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Kitchell Tops Off UA Health Sciences Building

 

Via azbigmedia.com

The commemorative last steel beam was put into place recently at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building project in Tucson, a world-class center designed to be the vanguard for inter-professional health professions education in the United States.

“We have experienced a tremendous evolution in the types of facilities we are building to accommodate today’s complex healthcare climate,” said Kitchell Contractors President Steve Whitworth. “Working on this facility extends our experience on hospitals and community health clinics to higher education, and we couldn’t be more pleased about contributing to the changing landscape on the University of Arizona campus.” Kitchell is the project’s general contractor.

The $165 million facility broke ground last year. Designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects with Tucson-based Swaim Architects, the 10-story, 220,000-square-foot building is located on the west side of the Arizona Health Sciences Campus, north of the Bio5 building off East Helen Street and North Cherry Avenue. The project is envisioned to foster collaboration among multidisciplinary teams of students and faculty in all four colleges: medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Classrooms can accommodate as many as 150 people in a flexible “flipped classroom” format, which prioritizes group work over lectures. The building also includes a special events space that allows for more than 1,000 people.

 

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Arizona Business Leaders Pushing To Increase Education Sales Tax

Via tucson.com

PHOENIX — A plan by business leaders to ask voters for a 1.5-cent sales tax increase for education on the 2020 ballot could set the stage for an expensive battle with Gov. Doug Ducey and his Koch brothers allies.

The plan’s newly disclosed specifics include $660 million to extend the 0.6-cent sales tax that voters first approved in 2000 to fund education. That levy will self-destruct in 2021 unless specifically reauthorized.

Ducey has already said he supports making that tax permanent.

 

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How Gov. Ducey’s $1 Billion Bonding Bill Will Be Spent

 

Via azbigmedia.com

Strategic investments by both the public and private sectors over the years has proven to be successful in creating new jobs and innovations, producing meaningful and lasting economic development impacts that will span generations.

For instance, a $500 million strategic investment in 2003 by the state for university infrastructure began an era of industry growth that has reportedly resulted in a 7:1 return on investment or $3.5 billion. In turn, Arizona’s Bioscience Industry increased its number of jobs in bioscience related fields by 49 percent, which is nearly four times the national average.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey aims to build on that success after signing a landmark $1 billion investment plan in May to accommodate the growing long-term needs of Arizona’s higher education system in order to best serve future generations and provide the workforce of tomorrow.

 

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UA Tech Park On Tucson’s South Side Is At Least A decade Out

 

Via tucson.com

As shoppers flock to a bustling shopping center on Tucson’s south side, 240 acres of adjacent land destined to become housing and a tech park sit vacant and will likely remain that way over the next decade.

Tucson Marketplace at The Bridges, off of Interstate 10 and Kino Parkway, has over the last two years become home to Costco, Dave & Buster’s, Walmart, Century Theater and Starbucks.

The undeveloped plot of land to the north is where a University of Arizona Tech Park, hotel, conference center and a housing development were supposed to be built. A document from the Tucson Development Services Department detailing the master plan for the complex, dated February 2007, indicates that the plans are now more than a decade old.

 

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ASU Price Tag Jumps $7 Million For North Phoenix Center

Via kjzz.org

 

ASU plans to build its Health Solutions Innovation Center (HSIC) near the Mayo Clinic, off the Loop 101.

When it was pitched over the summer, ASU wanted to be reimbursed $1.3 million for initial infrastructure costs, like street paving and water and sewer lines. At that time, Councilwoman Thelda Williams said it amounted to pennies and nickels compared to what the city spends.

There were no comments during Wednesday’s council meeting when members unanimously approved an extra $7 million for public infrastructure. A city report said it will cover a public pedestrian-bicycle bridge and public street and sidewalk improvements. ASU will be reimbursed after improvements are made.

 

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University of Arizona Ranks 77th On Best Global Universities List

 

tucson.com

The University of Arizona was ranked 77th out of 1,250 schools in 74 countries in the newest U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities ranking.

