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Tuesday, November 15, 2005
photo UMC: 'Cool' new option for patients

University Medical Center's department of emergency medicine is participating in a "cool" new study that may mean good news for victims of cardiac arrest.

UMC is one of many hospitals across the country participating in RESCUE, an 18-month study sponsored by Medivance, which examines the benefits of lowering body temperature with a machine versus traditional means of lowering temperature with ice packs and cold water blankets. [Read article]

photo TV sex rampant, study finds

Teens imitate behavior on television, not parents' example, researchers say

A group of UA researchers think more safe sex programs need to be shown on TV after their study found that sexual content on the airwaves nearly doubled in the last eight years.

The team of UA researchers, Dale Kunkel, Karen Eyal and Edward Donnerstein, has been conducting research every two years that studies the frequency of sexual content on television programs. [Read article]

photo UA Visitors Center finally finds a home

The Visitors Center has finally found a permanent home after being displaced by the construction of the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center several years ago.

The new home of the Visitors Center, 811 N. Euclid Ave., is twice the size of its former location with almost 4,800 square feet to greet newcomers to the UA, said Visitors Center Director Heather Lukach.

With ample space, the center will offer kiosks for the UA Press and the UofA Bookstore, as well as an area to buy tickets from UApresents, rotating UA exhibits and two wide-screen televisions running the UA cable channel, Lukach said. [Read article]

photo Career Services: Internships supply skills

Last summer, James Walter, a junior majoring in English, scanned the classifieds pages of the newspaper looking for an internship.

Now Walter is working as an intern at the Tucson office of Rep. Jim Kolbe, which he said involves communicating with Kolbe's constituents and other government agencies.

"It's been really interesting and rewarding being part of a government office," Walter said. "The best part was getting better people skills." [Read article]

photo Animator draws tips for industry

A class of students had the chance last night to peer into the creative and business world of one of America's most successful independent animators.

Bill Plympton, a renowned illustrator and cartoonist best known for his sketchy colored pencil style and drab suit-wearing characters who invariably befall some strange and violent fate, spoke to about 50 students in professor Craig Caldwell's class, art 268: Understanding Computer Animation. [Read article]

Quick Hits

$25 Rec Center expansion fee vote today

Students can vote today and tomorrow on the referendum to extend the $25-per-semester Student Recreation Center fee past 2011.

If the majority of students vote yes, the fee remains and additions to the Rec Center will be made, such as a 32,000-square-foot weight room, leisure pool, climbing wall, sand volleyball court and multipurpose activity court. [Read article]

Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • X-rays of the "Mona Lisa" show there are three different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo da Vinci, under the final portrait.

  • In the U.S., federal law states that children's TV shows may contain only 10 minutes of advertising per hour and on weekends the limit is 10 1/2 minutes.

  • There are about 226,000 trees in New York's Central Park. [Read article]

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