UA junior running back Ka'Deem Carey has been named the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the first-ever Arizona player to receive the honor. Carey is Arizona's all-time career rushing leader with 4,070 yards and is currently the nation's No. 2 rusher with 156 yards per game. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Athletics)
In recognition of the significant impact they have made in their fields, UA faculty members Hsinchun Chen, Xiaohui Fan and Neal R. Armstrong have been named Regents' Professors. For their long commitment to teaching, Eric A. Betterton and Charles W. Scruggs have been named University Distinguished Professors.
The UA's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship was named Innovator of the Year in academia during the Governor's Celebration of Innovation gala. All finalists for the award were from the UA, representing innovative programs in agriculture, the biological sciences and environmental science.
Old Main - the UA's first building and the "front porch" of the University - is undergoing the most comprehensive renovation in its history. For lead architect Corky Poster, it's the project of a lifetime. It's also a project of surprises, which he and his team have been discovering as they work to restore the 19th-century building to a modern version of its original grandeur.
The Society for Neuroscience has named UA Regents' Professor Carol A. Barnes the recipient of its Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience. It's the highest honor conferred by the society and recognizes Barnes' scientific contributions, which include groundbreaking work to uncover the changes that take place in the aging brain.
November is Native American Heritage Month at the UA, which has one of the largest Native American student populations in the Southwest. A full slate of activities is planned for the month, including a film showcase and a panel discussion with tribal leaders.
Student ambassadors in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences serve as peer recruiters for the college while learning about leadership, communication and traditional agriculture. This fall, some of the students are honing new skills working in a pumpkin patch.
The Eller College of Management's MBA program, named a "program on the rise" last year by U.S. News & World Report, continues to live up to the title. The Eller MBA moved up three slots, from No. 60 to No. 57, in the annual Forbes magazine ranking of graduate business programs and reappeared in The Economist rankings at No. 89. Photo: Thomas Veneklasen
As higher education leaders across Arizona work to increase the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded in the state, many are focusing on the success of transfer students. To make the transition easier for those students, the UA has partnered with community colleges across Arizona to create the recently launched UA Bridge program. Photo: Scott Kirkessner
Since its origin in the early 1900s, 4-H has offered important lessons in leadership, responsibility and service through hands-on activities to help young people reach their greatest potential. As Arizona's land-grant institution, the UA is charged with the stewardship of 4-H in Arizona, and will celebrate the Arizona 4-H Centennial this weekend.
In 1939, the UA hosted the nation's first intercollegiate rodeo. Today, the Rodeo Club is gearing up for the UA rodeo's 75th anniversary in March. One of 600 members of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, the UA competes in the Grand Canyon Region, against other schools from Arizona and New Mexico. Image: Will Seberger.
San Carlos teens are learning to plant traditional Apache gardens through a $5000 grant-funded project of the UA's Gila County Cooperative Extension. "Gardening is important to the community,” says 14-year old Noah Titla. “It's our culture and without our traditional food, we have nothing." Image: Bryce Barnes, SCAJRDC.
Leaders from 29 universities in Mexico recently visited the UA to explore potential partnership opportunities. UA Global Initiatives hosted the delegation in an effort to get members of both the UA and Mexican higher education communities thinking about mutually beneficial collaborations.
UA President Ann Weaver Hart serves on the advisory board for a national project created to address challenges related to declining state funding for public higher education. The Lincoln Project: Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education is an initiative of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Kacey Ernst, assistant professor and infectious disease epidemiologist in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, was named Woman of the Year during the Tucson "40 Under 40" awards ceremony, October 2.
UA President Ann Weaver Hart and UA Foundation President James H. Moore Jr. launched a $13.5 million fundraising campaign to advance the continued restoration and preservation of Old Main. The iconic building is one of the oldest in the state of Arizona and the restoration project is the most comprehensive rehabilitation Old Main has undergone. Get involved at #saveoldmain.
UA President Ann Weaver Hart visited Prescott, Ariz. to lay foundations for new and expanded partnerships there. While there, Hart also presented the UA's strategic plan, "Never Settle," to alumni groups, government officials, business leaders and others.
U.S. Reps. Ron Barber and Tammy Duckworth toured the UA Student VETS Center and learned about the University's nationally recognized services for student veterans. Barber and Duckworth emphasized the need to support veterans and said the University and the nation should be proud of how the UA and its partners serve student veterans.
Real-world work presents endless opportunities for students to learn useful skills. One local company is offering UA students year-long internships to do fascinating, hands-on work inside their fossil lab.
The UA's renowned McGuire Entrepreneurship Program has again been recognized as one of the best programs in the country. Among the nation's public institutions, the UA's entrepreneurship program is ranked No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 10 by The Princeton Review.