Teaching and Students

Leslie Langbert, director of the UA Center for Compassion Studies, is teaching a new online course on mindfulness. During the school year, Langbert also leads a free guided meditation practice on Monday evenings. (Photo: Kyle Mittan/Lo Que Pasa)
Aug. 21, 2019
A new online course, The Mindful Semester, will explore the research behind mindfulness and provide students with tools to manage stress and study more effectively.
Edgardo Aguilar is the 2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud champion. (Photo: Arizona Commission on the Arts)
Aug. 20, 2019
As the 2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud champion, Edgardo Aguilar competed on the national stage in Washington, D.C. Poetry Out Loud challenges high school students to memorize and recite their favorite poems.
Shelby Humbarger will pursue her dream of becoming an agricultural education teacher when she enters the UA as a freshman this fall.
Aug. 19, 2019
Early in her high school career, Shelby Humbarger made the decision to join her school's Future Farmers of America chapter, a move that changed the course of her life.
Student athletes often carry a lot of weigh on their shoulders, and it’s important that they pay attention to their mental, as well as their physical, health, says sports psychologist Alex Auerbach.
Aug. 16, 2019
Student-athletes face unique pressures, and sports psychologists can help them navigate their identities as students, athletes and emerging adults.
New UA medical students received their first white coats at two ceremonies held in late July in Tucson and Phoenix. (Photo: Kris Hanning/UAHS BioCommunications)
July 31, 2019
New medical students received and donned their first white coats, a ceremonial symbol of their acceptance into medical school at the University of Arizona, at events in Tucson and Phoenix.
July 24, 2019
In 2014, UA professor Bill McCallum started a company to transform mathematics education. Today, more than 2,000 teachers use Illustrative Mathematics products.
July 17, 2019
Thanks to $3 million in NASA funding, underrepresented students will have the opportunity to build miniature satellites to help scientists study the surface of asteroids.
The first four-year micro-campus cohort to graduate from the University of Arizona and a partner university celebrated commencement in late June at Ocean University of China.
July 17, 2019
Seventy-seven students celebrated commencement in June at Ocean University of China, the first four-year micro-campus cohort to graduate from the UA and a partner university.
Professors GuoFeng Qu (second from left) and ShaoJun Lyu (right), of Beijing Normal University, present a banner with their college motto – "Steadfastness and Innovation, Resilience and Future" – to Dr. Irving Kron (second from right), interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and UA librarian Yan Han (left).
July 12, 2019
The International Society of Chinese Health Practices will facilitate research of the benefits of Chinese health practices and the complementary use of Eastern and Western medicine on a global scale.

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