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Wednesday, May 4, 2005
photo Ding dong: UA achievers recognized by bell ringing

Though the U.S.S. Arizona Bell in the Student Union Memorial Center is usually rung on one occasion each month, it was rung once more yesterday in recognition of 14 outstanding achievers at the UA.

Dave Parker, a member of the Student Union Advisory Council, and Provost George Davis presented certificates to the nine present honorees in the Ventana Room in the student union yesterday at 1 p.m. [Read article]

photo UA doc: Current CPR method outdated

A UA doctor has said the way the Red Cross and American Heart Association teach the public about how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation is wrong and a newer method can help a patient's survival.

Each year, 600,000 people die in the United States because their heart suddenly stops beating and professional help does not arrive in time, according to a press release.

For more than 40 years, the Red Cross and the AHA have been teaching citizens to perform CPR with a combination of 15 chest compressions followed by two breaths in the mouth, according to a press release. [Read article]

Sigma Pi to educate on sexual awareness

Members of the Sigma Pi fraternity and other greek chapters will be distributing fliers and information to students on the UA Mall today to spread the word about sexual assault.

As part of the Altruistic Campus Experience, a program hosted by the national Sigma Pi fraternity, the Theta Pi chapter is trying to educate students about sexual assault with information provided by the OASIS Program for Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence, said Casey Cutter, Sigma Pi vice president. [Read article]

UAB offers dead day eve drinking alternatives

Oxygen bar, massages, free food highlight tonight's festivities in Cellar

Students looking for an alternative to drinking on the eve of dead day can stop their search at the Student Union Memorial Center.

The University Activities Board is hosting a free UA Late Night at the Cellar Restaurant and Lounge tonight from 7 to midnight.

The event is intended to serve the many students who live on campus who are under the legal drinking age and stuck on campus with no transportation, said Deanna Konst, UAB special events director and late nights chair. [Read article]

photo Wildcat associate editor named summer EIC

The summer months mean high temperatures for UA students but the new editor in chief for the Arizona Summer Wildcat will be a breath of fresh air for those stuck in Tucson.

Kris Cabulong, a senior majoring in English and creative writing, joined the Wildcat in summer 2003 as a copy editor.

Although Cabulong said at first he had no aspirations to work for a newspaper, after working in the summer he grew to love it and craved to become more involved. [Read article]

photo Star reporter to take Wildcat reins in fall

Brett Fera, current editor in chief of the Arizona Daily Wildcat, will be handing over the reins to his best friend and the best man for the job, Aaron Mackey.

Mackey, a man who has "worn many hats" at the Wildcat, said he dreamed of becoming editor in chief of the Wildcat from day one, and his dream will come true this fall as he prepares to take over the position.

Mackey, a junior majoring in journalism and English, said he started working at the newspaper in spring 2003 as a page designer because the news desk was not hiring. He made a lasting impression and became the assistant news editor one year later. [Read article]

Distance, days can't dampen students' love for mothers

Although Mother's Day falls on the weekend before students are able to return home to their welcoming moms' arms, maternal appreciation is alive and abundant at the UA.

Students had a variety of ideas about how to show their mothers they appreciated them on their special day, which is Sunday, despite the fact they were miles away.

Some students, like John Van Bockern, an aerospace engineering freshman, chose to take a laid-back approach to the holiday. [Read article]

photo Hubble telescope: old but not yet dead

With Moore's law stating that computer performance will double every 18 months, what do you call a 15-year-old telescope floating in space?

One UA astronomer said he calls it the greatest scientific instrument in NASA's arsenal.

The Hubble Space Telescope, which turned 15 years old last week, is still a valuable asset for astronomers, said Rodger Thompson, UA astronomy professor and the principal investigator on the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer instrument on HST. [Read article]

photo 'Unforgotten' exhibit displayed on UA Mall

A piece of history left almost completely forgotten by today's society was presented on the UA Mall yesterday by a group of Chinese students who sought remembrance.

The Association of Chinese Students and Scholars displayed "The Unforgotten History: Let Facts Tell" to ensure that the millions of people who died in the Sino-Japanese War are not forgotten.

"This part of history has been ignored by all parties involved," said Lei Zhao, a graduate student in systems and industrial engineering. "After World War II the governments chose to forget about what had happened." [Read article]

Technology showcase discusses better teaching methods

UA faculty will present new technologies to enhance in-class teaching at the 10th annual Learning Technology Showcase tomorrow.

Traditionally on dead day, the showcase highlights faculty who have utilized technology to creatively enhance learning, said Christopher Johnson, senior consultant at the Learning Technologies Center and showcase coordinator.

"The University of Arizona is known internationally as a leader of technology use, and many students come here because they are interested in technology," said Garry Forger, assistant director of the Learning Technologies Center. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • When pole vaulters land, they absorb up to 20,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on the joints of their tubular bones.

  • Track star Jesse Owens beat a racehorse in a 100-yard course in 1936.

  • A perpetual-motion machine would violate the laws of thermodynamics. Nobody has succeeded in producing one, and nobody ever will.

  • Coal dust sprayed by aircraft over Russian fields absorbs the early spring sunshine. The resulting warmth melts the snow a little sooner. [Read article]

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