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Monday, November 21, 2005
photo Making her mark: Freshman opens own flagship cosmetics shop

After winning contest, makeup sold out in stores nationwide

A UA student took her first leap into the glamorous world of high fashion and cosmetic design by unveiling her full line of cosmetic products and the celebrating the opening of her flagship store on Friday.

Gabrielle "Gaby" Miller, a pre-business freshman, embarked on her career a year ago when her Cry Baby gossamer and nail color was picked out of tens of thousands of entries to win the Chanel and Seventeen Magazine Colour of the Year contest. [Read article]

400 give time to charity events

Low faculty turnout tempers enthusiasm

Although nearly 400 students showed up for Saturday's All Campus Philanthropy event, organizers were disappointed with the lack of faculty and staff volunteers.

The University Activities Board's Project Volunteer Committee organized the philanthropy event, which is in its 19th year at the UA.

Hanees Haniffa, executive director of Project Volunteer, said he thought the event was an overall success because no issues such as inadequate volunteers or insufficient places to work had come up. [Read article]

photo Bids, bets fund AIDS research

Students, campus assist with local charity tradition for first time in event's history

The Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom was filled with Tucson's philanthropically minded who came to enjoy an evening of bidding and betting for a good cause Saturday evening.

The Jerôme Beillard Festival for Life, an annual charity auction benefiting the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, was hosted at the UA over the weekend for the first time in the event's 17-year history. [Read article]

Quick Hits

UA researcher to travel to Antartica on meteorite hunt

UA lunar and planetary laboratory research specialist Jani Radebaugh will travel to Antarctica as part of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites program.

Radebaugh and 14 others plan to collect pieces of meteorites, which include pieces from the moon and Mars. Radebaugh will be stationed for five weeks during the Antarctic summer, which has temperatures of minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. [Read article]

photo Fair promotes student safety

Women's resource center, UAPD among groups at SafeRide-sponsored event

Different clubs and groups were scattered along the UA Mall on Friday, distributing information from their booths about the services they provide for the safety of students and the campus community.

SafeRide sponsored the second annual Campus Safety Fair and hosted representatives from the Women's Resource Center, Parking and Transportation Services, the University of Arizona Police Department, the Brewster Center and the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault. [Read article]

Conference discusses minority diversity in health care careers

Many ethnic groups underrepresented in medical professions in United States

The lack of representation of minorities in medical fields and the inadequate health care that results was one of the primary themes of a diversity conference Saturday.

A recent report from the Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce Together found that while blacks, Hispanics and American Indians make up more than a quarter of the U.S. population, they are only employed as 9 percent of the country's nurses, 6 percent of its physicians and 5 percent of its dentists. [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • Australian scientists have identified some species of baby spiders that bite off the limbs of their mothers and slowly dine on them over a period of weeks. The researchers hypothesize the maternal sacrifice keeps the young from eating one another.

  • Father's Day is the holiday on which there are the greatest number of collect calls made in the U.S. [Read article]

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