Worlds of Words

Acting on a desire to “do what we can while we’re living,” Jerry and Kathy Short made a $1 million gift to establish the Founders Endowed Chair in Education for Global Children’s and Adolescent Literature within the University of Arizona College of Education’s Worlds of Words.

Ben Stewart

University of Arizona alumni Guy Weinzapfel ’65, Bill Brown ’62 and Fred Pace ’62 learned to plan, design and construct buildings in an unlikely place. In 1958, the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture’s design studios were located in a former Safeway grocery store on Park Avenue, a block southwest of the college’s current location.

Statue on campus

According to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS, many employers, especially in high tech, say the most important skills for career success are critical thinking, communication, teamwork and the ability to be a lifelong learner. In fact, in one study done at Google, managers ranked such “soft skills” as the most valuable, while technical subject-matter skills ranked last.

Heritage Gallery

When new director Anne Breckenridge Barrett arrived on the job in January, the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography was in the middle of an exhibition pairing contemporary landscapes by Mark Klett with classic landscapes by Ansel Adams.


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