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    Suspect in prof’s death served 5 felony charges

    The man suspected of killing former UA professor Mac E. Hadley was charged with first-degree murder Monday.

    Marco Antonio Chavez, 31, is being held in Pima County Jail on $1 million bond, said Tucson Police Department Sgt. Decio Hopffer.

    In addition to first-degree murder, Chavez was also charged with arson of an occupied structure, first-degree burglary, possession of stolen property and grand theft auto – all felony charges, Hopffer said.

    Hadley, who taught cell biology and anatomy and had been at the UA since 1966, was found dead Nov. 15 in his home, which was set on fire, according to police reports.

    Hadley was shot in the head, and police believe he interrupted a burglary.

    Chavez has had previous charges of burglary and theft, according to public records.

    Bill Dickinson, a deputy county attorney with the Pima County Attorney’s Office, said he expects Chavez will attend an arraignment in about 10 days where he will have the formal criminal complaint read to him and can choose to enter into a plea agreement.

    Chavez’s trial date will not be set until after the arraignment, Dickinson said.

    Chavez was arrested in Nogales, Ariz., Nov. 18, and police found him with Hadley’s possessions, including his white 1996 Toyota Camry.

    UA student wins Marshall Scholarship

    A UA student has been selected to receive the Marshall Scholarship to study abroad for two years in the U.K.

    The “”thrilled”” Matt Stone will be heading to Scotland to study energy economics at the University of Dundee and will spend his second year studying international security at King’s College in London.

    “”It’s a huge honor,”” said Stone, an international studies and economics senior. “”It hasn’t quite settled in yet that I’m going to be going to school in Scotland next year.””

    Stone, a columnist at the Arizona Daily Wildcat, said he will study energy relations between China and Russia.

    The Marshall Scholarship goes to students who are not only outstanding in academics, but also show evidence of leadership and depth in their field of study, said Karna Walter, director of nationally competitive scholarships.

    “”They are looking for the students who will be the movers and shakers in their chosen areas of emphasis,”” Walter said.

    The UA generally submits three or four nominees to the scholarship board, and only 40 Marshall Scholars are chosen annually, Walter said.

    “”One of the things that make a Marshall Scholar stand out is not just that a student is bright, but that the student can handle himself well in many situations,”” Walter said. “”He is a good diplomat that will represent the U.S. in many settings.””

    Stone said the scholarship, named after former U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall, dates back to the 1950s, when Great Britain presented the U.S. with the scholarship money to thank the U.S. for helping rebuild Europe after World War II.

    “”Students are able to go to Great Britain to do their graduate study in their specific field on the British government’s tab,”” Stone said.

    Tuition, books and living expenses will be paid for, and a travel stipend will be provided for students to go home for the holidays, Stone said.

    The scholarship is valued at $60,000.

    Seven faculty members awarded fellowship in science

    Seven UA faculty members were selected by their peers to be named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    The faculty were honored as new fellows along with 449 other scientists across the nation.

    In order to become a fellow, you must be nominated by a fellow scientist, said Hans VanEtten, a professor of plant pathology and one of the recipients of the honor.

    VanEtten said a fellow’s nomination is “”primarily based on your research record and contribution to science.””

    “”It is very satisfying to be recognized by your fellow scientists,”” VanEtten said.

    VanEtten said credit must also go to the people who have worked alongside the science projects that have brought the new fellows to the spotlight.

    “”There is a community of people who have worked on the research,”” Van Etten said. “”They are primarily grad students who are obviously the best people to work with.””

    In addition to publishing the highly circulated Science and other science-related publications, AAAS works to help scientists advance their careers and promote science in communities, according to the AAAS Web site.

    The new AAAS fellows are:

    • George Timothy Bowden, professor of radiation oncology, cell biology and anatomy, and pharmacology and toxicology and chair of the Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
  • Hsinchun Chen, professor of management information systems and 1999 Andersen Consulting Professor of the Year
  • M. Bonner Denton, professor of chemistry and geosciences
  • Aden Baker Meinel, founding director of optical sciences and professor emeritus of optical sciences
  • Howard Ochman, professor of biochemistry, and molecular and cellular biology
  • Ian Pepper, a soil, water and environmental science professor and director of the National Science Foundation water quality center
  • Hans VanEtten, professor of plant pathology and microbiology
  • – Compiled by Natasha Bhuyan and Christina Foglia

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