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Friday November 17, 2000

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Arizona State Museum named Smithsonian affiliate

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Program brings no extra money, but more fund-raising opportunities, director says

The Arizona State Museum became the second Smithsonian Institution affiliate in Arizona last week, joining the historical mining museum in Bisbee.

The affiliations program, which began in 1997, is a way for the Smithsonian to display their collections around the country, said George Gumerman, director of the Arizona State Museum.

This new program will emphasize outreach and exhibit design, and will also help the Arizona State Museum's expansion project in Rio Nuevo.

"We will tap into the expertise of the Smithsonian," Gumerman said. "And we (will) help them have a greater presence in the Southwest."

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UA researcher nabs highest science award

Great Depression led physicist to his field

An 87-year old physicist repeatedly presses "enter" on his computer keyboard, trying to read an attachment sent to him by e-mail.

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1st ever conference title within reach for Wildcats

Three seniors possibly playing in their last home match

With a win tomorrow against in-state rival Arizona State, the UA women's volleyball team will claim at least a share of its first ever Pacific 10 Conference title.

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Best present would be to lower tuition

It's that time of year again. Arizona's state universities begin asking for funding, in the form of tuition increases, like three big kiddies asking for Christmas presents. And, as the familiar refrain goes, "But, Mom, Dad, I really need a Super-Duper Whiz-Bang Dilly-bob with glow-in-the-dark paint and flashing lights!" Can you just hear President Peter Likins? "But ABOR, I really need students to give me $700 more each!" But does he? Do the universities really need a tuition increase above and beyond the rate of inflation?

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Former US poet laureate to give reading in Tucson

Event commemorates UA Poetry Center's 40th anniversary

The UA Poetry Center's decades-old tradition of bringing top poets to Tucson continues tonight as two-time United States Poet Laureate Robert Hass reads in celebration of the Center's 40th anniversary.

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