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UA scientists delve into a study of consciousness

David Chalmers began his studies with a background in physics and mathematics. He moved to philosophy about 10 years ago after deciding it was the best approach to studying consciousness. "I was interested in trying to understand the world," said Chalmers, a University of Arizona philosophy professor. Chalmers refers to consciousness as an "amazing movie running through the mind," and "a part of what it is to be a human being." He cautions that "we need to understand the fundamental laws governing a theory of consciousness." In the last 10 years, with the advent of new technologies and discoveries, Chalmers said there has been an explosion of study in what he calls the last great scientific mystery - the field of consciousness studies.    [More]
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ABOR pledges to work with students on tuition
[news] Following ABOR's Thursday approval of an $84 increase in next year's in-state tuition, several regents proposed working with students to make changes in the state Legislature in an attempt to halt the trend of rising tuition. "We need to join forces," said Hank Amos, Arizona Board of Regents president. "They're (Arizona public universities) not the same institutions they were before." "I'm starting to see the result of our inadequacy," he added.    [More]

UA softball drops 1st Pac-10 game to Stanford
After starting the Pacific 10 Conference 6-0, the UA softball team had its first conference setback against Stanford yesterday in extra innings. The No. 2 Wildcats (42-4 overall, 6-1 Pac-10) were plagued by untimely hitting and mental mistakes as Arizona fell 4-3 in eight innings. "We are all a little down right now, but we have to forget about it," sophomore first baseman/pitcher Jennie Finch said. "That's just Pac-10 softball."    [More]

Editorial: Compromise needed for tuition solutions
[news] Arizona Board of Regents and state college students proved on Thursday that compromise is possible. Finally, the two groups agreed on a $84 tuition increase, a $16 decrease from UA President Peter Likins' original proposal. On the first day they met, Arizona college students had an opportunity to address the regents meeting in Flagstaff. Students spoke out about the unreasonable tuition hike, and ABOR responded.    [More]

Documentary features the untold story of a Navajo family
Amidst all the independent voices heard at the Arizona International Film Festival this weekend, one told a tale of love, hope and injustice. The documentary film, titled "The Return of Navajo Boy," narrates the story of the Cly family - their reunion with an estranged family member and their adversities with the hazardous uranium mines of Monument Valley where they live. "The film was about giving the Clys a voice," said co-producer Bennie Klain. "They had been portrayed by outsiders for so long."    [More]

'While we can never undo the mistakes that led to the bombing, we are satisfied that the CIA has stood up ... and taken appropriate responsibility for our mistakes.'

-Bill Harlow, CIA spokesman, referring to the bombing of Chinese embassy during NATO war in Yugoslavia.

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