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OSIRIS-REx’s First Instrument Arrives for Integration Into the Spacecraft

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
The first of five instruments that will map and analyze asteroid Bennu as part of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission has arrive at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems facility and awaits integration into the spacecraft structure.

New Major in American Indian Studies at UA

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
Program will make the UA more attractive to Native and non-Native students interested in studying the history, socioeconomic issues and environments of Native communities in the U.S.

Meet the UA North Valley Team

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
Students have the opportunity to earn a UA Bachelor of General Studies degree by taking classes on the Paradise Valley Community College campus.

Award-Winning Program Introduces Youth to Museum

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
Mapping Q, a program at the UA Museum of Art that introduces LGBTQ youth to art, recently received the SAAF Volunteer Award for Original Contribution. Chelsea Farrar, the museum's assistant curator for education, developed the program.

UA Recognized for Innovation and Impact

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities awards an elite designation to the University for its ability to translate research into technology innovation and commercialization.

Undergraduate Researchers Are Off to the Czech Republic

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
Carol Bender, director of the UA's Undergraduate Biology Research Program, launched a 10-week program that sent 10 students to the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Breakthrough for Planet Hunters

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
A new optical component developed by astronomers at the UA and Leiden University in the Netherlands pushes the capability of detecting alien planets closer to their host stars than ever before.

UA Researcher in PBS Series on Early Humans

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
Michael Hammer appears as one of the experts in "First Peoples," a five-part series examining how Homo sapiens moved around the globe to become its dominant human species. The series premieres Wednesday night.

OSIRIS-REx Team Prepares for Next Step

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
The various instruments that will enable OSIRIS-REx to safely travel to the asteroid Bennu, take a sample and return it to Earth are being readied for shipment to the spacecraft's assembly facility.

New Support for Student Retention in Study of Science

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
With $300,000 in new private foundation funding, more community college transfer students will be recruited to pursue degrees in the College of Science as part of the UA's ongoing STEM education efforts.

UA to Establish Center for Mexican Studies

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
UA President Ann Weaver Hart has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new Center for Mexican Studies in partnership with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

New Operations Team for UA Presents

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
The Nederlander Organization and Broadway in Tucson general manager Lendre Kearns are expected to bring "a track record of success" to Centennial Hall productions.

Students Can Earn CALS Nutrition Minor Online

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
The UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Nutritional Sciences is now offering online courses for its nutrition minor during each summer and winter session.

Children, Families Immersed in Art and Literacy

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
The UA Museum of Art is hosting Art Sprouts, an art-making and story-time program for children and families that extends the University's land-grant mission in an interactive way.

UA Initiative to Aid Large Brazilian City

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
The mayor of Fortaleza, which has 2.6 million people and faces an assortment of urban problems, is UA alumnus Roberto Cláudio Rodrigues Bezerra.

Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
Entomologist Bruce Tabashnik and history professor Julia Clancy-Smith bring the University's total number of Regents' Professors to 99. Vicente Talanquer, Henrietta "Etta" Kralovec and Frans Tax have been named Distinguished Professors. The five will be honored formally in the fall.

For Father's Day, Here Are 5 Ways Dads Matter

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
UA researchers weigh in on how involved dads can make a difference, from the way they play with their children to the example they set for future fathers.

'Tough Phase' for Cotton Growers, UA Dean Says

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
Arizona’s water deliveries from the Colorado River may be cut as soon as next year, and that scenario doesn’t bode well for agriculture in the state.

UA Grad Leads STEM Teaching Fellows

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
At a time when STEM is a critical education focus in preparing students for careers, a UA College of Education alumnae has helped a team of educators place in a nationally competitive STEM-focused program.

UA Center Studies the Link Between Climate and Civilization

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:50am
The new, interdisciplinary Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment is tackling the mysteries of how the "cradle of civilization" dealt with deluges and droughts.