2018 Articles

The Strategic Plan Nears its Final Form

Submitted on October 24, 2018
The campus community has been participating in the creation of the strategic plan for close to a year, and it’s reached the home stretch. So what exactly is the plan, and what does it encompass? Dr. Elliott Cheu, one of the leaders of the planning process, explains the status of the plan and its many parts.

Meet the 2018-19 University Fellows

Submitted on October 22, 2018
The University Fellows program has entered its fifth year, and welcomed another stellar cohort of graduate students. For those not familiar with the program, the premise is simple: recruit stellar graduate students through a combination of competitive funding, professional development, focused mentoring, and community engagement. The Fellows represent fields across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Graduate Education in the Strategic Plan

Submitted on April 11, 2018

President Robert Robbins has been on campus a relatively short time, but he is already adding his style and expertise to the University of Arizona. The Strategic Plan -- though a collaborative effort still in its early stages -- is one such area of influence. Robbins recently outlined his hopes for graduate programs and students as part of that plan.

Choosing or Changing Your Post-Degree Path

Submitted on April 11, 2018

Susan Kaleita, Senior Director of Employer and Alumni Engagement for Student Engagement & Career Development, earned her master’s degree from the U of A. The path between degree and directorship, however, was not a direct one. Her current role, as well as her own career experiences, make Kaleita particularly well-situated to aid graduate students in their career goals. Kaleita recognizes not only the many career paths open to graduate students, but also the ways to move from one path to another.

Lighting Up the Possibilities

Submitted on April 10, 2018

A Churchill Scholar at the University of Cambridge, a two-time winner of the Astronaut Scholarship, a published author in Applied Optics, and a researcher in the BIO5 Institute, University Fellow Travis Sawyer is a luminous presence in the University of Arizona’s top-tier optical sciences program. Laser-focused on his research in medical imaging, he is working to improve early cancer detection by measuring how the optical properties of tissue change throughout disease progression.

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