificates the university has offered for several years. Scheduled to begin in August 2015, the new online degree… Read More →

UA’s Phoenix campus has nearly $1 billion economic Impact


University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton today announced that the economic impact of the UA’s downtown Phoenix academic medical center in 2013 was $961 million, according to a report released by nationally recognized consultants Tripp Umbach. “Our College of Medicine and the academic medical center have become key generators… Read More →

UA’s Michele Norin among Premier 100 IT Leaders

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IDG’s Computerworld announced Michele Norin, Chief Information Officer at the University of Arizona, as a 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. “The Premier 100 awards program showcases the innovative… Read More →

Banner Health acquiring all UA medical facilities


In a historic move that will transform the health care landscape in Arizona, the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) executed a Principles of Agreement document with Banner Health, to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive new model for academic medicine. This ground-breaking agreement will formalize… Read More →

Free Bike Project rolls out new campus programs

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Usually when someone is offering something for free, there is always a catch. With the Free Bike Project, the only catch is that for every free bike rented by a college student for an academic year, its founders donate a bike to someone in need overseas. The Free Bike Project was started by two students… Read More →

Renowned Bioinformatician Joins UA


Yves A. Lussier, MD, FAMCI, a professional engineer and physician-scientist who conducts research in translational bioinformatics and personal genomics, has joined the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. Dr. Lussier will serve as UA professor of medicine; associate vice president for health sciences and chief knowledge officer for AHSC; associate director for… Read More →

UA Cancer Center Director Earns Title
by in Business News | Economy | Healthcare

David S. Alberts, MD, director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center from 2005-2013, has been granted the director emeritus title by the Arizona Health Sciences Center. The title is retroactive to July 1 and will accompany his current title of Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Science and Public Health. Anne Cress, PhD, was… Read More →

UA Seeking People for Breast Cancer-Vegetable Study


University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers are seeking participants in Maricopa County for a study designed to determine if a compound found in broccoli can enhance the health-promoting effects of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen in women at risk of developing breast cancer or those previously treated for early-stage breast cancer. Since receiving a $3… Read More →

UA Receives $600,000 CDC Grant


The Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (MWPERLC) at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is the sole awardee of a three-year $600,000 cooperative agreement to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help communities prepare for public health emergencies and mass casualty… Read More →

UA Part of $6M research of American Indian Health


Public health researchers at the University of Arizona, along with researchers at two other higher education institutions in the state, have earned a $6 million grant to investigate health issues in American Indian communities. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities awarded the five-year grant to a statewide team… Read More →

Ann Weaver Hart – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Ann Weaver Hart – President, University of Arizona Hart, the 21st president of the University of Arizona, came to Tucson from Temple University, where she served as president from July 2006 until she assumed the presidency of the UA in July 2012. Her research focuses on leadership succession and development, work redesign and organizational behavior… Read More →

UA looks to launch veterinarian program

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University of Arizona officials want the Tucson-based school to establish a veterinary medical program and are asking the Legislature for a $250,000 state appropriation for an initial study. Arizona now has no veterinary medicine school, but the state subsidizes some students who attend Colorado State University. A National Research Council report issued last May concluded… Read More →

UA earns grant to study biodiesel effects


Researchers at the University of Arizona have won a $1.4 million grant to study the occupational and environmental health effects of underground mining equipment that runs on biodiesel-blend fuels. The university says mining operators are shifting from diesel to biodiesel-blend fuels in a bid to lower exposure to pollutants. Biodiesel is made from vegetable oil… Read More →