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NEWS
Friday, September 17, 2004
photo Football's student section capped

Lower-level section filled; reserved seats available

The UA athletics department, along with Associated Students of the University of Arizona, has placed a cap on student seat availability for Wildcat football games in the Zona Zoo student section of Arizona Stadium.

Hundreds of students had to be rerouted to open sections of the stadium because a greater number than initially anticipated showed up for last weekend's game between the Wildcats and visiting University of Utah, said Russell Dean, director of sales for the UA athletics department. [Read article]

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Prof recognized for cancer work

A UA cancer researcher will receive international recognition in October for his work on skin and colon cancer prevention.

Dr. David Alberts, director of Cancer Prevention and Control for the Arizona Cancer Center, will receive the Third Annual Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research from the American Association for Cancer Research.

Alberts, a professor for the UA College of Medicine and member of the Arizona Board of Regents, will present a lecture about preventing skin and colon cancer when he receives the award at a convention in Seattle, Oct. 16-20. [Read article]

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photo Bracelets more than fashion statement

Sporting Lance Armstrong's yellow wristband is becoming quite the trend these days, but some UA students realize that the wristband is more than a fashion statement.

The rubber wristbands, in the color of Armstrong's jersey during the Tour de France, are being sold for $1 at various stores and online. All proceeds benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation to support cancer research.

Engraved with the words "Live Strong," the wristbands have made public appearances on numerous actors and other athletes at the 2004 Olympic Games. [Read article]

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photo Program wants UA students as future teachers

The nationwide Teach for America program will kick off its UA recruiting campaign at the end of this month.

Teach for America, a nonprofit organization that seeks to place people in teaching positions for two years in low-income rural and urban communities, will be searching for upcoming graduates from any major.

"There are not many programs in existence where you can make an immediate impact at the age of 22," said LaLona Hughes, TFA regional recruiting director. [Read article]

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'Old people' shirt hopes to bring out young voters

To encourage young people to vote, free T-shirts that read, "Voting is for Old People" will be given to each person who promises to wear it while they vote on Nov. 2.

The T-shirts, produced by Vintage Vantage, were taken off Urban Outfitters' shelves in February after several individuals complained that the T-shirt discouraged young people from voting.

"Hopefully we can make some sort of difference in voter turnout, that's the main goal," said John Foster-Keddie, the founder of Vintage Vantage and creator of the T-shirt. [Read article]

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Word Up

Quotes from around campus and the world

"My mom's a single mom and she's so proud, she cries when I talk about graduating."
- Elizabeth Clifton, history senior, responding to the decision to cancel December commencement. Clifton will be the first in her family to graduate, and has spent $85,000 on her education here.

"My firstborn goes here. But his brother will not come to this school if this is how students are treated."
- Dianna Vanmarter, mother of Thomas Vanmarter, communications senior, on the cancellation of December commencement. [Read article]

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photo Fast Facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • One the stone temples of Madura in southern India has more than 30 million carved images of gods and goddesses.

  • Before the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1952, 25 percent of the males in the country were Buddhist monks.

  • Berengaria, Queen of England and wife of Richard the Lionhearted, never set foot in England. She lived in Italy most of her life, while her husband was off on adventures and crusades. [Read article]

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