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The UA College of Science's popular Science Cafés represent an important educational and outreach effort aimed at breaking down barriers between the scientific community and general public. This fall's slate of talks will wrap up with subjects of general community interest in the areas of behavioral sciences and environmental research.
The UA is one of only 16 universities in the U.S. chosen by the Institute of International Education to participate in the International Academic Partnership Program. The program works to build the capacity of institutions and provide a global environment of partnership and exchange for students and faculty.
The Warren Underpass near the UA campus has reopened to pedestrians after being closed for nearly a year while tracks were laid for Tucson's Sun Link streetcar. Because the underpass will be shared by the streetcar, motorized vehicles and golf carts are prohibited in the area, and bicyclists must walk their bikes through the underpass.
The Giant Magellan Telescope’s third primary mirror was unveiled at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab on Friday. The UA is producing a total of seven mirrors. They'll be combined into a light-gathering surface 80 feet in diameter - creating the largest telescope ever built.
A new book co-edited by two UA psychology faculty members explores how death – and fear of death – is portrayed in film. "Death in Classic and Contemporary Film: Fade to Black" features essays by psychologists, philosophers, film critics, screenwriters and academics. They look at how "the end" as it is depicted in dramas, comedies, horror movies and even superhero flicks.
UA alumnus and three-time Tony Award-winning scenic and costume designer Scott Pask has been named the University's commencement speaker. Pask will give his remarks at the fall commencement, happening Dec. 21 ceremony at the UA's McKale Memorial Center.
The UA volleyball team is bound for California to compete in the NCAA Tournament. It is the 25th time the team has earned a spot in the tournament since 1981.
The UA College of Nursing has been named one of the most "cutting-edge" nursing schools in the nation in recognition of its teaching, research impact, service and opportunities. The college's mission is to be the premier learning community for transforming health care, while valuing excellence, balance, social responsibility and creativity.
UA faculty members Malcolm Hughes, Katrina Marie Miranda and Diana E. Wheeler have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor is only bestowed upon those individuals who maintain a proven record of advancing knowledge and applications determined to be scientifically or socially distinguished.
An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. Weighing in at 11 times Jupiter’s mass and orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance, planet HD 106906 b is unlike anything in our own Solar System and defies current planet formation theories.
UA junior running back Ka'Deem Carey has been named the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the first-ever Arizona player to receive the honor. Carey is Arizona's all-time career rushing leader with 4,070 yards and is currently the nation's No. 2 rusher with 156 yards per game. He also is a Doak Walker Award finalist and Heisman Trophy and All-America candidate.
"An Unfolding Legacy" is a series of events highlighting the UA Museum of Art's history, evolution and collection, and the important role played by donor support. Today, the UAMA holdings include works by globally recognized artists like Mark Rothko, Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol, and also collectively speak to seven centuries of art, social, cultural and political histories and realities around the world.
Chieri Kubota came to the UA from Japan with many goals, including growing strawberries hydroponically in the desert Southwest. Her focus is flavor over shelf life. Her goal is to test varieties and high-tech growing methods – then work with greenhouse growers to cultivate strawberries in the winter for local farmers markets, grocers and restaurants. Little did she know that in the 1890s Arizona was famous for its luscious off-season strawberry crop.
UA researcher Armin Sorooshian and his research team recently conducted two aircraft field studies to investigate haze, dust and smoke – those little-understood ubiquitous aerosol particles. In studying the properties of such particles in the atmosphere, the team is working to help scientists to better understand aerosol-cloud interactions and predict climate change.
After UA School of Journalism student Drew Gyorke died in a vehicle wreck earlier this year, his family and friends began raising money toward an endowment fund. With $20,000 raised so far, the Drew Nicolas Gyorke Memorial Photojournalism Fund has since been established at the UA. The fund will provide scholarship awards to journalism students who participate in a photojournalism competition held each semester at the UA.
The UA's Sky School program brings K-12 Tucson students out of the city to the astronomical observatory atop Mt. Lemmon, where they explore, learn about science and the natural world, and design their own experiments under the guidance of UA graduate student scientists.