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September 2016 UA2U

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September 2016 UA2U (09/22/2016)

The University of Arizona community is celebrating the successful launch of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

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August 2016 UA2U

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August 2016 UA2U (08/15/2016)

What an exciting time of year here at the University of Arizona! 

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July 2016 UA2U

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July 2016 UA2U (07/15/2016)

I am very pleased to share the news that the University of Arizona has been selected to participate in the national Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, a landmark study of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people.

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July 2016 Friends of UA

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July 2016 Friends of UA (07/08/2016)

In my last Friends of UA letter, I wrote about the importance of collaboration as we engage the University of Arizona's students to succeed in the 21st century. 

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June 2016 UA2U

June 2016 UA2U (06/21/2016)

The mission of the University of Arizona, as a public institution of higher education, calls us to encourage inquiry and discourse, and the critical examination of our lives and society.

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May 2016 UA2U

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May 2016 UA2U (05/13/2016)

The excitement that has been building this week across the University of Arizona campus culminated tonight as we celebrated the Class of 2016 at Commencement. Degrees were conferred upon nearly 6,000 Wildcats who have earned bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees.

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April 2016 UA2U

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April 2016 UA2U (04/19/2016)

In less than a month, the University of Arizona will hold its 152nd Commencement. Along with the rest of the faculty and staff, I am so proud of our graduates, many of whom will have an Engaged Learning Experience notation on their academic transcript. This will signify that these graduates pursued 100% Engagement opportunities where they applied their learning in diverse and dynamic settings, developing professional and personal skills that have prepared them to launch meaningful careers.

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April 2016 Friends of UA

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April 2016 Friends of UA (04/07/2016)

What a busy spring! We have lots of good news and many great things happening at the University of Arizona!

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March 2016 UA2U

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March 2016 UA2U (03/11/2016)

With the official start of spring less than two weeks away, students across Arizona and the nation are making decisions about where they will pursue their undergraduate or graduate studies. To make that selection easier, Forbes has picked the best college or university in every state.

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February 2016 UA2U

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February 2016 UA2U (02/16/2016)

Over the coming weeks, our elected representatives in the Arizona Legislature will be considering the state budget for the next fiscal year, including funding for the three state universities.

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January 2016 UA2U

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January 2016 UA2U (01/19/2016)

The next few months will bring some amazing opportunities for members of the community to engage with world-renowned University of Arizona faculty members whose passions lie in science, literature, history, and many other disciplines.

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December 2015 UA2U

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December 2015 UA2U (12/23/2015)

Collaboration is essential in everything the University of Arizona undertakes, whether it is educating tomorrow's workforce, conducting research, testing solutions with industry, or creating and sharing knowledge with communities across Arizona.

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December 2015 Friends of UA

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December 2015 Friends of UA (12/16/2015)

I have been thinking and writing about innovation for my blog this month. It is an important concept in the contemporary world, driving inventors, artists, scientists, businesses large and small, and many others to push the boundaries of human knowhow and capability, while cities, towns, states, and nations compete to create the economic, cultural, and social conditions that allow innovation to happen and innovators to thrive.

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November 2015 UA2U

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November 2015 UA2U (11/10/2015)

At the University of Arizona, partnership is a vital tool that allows us to accomplish the University's work as the state's land-grant university in many different programs.

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November 2015 Friends of UA

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November 2015 Friends of UA (11/05/2015)

The University of Arizona recently welcomed thousands of former students back to campus for Homecoming. 

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October 2015 UA2U

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October 2015 UA2U (10/20/2015)

Earlier this month, the University of Arizona held Family Weekend. Students welcomed their moms, dads, sisters, and brothers to campus and showed them around the place that has become their home away from home.

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October Friends of UA

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October Friends of UA (10/15/2015)

I hope this past month has gone well for you, and I hope you are as excited as I am for the onset of fall. The UA just held Family Weekend, which was a wonderful opportunity to meet parents and friends of current students.

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September UA2U

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September UA2U (09/12/2015)

It is great to have our students back on campus - all 42,100 of them!

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September Friends of UA

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September Friends of UA (09/02/2015)

We have begun a new academic year here at the University of Arizona, and our campuses in Tucson, Phoenix, and at UA South are filled with students. The energy from their return is wonderful, particularly with the largest freshman class in UA history, and I am so glad to see both new and familiar faces as I go about my daily work. 

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August UA2U

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August UA2U (08/19/2015)

This time of year is always exciting for the University of Arizona community. With the start of classes less than a week away, the UA will once again be a bustling place as thousands of Wildcats join us to begin or continue their college experience.

