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The Hero's Journey
Brett Rapkin ’00 is an Emmy-winning producer, writer and director as well as the founder and CEO of production company Podium Pictures. One major throughline of Rapkin’s films is sports, while an emerging thread in much of his work is the importance of mental health.
Cancer Center Gets $1.1M Gift for Holistic Cancer Care
A $1.1 million gift will support the development of a University of Arizona Cancer Center program that aims to integrate traditional medicine and therapies with Western cancer treatments to improve health outcomes, build resiliency for survival and encourage patient well-being.
Paying it Forward
When she was graduating from the University of Arizona, Kristina Boynova received an award for distinguished achievement. Now, seven years later, Boynova has established the Natalia and Nadezhda Gaganova Award, an annual financial award given to a communication major who has demonstrated perseverance in their academic journey.
University Mourns Loss of Renowned Mineral Exploration Geologist and Philanthropist J. David Lowell
University of Arizona alumnus and advocate J. David Lowell, considered one of the mining industry's most successful entrepreneurs, leaves a legacy of transformational generosity at his alma mater, where his passing has been met with recollections of his accomplishments and contributions.
Brain Research for the Ages
When Barnes became interested in brain aging, the picture was bleak, literally and figuratively. Standing in a library in 1972, she turned the page of one of the few available books on brain aging to diagrams of brain cells and saw what looked like progressive deterioration at different ages in humans.
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At Nearly $335M, Giving to UA Foundation Breaks Record
Supporters are bringing the UA’s $1 billion endowment goal closer. This year’s gifts included significant investments in students and faculty.
John Paul Schaefer Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences Created
The John Paul Schaefer Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences is the fourth of recently announced endowed chairs associated with James C. Wyant's $20 million gift to the Wyant College of Optical Sciences.
New Gifts Announced at Arizona Assurance Program Celebration
The University of Arizona Foundation recently hosted a celebration of the Arizona Assurance Program and fundraiser Edie Auslander. Supporters announced two major gifts made in honor of Auslander.