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A passion for science, nature and education led the UA's Benjamin Blonder to create Sky School, a project that has won him presidential recognition as a White House Champion of Change. Blonder founded Sky School in 2012 to give lower-income children the chance to step outside their urban settings and learn about nature alongside experts.
In its annual tuition and fees proposal to the Arizona Board of Regents, the UA has recommended a 2 percent increase for all resident students and a 5 percent increase for all nonresident students. The University also has proposed a guaranteed tuition rate plan for all incoming undergraduate students.
This year’s UA's Spring Career Days included employer representatives from 27 states and Toronto. Officials from more than 130 companies and organizations met with UA students for job interviews. UA students are considered especially strong candidates for positions with Apple, Inc., Charles Schwab, IBM, the Social Security Administration and Yelp, which will have representatives on site.
Think your crime-solving skills are sharp after binge-watching all those episodes of "CSI"? Think again, says forensic anthropologist Alexis Gray. Gray, who has done consulting for the Fox series "Bones," will give a talk on campus about how forensic science in real life differs from what we see on TV.
December graduates may choose to walk in the commencement ceremony in May, either the semester prior to or after their official graduation.
The UA’s part-time master's program in business administration, computer science, education and mathematics saw ranking gains in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of Best Graduate Schools. “It’s gratifying to see hard work in graduate programs recognized and these are competitive programs,” said Andrew Carnie, dean of the UA Graduate College.
Times Higher Education has ranked the UA in a list of the top 100 higher education institutions for reputable programs and instruction. Rankings are created based on survey results from more than 10,000 scholars and scientists.
The UA has launched a new Defense and Security Research Institute that aims to expand the University's strengths in those areas while helping the UA to reach its goal of doubling research expenditures from $600 million to $1.2 billion by 2023. The interdisciplinary institute will help pave the way for new, mutually beneficial partnerships between the UA and industry, which is one of the key goals of the University's Never Settle plan.
Whether you're a sci-fi junkie or can't read enough of the classics, the Tucson Festival of Books has something to suit all ages and interests. The festival brings more than 120,000 book lovers to campus from across the country, making it one of the largest festivals of its kind. Since its inception in 2009, the free public festival has donated more than $900,000 to local literacy initiatives and pumps around $4 million into Tucson's economy each year.