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NEWS
Wednesday September 3, 2003
Business college hires more profs

New $250 fee pays to bring additional faculty for Eller College undergrads

Six-year tenure-eligible faculty have joined the Eller College of Business and Public Administration thanks to a $250 semester program fee implemented for undergraduates who entered the college this year.

The fee of $500 per semester for out-of-state students and $250 for in-state was approved last spring by the Arizona Board of Regents. It only affects those students newly accepted to the business school this semester and beyond. [Read article]

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Med dean search nearly complete

Students and faculty in the College of Medicine might know by the end of the week which of the three final candidates will be the new dean of their college.

The search, which rooted out about 40 candidates, on diversity by placing ads in medical journals written for women or minorities and calling health organizations with diverse staff, said Dr. Raymond Woosley, vice president for the Arizona Health Sciences Center. [Read article]

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photo Optics professor receives award for teaching, research advancements

Paraxial properties, material qualification, ellipsometry, aberrations, basic interferometers ¸ this may sound like a foreign language to most, but understanding this with ease has driven optical sciences professor James C. Wyant to the top of his field.

Wyant, director of the UA Optical Sciences Center, was awarded the 2003 Gold Medal by the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), for his contributions as a teacher and for his technological advancements in optical science. [Read article]

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photo Students fight to save school

Supporters of the School of Planning attended yesterday's town hall to ask President Peter Likins and Provost George Davis to take their school off the chopping block.

Approximately 20 supporters sat quietly in the back with their red "Save the School of Planning" shirts, listening to Likins and Davis discuss the future of their school.

Patricia Rogers, who said she hopes to enroll in the School of Planning, spoke about the elimination. [Read article]

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photo J.P. Benedict's family has long UA tradition

The Benedicts have made sure to pass one piece of life-altering advice on to future generations, "friends don't let friends go to ASU."

As the fourth generation in his family to attend the UA, J.P. Benedict, ASUA president, has been bombarded with Wildcat pride from relatives who bleed red and blue.

"There's just something about the school, it has a strong tradition, very loyal alumni, and I just love the school and UA sports," Benedict said. [Read article]

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On the spot

Senior wants homeless to steal his ╬cool' old broken television, burned arm while making pasta on grill

Wildcat: Hi, my name's Nathan.

Peru: Nathan, what's up man?

Wildcat: And you're On the Spot.

Peru: Oh, I always wanted to be On the Spot. On the backside of the front page?

Wildcat: Yeah.

Peru: Yeah. I always wanted to be On the Spot. [Read article]

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photo Fastfacts

Things you always never wanted to know

· The teddy bear was named for Theodore Roosevelt. When presented with a koala from Australia, Roosevelt, whose fondness for animals was well-known, so praised the creature that a copy of it was made for children. Called the "teddy bear" in the President's honor, the toy soon caught on and became a standard item on every child's shelf. [Read article]

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People & Places

UA channel debuts live call-in math show to help students

Tutors from the University of Arizona math department will be taking calls and solving problems on the air on "Do the Math," a new series premiering Thursday, Sept. 4, on the UA Channel. The program will air live every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. throughout the school year. "Do the Math" helps students and parents better understand math concepts, and supports teachers through presentations and innovative teaching techniques. [Read article]

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