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Melinda Burke:  Wildcat for Life

Melinda Burke and her team at the University of Arizona Alumni Association (UAAA) have a daunting task to continually provide innovative programs and services to engage more than 260,000 UA alumni that live throughout the United States and in more than 150 countries around the globe. 
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Women of Influence honors Tucson’s best

Women of Influence honors Tucson’s best | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In front of an audience of more than 600 attendees at Inside Tucson’s Business’ 2016 Women of Influence awards, President and CEO of Long Realty Company Rosey Koberlein told executives, entrepreneurs, community leaders and others to take a moment of personal reflection with a dose of honesty. 
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Pecans a growing business in region

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The largest grove of irrigated pecan trees in the world lies just south of Tucson, where it’s been for the past 75 years. Green Valley Pecan Company maintains nearly a quarter of a million nut trees, 125,000 of them in their 12-mile-long, 7,000 acre property in Sahuarita with another 3,000 acres in San Simon and 800-plus acres in Georgia. 
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Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry | Inside Tucson Business

Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The well-dressed horse trainer with the signature white hair and dark sunglasses who was the darling of the sports media this spring got his start in the racing industry in the most unlikely of places. Before Bob Baffert trained the first Triple Crown winner in 47 years, he cultivated his tradecraft in Tucson.
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Six candidates running for four seats on state’s CAP water board | Inside Tucson Business

Six candidates running for four seats on state’s CAP water board | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The CAWCD has more than 400 employees who are responsible for system maintenance and operations, repayment obligations and creating water resource programs. A general manager and management team report to the board of directors.



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Quest for UA veterinary school is public vs. private battle | Inside Tucson Business

Quest for UA veterinary school is public vs. private battle | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
PHOENIX — Sen. Steve Pierce (R-Prescott) stood up on the Senate floor last week and attempted to get $4.2 million for the University of Arizona to start a veterinary program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Shortly after he finished talking, the nay votes overwhelmed the yeas, and the amendment was voted down.
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Sony PlayStation CEO tells how firm is going after new consumers | Inside Tucson Business

Sony PlayStation CEO tells how firm is going after new consumers | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Keeping up in the retail business is tricky. As social media erupts, the marketplace is changing and retailers need to stay on top of cutting-edge techniques to reach consumers.
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People In Action | Inside Tucson Business

New hires...

 

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures has hired Ben Collinsworth as museum outreach educator.

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Women of Influence honors Tucson’s best

Women of Influence honors Tucson’s best | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In front of an audience of more than 600 attendees at Inside Tucson’s Business’ 2016 Women of Influence awards, President and CEO of Long Realty Company Rosey Koberlein told executives, entrepreneurs, community leaders and others to take a moment of personal reflection with a dose of honesty. 
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Water will be a big key to Arizona’s future

Water will be a big key to Arizona’s future | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Build it, and they will come — well, not if there isn’t any water. 
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Pecans a growing business in region | Inside Tucson Business

Pecans a growing business in region | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The largest grove of irrigated pecan trees in the world lies just south of Tucson, where it’s been for the past 75 years. Green Valley Pecan Company maintains nearly a quarter of a million nut trees, 125,000 of them in their 12-mile-long, 7,000 acre property in Sahuarita with another 3,000 acres in San Simon and 800-plus acres in Georgia. 
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Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education | Inside Tucson Business

Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With drought continuing to grip the Southwest, a group armed with a $100,000 prize is out to encourage conservation and create awareness of water shortages through a website allowing individuals to create their own documentaries.
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Program hosts annual farm camps, partners with local organizations | Inside Tucson Business

Program hosts annual farm camps, partners with local organizations | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

We work, we learn, we have fun,” says Chris Lowen, Manager of Las Melpitas de Cottonwood Farm on the banks of the Santa Cruz River.

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When the brain drain hits home | Inside Tucson Business

The brain drain of University of Arizona graduates leaving Tucson to start and grow their careers elsewhere continues to be a frustration here.
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From pasture to product, UA Meat Sciences Lab offers students — and Tucsonans — a unique opportunity | Inside Tucson Business

From pasture to product, UA Meat Sciences Lab offers  students — and Tucsonans — a unique opportunity | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
From animals grazing in the field to those hanging in the meat locker, a group of University of Arizona agriculture students are getting the full livestock experience.
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