Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday January 15, 2003
Husband of administrator dies of pancreatic cancer
The husband of Janet Bingham, vice-president of advancement, died on Sunday.
David R. White, a graduate of the UA College of Law, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 52.
As a deputy Pima County attorney, White earned a reputation as a top prosecutor in Arizona. He prosecuted dozens of violent criminals, securing convictions and death sentences in many of the cases.
In 1999 he was awarded the state's Prosecutor of the Year award.
Bingham and White married in 1990.
TEP donates $50,000 to Arizona Solar Racing Team
Tucson Electric Power donated $50,000 to help the Arizona Solar Racing Team compete in the 2003 American Solar Challenge race.
The company will pledge the money over a two-year period, but the team has already received $25,000.
"Basically, that bought our battery pack," said Kurt Boroush, electrical team leader. "That's a key feature and the grant made it possible."
The new battery pack will reduce battery weight from 184 pounds to 66 pounds. This will enable the team to reach their goal of reducing 200 pounds from the weight of the UA car that won the stock class division in the 2001 American Solar Challenge.
"We have a commitment to education and to promoting renewable fuels," says Kelly Hanson, TEP corporate communications specialist. "The solar car is a great way to get the word out both nationally and locally."
The solar car team will provide public visibility for solar power by participating in a national event and taking the car out for local appearances.
Tinker grant goes to Center for Latin American Studies
The Tinker Foundation has awarded the Center for Latin American Studies a grant to support graduate student field research in Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean.
The grant, which was awarded Jan. 10, only goes to the strongest Latin American Studies programs within universities that encourage large numbers of graduate students from multiple disciplines to undertake field research.
The Tinker award is good for three years and provides at least $30,000 each year for travel support for graduate students from any department or college in the university who write competitive proposals to do field research in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.
"We are delighted that we will be able to support graduate student field research. The last Tinker grant to the University of Arizona from 1998 to 2001, gave more than 100 students the opportunity to travel to do research or internships," according to Diana Liverman, director for the Center of Latin American Studies.