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“I have always known that I wanted to pursue an international career in grassroots service, community development and peace building,” said Ruth Byrnes, who will serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer following her graduation from the UA in May.
April 17, 2019
Gina Aniano and Ruth Byrnes took advantage of a new undergraduate program and were rewarded with invitations to serve in the Peace Corps.
Adam Block's photo of the Messier 87 galaxy. (Photo: Adam Block)
April 17, 2019
Astrophotographer Adam Block talks about the galaxy known as Messier 87, home of the supermassive black hole photographed by the Event Horizon Telescope.
Gabriel Martinez transferred to the UA to pursue a bachelor's degree in deaf studies, which he will receive in May. (Photo: Mari Cleven/UA Office of Research, Discovery & Innovation)
April 17, 2019
Transfer student Gabriel Martinez found his second family at the UA as a deaf studies major. He plans to pursue a master's degree and eventually work in disability resources.
An artist's impression of the perpetual sunrise that might greet visitors on the surface of planet TRAPPIST-1f. If the planet is tidally locked, the "terminator region" dividing the night side and day side of the planet could be a place where life might take hold, even if the day side is bombarded by energetic protons. In this image, TRAPPIST-1e can be seen as a crescent in the upper left of the image, d is the middle crescent, and c is a bright dot next to the star. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
April 16, 2019
Two new studies by UA space scientists may bring into question the habitability of TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets, three of which are in the habitable zone of space.
Victor Smith
April 16, 2019
Dr. Mae Jemison and Victor Smith will receive honorary doctorates, and Andy Harris will receive the Alumni Achievement Award during the UA's 155th Commencement on May 10.
Center for Arabic Study Abroad fellows at an orientation dinner. (Photo courtesy of Harvard University)
April 16, 2019
The Center for Arabic Study is finding a new home at the UA, where it will be overseen by director Sonia Shiri.
April 15, 2019
Faculty members Alfred McEwen, John Rutherfoord, Dr. Marvin Slepian, Rod Wing and Lucy Ziurys are being recognized for their distinguished accomplishments.
Lia Medeiros (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
April 11, 2019
Lia Medeiros, and 20 other UA students, expanded their educations by participating in efforts to see the unseen with the Event Horizon Telescope.
April 10, 2019
Losing a loved one is one of life's most stressful experiences, and its toll can be physical as well as emotional, according to more than four decades of scientific research.

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