Business and Law

March 22, 2017
The UA is now a hub for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's pro bono program. Under the initiative, Arizona residents who want to file a patent application can apply for assistance.
The UA's Han Jiang and his colleagues explored what influences CEOs' decisions to stay or go when business is bad.
March 15, 2017
The strength of an executive's social network may influence whether he or she stays or goes when a company starts to falter, according to new research led by the UA. CEOs who have strong personal relationships with business colleagues and key external stakeholders are less likely to jump ship.
Conference speakers will discuss the evolution of shopping and how retailers can integrate the digital and in-store shopping experience.
March 7, 2017
The UA's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing has announced the presenters for the 21st annual Global Retailing Conference, set for April 20 and 21 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson.
A disc made of the new UA-invented Acrete material (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Feb. 21, 2017
A new substitute for concrete has a number of advantages over traditional Portland cement and goes by the name Acrete, a combination of “Arizona” and “concrete.”
Feb. 8, 2017
With the world at our fingertips, the notion of being "lost" has become almost inconceivable, says Laura Brandimarte, a UA assistant professor of management information systems.
Budweiser's ad stood out for Ed Ackerley, an adjunct instructor of marketing in the Eller College of Management, who has been evaluating Super Bowl ads for two decades. (Photo courtesy of Anheuser-Busch)
Feb. 6, 2017
A panel of five explains why commercials such as the Anheuser-Busch ad work well while others such as the Kia ad featuring Melissa McCarthy come up a little short.
The Codelucida founding team, from left: David Declercq, professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France; CEO Shiva Planjery; and Bane Vasic, UA professor of electrical and computer engineering. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Feb. 3, 2017
Codelucida, which commercializes error-correction technology for data storage and communications, has raised approximately $700,000 in a round of angel investment funding.
Douglas Loy, shown here presenting at an NSF I-Corps session, was awarded funds to further develop a non-toxic, long-lasting sunscreen based on nanoparticles. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Feb. 2, 2017
Between 2013 and July 2016, Tech Launch Arizona provided almost $2.2 million in Asset Development funding to prepare 82 early-stage technologies for licensing. So far in FY 2017, it has provided funds for seven projects.
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission is the first by the U.S. to carry samples from an asteroid back to Earth. The image is an artist’s conception of the spacecraft during a burn of its main engine. (Credit: Heather Roper/UA)
Jan. 9, 2017
Throughout the past year, UA researchers were involved in some of the most exciting and eye-opening news stories. Among them: the OSIRIS-REx space launch, a newly discovered planet with three suns, and findings that revealed how AIDS spread across North America.