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The American dream of homeownership is alive and well, just as it was before the housing crisis hit. Despite the extreme fallout from the Great Recession, people still want a place to call their own. A place where they can raise a family, make memories and live comfortably. And, while purchasing a new home provides tremendous opportunity for families looking to improve their lives, the implications are even greater to the economy as a whole.
Democrats wanted to make college affordability a big political issue this year almost as much as NBC wanted David Gregory off “Meet the Press.”
This year's Architecture Week 2014, September 27 to October 5, promises a week of activities that combine great architecture with family activities, hike and bike tours, a celebration of Tucson's new Streetcar, and an 'edible' home tour.
Our modern world is changing faster than we can conceive and universities are at the forefront of progress. Often academic discoveries struggle to reach their intended markets, but a new and groundbreaking program launched at the University of Arizona will help ensure its best minds turn their original ideas into viable and profitable companies.
The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been actively developing a program to train veterinarians in Arizona and help improve animal and public health. Thanks to a foundational gift of $9 million from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, the UA will soon be the home of the state's first public veterinary medical and surgical program to train doctors of veterinary medicine.
The University of Arizona will have another record-setting year with the greatest number of incoming freshmen, the highest overall enrollment and greater student diversity, preliminary figures indicate.
(BPT) - Suzanne is a Las Vegas resident who spent nearly three decades fundraising for museums and universities until a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis in July of 2012 changed her life. Now MS keeps her from working full-time.
Amer Taleb's journalistic talent took him to Japan this summer, where he and other winners of the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition toured multiple cities on a nine-day study trip. While in Hiroshima, he bought a silver keychain in the shape of a coin that was inscribed with a charge to work toward a more peaceful world.
Agriculture is big business in Arizona, and industry leaders in Yuma County are teaming up with the University of Arizona to arm growers with science and information they need to swiftly tackle threats to their profitability.
The Princeton Review has named the University of Arizona one of the best higher education institutions in the nation for undergraduate education.
Jim Lamb is the new president of the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club for the 2014-2015 Rotary year. He and his wife Mary have resided in this community for fifteen years. They have two children and three grandchildren. Mary is an operating room nurse at The University of Arizona Medical Center.
Casa de los Niños today on Wednesday their newly elected Board Officers for a 3-year term starting in July 2014.
Four students have received 2014 Steve Engle Memorial / Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce scholarships.
Phoenix-headquartered Banner Health has reached an agreement with the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive model for academic medicine.
Alex Demeroutis loves her job. As Vice President and Events Director for the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, she gets plan events, help the economy, and most of all, she loves working with people.
Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) and surrounding jurisdictions have created a comprehensive blueprint to create 40,000 high-skilled, high-wage jobs in Tucson in the next five years.
1. U.S. pulls some Iraq embassy workers as insurgents boast of executions
Lorraine Morales, Ed.D., a student-centered leader with over a decade of wide-ranging administrative experience whose education journey was sparked when she obtained a high school equivalency, is the new president of Pima Community College’s Community Campus.
Officials from Mexico and the United States will meet at the University of Arizona next week to explore cross-border collaborations as part of a bilateral initiative established by President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The UA Office of Global Initiativeswill host the meeting, which will focus primarily on innovation and research opportunities.
Governor Jan Brewer today announced Patt Parker as the new Coordinator for Strategic Military Affairs, a role in which she will advise the governor on issues regarding the state’s military operations.
Ms. Parker will serve as the central coordinator for state, federal and local officials regarding executive, legislative and federal actions necessary to sustaining Arizona’s current military operations and enhancing our preparedness to respond to potential new missions. In coordination with the Military Affairs Commission and other entities, Ms. Parker will assist Arizona military officials and communities in identifying and appropriating resources for the planning and improvement of our state’s military installations, with the overall objective of protecting and enhancing the economic and defense interests of Arizona.
“Patt brings years of experience and expertise in public service, leadership and training and military affairs – including a keen familiarity with issues related to Base Realignment and Closure,” said Governor Brewer. “She is a welcome addition to this administration, and will play a valuable role in Arizona’s continued efforts to protect and strengthen our critical military operations and installations.”
“The Governor’s announcement of Patt Parker joining her staff is welcomed news, and underscores the importance the Governor places on Arizona being a military-friendly state,” said Lisa Atkins, Co-Chair of the Arizona Military Affairs Commission. Arizonans are grateful for the men, women and families who choose to serve, and our commitment to national defense is reflected by a strong track record of protecting and enhancing the military installations and missions located in our state. Patt’s leadership and experience will be invaluable to advancing that mission.”
Prior to joining Governor Brewer’s administration, Ms. Parker worked for the Department of Business and Economic Development in Baltimore, Maryland. She served as Deputy Director of Military and Federal Affairs, where she developed strategy related to BRAC, and was appointed as a member of the Governor’s Emergency Management Agency and Veterans Task Force. She previously was the President/Owner of Dio Sicuro, LLC, a Leadership Development and Coaching company in Huntingtown, Maryland; Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of the Army, Pentagon; and worked in Intelligence Operations for the U.S. Department of Defense. Ms. Parker received numerous awards for her work, including the Civilian Sustained Superior Award; DCI’s Meritorious Unit Citation; National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation; and Commander’s Award for Civilian Service.
"Governor Brewer’s appointment is both appropriate and timely,” said Ron Shoopman, President of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council and Brigadier General (ret.). “Defense cuts and sequestration now
Computer technology has changed the way consumers shop for everything from shoes to homes. Thanks to easy access to online data, 90 percent of homebuyers surveyed by the National Association of Realtors in 2012 said the Internet was their top information source when searching for a home (compared to just 27 percent who said they typically turned to newspaper ads first). Further, 62 percent of buyers who participated in the NAR poll reported that virtual tours propelled them to follow up with a personal visit to the homes they viewed online.
Three veterans attending the University of Arizona, along with the spouse of an Air Force member, have been named Tillman Military Scholars in honor of their years of service and academic and leadership potential.
Pima Community College recently appointed David Dore as the new Northwest Campus president. He will assume his new position July 1.