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Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
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Gallery focuses on border

The UA Union Gallery is displaying artwork regarding border issues from 10 artists nationwide until Nov. 10.

The Western Humanities Alliance's 24th Annual Conference will have "Borders" on exhibit. Each artist has a unique perspective to share based on his or her own experiences with borders.

This nontraditional exhibit incorporates installation art, video shorts, propaganda and abstraction to encapsulate the range of perceptions and issues that surround the concept of borders.

Student awarded $10,000

The KPMG Foundation has awarded Robert Huber a $10,000 KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship to pursue his doctorate at the UA. The scholarship, for the 2005-2006 academic year is renewable for a total of five years at $10,000 a year. Before enrolling at the UA, Huber, a Tucsonan, earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Bernard J. Milano, president of the KPMG Foundation, said in a press release that he believes Mr. Huber "has learned that dedication, hard work and ambition pay off. Like all our scholarship recipients, he is a key to our country's future and we look forward to following his success after graduation."

New deputy director at Arizona Cancer Center

Scott J. Leischow, Ph.D., until recently a senior adviser for tobacco policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will become the Arizona Cancer Center's new deputy director for strategic partnerships and policy Nov. 14.

Leischow, who will also serve as a professor at the College of Medicine's Department of Family and Community Medicine, was a UA faculty member affiliated with the Arizona Cancer Center from 1991-2000. Leischow will help build strategic partnerships for preventing and treating cancer throughout Arizona and will work to build more effective linkages to the growing population of cancer survivors, according to a press release.

He also will help establish a behavioral oncology program at the center and continue his work on improving treatments for tobacco dependence.

Humanities program releases Harmony magazine

The Health Sciences Center's annual magazine for the humanities, Harmony, is available and can be purchased for $10 a copy. Harmony is and outgrowth of the College of Medicine's Medical Humanities Program. The program aims to raise awareness of the importance of training health care professionals to be ethical and humane. The magazine is a collection of art, essays, ideas, photographs, poetry and prose by students, residents and faculty, presenting many points of view about the art of medicine.

Submissions are welcome from students, faculty or staff affiliated with the UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy or Public Health. In addition to accepting literary and visual art, Harmony seeks editorial opinion pieces about any aspect of the practice of health care.



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