Teaching and Students

Negar Katirai, Barbara Atwood, Natalie Cafasso and Chris Lloyd were among the UA faculty and students who visited the Arizona Supreme Court in June to hear oral arguments in a family law case.
Sept. 27, 2017
Students at the UA's James E. Rogers College of Law hoped to make a difference as "friends of the court" when they filed an amicus brief with the Arizona Supreme Court.
The annual Study Abroad Fair invited UA students to explore more than 100 programs across 60 countries.
Sept. 15, 2017
It's way more than just seeing the sights: UA Study Abroad recently identified intercultural competencies to measure upon a student's return from time abroad. With video.
UA students worked with three faculty members to take a computational model developed at the UA and incorporate layers of data that describe the biology and life cycle of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species that carries Zika virus and Dengue fever, among other diseases. (Image: Heidi Brown)
Sept. 13, 2017
Utilizing computational resources, a UA course developed a map to predict the abundance of mosquitoes carrying diseases such as Zika virus and Dengue fever across the U.S.
Kyle Daughenbaugh, standing behind the human-powered vehicle he built with teammates (from left) Dustin Huynh, Maurissa Wortham and Christian Brown, translated his work on the 2015-2016 senior design project to working for Caterpillar.
Sept. 6, 2017
College of Engineering graduates often go from projects to paychecks, landing jobs as a result of the experience and skills gained while tackling their senior design assignments. Recent employment opportunities have been with Shamrock Farms, Caterpillar, Xeridiem Medical Devices and others.
Jim Chaffins, 91, is pursuing a history degree through UA Online. (Photo: Gregg Elder)
Aug. 30, 2017
Jim Chaffins' first attempt at attaining a college degree was derailed by Navy duty, but he's back on the degree track as a history major with UA Online. With video.
Equine sciences students gain valuable hands-on experience working with young horses at the UA Equine Center. From left are junior Zoie Spurr, senior Norielle Ziemann and junior Megan Hanson. (Photo: Stacy Pigott/UANews)
Aug. 28, 2017
Some unique first-year students won't be found sleeping in the residence halls or eating at the Student Union this fall. Instead, they'll be housed at the UA Equine Center.
Math instructor Michael Gilbert calls the six high school students in his vector calculus class "determined" and says they are well prepared for the challenge. (Photo: Stacy Pigott/UANews)
Aug. 23, 2017
You say you're good at math? We're betting you couldn't hang with the six students in Michael Gilbert's vector calculus class. Although they are still in high school in Tucson, they're taking a class on the UA campus that normally is for first-semester sophomores.
Freshman Nizhonabah Davis of Ganado, Arizona, participated in the UA's Native American Science and Engineering Program, an endeavor that connects Native American students with academic professionals and industry representatives in STEM fields. (Photo: Stacy Pigott/UANews)
Aug. 21, 2017
The UA's Class of 2021 is here! The University has seen an increase in the number of freshmen who are Arizona residents (up 7 percent since 2015), as well as a spike in the number of high-achieving students. Diversity of the newcomers is at an all-time high, also.
UA international students receive a Wilma-and-Wilbur welcome at the Student Union Memorial Center's Grand Ballroom.
Aug. 16, 2017
"You cannot have found a more hospitable, welcoming environment than the University of Arizona," the president tells the arrivals at a gathering in the Student Union.