ASU ranked 134 and NAU ranked 654.

Harvard was ranked No. 1 overall, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford and the University of California-Berkeley. The United Kingdom’s University of Oxford was ranked No. 5.

 

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New Coconino County Job Training Program

 

Via lakepowelllife.com

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino County Career Center is launching an innovative job-training program this month to reach individuals ages 16 to 24 who are not in school and not working. StartHere offers these individuals training, resources, mentors, internships and jobs with community businesses.

The initiative kicks off at 2 p.m., Oct. 19, in Bushmaster Park with a public celebration with food, T-shirt giveaways, pickup basketball and a hands-on spray chalk gallery.

“The County is reaching out to individuals who are not in school and not working, and providing a supportive environment for them,” said Chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors Liz Archuleta. “We will facilitate a training program to connect the youth with local businesses so they can get job experience and learn new skills. This will empower these individuals to grow into an integral part of our community.”

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Prescott school Ranked As Nation’s Top Aerospace Engineering Program

Prescott school ranked as nation’s top aerospace engineering program

PHOENIX — A school in Prescott was ranked this week as having the nation’s best aerospace-aeronautical-astronomical combined engineering program.

U.S. News and World Report said Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus beat out both the United States Air Force Academy and California Polytechnic State University for the top spot on the list.

“This No. 1 ranking reflects the caliber of our faculty, and is exemplified by the quality and hard work of our students and alumni,” Mark Sensmeier, the aerospace engineering department chair, said in a press release.

The school also fared well on the list of best undergraduate engineering schools that do not offer a doctorate. Embry-Riddle was ranked 14th on the list of 200 schools.

 

 

 

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UA Optics Expertise Fuels $3.7M In US Funding

 

Via uanews.arizona.edu

Robert Norwood, a University of Arizona professor of optical sciences, has been awarded $3.7 million by the Department of Energy’s Advance Research Programs Agency to make significant advances in the efficiency of both photovoltaic and concentrated solar technologies.

The agency, known as ARPA-E, selects technology development projects based on their ability to enhance the nation’s economic and energy security. Successfully selected projects promise to help reduce energy-related emissions, improve energy efficiency in all economic sectors, and ensure the U.S. maintains a technological advantage in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.

“Dr. Norwood’s selection for two ARPA-E projects is a testament to the outstanding value of his research in optics and photonics for the nation — but it also brings tremendous benefit to our students,” said Thomas Koch, dean of the College of Optical Sciences. “Dr. Norwood’s work exemplifies the vast contributions that optical sciences makes as an enabling technology for our future. In this case, it is energy, but its impact ranges from national security to biomedicine, communications and entertainment technology.”

“The Department of Energy’s recognition and funding of the work being done in the College of Optical Sciences is gratifying,” UA President Robert C. Robbins said. “Energy security is one of the greatest challenges we face as a society, and the work of Dr. Norwood and his colleagues is an example of the University of Arizona’s leadership in this critical area of innovation. I am proud that the UA is at the leading edge of advancements in harnessing the potential of solar energy and maximizing its related technologies.”

 

“One of the chief limitations of solar energy is the large area that is required to generate useful amounts of energy,” Norwood said. “Our MOSAIC program will enable cost-effective reduction of this area by 50 percent.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Ben-Gurion University Signs Research Deals With Arizona, Mexico Counterparts

 

Via timesofisrael.com

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of Arizona (UA), and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) have formed a trilateral agreement to cooperate on research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The agreement was signed during a visit earlier this month by delegations from the two universities to BGU. The accord includes knowledge-sharing and collaboration between BGU’s Advanced Technologies Park (ATP), UA Tech Parks Arizona in Tucson and UNAM’s high-tech initiatives, the Israeli university said in a statement on Sunday.

The framework is meant to encourage innovation in five main areas: developing joint projects, cooperation between the three technology transfer companies of the universities, joint development of applied research, ties to industry, and developing ties between the universities’ high-tech parks and high-tech initiatives.

 

 

 

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