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UA Celebrates 100 Years of Community Partnership Through Cooperative Extension

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In the century since it was created, Cooperative Extension has not only translated university research into community solutions, but it has helped shape the Arizona of today, University of Arizona officials said Thursday during a celebration of the program's centennial.

This event also features the following Home Economics, FCS, and Norton School Honorees;

Linda Block

Beryl Jeanne Burt Read more »

Confronting Suicide Part 1: Teen Suicides

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"We’ve learned in the last 10 years that some of the critical precursors to suicide or risk factors, such as depression or substance abuse, are higher for LGBT youth,” said Stephen Russell, interim director of UA Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences and president of the Society for Research and Adolescence.

By children, Moreno means teenagers. Read more »

UA Crossroads Collaborative awarded Honorable Mention

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The Crossroads Collaborative at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce that it has been selected as Honorable Mention for the 2014 Annual Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Promoting Health Equity and Social Justice Award.

The award recognizes organizations that have worked to "improve higher education, civic engagement, and the overall health of their communities." Crossroads Collaborative co-directors Ade Read more »

Congratulations Chandni Parikh!

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Chandni has been selected for a  fellowship for the University of Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Program (AZLEND)for the 2014-2015 academic year.

AZLEND is a leadership training program that prepares the next generation of policy makers, faculty, clinicians, and researchers to lead the maternal and child health workforce. Read more »

Arizona 4-H Wins National Science Experiment Competition With 'Rockets to the Rescue'

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Arizona 4-H has won this year’s competition for the design of the 4-H 2014 National Youth Science Day experiment. Kids are usually told to not throw their food.

But this year, in a nationwide 4-H youth science experiment, kids across the country will not only be encouraged to throw their food, they’ll be taught how to build a rocket to launch it into Read more »

Charles Raison, MD, Receives 2014 Raymond Pearl Award from Human Biology Association

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The Human Biology Association awarded the 2014 Raymond Pearl Memorial Lecture and Award to the Norton School's Charles L. Raison, MD,  Barry and Janet Lang Associate Professor of Integrative Mental Health.

Dr. Raison was presented the award “in recognition of his contributions to our understanding of evolutionary biocultural origins of mental health and illness.” 
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New Extension Centennial Video

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Thank you to CE Centennial Marketing team, our actors, and especially Cody Sheehy, Video Production Coordinator for CALS.

Cooperative Extension Centennial video is now up on YouTube Read more »

4-H Programs Bring Enrichment and Learning to Thousands in Arizona

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In recognition of its dedication and commitment to statewide service, Arizona 4-H has won the Governor's Award for Service and Volunteerism in the “large organization” category.

Arizona’s 4-H, managed by the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is known for its achieveme Read more »

Congratulations Tommy Cabeza de Baca, Rebecca Reed, and Ryan Watson!

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Congratulations to the Grad Students at the GPSC Awards Ceremony!

I am pleased to share that FSHD grad students made a splash at today’s GPSC Awards Ceremony:

Outstanding Research Assistant: Read more »

New Study Explores Pension Reform in Higher Education

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The study will examine the kinds of retirement and post-retirement benefit programs offered at colleges and universities and how those programs are funded and administered.

A new study, led by James Hyatt, the University of Arizona's interim senior vice president and chief financial officer, will address growing concerns about the Read more »



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