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September 25, 2014
University of Arizona receives $50 million bequest from philanthropist who was widow of long-time anthropology professor.
"A Tucson philanthropist and the widow of an eminent University of Arizona professor has left the school $50-million, a gift that pushes the university past the $1-billion mark in a $1.5-billion capital campaign, The Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Star write. The donation from the estate of Agnese Nelms Haury, who died in March at age 90, will fund scholarships and research in the fields of ecology, social justice, and the Southwest and establish an environmental prize, said Joaquin Ruiz, the university’s dean of science." -- the Chronicle of Philanthropy