Arizona Daily Wildcat Online
Front Page
· Columnists
· Men's Hoops
· Football
Go Wild
· Concert Blog
Police Beat
Special Sections
Photo Spreads
The Wildcat
Letter to the Editor
Wildcat Staff
Job Openings
Advertising Info
Student Media
Arizona Student Media Info
Student TV
Student Radio
The Desert Yearbook
Daily Wildcat Staff Alumni

Tuesday, November 30, 2004
photo Former UA researchers: Bad business drove us out

Nobel winner, colleagues say a hostile environment prompted them to leave

Editor's note: This is the first article in a two-part series on the UA "Brain Drain" problem.

When it comes to the loss of talented intellectuals to other universities, also known as "brain drain," former UA economics professor and recent Nobel Prize recipient Vernon Smith might be the poster child for the UA. [Read article]

Alliance to hold free HIV testing

In lieu of World AIDS Day tomorrow, organizations around campus are informing students about the disease this week by inviting speakers to campus, holding a candlelight vigil and offering free HIV testing to students and faculty.

Associated Students of the University of Arizona Pride Alliance, a group that fosters social and educational support to members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community, is hosting the free HIV testing tomorrow in the Palo Verde and Cottonwood rooms in the Student Union Memorial Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [Read article]

photo UA's FivePlay Brass releases Christmas album

Students and an alumnus of the UA School of Music took on the task of producing their own CD, which has been released just in time for the holidays.

FivePlay Brass, a quintet of trumpet, trombone, tuba and horn players, released its first CD, Greetings from the Arctic: FivePlay Brass does Christmas on Nov. 20.

The members of the group recorded and produced the 16-track album, which includes popular Christmas carols like "Deck the Halls" and "Noel, Noel," in a studio in the home of three of the members. [Read article]

photo Man to walk across U.S. for children's rights

To raise money and awareness for the protection of abused children, Louis Michael Figueroa, a former world-class marathoner and walker, will walk 7,500 miles around the United States, beginning and ending in Tucson.

All proceeds from the walk will go to Justice for Children and Protect, two national child advocacy organizations which fight for the federal protection of abused, exploited and neglected children. [Read article]

photo Law students help Tucson kids raise test scores

UA students who want to help improve test scores at a local elementary school will have the chance to volunteer at an after school program next semester.

Since a UA law student started the program this semester, three UA students have been volunteering after school at Los Ranchitos elementary school in Tucson helping fifth graders with their reading.

Josh Baker, a first-year law student who taught at Los Ranchitos for two years before going back to school, started the program because he wanted to help improve test scores at the school. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

  • The soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever" became the highest selling soundtrack in history, with No. 1 hits "Staying Alive," "Night Fever" and "How Deep is Your Love."

  • Many tiny Antarctic invertebrates can stay alive in temperatures as low as negative 35 degrees Celsius. Their body fluids contain glycerol, which is a type of antifreeze. Some will freeze solid and amazingly come back to life to reproduce when the temperature rises in the brief Antarctic summer. [Read article]

  • divider
    Restaurant and Bar Guide
    Housing Guide
    Search for:
    advanced search Archives


    Webmaster -
    © Copyright 2004 - The Arizona Daily Wildcat - Arizona Student Media