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Wednesday, October 27, 2005
photo Student found dead in union

19-year-old man falls from upper level; no signs of foul play found

A student's body was found in the basement of the Student Union Memorial Center yesterday morning.

A UA employee discovered the body of Gregory Thomas Bauer near Cellar in Wilbur's Underground around 6 a.m.

Police arrived shortly after, and the student was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tucson Fire Department, said Sgt. Eugene Mejia, University of Arizona Police Department spokesman. [Read article]

photo Neighbors: We're held captive by students

Communication key in fostering good relations

Reckless and unruly student behavior in neighborhoods near campus is annoying some long-time neighbors who have been forced to deal with loud noise, trash and vandalism.

Jason Pfeiffer, 32, a homeowner near North Mountain Road and East Lester Street, said his student-neighbors were pleasant at the beginning of the semester, but lately they've had a sudden change of attitude. [Read article]

photo Mentor lives on in scholarship

Disability specialist's final wish establishes fund to help students

A retired UA disability specialist who had a passion for mentoring students died last month, but students can still be influenced by her work through a scholarship that she left behind.

Sue Wilemon, who worked at the UA from 1983 to 2002, died at University Medical Center Sept. 21 after a brief struggle with gallbladder cancer. She was 68. [Read article]

Telescope's eye catches first look at close galaxy

The most powerful telescope in the world achieved a milestone two weeks ago when it captured its first image of a nearby galaxy.

With more than 20 years and $120 million invested, these first light images from the Large Binocular Telescope, to which the UA is a principal partner, signaled a shift from construction to cutting-edge astronomical research.

These "first light" images mean they are the first astronomical pictures to be taken since the telescope's construction. [Read article]

Quick Hits

Technology fair on UA Mall

The Computer and Technology Store, a division of UofA Bookstores, is hosting a technology fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today on the UA Mall.

Students and other members of the campus community can participation the exciting annual event.

Departments associated with the advancement of technology are contributing to the fair.

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase cutting-edge research projects and events that are happening within certain areas of expertise. [Read article]

Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • Massachusetts Puritans passed America's first law against gambling in 1638.

  • When traveling in Jordan, it is important for foreigners to know that the host may ask a visitor to stay for dinner. It is customary to refuse twice before accepting. Refuse seconds of any dish offered unless the host insists a couple of times, and even then accept only with a slight air of reluctance. [Read article]

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