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News Bites: April 29

Sock hop

Members of the UA College of Pharmacy student chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists held a dance for residents of St. Luke’s Home in Tucson last Friday. The dance, which was sock hop-themed, was held to thank the senior residents of St. Luke’s Home for their participation in some of the inter-professional clinics held by ASCP in the past year. The UA chapter of ASCP was founded in October 2013 and focuses on geriatrics and long-term care.

Origins of the chili pepper

A UA researcher was part of a team that discovered the original cultivation spot of the chili pepper. Gary Nabhan, an ethnobiologist and agroecologist at UA, was one of the researchers who found evidence to suggest that the first chili pepper was grown in the Valley of Tehuacan in central Mexico.

Life animating work

The Center for Creative Photography is hosting a special event on Thursday. The event is titled “Jumping Off Place: How My Life Animates My Work,” and focuses on the photography and artwork of Rosalind Fox Solomon, who will give a lecture to accompany her work. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Solomon’s photography will be highlighted on Friday as well.

Good citizens

The University of Arizona Police Department is holding a ceremony on Wednesday to recognize six members of the community who have aided UAPD through reporting crimes and suspicious activity, assisting others and staying vigilant. UAPD Chief of Police Brian Seastone will attend the event, which is titled “Partners with our Community,” to honor Zhuoran Wang, Hannah Sullivan, Andrew Garcia, Rick Harbaugh, Christopher Roper and Dearlynn Mae Crank.

ACA champion

Howard J. Eng, assistant professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change.” Eng is one of 11 people honored by the White House on April 24 for their work in educating Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans about the Affordable Care Act.

Running the marathon

UA alumna Jessica Kensky returned to the Boston Marathon to compete in the handcycle division of the race after losing her leg during the bombing last year. Kensky and her husband, Patrick Downes, were spectators at the finish line of the Marathon in 2013 when the bombs went off. The explosions caused both Kensky and her husband to lose their left legs. After nearly 30 surgeries, Kensky was able to return to the Boston Marathon, along with her husband. Kensky came in first in the handcycle division, finishing the race in 2:14:13.

-Follow assistant news editor Jazmine Foster-Hall on Twitter @Jazz_Foster

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