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NEWS
Tuesday, October 5, 2004
photo Ex-UA president's name will grace facility he conceptialized

The Integrated Learning Center will be named after Manuel T. Pacheco, UA's 19th president, in a ceremony at the ILC tomorrow.

"We're not abandoning the phrase Integrated Learning Center, we're just naming the Integrated Learning Center after the president who was in office when the concept was developed," said UA President Peter Likins.

The concept for the ILC was developed during Pacheco's presidency, but was built during Likins' presidency and completed in 2001. It cost $26 million. [Read article]

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Undeclared students can meet their majors at fair

Students who have not chosen a major will have the opportunity to get information on more than 80 majors and to have their questions and concerns answered by department representatives at the Meet Your Major Fair tomorrow.

The symposium will be held at the Student Union Memorial Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bess Ecelbarger, an advising specialist in the University School, home to "undeclared" or "exploratory" students at UA, said the major fair is convenient because representatives from different majors are all gathered in one room. [Read article]

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photo Drug, alcohol use up, DUIs down at UA

Between 2000 and 2003, while reports of alcohol violations increased from 230 to 277, reports of DUIs dropped by more than a third, according to police reports. Reports of drug violation increased from 124 to 146, and drug related arrests increased from 118 to 243.

The statistics in the 2003 University of Arizona Police Department's Campus Safety and Security Report vary due to outside influences, police officials say. [Read article]

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photo Students show off research at forum

Undergraduate students who spent the summer doing research across the country and around the world presented their work yesterday at the Undergraduate Research Forum.

Eight students, all participants in the McNair Achievement Program, traveled to Australia, Africa and throughout the United States to conduct research in fields such as chemistry, immunology, anthropology and plant sciences.

Andrew Huerta, assistant program director for the McNair Program, said research performed as an undergraduate is important for students interested in going to graduate school. [Read article]

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photo Senate OKs elimination of health professions

Faculty Senate approved the proposed elimination of the School of Health Professions and Medical Technology Program yesterday, bringing them one step closer to complete termination.

The eliminations were originally proposed in fall 2003 in accordance with Focused Excellence, a UA initiative aiming to strengthen certain programs in order to narrow the focus of the university.

UA President Peter Likins proposed the elimination because the School of Health Professions is the only school at the UA that is not part of an existing college. [Read article]

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photo Republicans protest Moore visit

The University of Arizona College Republicans are petitioning due to Michael Moore's scheduled appearance Oct. 11, which they say is unbalanced because of a lack of a conservative speaker of the same prominence.

Despite the fact that Moore's appearance will be paid for solely by ticket sales and not ASUA funds, the petition asks ASUA to sponsor a conservative speaker of equal name recognition. [Read article]

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Students with no etiquette can learn to eat properly tonight

More than 75 students who can't tell their salad fork from their dinner fork or their wine glass from their water glass will gather in the Rincon Room in the Student Union Memorial Center tonight to brush up on basic dining etiquette in a business environment.

For many people who've had dinner with their boss or an interview over lunch, dining tends to become an adventure and a self-conscious experience, said Marcia Klipsch, assistant director of the Center for Retailing and Consumer Sciences. [Read article]

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photo Fast Facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • A tuna can swim 100 miles in a single day.

  • The average American eats more than 22 pounds of tomatoes every year. More than half this amount is eaten in the form of ketchup and tomato sauce.

  • Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa have never adopted Daylight Savings Time.

  • The nation of Bangladesh covers approximately the same land area as the state of Wisconsin. It ranks eighth in population among all the world's countries. [Read article]

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