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NEWS
Monday November 24, 2003
photo Discoveries will be property of regents

The Arizona Board of Regents approved new guidelines for Arizona's genetics research center that they hope will give it the flexibility it needs to function properly and get its discoveries out into the marketplace.

All three state universities spent millions to bring one of the best geneticists in the nation to Arizona with the hope that it will turn the state into a leader in the biosciences. [Read article]

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Athletics will show profit at year's end

UA athletics will make a profit this year despite paying for a new football coach, UA athletics officials reported to the Arizona Board of Regents at Friday's meeting.

Jim Livengood, director of the athletics department, said the department is headed in the right direction, and that there would be no budget problems at the end of the fiscal year.

The football department will end with $100,000 this year, after expecting to be $800,000 ahead before head football coach John Mackovic was fired in October, according to the Arizona Daily Star. [Read article]

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Hypothetical Napster-UA deal could let students listen to music for free

If the UA paid to let students download music, the university could save money, UA officials said.

If the UA makes a deal with Napster similar to a deal made at Penn State University, it could save money by not having to spend so much on bandwidth, said Ted Frohling, a network systems analyst for the Center for Computing and Information Technology.

A recent deal between Napster and Penn State University will allow students unlimited access to Napster's catalog of music in an effort to curb illegal downloading on campus. [Read article]

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photo AIDS speaker urges students to value life

Scott Fried wants people to see each other for who they are.

To make his point, Fried took the time to look each member of the audience in the eyes after he delivered a speech Friday night at the Hillel Foundation.

"I just want to see you. Everything I said was just words; what really matters is this moment together," he said.

Fried, an AIDS educator and motivational speaker who has been HIV positive for 16 [Read article]

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photo Art history prof remembered for his classroom contributions

Nearly 100 people gathered to pay tribute to former art history professor Robert "Bob" MacLean Quinn yesterday in the Center for Creative Photography.

The professor, who gave his last lecture at the UA nearly 20 years ago, died Oct. 26 at age 82. He was remembered for making great and substantial contributions to the UA community during his long career.

"He was a fascinating raconteur and a captivating lecturer," said Cornelius Steelink, a former colleague of Quinn's who delivered a eulogy. [Read article]

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On the Spot

UA president used scholarship to buy ring for his wife, prefers Batman to Superman

Wildcat: My name's Nathan and you're On the Spot. Dr. Likins do you tango?

Likins: Do I tango? No, I don't.

Wildcat: Do you dance at all?

Likins: I love to dance. I met my wife at a dance when I was 13 and I've been dancing with her for 54 years.

Wildcat: Where did you propose to your wife? At a restaurant? In a field? [Read article]

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Flashback

Today

1963 Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy.

1859 British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," which explained his theory of evolution.

1985 The hijacking of an EgyptAir jetliner parked on the ground in Malta ended with 60 deaths when Egyptian commandos stormed the plane; two of the dead were shot by the hijackers. [Read article]

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photo Fast Facts

· The following words were all invented by Americans in the past 125 years: apartment house, appendicitis, barroom, blizzard, bloomers, cocktail, coeducation, electrocute, filibuster, gangster, hydrant, moron, mortician, nickelodeon, realtor, saloon, and telegram. The following words are all 20th century creations: beautician; bromide; buildup; dust bowl; highbrow; sundae; superhighway; and the verbs to audition, to package, and to vacation. The following terms have become part of American usage since 1945: balding, baby- sit, cutback, free-wheeling, genocide, giveaway, name-calling, rat race, soap opera, spot check, stateside, tape recording and top secret. [Read article]

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