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July Friends of UA

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July Friends of UA (07/24/2015)

Last month I shared some of the exciting ways that the University of Arizona continues to impact our state and world, even with the advent of the summer heat and the temporary drop in our campus population. This work continues as we prepare for the rapidly approaching 2015-2016 school year.

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July UA2U

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July UA2U (07/17/2015)

Summer is a wonderful time for communities to reconnect – students return home from school, far-flung relatives gather at reunions, and old friends catch up at barbecues and pool parties.

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June Friends of UA

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June Friends of UA (06/30/2015)

We have much to celebrate at the University of Arizona this month. UA alum and thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert has won the Triple Crown; UA alumni Steve Kerr, Andre Iguodala, and Luke Walton won the NBA title with the Golden State Warriors; UA Press author Juan Felipe Herrera has been named U.S. Poet Laureate; the UA has two new Regents' Professors in Bruce Tabashnik and Julia Clancy-Smith; and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) recognized the UA as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University for its accomplishments in economic development, technology innovation, and commercialization.

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June UA2U

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June UA2U (06/12/2015)

Summer is off to a busy start at the University of Arizona.

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May Friends of UA

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May Friends of UA (05/29/2015)

Just two weeks ago, the University of Arizona celebrated its 151st commencement, with more than 5,600 students graduating at Arizona Stadium. 

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May UA2U

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May UA2U (05/21/2015)

Last weekend I had the honor of celebrating the achievements of the remarkable women and men who have completed their degrees at the University of Arizona. They include first-generation college students, international scholars, entrepreneurs, world-class dancers, and future physicians.

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April UA2U

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April UA2U (04/30/2015)

As we quickly approach the end of the spring semester, excitement is building for the University of Arizona's 151st Commencement on May 16.

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2015 April UA2U

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2015 April UA2U (04/30/2015)

As we quickly approach the end of the spring semester, excitement is building for the University of Arizona's 151st Commencement on May 16. 

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April Friends of UA

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April Friends of UA (04/17/2015)

With the end of the Spring semester and the close of the academic year just around the corner, we have much to celebrate at the University of Arizona. 

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April 2015 Friends of UA

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April 2015 Friends of UA (04/17/2015)

With the end of the Spring semester and the close of the academic year just around the corner, we have much to celebrate at the University of Arizona.

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March Friends of UA

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March Friends of UA (04/01/2015)

It has been a busy couple of months at the University of Arizona! Those of you who are in town may have noticed the Tucson Festival of Books at the beginning of March.

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March UA2U

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March UA2U (03/20/2015)

From its world-renowned research about arid climates to global leadership in astronomy and space sciences, the UA has many unique points of excellence. 

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February UA2U

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February UA2U (02/25/2015)

We have had a busy few weeks at the University of Arizona!

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February Friends of UA

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February Friends of UA (02/20/2015)

As the spring semester rolls along, there is a great energy building here at the University of Arizona.

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January Friends of UA

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January Friends of UA (01/29/2015)

With classes well underway, one of our focal points remains the importance of preparing students for a successful career and fulfilling life after graduation.

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January UA2U

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January UA2U (01/16/2015)

I would like to invite you to two of the events on campus this month that will showcase our students and faculty and promise to be inspiring and thought-provoking.

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December UA2U

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December UA2U (12/12/2014)

Two days ago I had the privilege of recognizing six outstanding faculty members who have been inducted as Regents’ Professors, University Distinguished Professors, and University Distinguished Outreach Faculty.

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December Friends of UA

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December Friends of UA (12/08/2014)

It’s a great time to be an Arizona Wildcat! Our football team has had one of its most successful seasons in the history of the program, and the fan support throughout the fall has been absolutely wonderful.

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November UA2U

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November UA2U (11/14/2014)

Researchers at the University of Arizona explore questions that span millions of miles and light years and find solutions to the biggest challenges facing our world.

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November Friends of UA

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November Friends of UA (11/10/2014)

With the UA’s 100th homecoming this weekend, the UA campus was filled with excitement for a wonderful celebration of our heritage as Wildcats.

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October UA2U

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October UA2U (10/10/2014)

One of the best things about working at the University of Arizona is that every day is different. I am fortunate to regularly cross paths with innovative faculty and engaged students who are coming up with unique solutions to our most pressing problems.

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October Friends of UA

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October Friends of UA (10/03/2014)

As U.S. institutions of higher learning seek to address the problems of affordability, budget shortfalls, and access to education, alternative learning environments have emerged as possible complements to the traditional college classroom and central campus.

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