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A new building under construction at the UA is designed to be an eco-friendly space where environmental researchers can come together to collaborate. The Environment and Natural Resources 2 building has the potential to become one of the "greenest" buildings on campus, with features like shaded outdoor meeting spaces and a cutting-edge chilled-beam air conditioning system.
When people around the world turn their eyes and their telescopes to the moon on Saturday, Tucson will join in. Southern Arizona sky gazers will convene at the UA on Oct. 12 to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night, a global event encouraging people to observe the Earth's only natural satellite.
Leaders from 29 universities in Mexico visited the UA campus last week to learn about potential partnership opportunities with the University. UA Global Initiatives hosted the delegation of university rectors, professors and other leaders in an effort to get members of both the UA community and the Mexican higher education community thinking about opportunities for mutually beneficial collaborations.
UA President Ann Weaver Hart is 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. The project board will meet for the first time this month.
Peter Warren Singer, senior fellow and director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution, will speak at the UA Oct. 3. The lecture, sponsored by the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, is free and open to the public, and will be held in the South Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center.
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.
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.
The UA's Eller College of Management has announced an anonymous commitment that honors the memory of Dave Sitton, a UA and community leader who died Aug. 12. Jim Click, who leads one of the nation's largest automotive dealer groups, has matched the commitment. The Dave Sitton Student Mentorship Grant will support mentorship in the UA's top-ranked McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.
Lisette LeCorgne, a nurse practitioner with the UA Campus Health Service, began volunteering years ago, giving free health care to children in Baja, Mexico. She now provides free physicals to students who want to participate in Special Olympics competitions, a requirement that makes sure the children's hearts and lungs will be in no way compromised by the athletic activity.
On Saturday, UA President Ann Weaver Hart will introduce the local television broadcast of "American Graduate Day," a call to action to end the national high school dropout crisis. "American Graduate Day" is the centerpiece of "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen," a national public media initiative that leverages the power and reach of public television to help communities across America address the high school dropout crisis and keep students on the path to graduation.