Teaching and Students

Engineering freshman Alexis Morales is the last to make his dad's dream of having a "Wildcat family" come true. Morales is the youngest of four, and all of his siblings have degrees from or are attending the UA. (Photo: Kyle Mittan/UANews)
Dec. 13, 2018
Engineering freshman Alexis Morales came to the UA to help fulfill his father's dream of having a "Wildcat family." Now that he's here, Morales hopes to learn how he can, as an engineer, help on-the-ground workers in the agriculture industry – people like his parents.
Tom Koch (Photo: Ameé Hennig)
Dec. 11, 2018
Thomas Koch and Harrison Barrett are being honored as National Academy of Inventors Fellows, which is the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.
Keara Burke is an image processing intern on the UA-led OSIRIS-REx NASA mission.
Dec. 10, 2018
Systems engineering and mathematics double major Keara Burke is helping NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft find the perfect place to collect samples on the asteroid Bennu.
Leah Crowder, who earned her bachelors degree in Middle Eastern and North African studies at the UA, will study international relations at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. (Photo: Chris Richards/UA Alumni Association)
Dec. 5, 2018
UA graduate Leah Crowder is one of 32 new Rhodes Scholars. Skilled in a variety of areas, from language learning to circus arts, Crowder will study international relations at Oxford.
Left to right: UA College of Optical Sciences Dean Thomas Koch, Professor Emeritus James Wyant and UA President Robert C. Robbins (Photo: Amee Hennig)
Nov. 30, 2018
The gift from the college's founding dean, James Wyant, and his family will add 10 endowed faculty chairs to the nation's largest academic optics education and research program.
Gene Giacomelli, left, former director of the UA's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, talks tomatoes with Todd Millay, director of the Arizona Student Unions, in the greenhouse on the Student Union roof.
Nov. 20, 2018
Located at the Student Union Memorial Center, the nation's first student-run rooftop greenhouse with the capacity for year-round food production helps stock the Campus Pantry.
UA President Robert C. Robbins presented the university's strategic plan to the Arizona Board of Regents during a four-hour session Friday, Nov. 16. (Photo: Christopher Richards)
Nov. 16, 2018
UA President Robert C. Robbins explained the five pillars of the university's strategic plan during a meeting of the Arizona Board of Regents on Friday, Nov. 16.
Liam Wilson, a student at Westwood High School in Mesa, Arizona, contributed to a UA research study last summer as part of a KEYS Research Internship. He and his fellow KEYS interns were named co-authors on the resulting paper. (Photo: Colleen Kenost)
Nov. 13, 2018
Summer internships in a UA bioinformatics laboratory led to the realization of a prestigious scientific goal for three local high school students.
Scott Brill, CEO of Language Canvas and former research engineer with the UA Critical Languages Program. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Nov. 9, 2018
Since 1996, the University of Arizona Critical Languages Program in the College of Humanities has been developing interactive multimedia systems for less commonly taught foreign languages. To expand the impact of these expert-designed courses, the UA has licensed 13 of the courses to startup Language Canvas, which is taking them forward and making them available to schools, programs, and individual learners everywhere.